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Statement on BBC Panorama programme – The Dark Side of Horse Racing


21st July 2021

Joint statement from British Horse Society, Blue Cross, Bransby Horses, Horse World, Redwings, RSPCA and World Horse Welfare As welfare charities we were disturbed and deeply concerned by Monday’s (19/07/2021) BBC Panorama programme. It highlighted a number of issues that are not solely connected to racing, many of which the welfare charities have long been…

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Vandalism and theft at the charity


21st July 2021

Bransby Horses is sad to report the charity has recently been the victim of theft and several cases of vandalism. As a charity we rely solely on support from donations to keep the charity going, so any loss of income through theft or damaged caused due to vandalism has a huge detrimental impact. Many regular…

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Tougher Prison Sentences For Animal Cruelty Come Into Force


7th July 2021

Bransby Horses is delighted with the introduction of tougher prison sentences for animal cruelty this summer. The Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill came into force on 30th June and saw the maximum prison sentence for animal cruelty raised from six months to five years. The new, tougher prison sentences for animal cruelty brought forward by the…

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REMEMBERING OUR ROCK STAR, FERGUSON


18th June 2021

It is with heart-breaking sadness that we announce the passing of popular Sponsorship Star, Ferguson. Such a firm favourite with team members across the charity and supporters alike, this devastating loss has come as a great shock to us all. Ferguson was taken to our equine hospital following signs of severe colic for 24-hour monitoring…

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Equine Grass Sickness Biobank


17th June 2021

The Moredun Foundation along with The Equine Grass Sickness Fund and the British Horse Society have created a nationwide biobank to gather samples relevant to grass sickness research. The biobank aims to build a library of samples from horses who have suffered or are suffering from Equine Grass Sickness (EGS) to makeavailable to researchers to…

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The Royal Windsor Horse Show Names Its Charity of the Year


9th June 2021

The Royal Windsor Horse Show has chosen The Great Horses for Health UK Relay as its 2021 Charity of the year. As one of the seven charities benefitting from the funds raised, this is fantastic news for Bransby Horses. What is the Great Horses for Health UK Relay? The Great Horses for Health UK Relay…

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Bransby Horses Win Legacy Futures Innovation Award


9th June 2021

Bransby Horses is the proud recipient of the Legacy Futures Innovation Award for the ‘Create Your Legacy’ campaign in their inaugural year. Legacy funding is a vital part of our overall fundraising, contributing over 50 percent to the charity’s income. The gifts people make in Wills to Bransby Horses have a real impact on the…

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Bransby Horses Wins BHS Welfare Award


7th June 2021

We are delighted to announce that Bransby Horses has won a British Horse Society (BHS) Welfare Award. The award will be presented to us at the BHS annual Awards Ceremony this November. The Welfare Award is awarded for excellent service in the cause of equine welfare. BHS Welfare Award The BHS Welfare Award recognises our…

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STEPPING DOWN AFTER SEVEN EXTRAORDINARY YEARS


3rd June 2021

Bransby Horses Chairman, Carole Fisher, has stepped down after seven years of extraordinary service. Vice Chair, Kathryn McFee will take over as Chairman in May, with Mike Pickles stepping in as Vice Chair. Carole Fisher joined the Board of Trustees in 2010 and stepped into the role of Chairman in 2013. With a background in…

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Daenerys and Joffrey


25th May 2021

Daenerys, an incredible two year old pony came to Bransby Horses in August 2020 with her mother, Sansa. After extensive veterinary checks on arrival, both Daenerys and Sansa were found to be in foal, however we could not be sure of their due dates. Daenerys recently gave birth to a colt foal. On arrival, it…

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Bransby Horses Spring 2021 Lottery Results


20th May 2021

  Order Value Ticket Number Name of Winner 1st Prize £2,000 0883127 Gaynor Mallinson 2nd Prize £500 0001887 C Taylor 3rd Prize £250 0548879 Sandra Black 4th Prize £50 0016897 Jean Lewis 5th Prize £50 1017723 Mr Bell 6th Prize £50 0204372 Ann Kay 7th Prize £50 0872806 Mrs J Plummer 8th Prize £50 0116959…

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Bransby Big Sing


13th May 2021

We are delighted to announce a live performance will be taking place at Bransby Horses on Sunday 11th July at 11.30am and 1.30pm. Experience the Lincolnshire Vocal Academy and members of the Bransby Big Sing Choir performing a variety of songs in their half-hour set accompanied by ukulele, finishing with a special live performance of…

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50 strong charity coalition urge UK government to Act Now For Animals in the biggest opportunity to improve animal health and welfare in a generation


12th May 2021

Bransby Horses is proud to be one of 50 animal welfare organisations joining forces to urge the UK government to redefine our relationship with animals through a collaborative animal health and welfare strategy. The Act Now For Animals report details 40 recommendations covering farmed animals, wildlife and companion animals, including horses, donkeys, ponies and mules….

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A Strangles Case Study: Ellie


4th May 2021

Late in the summer of 2020, Bransby Horses were contacted by the team at Park Hall Veterinary Clinic in Mansfield Woodhouse about a particularly challenging equine case they had encountered when dealing with a strangles outbreak at a nearby yard. Ellie, a much-loved 10-year-old, grey pony mare had been caught up in the outbreak earlier…

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