Gifts in wills

Protect the future of horses for generations to come

Remembering HorseWorld in your will is an extraordinary thing to do and a wonderful way to celebrate your life as a lover of all things equine.

Two thirds of the horses at HorseWorld thrive here because of gifts in wills. These special gifts mean our equine herd live in peace and dignity in a beautiful natural environment. After you have provided for your loved ones, a gift in your will to HorseWorld is a wonderful way to celebrate your life as a lover of horses. 

If you’re considering a gift, thank you. Any size gift can make a difference and can transform the lives of rescued horses, ponies and donkeys throughout Bristol and the South West. Amazing people like you make saving their lives possible.

Ensuring a safe future

Our Equine Welfare work at HorseWorld is funded entirely by voluntary donations. Two-third of our total income stems from Gifts left in wills. Without voluntary donations, it would be impossible for us to provide shelter, food and veterinary care to the 100+ vulnerable horses on site and the thousands more waiting for our help going forward. By thinking of us in your Will, you are enabling a beacon of hope for animals in need.

Like you, we care about protecting horses from cruelty and want to encourage first-class standards of welfare to all horse owners. We see first-hand the transformation that good veterinary care, a healthy diet and a safe environment can make on a horse and are lucky enough to witness how public donations make this possible. Your gift will ensure we can turn this possibility into a guarantee for the foreseeable future.

Keep your passion for horses alive by making possible the ongoing care and support for hundreds of equines in the South West.

"‘I hope HorseWorld is able to continue rescuing and looking after horses and ponies like Minty and if I can play my part by leaving a gift in my will then that means the world to me"

Danielle from Gloucestershire rehomed her pony Minty from HorseWorld and has included a gift in her will.

How gifts in wills save horses’ lives 

HorseWorld has been saving horses and caring for them with expertise, compassion and dignity since 1952.  The very first gifts in wills to HorseWorld purchased the land which provides sanctuary to over 100 rescued horses. Ever since then these gifts have provided food, shelter and the very best veterinary care for all the horses, ponies and donkeys who come through our gates.

Our dedicated Welfare team are ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to save sick, mistreated and neglected horses. We work alongside the police, fire and rescue services, local authorities, vets and other charities to rescue equines throughout the region.

Rescued horses often need intensive care to survive. Our expert team, with support from on-call vets, work around the clock to save their lives. Recovery can take weeks or months. Watching a horse finally joining their new friends in the fields is the best sight  in the world. Thank you to all our supporters who make this happen.

HorseWorld’s legacy promise

  •  Your will is personal, and you don’t have to tell us your decision. Although, we’d love the opportunity to say thank you
  •  We understand that your loved ones will always come first
  •  We will never put you under any pressure
  •  You can change your mind at any time
  •  If you choose to add HorseWorld to your will, we will use your future gift carefully, so it achieves the greatest impact for all the horses here.

If you have any questions about adding a gift to HorseWorld in your will, please get in touch with Legacy Officer, Jenny Girdlestone on the details below.

To find out more about how you can leave a gift in your Will, please email our Legacy Officer on or call 01275 832425, thank you.