About Mare & Foal Sanctuary
About This Shop
We rescue, provide care, and prevent cruelty and suffering among horses and ponies that are in need of attention by reason of sickness, maltreatment, ill-usage, or other like causes. We provide temporary or permanent homes for such horses and ponies.
The Mare and Foal Sanctuary was founded in 1988 by Rosemary Kind, in 1992 the Sanctuary became a Registered Charity, and has since rescued and found loving homes for over 380 horses and ponies. We aim not just to rescue neglected, unwanted, or abused horses but when possible to rehabilitate, retrain, and eventually re-home them into loving, knowledgeable environments. In July 2005 we purchased our own farm, this is a huge step forward and we’re extremely grateful to all our supporters who have made this possible. We now own over a hundred and seventy horses and ponies of which most are cared for at loan-homes away from the sanctuary (although we do regular home checks to ensure their well-being). We work proactively with other equestrian groups, charities, and local and national media in promoting awareness of equine issues such as the Dartmoor Pony problem. We also hold special events, such as our two sponsored rides and our annual summer show.
We love attending other fund-raising and profile-raising events such as summer fetes and carnivals. We also have 10 charity shops in the South and East Devon areas which bring in a steady and valuable income. In addition to our regular full and part-time staff, we benefit from a very helpful core of volunteers both in the stables and in the shops without whom we could not survive.
We also have a visitors centre near Totnes, the address for this (if you’re able to include it) is:
Coombe Park Visitor Centre