Redwings is the largest horse sanctuary in the UK, which means we care for more rescued horses every day than anyone else.
Our story begins as it does for many charities, with a small but committed group of people desperate to make a difference. For Redwings, the story began with the rescue of a single pony called Sheba. She was rescued from a dealer and her recovery inspired the formation of a sanctuary in 1984 dedicated to saving horses from a life of fear and neglect.
From that one life saved in the beginning, we are now a registered charity and care for more than 1,500 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules every day at our farms across the country. We also have 500 horses living in Guardian homes through our rehoming programme.
Although our headquarters are still based in our home-county of Norfolk, we also operate nationally with our incredible rescue teams working tirelessly to save horses and ponies; indeed, the vast majority of our residents have been directly rescued from a situation of abuse or neglect.
We’ve come a long way as a charity. And horse welfare has come a long way thanks to our efforts and those of our fellow welfare organisations. But our work doesn’t end there. Sadly, our rescue teams are still needed and that means we still need your support, too. Together we can help horses in need.
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We have 5 visitor centres across the UK, welcoming 100,000 people each year to see for themselves what we do with their donations to help horses in need.
Why not join Jump 4 Joy in supporting Redwings Horse Sanctuary by making a donation here? However large or small your donation will be gratefully received by Redwings.