It has been heartbreaking to watch the 11 rare breed horses evicted from their home by the Marquess of Abergavenny. They were part of a charity which rescues working horses and they had to be re-stabled around Britain from the charity’s Sussex base. The Marquess was the patron of the charity a few years ago. The Working Horse Trust charity had to re-home those rare horses when its tenancy on the Nevill Estate in Eridge ran out.
That place was their home for the last 23 years and in a moment it was all gone and they’ve been scattered around the country. Some of them have joined their colleagues in the heavy horse world and some have gone to the Hillside Sanctuary in Norfolk.
The charity tried to find a new base for these rare horses but the problem is that they can’t be housed in conventional stabling. These horses were a popular tourist attraction and almost 30 volunteers cared for them, and now they are no longer in the fields of Sussex.
According to John Bee, the Estate Manager at Eridge Park, the estate had given the charity a notice and they’ve extended their tenancy few times. They’ve also made efforts to find alternative locations for the Trust and that shows how flexible they were the entire time. Now, they wish all the best to The Working Horse Trust!