Bransby Horses says a heart-breaking goodbye


6th November 2020

Bransby Horses, one of the UK’s largest equine welfare and rescue charities, has said a heart-breaking goodbye to two of its most-popular and well-loved equines, Emerald and Justice. It is with a heavy heart that we wish a very sad farewell to these two beautiful and charismatic horses that both had a huge impact on…

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Bransby Horses closed to visitors until 2 December


3rd November 2020

In response to the Government announcement on 31 October 2020, regarding a second Covid-19 lockdown in England starting on 5 November 2020, our Bransby site will be closed to the public from Thursday 5 November 2020 until at least 2 December 2020. We will announce when we are re-opening as and when it is appropriate. In the meantime, as…

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Bransby Horses says a sad goodbye


15th October 2020

Bransby Horses, one of the UK’s largest equine welfare and rescue charities, has said a sad goodbye to one of its most-popular and well-known equines, Twiggy the Shetland pony.Twiggy, a black Shetland aged 20, had been living in the care of Bransby Horses since 2002, when she was rescued by the charity after being found injured and foaling at…

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Bransby Horses unveils new branding


21st September 2020

Bransby Horses, one of the UK’s largest equine welfare and rescue charities, has today (Monday 21st September) launched a new logo, branding and updated website, as it looks to build greater awareness and support for its life-saving work. The charity started the carefully budgeted project last year, after internal and external research identified that the…

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Spring 2020 Lottery Draw


26th August 2020

Please find listed below the winners of the Spring 2020 Bransby Horses lottery draw. £2,000 – Mrs C Rix £500 – L. Snarey (Linda) £250 – E. Ironside £50 –  A.Butler (Anne) £50 – Mrs J. Davies (June) £50 – C. Harris (Carol) £50 – Mrs J M Steel £50 – Mr B Kennett £50…

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Sturton and District Shed Club


17th August 2020

On 6 August 2020, The Sturton and District Shed Club signed a license to occupy part of a site at our charity’s Bransby site in Lincolnshire. The Shed club is a friendly group that get together to socialise on a regular basis, to carry out all sorts of projects and share experience in areas such…

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Saying goodbye to 30 year old Ex-Police Horse, Boz


6th July 2020

Boz, a wonderful, long-serving police horse, who spent his retired 11 years with us has had to be put to sleep aged 30. Irish Draught gelding, Boz, retired in 2009, and came into our care after serving with the Greater Manchester Police. Boz was a safe and trusted mount loved by all who met and…

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Reopening to the public on 8th July 2020


29th June 2020

We’re delighted to announce that we will be reopening our doors to the public at 10am on Wednesday 8th July 2020. The site is still free entry and initially we will be running at reduced days and hours, open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am until 3pm. In line with the UK Government response to the coronavirus,…

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‘Do not feed the Horses’


27th May 2020

When out on a walk, it may seem a lovely thing to do to feed a horse or pony you’ve spied. Though this may appear a harmless, kind thing to do, sadly it more often than not can cause (sometimes irreparable) harm to the animal you are showing love to. You might think that one…

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Care Connection #6


27th April 2020

Dear Residents and Friends, Well, what wonderful weather we have had! Although, as you may agree with some of our residents, perhaps a little too warm at times. Twiggy certainly agrees as she has rather a lot of hair! Twiggy has a condition called Cushing’s, which is very common in our older equines. Simply put,…

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Care Connection #5


27th April 2020

Dear Residents and Friends, We have had a busy few days here, lapping up the glorious sunshine as we go. Firstly, we would love to update you on the Arab, Genie, who we mentioned on Nipper’s travels previously. As you know she injured her leg and was staying in her stable whilst it healed. Well,…

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Introducing Bransby Family Fosterer stories


24th April 2020

Our Bransby Family of Fosterers are incredible people. If it wasn’t for them we simply wouldn’t have the room to rescue and care for the many hundreds of horses, ponies, donkeys and mules we look after across our public Bransby site and private Barlings site in Lincolnshire. Our relationship with these members of the extended…

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Launching our Keep On Keeping On Campaign


17th April 2020

We’re very aware that there are a lot of worthy charities asking for help from their supporters at the moment. The truth being, as most will know, that the pandemic that has drawn our country to a halt has affected many thousands of businesses and charities. Unfortunately Bransby Horses is no different. Our teams have…

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Care Connection #4


10th April 2020

Dear Residents and Friends, This week sees a new way of working for our Yard teams. We usually have our full teams in every day during the week, then half of them on weekends. However, we are now treating everyday like a weekend with minimal staff every day. By doing this our staff can be…

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Bransby Horses launches Activity Pack


10th April 2020

Our streamlined marketing and fundraising team have ben working hard on creating our new Bransby Horses Activity Pack. The pack was designed to keep our supporters, and their children entertained and educated during the unprecedented Covid-19 lockdown, whilst schools are closed and parents and guardians are working and caring from home. The packs have everything,…

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