Horses and Ponies Protection Association (HAPPA)

Leading the Field in Equine Welfare

Registered Charity Number: 1085211
Burnley, Lancashire

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Since 1937 HAPPA has been saving lives. HAPPA strive 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 loan 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 Tommy Trotter Fan Club and Own a Pony, children can progress through the range of activities available to educate young minds. HAPPA also run regular clinics and an annual Equine Welfare Conference to educate both horse owners and horse lovers alike.



Contact Us

Horses and Ponies Protection Association (HAPPA) Taylor Building
Shores Hey Farm
Halifax Road
BB10 3QU

Phone: 01282 455992

Fax: 01282 451992


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