Horses and Ponies Protection Association

Leading the Field in Equine Welfare

Registered Charity Number: 1085211
Burnley, Lancashire

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    Rescued equine at Shores Hey Farm

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    All equines follow a bespoke rehabilitation programme

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    Rescued mares give birth under the care of HAPPA

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    A rehabilitated equine enjoying a hack

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    HAPPA's Education programme

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    A HAPPA equine in his Forever Home

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    HAPPA's dedicated and caring staff

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    A brighter future for a rescued equine



Since 1937 HAPPA has been saving lives. HAPPA srtive to improve and promote equine welfare through rescue, rehabilitaion, rehoming and education.

Our founder, Miss Mona Huskie was ahead of her time and campaigned tirelessly to prevent the export of live equines to the continent and over the years, we have risen to many challenges. We’ve cared for pit ponies, working Shires, former Police Horses, ponies in Dartmoor and many abused, neglected and abandoned animals. Each era has brought new and different things for us to deal with and our working practices have adapted to help us meet those challenges.

We are proud of our history and eagerly anticipate our future.

HAPPA’s Equine Inspectors investigate over 300 cases of cruelty and neglect each year, offering advice and support where possible and preventing cruelty by intervention and prosecution where necessary.

HAPPA Inspectors play a key role in the co-ordination and enforcement of codes relating to the ‘five welfare needs’ and provide expert advice to horse owners.

Rescued equines are taken to HAPPA's Shores Hey Farm Rehabilitation Centre, in Burnley Lancashire. Here the HAPPA Yard Team are dedicated to finding every horse, pony or donkey in our care a Second Chance in a Forever Home, to do this every equine admitted to the Centre must be rehabilitated ready for rehoming. Our dedicated Equine Care Officers work tirelessly to create bespoke rehabilitation plans for each equine at the Centre.

HAPPA's loan scheme enables HAPPA horses, ponies and donkeys to be placed with suitable Borrowers under a legally binding agreement. HAPPA have an outstanding reputation for Rescue and Rehabilitation and produce quality horses and ponies that are fit for purpose and go on to achieve great things. Equines in their Forever Homes will be checked bi-annually by HAPPA's dedicated staff and volunteers. 

HAPPA's education programme enables HAPPA to share their knowledge and skills to make the future bright for all equines. Starting with Little Neddies, children can progress through the range of activities available to educate young minds. HAPPA also run reglaur clinics and an annual Equine Welafre Conference to educate both horse owners and horse lovers alike.

Contact Us

Horses and Ponies Protection Association Taylor Building
Shores Hey Farm
Halifax Road

BB10 3QU

Phone: 01282 455992
Fax: 01282 451992

Horses and Ponies Protection Association News

HAPPA Millie goes from strength to strength!

Date posted: 01 Nov 2013

We wanted to share with you the amazing story of HAPPA Millie, who was rehomed back in summer 2012 by the ‘Tidwell’ family!… Read More»

HAPPA’S NEW arrival is named! Support him today!

Date posted: 28 Sep 2013

HAPPA (Horses and Ponies Protection Association) would like to announce a new arrival at the Shores Hey Rescue Centre in Briercliffe and would like to thank HAPPA supporters for suggestions for a name.… Read More»

Equifest Results 2013

Date posted: 18 Aug 2013

Stardust & Chico stepped up to the big challenge and shone so brightly at EQUIFEST 2013! … Read More»

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August 2016 August 2015
Total Income £1,037,897 £1,168,375
Total Expenditure £1,187,467 £1,017,623

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