Meet the animals
The Northcote Heavy Horse Centre has been taking in and caring for horses for over 25 years.
All of the horses that come to our sanctuary will remain here for the rest of their lives, we give our passion and love to the horses to give them the best life that they deserve.
There are many reasons a why a horse might come to live here at the centre and charity, sometimes it's simply due to personal owner circumstances and they can no longer look after them. Other times it's due to former abuse or medical reasons so they come to live with us. We try to give all the horses here a full, active and rewarding life, that includes enrolling them into many of our events including our popular medieval tournaments and other fundraising events. Every horse here has a very different and unique character, many people who come to visit them often fall in love with their personality and can find their nature to be very calming and soothing.
The Heavy Horse Centre operates entirely by donations from the kind generosity of the public, it costs over £150 a day to care for the horses and animals here! All of our staff are volunteers and dedicate so much time to look after these magnificent animals. If you feel like you could help in anyway, please visit our help page.
Each horse has their own story, please visit their individual pages below.
The Northcote Deceased Horses
Gone but never forgotten
Possibly the Worlds tallest Shire Horse!
He was the tallest horse in the world!
Shire Horse - 17 Years Old - Black - 16.2 Hands High
William has now passed on. 22-10-13
Shire X - 17 Years Old - Black - 16.2 Hands High
Harvey has now passed on. 17-10-13
Scottish Highland - Born ???? - Black - ??.? Hands High
Magnus has now passed on. 00-00-00
Shire Horse - Born ???? - Black - ??.? Hands High
Samson has now passed on. 00-00-00
Clydesdale X Shire - Born 1988 - Black - 17.2 Hands High
Cossack has now passed on. 03-06-14
Shetland Pony - Born 2001 - Dark Bay - // Hands High
Charity has now passed on. 20-01-15
PERCHERON HORSE - BORN 1994 - BLACK - 18.3 HANDS HIGH
Steve has now passed on. 18-03-15
QUARTER HORSE - BORN 2001 -
SKEWBALD - 15 HANDS HIGH
CLEVELAND BAY - BORN 1994 - BAY - 15.2 HANDS HIGH
Scooby has now passed on. 12-04-15
SHETLAND PONY - BORN 1987 - SKEWBALD - 10.2 HANDS HIGH
Duncan has now passed on. 12-04-15