Redwings Horse Sanctuary

Help Redwings today by getting involved

Redwings is the UK's largest horse sanctuary, caring for over 1,300 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules every day. Our work is funded solely by donations and with your help we can give these animals the best possible care so they can eventually be rehomed or enjoy a home for life at the Sanctuary.

To help us today, or to donate now, click one of the buttons below!

Donate NowAdopt NowFundraise Now

Redwings Top Story

29 July 2014 by Redwings Press Office

Prepare to be dazzled and amazed

Mountains Animal Sanctuary’s biggest fundraising event of the year coming soon!

On Sunday 17th August, Mountains Animal Sanctuary (soon to be renamed Redwings Mountains) in Forfar, Angus, will hold their annual “Extravaganza” – a fantastic day for all the family.

Topping the bill in the main ring – and delighting the crowd with two performances during the day – is the equestrian stunt team Riders of the Storm with tricks set to thrill and amaze. From daredevil stunts to elegant gymnastics, these skilled riders are a must-see.

Guests will also have the opportunity to find out all about the vital work of Mountains in rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming Scotland’s horses, ponies and donkeys, and hear about the exciting merger with Redwings. Mountains’ farriers Dave and Josh Wilson will also be on hand to provide a full farrier demonstration.

The Mountains Extravaganza isn’t just for horse lovers; there is something for every animal enthusiast. Does your pooch harbour a hidden talent for dog agility? Angus Dog Activity Club will be appearing at the event giving attendees the chance to try out agility and terrier racing with their own four-legged friend, as well as entering them in a fun dog show! Meanwhile, for those who are inspired by the feathery rather than the furry, Raptor World will provide a fascinating Mounted Falconry demonstration. Here history, theatre and impressive handling combine for a truly thrilling experience.

The Mountains Extravaganza will also feature a bouncy castle, face painting and a magic show from Harry Mudini, as well as various craft, catering and trade stalls including handmade jewellery, hair accessories and cards from Mariell’s Handmade Goodies; a multitude of exotic and unusual tea flavours from Tea and Design; and the adorable Robbie’s Fairies and Fairy Making Party.

Read more here...





Redwings in Action

25 July 2014 by Redwings Press Office

A step forward in the fight against fly grazing

Solutions to illegal grazing of horses to be debated by Parliament.

At Redwings, we are very encouraged by the recent launch of the Control of Horses (England) Bill in the House of Commons. Introduced by MP for York Outer Julian Sturdy, the Bill will open discussions about fly grazing in the hope to ease the current horse welfare crisis, as well as protect land owners.

Wales currently has legislation in place against fly grazing, which enables local authorities to seize illegally grazed horses and prosecute owners, so we welcome the Control of Horses Bill as a positive step forward in tackling the problem in England.

Read more here...


30 June 2014 by Redwings Press Office

Redwings spreads its wings...

We are very excited to announce a major expansion to our operations in the form of a merger with Scottish horse rescue charity Mountains Animal Sanctuary. We are able to reveal that we are also in advanced merger talks with Welsh charity SWHP (the Society for the Welfare of Horses and Ponies) and in the planning stages for a centre in Wales.

The merger in July will see the Scottish charity taking the new name Redwings Mountains. Mountains is based near Forfar in Angus and was formed by the late Alan Fraser in 1982 and registered as a charity in 1984, the same year as Redwings Horse Sanctuary. It is currently home to 98 rescued horses, ponies and donkeys on 220 acres of paddocks and woodland.

Read more here...

26 June 2014 by Redwings Press Office

Somewhere over the Rainbows..

Oxhill Visitor Centre welcomes a troop of Rainbows for a day of fun, learning and lots of horsey cuddles.

On 14th June, our Warwickshire-based Visitor Centre opened its doors to 223 Rainbows aged between five and seven years old. A day of art, sports, music and meeting the Redwings residents lay ahead of the troops of youngsters – all of whom had horse-themed “herd” names, such as Princess Ponies and Happy Tails.

Read more here...


How you can get involved

Award Winners!

Equestrian Social Media Awards 2014 Winner

We are delighted (and so proud!) to announce that we have won the Judges' Choice for Best use of Social Media in the UK and Ireland at the Equestrian Social Media Awards!!

Thank you to everyone who contributes photos, videos and stories of our residents which we can share through social media.

See our Winners Video on YouTube!

Equine Crisis Update

Equine Crisis Update

We are in the middle of an equine crisis situation in the UK, find out how you can help!

Adoption of the Month
The Gangster Shetlands


Gorgeous Poppy is brand new to our Adoption Club!

Receive Latest News

Sign up to our e-newsletter to receive all the latest updates from Redwings!

We're on Facebook & Twitter!

For even quicker news and event
updates at Redwings, you can follow
us on Facebook and Twitter. Check out
our YouTube Channel too!