What we do:
Cheshire Horse Sanctuary Ltd aims to help horses and ponies find a safe haven, whether that be in our care or in a loving forever home, this is achieved through adoption and sponsorship.
This means we are packed. Thanks to you, we've been able to find more and more forever homes for our ponies and horses, paving the way for new animals. Whilst we try and rehome as many horses as possible, some will stay in care with us permanently and will continue to receive quality love and care.
Our mission and aims:
Like other sanctuaries, our limits are governed by how much land we own, as well as the number of stables and shelters we can provide. Our maximum intake is currently 12, meaning we can safely care for and nurture 12 horses. However, we need your help to expand our reach and care for as many horses and ponies as possible.
We are currently a 'not for profit' venture and are hoping to expand our services in the near future, this will include the provision of pony parties, workshops and equine-assisted therapy utilising the EAGALA model.
It is our pleasure to invite Alan Dawber of Hope Horse Whispering & Rehabilitation onto our team and who is actively supporting the wellbeing of the horses in our care.
Tracy Brewer - Co-founder & Manager of CHS
Tracy not only manages the horse's care and accommodation at the sanctuary she is a Registered Mental Health Nurse with over 14 years of experience within the field of dementia care.
Tracy is focused on evolving her training in the mental health field to include EAGALA
methods and work with the heard to help horses and help people.
Tracy has a lifetime of knowledge and understanding of horses and she has dedicated her entire life to them and their welfare.
Graham Brewer - Co-founder & Chair of trustees
Graham is a time served army veteran with a wealth of knowledge and experience within the regular army and by trade as he is a qualified chef.
Graham is currently working within the recruitment sector of the Army Reserves.
Emma Coombs – Trustee & Treasurer
Emma teaches high-school maths and is a volunteer at the sanctuary. Emma is also supporting the sanctuary by taking on the role as treasurer.
Brian Seddon – Trustee
Brian is an ex mounted police officer with 30 years of service. Brian is also an equine journalist and is a freelance international horse & rider trainer and works as a equine problem practitioner and consultant at Equine Solutions.
David Stanfield – Trustee
David is a support officer for the military and has been with the armed forces for over 28 years. David also owns and runs Sapphire Occasions with his wife Jacky.
Alan Dawber -Trustee
Alan is a Horse Whisperer and works primarily in Equine Rehabilitation and travels to liveries around the north west of England. Alan also owns a small engineering Business that funds his efforts with the horses. Alan has offered to sit as trustee for the sanctuary and is hopeful to support the sanctuary with the delivery of EAGALA methods once this is established.
Our dedicated team of volunteers
The LOL Foundation
Listening Out Loud - Life After the Services - Helping Homeless Ex-Forces Personnel
Jill & Andy Dolmon, the LOL Foundation Founders and Trustees, have been tirelessly campaigning for homeless ex-forces servicemen/women since October 2010. Based in Congleton, Cheshire, they have created a sense of community and are the reason their base is known as 'The Little Town With The Biggest Heart'.
The LOL Foundation helps members with housing, mental health support and return to work support. They have been allocated housing in Canal Street, Congleton. They are our friends, our mentors, and our inspiration. We will be combining Equine Therapy to further help those with mental health problems.
Keep up the fantastic work LOL!
Commemorating Animals In War - Animal Remembrance
Animals-Remembered Association was founded by Mr. Christopher Knight and Ms. Carrie-Anne Dean on March 17th 2010. The mission and aims of this company are to increase public awareness regarding 'Animal Remembrance' for war animals and by giving people a place where they can remember their treasured pets.
The website has a memorial gallery where people can add their images and memorial messages. ARA ask for a very small donation for this service and the monies generated are donated to animal charities in the North Wales and Cheshire areas.
We are proud to be associated with ARA and we look forward to working alongside them in the future.
Alan Dawber Hope Horse Whispering
A not for profit organisation - Rehabilitation
Alan is an independent 'Horse Whisperer' animal communicator who offers his services to any horse owner who feels they need to understand and communicate better with their horse or pony.
He also can help with foal handling, handling of untouched horses, will help you back you horse naturally and peacefully if you have difficulty loading your horse, or your horse is not able to listen and understand you he can offer practical advice and help.
We are proud to have Alan as one of our friends, keep up the amazing work!
We are Jacky & Dave from Sapphire Occasions.
We are a family run business that has been running successfully since 2010. Since then, we have attended thousands of weddings, birthday parties, corporate events, fundraising events, Christmas parties, summer balls, school proms, baby showers, hen parties, stag parties and other parties and events across North West England, North Wales and surrounding areas. We have built up a fantastic reputation and have received hundreds of great reviews from our previous clients.
We started our company as Sapphire Fun Casino, and then expanded into Sapphire Occasions, now offering Photobooths, Magic Photo Mirrors, Chocolate Fountains, Sweet Carts, 4ft LED Sparkling LOVE Letters, Fruit Palm Trees and Wedding Post Box. We are now one of the leading events suppliers across North West England, North Wales and surrounding areas, ranked number 2 in the U.K. on free index.
We are very proud to have Sapphire Occasions as one of our friends.