With your help, we can give these animals the best possible care, for the rest of their lives.
Brantôme Police Horses provides care and rehabilitation for many horses and ponies alongside donkeys, dogs, cats, sheep, goats and chickens. We are situated in the heart of the countryside, ten minutes north of Brantôme, South West France. Our primary aim is to provide a safe and caring environment for retired British Police Horses, 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 for service 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 privileged to be able to do this with the help of supporters, volunteers and our own family.
However, these beautiful horses are exceptionally expensive to keep; not only is there the cost of their food and bedding, but also visits from the farrier every 6 - 8 weeks, checkups with the dentist and any required veterinary treatments . In total, it costs upwards of 50,000 euros to run the sanctuary each and every year, which is currently funded solely by donations, gratefully received from our visitors and Members of our Association. We also raise much needed funding via all of the purchases made in our gift shop and also by the many varied events we hold throughout the year, from our music and quiz nights, gallery exhibitions and of course, our famous and always well attended, Summer Ball.
Please 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; our residents would love to meet you! Or perhaps if you're interested in working with us and helping to care for the animals, why not see about becoming a Member or a Volunteer.