Sussex Horse Rescue Trust in Hempstead Lane, Uckfield. Nineteen horses have been rehomed from there by Redwings Horse Sanctuary this week.

Rescue centre horses move to new homes

Horses from a rescue centre in Uckfield are being rehomed as it prepares for closure.

Redwings Horse Sanctuary has offered homes to 19 rescued horses, ponies and donkeys, from the Sussex Horse Rescue Trust in Hempstead Lane.

Stephanie Callen, Press and Media Manager at Redwings, said: “We’re terrible sorry that Sussex Horse Rescue Trust is to close. This is a decision no charity ever wishes to take and our thoughts are with the staff who have worked tirelessly for many years to help horses in need.”

Stephanie said Redwings specialises in sanctuary care and all the equines it is rehoming have either high-dependency needs, long-term medical plans, or require expert handling due to behavioural issues.

She said: “They are all now being cared for at our specialist quarantine centre in Norfolk, and will eventually be integrated into our herds here at the sanctuary.”


Horses grazing on Sussex Horse Rescue Trust land in Hempstead Lane, Uckfield, yesterday.

Stephanie added: “We’d like to say a big thank you to the staff at Sussex Horse Rescue Trust who have provided us with all the details we could possibly need about every equine, and helped the collection go as smoothly as possible during what must be a very difficult time.”

Sussex Horse Rescue Trust’s board of trustees announced closure of their charity in November.

It said this was a much-considered decision taken with support from the Charity Commission.

Trustees thanked staff, volunteers, supporters, and loan homes for their loyalty, commitment, and valuable contributions to the charity over the years.


View over Sussex Horse Rescue Trust land in Hempstead Lane, Uckfield.

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