Essex Horse & Pony Protection Society (EHPPS) helps prevent cruelty to horses and ponies by promoting good equine health and welfare, and rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes neglected, abandoned or abused horses and ponies. We work closely with the public, the RSPCA and the police.
EHPPS was founded in 1983 and has been on its 55 acre site since 1986. Our main aim is to rescue, rehabilitate and where possible, rehome horses and ponies, the majority of which are in our care due to being the victim of cruelty, abuse or neglect. We normally have around 60 horses and ponies on site, and have hundreds of rehabilitated horses and ponies in foster homes all over the country, being regularly checked by our Fostering Monitors to ensure that they are being lovingly cared for. All fostered animals remain the sole responsibility of the Society.
The fostering process not only hugely benefits the horse, but also allows us to continue our work and use our funds to the needy cases that are brought to our attention almost daily.
Our small dedicated team of staff and volunteers work tirelessly to nurse and care for our animals, which have often come to us having been abandoned in fields, sheds or stables or generally left for dead in the most appalling conditions. Every welfare concern reported is promptly investigated and our response to emergencies is second to none.