Registered Charity No: 1003290 (England & Wales).
Preventing suffering and cruelty to horses and ponies is a major objective of the British Horse Foundation (BHF).
The Foundation, established in 1991, aims to improve the quality and breeding of horses and ponies by supporting a number of programmes designed to reduce indiscriminate breeding.
The BHF Trustees were chaired from inception to 2014 by the Late triple Olympic gold medallist Richard Meade OBE. Vin Jones has taken on the chairmanship following Richard’s passing.
The Trustees believe that there are some long term solutions to improving the welfare of British horses, chiefly through education and the provision of information.
The Foundation operates a number of initiatives in support of this goal such as:
• Support for the process of selection and training of British Young Breeders
• Underpinning the Futurity young horse assessment series which identifies talent in British bred
horses from foals to three years
• Provision of educational resources to young people in the Pony Club
• Awarding annual bursaries for research projects undertaken by undergraduate students
• Supporting British based welfare led research projects
• Presenting breeders’ prizes to top scoring British bred horses
• Running the annual Breeders Awards event
The Trustees welcome applications from organisations which align themselves with its objectives and where they can offer practical or financial support for welfare led initiatives.