Rehoming charity Horses4Homes successfully rehomed its first horse from Ireland to the UK this month. Tudor Knight, a 15.1h, 6 yr old Thoroughbred cross gelding. Owner Jenny, from Bantry Pony Trekking in County Cork, had tried to find him a genuine home where he would not be continually sold on but with no success turned to Horses4Homes for help.
Horses4Homes promoted Tudor, as he was affectionately called, and within the month a super lady called Jordana from West Yorkshire had applied for him through the charity and made arrangements to trial him. His owner kindly offered to transport Jordana both from and to the airport some 1.5 hours away, put her up for the night in one of her holiday homes on site and provided riding kit so that Jordana did not have to pay extra for baggage allowance on the flight.
Jordana reported back to the charity that, “Tudor’s owner couldn’t have been more helpful, honest and accommodating. It was very clear that her only concern was to find this chap the best home possible and she went to considerable personal expense in doing so.”
World Horse Welfare kindly conducted a home check on behalf of Horses4Homes which came back glowing and Tudor was then arranged to be transported to his new home with Jordana and owner, Jenny, sharing the cost.
Jordana is thrilled with her new horse, who in looks is very similar to that of her old horse Alice whom she lost just a few weeks previously. Like all new owners who successfully acquire horses through the charity, Jordana has signed an agreement that she will not sell her horse on and if for any reason she needed to rehome him in the future she would do so through the charity. Jordana keeps in regular contact with Jenny and the charity to report on her progress.
Chief Executive, Rebecca Evans said, ”It is super to see the charity facilitating the rehoming of horses not only in the UK but also Ireland. If the homes offered are in the UK it makes sense for us to help owners to seek out these homes and help verify their suitability.”