Jump to: navigation, search

Redwings Horse Sanctuary

Redwings Horse Sanctuary logo

Redwings Horse Sanctuary is a registered charity that provides a home for rescued horses, based in Norfolk, England.



According to RHS, their "primary purpose is to provide and promote the welfare, protection and care of horses, ponies, donkeys and mules that have suffered from maltreatment, neglect or poor circumstance. Our work has three main themes – rescue and rehabilitation, specialist sanctuary care and prevention through education".[1]


Redwings was founded in 1984 by Wendy Valentine who left to form Hillside Animal Sanctuary in 1995.[2] Redwings is now the largest horse charity in the UK.[3] Redwings provides a safe home for rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules who have been neglected and ill-treated, such as those rescued from Spindles Farm, the largest case of equine animal cruelty ever seen in the UK.


In October 2005 Redwings merged with the Ada Cole Memorial Stables in Essex and have visitor centres in Norfolk, Essex and Warwickshire. In the year ended 31 March 2007 it had income of £9.1 million and expenditure of £7.38 million.[4]


  1. Redwings accessed 12/11/07
  2. Hillside accessed 12/11/07
  3. Horse & Hound accessed 12/11/07
  4. [1]

External links


Premier Equine Classifieds


Subscribe to our newsletter and keep abreast of the latest news, articles and information delivered directly to your inbox.

Did You Know?

Modern horse breeds developed in response to a need for "form to function", the necessity to develop certain physical characteristics in order to perform a certain type of work... More...

The Gypsy Cob was originally bred to be a wagon horse and pulled wagons or caravans known as Vardos; a type of covered wagon that people lived in... More...

Archaeological evidence indicates that the Arabian horse bloodline dates back 4,500 years. Throughout history, Arabian horses spread around the world by both war and trade.... More...

That the term "Sporthorse" is a term used to describe a type of horse rather than any particular breed... More...