We are a charity committed to giving
horses a forever home
Within a week we have had to say goodbye to two of the Northcote Horses. Harvey was diagnosed with liver problems and we had done all we could through this last summer to help him. William had suffered a fall and his condition got worse. Please see their pages for more information and photos. Please also leave your messages. Harvey - William
The Northcote Heavy Horse Centre is an equine rescue centre and a visitor’s attraction offering truly hands on experiences unlike anywhere else. We have been operating for over 20 years helping horses of all sizes from various backgrounds. The Centre runs entirely on donations from the general public and cannot operate without your help. Browse our website to find out more information about us. Help - Donate - Blog
For over 20 years the Northcote Heavy Horse Centre has been caring for horses of all sizes from all different backgrounds. Our Sanctuary is funded solely by donations, but we need your help to keep carrying on being able to care for them. Please see our help page for ways you can help the horses and animals. Find out more ways to help here or meet the Northcote Horses!
Take a look at our brand new for 2013 Christmas Cards featuring our very own Bosun and Steve in a cart. Our Christmas Cards over the years have proved popular time and time again so we're so pleased to have some for 2013. The cards come in a pack of ten and can be bought online, ebay or over the phone. Find out more on our shop page.
Our new gift catalogue is now ready! Each year we rely on winter catalogue sales to ensure we have enough funds to buy the winter feed. We already know this year is going to be the most expensive and difficult year yet. Please take a look at our catalogue and see what you might like.
To help boost sales from our shop, we're opening our onsite gift shop everyday from now until Christmas. You can visit anytime before 11am to make your purchase. If in doubt, please feel free to call us. Also don't forget...our online shop is open 24/7!
As winter is fast approaching we are starting our appeal for urgent financial help. We really struggle during the winter months as we’re not open and funds are rapidly depleted. The cost of hay and other winter foods are a real concern – this year more than ever. To help keep the Centre going and the horses in our care here, we ask for a donation…it doesn't matter what size…anything really does help. An even better way to help is by donating monthly; even £5 a month would be wonderful. Thank you. Find out more
We're very pleased to announce that the three newest horses here at the centre are now available for adoption. By adopting a Northcote Horse you get the chance to support your favorite horse throughout the year and help keep them here in their forever home. Find out more on our adoption page. Also meet Rosie, Moose & Charity on their very special own horse pages.
We're now holding special 'Heavy Horse Experience Days'. You can get to come and spend some hands on time with the Northcote Heavy Horses, you'll also get a chance to learn many valuable skills including plaiting, grooming & bathing horses. See our new' Heavy Horse Experience Days' page for more information!
We're now open to the general public for our open days, many people over the years have come and been inspired by the horses and animals here, it gives us a chance to show the public what we do here and why we need your help. All we ask for entry is a donation. Please see our visiting page for lots more information and our opening times. We hope to see you soon!
Do you shop online on sites like Amazon, eBay etc? Well, the folks at Easyfundraising offer a completely free service where you create an account with them, then select Northcote Heavy Horse Centre as your charity and each time you visit the shopping site (like Amazon) you go to Easyfundraising first and click 'Go Shopping' and just shop like you normally do. Each site will then give a donation (based on a percentage) and then we will get 100% of that donation! Find out more on their site!
Also try EasyFundRaising's search option & with each search you make, you'll generate around 0.5p for the Centre! http://nhhc.easysearch.org.uk/
As winter is fast approaching our feed bills will soon start rising. Our most expensive bill is hay. Although 2013 has been better for hay production it doesn't seem the prices have gone down by much. Could you help us with our feed bills and buy a round hay bale for the horses? Buy on our store.
Times are very difficult for everybody, us included. We realise in difficult times people stop giving as much to charities, but we ask you to give anything you can. Literally everything helps. Or could you help with a monthly donation? Even £2 a month is a big help for the big horses! Please take a look at our help & donation page for more information on where your donation goes. Thank you.
Would you like to keep up with the latest horse news, then Facebook is the answer! We have our own Facebook Page where we post regular updates and lots of photos. It's such a great way we can all keep in touch. Please like our group at www.facebook.com/northcotehorses
Fancy reading some more news from the Northcote Horses? Well go ahead and check out our blog. Written by Northcote Volunteers, you'll find updated news on the horses, our events and just general Northcote happenings. Check it out here.
Would you please considering signing up to our email newsletters? We don't send too many out and it just gives us a chance to let everybody know what is happening here at the centre! Please sign up in the box above or visit this link 'Subscribe to our newsletter'
See our opening times page & events page for all of our current dates
We've now got our online store up and running 24/7. You can find everything we sell in our catalogue and lots more including lots of support items, gifts, tea-towels, T-shirts, bags, aprons, tickets and so much more! All of the funds raised go to directly help the horses in our care. Please check it out at www.northcotehorses.com/store