We are proud to announce that we will be working with HAPPA - Horse & Pony Protection Association in the renovation of their Walter Bartley Stable Block which will comprise of 16 new stables!

"Built in 2006, the Walter Bartley memorial stable block has been integral to HAPPA's ability to rescue and rehabilitate horses. However, the internal stabling has deteriorated over the years, with rusting metal frameworks and fragile wooden slats posing risks to both horses and staff. The renovation plans include the replacement and extension of 16 stables, the installation of a new rubber matting system and two storerooms. The stables will be rebuilt with galvanised steel frameworks and recycled plastic slats, offering durability and low maintenance, the new rubber mats offer protection, comfort, and warmth for the horses. This planned upgrade will ensure that horses, ponies, and donkeys rescued by the charity continue to receive exemplary standards of care"

Rachael Wallace, Equine Rehabilitation and Rehoming Manager, remarked, “The Walter Bartley stable block, has served us well, but the stabling within the building is now deteriorating and becoming unfit for purpose. The much-needed upgrade to the stabling will enhance horse welfare, reduce maintenance costs, and allow us to accommodate larger horses.”

Read more on their exciting developments over the next few weeks here or if you would like to give a donation to the charity, simply click the yellow 'donate' button at the top right of their homepage!