We offer the opportunity for our supporters to sponsor the horse of their choice for £20 per year.  In return for this generous donation, we will send you a key ring with a picture of your chosen Horse or Pony.


Born in 2015
Standardbred Trotter

Jenny came to us at just 4 years old after being very cruelly treated by a previous owner. It seems likely that Jenny had been made to pull a cart while she was far too young. When we first saw her she was extremely frightened and had a lot of deep whip marks on her neck and back. She also had injuries to her neck, legs, and hips. After many months of love and patience, Jenny has come a long way and has made a wonderful recovery. Click here to read Jenny’s full before and after story.


Born in approx 1992 (unsure)
Standardbred Trotter

Silverado was rescued from the streets where he had been tethered and bullied by local children. He was still a stallion when he came to us at 18, but settled down once we had him castrated. Silverado struggles to keep weight on so we keep a close eye on his diet and give him supplements to keep him happy and healthy. Click here to read Silverado’s full before and after story.


Born in 2007
34″ tall
Shetland Pony

Phillip came to Roleystone in 2011 after the previous sanctuary he was living at had to close down. He is a lovely boy who can never be ridden because he suffers from progressive curvature of the spine. He is quite a nervous pony and for a long time didn’t get on well with other horses, sometimes chasing the other Shetlands around! However he gets on really well with Silverado and they can often be seen playing in the fields together.

Mia – Unfortunately Mia passed away on 21.04.2020

Born in 1994
Cleveland Bay x Thoroughbred

Mia was a competition horse turned broodmare, which took its toll on her back. After an injury giving birth to her last foal she was unable to breed anymore. She was advertised as free to a good home and was then exchanged for a horse box. Mia ended up with dealers and nearly went to slaughter before Roleystone stepped in. She has proven to be a lovely horse and we are so happy that she can now live out her days in peace.

Toby – On Loan

Born in 2013
Cob type

Toby was abandoned in someone’s garden in the middle of winter. He had been left tied up for three days when we were contacted. He was very thin and in poor condition, so we brought him back to the sanctuary for some love and proper care. Although he came to us in a sorry state, he is looking beautiful today. Click here to read Toby’s full before and after story.


Born in 1984
40″ tall
Standard Shetland Pony

Hopper came to the sanctuary with his best friend, Briar, who has sadly since passed away. Hopper is blind in one eye and partially blind in the other. One of his eyes has to be bathed daily to stop infections. Despite his age and ailments, he manages to get around well with the help of his friend Beau, who acts as his eyes. He also has to be fed a soft diet because he has lost many teeth over the years.


Born in 1991
28″ tall
Miniature Shetland Pony

Beau came to Roleystone in 2009 because his owners were moving away and had no provision to look after him. He is a lovely little Shetland who aids his friend Hopper on a daily basis by being his eyes. He is currently recovering from a cancerous growth being removed. We have to keep a close eye on him to check that it does not return. He also has arthritis but this is managed with medication and special feed.


Born in 2000
32″ tall
Shetland x British Spotted

Nipper came to Roleystone in 2009. She was a companion pony but her owners could no longer manage her laminitis. She is a lovely pony.


Born in 1995
Welsh Section A

Bertie came to the sanctuary in 2008 after previously being a successful lead rein pony, ranking in the top 10 at HOYS. He is a lovely friendly pony, but he suffers from Cushing’s Disease and also struggles with Laminitis. Consequently, he is on medication and is closely monitored.  Berti is not suitable for loan as he has is Laminitis has to be monitored closely on a daily basis.


Born in 2003

Dancer unfortunately has dropped suspensory ligaments, but she is a stunning horse living out her days with her friends.


Born in 2007

Raj and Jeeves have been brought up together and are best pals. Fortunately, they came to the sanctuary together after living in very poor conditions previously. They can been seen playing and running around the field most days.


Born in 1993

Tariq was rescued in 2012. He came to Roleystone with Shirar, where they were both saved from being put to sleep. Tariq has few teeth now and he suffers with Cushing’s disease.


Born in 2007

Jeeves had been living in squalor with his friend Raj. Unfortunately they were starving and have breeding problems. They are both safe now and are cheeky ponies who love life.


Born in 1985
British Riding Pony

Copper was advertised free to good home because his owner couldn’t afford to keep him. He came to live out his days at Roleystone in 2008. Copper was a successful show pony; he came 3rd in riding pony class at HOYS. Unfortunately he suffers from arthritis in his hips and also has Cushing’s disease.


Born in 1994
Native Cross

Milly is a lovely pony. She suffers from COPD so cannot have any dusty hay.


Born in 1994
Native Cross

Maggie is a lovely gentle pony.  Maggie was diagnosed with Cushings disease back in September 2019.  She is not on medication and is doing really well.


Born in 1998

Shirar came to Roleystone alongside Tariq in 2012. They were both rescued from being put to sleep. Shirar struggles to hold his weight.

Interested in re-homing a horse?

We do rehome horses if we are able to rehabilitate them and find a loving home for them. Home checks are performed to guarantee the suitability of the home, and the horse always remains the property of the sanctuary. We take rehoming very seriously. If at any point the adoptive owner is no longer able to look after the horse, the sanctuary will always take them back to ensure their welfare.

If you are interested in rehoming one of our horses and would like some further information, please contact us to discuss whether we might have a suitable horse for you.

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