Please support us by buying our 2015 Calendar and three different type of Christmas Cards. We are so lucky to have such wonderful people who have donated their time and effort into producing these for us. Click on the picture to see all four images
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Our Open Afternoons have finished for the winter season. Please look out for information on our coffee and cake mornings during November and December when the Summerhouse Gift shop will be open with lots of wonderful gifts for Christmas gifts & cards.
Summer gift shop
Welcome to Brantôme Police Horses & Friends
Brantôme Police Horses provides care and rehabilitation for many horses and ponies. We are situated in the heart of the countryside, 10 minutes north of Brantome in the beautiful Dordogne, South West France. Our primary aim is to provide a safe and caring environment for retired Police horses, from the United Kingdom, for the rest of their lives.
We believe that the Police horses are the last of the working horses, or it could even be said, the last of the war horses. Whilst within the care of their respective Police forces, they have the best of everything, they are very well cared for and want for nothing. However, when the time comes that they are no longer fit and cannot be ridden, or of an age where a comfortable retirement is needed, there are very few places that can afford, or even charities/sanctuary's that have room, to provide these magnificent animals with a secure and loving home for the rest of their days. We feel privaleged to be able to do this with the help of supporters, volunteers and our own family.
These beautiful horses are expensive to keep - not only food & bedding, but the farrier every 6 - 8 weeks, the dentist and the vet. It costs upwards of €50,000 to run the Sanctuary every year, which is funded solely by donations, sponsorship, our Cream Tea Afternoons, Membership of our Association, our gift shop (a new venture for us) and through our many varied events held throughout the year, from music nights, quiz nights, gallery exhibitions and our famous and always well attended Summer Ball.
With your help we can give these animals the best possible care for the rest of their lives.
Please feel free to browse our website and learn more about our work, our animals and the many other facets of life in a busy Animal Sanctuary. If you like what you see, why not come pay us a visit, we'd love to meet you.
Please contact us if you would like to know more about us and our work.