Exciting new development Shires Holt is taking over a small farm in Helland welcoming our new facility 'Apple Tree Yard', a centre dedicated to mental health wellbeing, to include animal therapy, rural skills, art therapy sessions, nature trails, living of the land, cookery, building skills and traditional country crafts. Please do support the centre by donating what you can to our Appeal, link through button below. Thank you.
We are a Sanctuary Based on the beautiful North Coast of Cornwall for Horses and Ponies & Animals in need. We provide care, rehabilitation, medical assistance and a home for life. We take in cases of neglect, abuse and malnutrition, or a last chance for animals that can no-longer be kept by there owners. We played a huge part in the Bodmin Moorland Pony Crisis taking in over 40 ponies in one winter, resulting in a further eleven foals being born into the sanctuary. Theses ponies had nowhere else to go however they now live in happy herds in and around North Cornwall in Moorland and coastal locations and also at our stable yard at Colquite Estate. We are working closely with APHA & World Horse Welfare.
We currently provide permanent sanctuary care to more than 100 horses and ponies & Animals
To meet the needs of such a large population of horses requires a dedicated care team. It also requires a very high level of veterinary care and we are delighted to team up with Penmellyn Vets and Hannes Tanzer
Trustees to Shires Holt
David Ellis, who has consulted us on our veterinary needs over the last 30 years..
Countess Pinky Le Grelle
Patron to Shires Holt
Our care is not limited to just our moorland ponies and horses but all animals and high animal welfare.. If you like what we are doing click on Facebook to like our page and follow us on twitter for updates..
Our BBC Breakfast report 2016 Reporting on the Bodmin Moorland Pony Crisis
We are a family that really cares about welfare and the whole family gets involved..