Bransby Horses

Founded in 1968 by Mr Peter Hunt, Bransby Horses is one of the UK’s largest equine welfare charities. 

Bransby Horses is 52 years young, and still thriving thanks to amazing public support and the wonderful people who have remembered us in their will. We rely solely on support from the general public to help us continue our mission to improve the lives of horses, ponies, donkeys and mules through our key charity principles: rescue, rehabilitate, rehome and educate.

We now have two sites: Bransby which is home to over 300 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules, and our Barlings site which homes over 40 horses and ponies.

We also have over 500 horses and ponies in foster homes. Our Bransby Family Fosterers are an essential part in helping us continue our welfare work, enabling us to take on more equines in need. Head over to the rescue village page here to find out more about finding your Perfect partner with Bransby Horses.

For more information about our heritage, what we do and ways to support our charity please visit

Here are some lovely examples of some of the many items our charity sells in order to raise profits which go directly to helping equines in need. So why not purchase today and make a difference to a life?! 

Pudding’s Christmas Miracle

This year’s ‘must have’ children’s book. Meet Christmas Pudding, a very special pony that’s been left all alone. But this Christmas something amazing is going to happen that will change her life forever. 34 pages featuring beautiful illustrations and a rhyming story.

2021 Calendar

A beautiful tear-off postcard calendar featuring some of our rescued residents. All the stunning imagery is taken by our welfare teams who care for the horses, ponies, donkeys and mules on their yards. 

Sponsorship Stars

Sponsor one of our beautiful horses, ponies or donkeys today and get monthly updates about your chosen star. For less than a £1 a week, you can follow the journey of your Sponsor Star and hear about their ongoing care and education.

£36.00 a year or £3.00 per month DD

Wish upon a star Christmas card

A bespoke design featuring Sponsorship Stars Pecan, Saratoga and Matilda. Includes 10 cards and the message ‘With Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year’.

Feathers & Forelocks scarf

Exquisite, soft and lightweight, featuring lovely horse illustrations by Wrendale Designs, with a stunning gift bag included. 70cm x 190cm.

Luxury hamper

The perfect gift. Includes clotted cream fudge and toffee, oat and honey biscuits, chocolate chip shortbread, gin and tonic drops and celebration champagne mini preserves gift set.