Hoofbeats is run entirely by a small team of regular and part-time volunteers, all dedicated to the rehabilitation of our horses. Everyone is here because they love horses and work entirely voluntarily, meaning no-one is paid. You can be rest assured that all monies raised and/or donated goes directly where it is needed…horse welfare .
Our Founder Sharon Vieira took in her first unwanted horse when she was just 19 years old. As her endeavours grew, Sharon formed Hoofbeats in 2000 which later became a registered charity in December 2009. Passionate about tailoring a horse's rehabilitation to each individual horse, we use a range of retraining methods at Hoofbeats.
We offer a sanctuary for the recovery, retraining and rehoming of horses & ponies, who live as naturally as possible in mixed herds. Our primary aim is to permanently re-home our equines to approved and monitored permanent loan homes (usually in the South West area), taking the time it takes to find the perfect match.
Any donation large or small is always gratefully received. We rely on your support and every penny makes a difference