Hoofbeats Equine Rehabilitation Sanctuary

Hoofbeats Equine Rehabilitation Sanctuary



Rescuing horses and ponies from all walks of life, we work to rehabilitate and rehome as many as possible to loving loan homes.

Based in:



South West

# of animals in our care:


Types of animals cared for:

horses, ponies

Is the centre open to visitors?

For events only (see site for details)

This shelter is currently welcoming

donations (£), donations (items)


17 Feb 2021

Urgent Coronavirus Hardship Appeal

We have, like many charities, been experiencing the unavoidable effects of coronavirus. With our fundraising events cancelled and horses previously adopted from us been sadly returned due to the circumstances, our income has ground to a halt. We are very grateful for any donations received to help us with our plight.


Having officially been set up in 2000, Hoofbeats has rescued and rehomed over 150 horses and ponies, and has welcomed a range of mentally and physically troubled horses through their gates over the years.

Using a mix of both natural and conventional horsemanship ideas, the charity looks to give their horses the best chance of finding their forever home and unique carer bonds that they believe every horse deserves.

Run entirely by devoted volunteers, and with every penny donated and fundraised going towards the horses and ponies in their care, the sanctuary is reliant on the generosity of others to enable them to ensure the future of horses and ponies in need.

Adoption info
Volunteering info
Fostering info


It's very hard work running a sanctuary with only volunteers, but it does mean that ALL money raised goes directly to benefit the horses. If you feel you can help us in anyway, please contact us. Here's a few ideas...

Tack and Equipment Donations

We never say no to anything horse related, and if we have any surplus items we have a small second hand tack shop to help us raise funds.

Donations can be delivered to The Farmyard Cafe, Wotter or we maybe able to collect locally.


We are a very small team, and most of our efforts go to the everyday running of the sanctuary, so we need people to help with organising fund-raising events, such as coffee mornings and dog shows. Every effort helps to not only raise funds but spread the word about our work too.

Remember us in your will

Remembering Hoofbeats in your will is a lovely way to give us your support and leave a lasting legacy that will help us to help horses.. Whether your gift is large or small, it can really make a big difference to our future.

Volunteering & loaning

We are always looking for people willing to take one of our horses or ponies on loan. The process we use is through our rehoming pack, which is uploaded and updated regularly on our website, or feel free to enquire via our facebook page for more info.

For more details, please check our website.





07711 583 985