Christmas Mince pies and Meet the ponies!

Join us for an afternoon of Christmas cheer!

Friday 8th December 3.30pm

Woodstock Farm, NR34 0EH

Mince pies and meet the ponies!

Mulled wine and mingle with the horses!!

We would love to see you!

To book ring or email

01502 679191


Thank you to all those who attended this event, we had a wonderful day meeting you all! the talks and demos were well received and we all went away having learnt a little or a lot in some cases! we all ate plenty of cake and BBQ and enjoyed meeting the new members and catching up with old friends!




Come along and join us for an enjoyable day of educational talks and meet the team and residents at HRF HQ!

Talks and demos from our farrier Jason Finch and behaviourist Amy Craske!

BBQ lunch and cake (made by our resident cake baking expert!!)

Followed by our AGM - a real chance to see how our charity is run and an opportunity for us to hear your thoughts as a member.

Not a member yet? join up for just £10/year and help support a local small charity!

email for more details!

The Horse Rescue Fund Open Charity Horse Show



Somerleyton Schedule 23 + Entry Form

Registered Charity No. 275428
Founder Member of the National Equine Welfare Council


SUNDAY 13th AUGUST 2023.

TO BE HELD AT: We will now be at Somerleyton in Slugs Lane (before the Dukes Head public house) NR32 5QRBy kind invitation of Lord and Lady Somerleyton


Enquiries: Woodstock Farm – Tel. 01502 679191Or: Mrs. Jackie Crook Tel. 07793582360 Email enquiries to Lodge Farm direct pleaseParamedic will be in attendance (£2.50 per competitor) Refreshments Available by Anne’s Country Kitchen Photography by Kendelle Jay Photography

Entries close Thursday 10th August 2023.

Please enter by email to
with bank transfer payment to Sort Code 40-15-15 Account Number 91061836 with
Ref. Show Entry + Competitors Name
or by post with cheque payable to Horse Rescue Fund to Entries Secretary, Horse Rescue Fund,
Woodstock Farm, Post Office Road, Toft Monks, Beccles, NR34 0EH
Entries by any other means will not be accepted
Late and day entries £2.00 extra per class (no extra for Novelty & Handy Pony classes)
All Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times.

Unfortunately, because of the incessant rain, the hay has not been cut on our show field, so we have had to move to a new venue.

We will now be at Somerleyton in Slugs Lane (before the Dukes Head public house) NR32 5QR by kind invitation of Lord and Lady Somerleyton. 

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Sponsor My Rehabilitation

Sponsor my Rehabilitation- Crackers Story 

Cracker is an ex-racehorse who came to us in 2022, he had been retried from racing for a few years and even served time at the racing school before being sidelined to a field with another ex-racehorse due to becoming very unhappy being ridden at the racing school. The owners turned them away and hoped to find them homes eventually, but when ill health struck, they were stuck with two large horses and no way of caring for them long term.  

The horse Rescue Fund were asked to take them in, despite being full at the time, it was concluded that the only other option would be euthanasia of these two young horses. Only once they were with us, did we realise what a long journey their rehab was going to be. 

All horses coming in have to go through 3 weeks of isolation- luckily for Cracker he came in with his friend, so they were isolated together. Cracker then met our vet for vet visit number 1- general check over and bloods taken for strangles testing, vaccinations were restarted as they had been allowed to lapse.  

Once these bloods came back clear Cracker was allowed onto the yard to be socialised with others. His handling was assessed, and he had visits from the farrier, as his foot balance (or lack of it!) was causing some of his muscular discomfort. He then had his first of many visits from our veterinary physiotherapist, Cracker was sore all over and using himself wrongly an exercise plan was made up and staff carried out in hand work over poles and passive stretches every day.  

Cracker then had a visit from our dentist, follow up physio visits and is seeing the farrier regularly. He has also had another vet visit to treat a bad case of mud fever that he came in with that was not healing this required antibiotics, and creams. Then, two further vet visits for 2nd and 3rd vaccinations. Cracker is now on good quality feed ensuring he gets all the vitamins and minerals required to boost his immune system that is a bit compromised, along with supplements to help his gut and boost his immune system to help him. He is also on ad-lib good quality hay to ensure he is always full as he would be prone to ulcers. 

We are now working Cracker on the lunge and walking out in hand to improve his strength before getting back on him, rushing at this stage would not be beneficial for his soundness. Soon he will have the saddle fitter out and then we can get him ridden and hopefully rehome him! 

To get to this point Cracker has been looked after by a team of HRF staff, vets, farriers, dentist, physiotherapists, saddle fitters and lots of time- to say nothing of feeding, worming, bedding- the list   goes on. It is expensive but it will all be worth it when he finds a forever loving home. Unfortunately all of our costs to get a horse like Cracker who is a relatively ‘well’ horse for us to take in, to the point of rehoming  have gone up – in order for us to continue to be able to help horses like Cracker we are asking you to ‘Sponsor My Rehab’ and be a part of helping these horses onward to their happy lives ahead. To find out more please email


The HRF Memorial Garden was opened at our AGM BBQ by Laura Davies. Laura asked us to consider placing a plaque she had had made in memory of her HRF loan horse, Melody at the HRF HQ. At the time there was no where that we could think of to put the plaque, so the idea for the memorial garden was born. We needed to plant some trees on a corner of field to provide shelter, shade and dry the ground up in winter, so this was considered a great place to make a start, fast forward a few weeks and the garden was finished in the nick of time! The team here at HRF worked really hard and despite not one of them being particularly green fingered, pulled it off just in time for the event! if you would like to have a plaque made in memory of and HRF loan horse that has passed away, please get in contact.

Royal Norfolk Show 2023

This year we have been lucky enough to be invited again to have a stand in the Rescue Village at the Royal Norfolk Show! the aim of the rescue village is to promote rehoming and with our other NEWC member charities in the area.

Come along and see us at our stand in the rescue village.

Meet our Equine Ambassadors - HRF Dougal and HRF Billy Gee!

Show offers on membership and lots of lovely new merchandise.