Making a gift in memory of a friend, family member or a beloved horse is a unique and special way to honour the life of a loved one whilst making a difference for horses.
There are lots of ways that you can remember someone special. Many people choose to make donations to The Horse Trust, often in lieu of flowers or from a funeral collection. Others choose to take part in an event or activity to raise funds in memory of a loved one. You may also choose to leave a lasting tribute here at our Home of Rest for Horses, such as donating a memorial plaque or bench.
Giving a gift is a wonderful way to make a lasting tribute to someone who loved horses by supporting the animals that meant so much to them. Any gift no matter how big or small, will help make a difference to the lives of horses today, tomorrow and for many years to come.
There are a number of ways you may choose to remember a loved one:
Book of Remembrance
Our Book of Remembrance is kept permanently in The Horse Trust's Archive, which has records dating back to 1886. We annually record in our Book of Remembrance the names of those who have chosen to leave us a legacy. Entries can also be made by those wishing to remember a loved one and for whom a donation of £50 or more was specifically made in the person’s memory. We also have a dedicated Book of Remembrance for those who wish to remember a beloved horse, pony or donkey.
Sponsor a Horse in Memory of a Loved One
You may choose to sponsor one of our retired or rescued horses, ponies or donkeys in memory of a loved one. Sponsorship starts at £30 per year. Please contact us for more information.
A plaque is a poignant tribute and lasting symbol of remembrance to a loved one or a cherished horse. There are four types of plaque to choose from:
1) Small engraved plaque (with name and date) - £500*
2) Engraved slate plaque on stable door in the courtyard - £1,500*
3) Engraved slate plaque on stable door in the front yard - £3,000*
4) Bench with engraved plaque - £4500† (subject to availability)
We have a very limited number of special opportunities to permanently name one of the buildings or facilities at our Home of Rest for Horses, including our sand school, equine treatment clinic, horse walker, isolation unit or special care unit. Naming opportunities are available from £20,000 and further details are available on request.
*Plaques will be displayed for 10 years
†Plaques will be displayed for the reasonable life of the bench