Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Outstanding Lincolnshire horse rescue charity wins BHS Welfare Award

Bransby Horses Rescue and Welfare in Lincolnshire has been given a Welfare Award by The British Horse Society (BHS) for excellent service by an organisation in the cause of equine welfare, recognised for overcoming huge challenges and showing incredible commitment to protecting the horses in their care.

The team at Bransby Horses have been honoured with this award for showing true dedication to caring for their equines and pulling together as a team despite adverse conditions.

During major floods at the end of 2019 with much of their land underwater, staff at Bransby Horses were forced to move many of their horses to a new site to ensure their safety, arranging emergency facilities and partially closing the site to visitors.

The pandemic the following spring led to further site closures and loss in donations and income. Welfare staff working on the yard have been stretched to their limits, working in smaller teams to socially distance, despite having to continue to provide all the welfare needs the animals have, to keep them happy and healthy.

Jo Snell, Bransby Horses CEO, said: “We’re thrilled to win the BHS Welfare Award after what has been another challenging year for the charity.

“Despite the difficulties presented by the floods and repercussions of COVID-19, everyone has adapted and worked tirelessly to provide the best possible care to all our equines. To be recognised in this way by The British Horse Society is an honour.”

Bransby Horses is among 36 incredible organisations and individuals to win in the 2020 British Horse Society’s Annual Awards, which reward and recognise the outstanding achievements of the BHS’s volunteers, supporters, and partners across the UK.

Despite a tough year, the winners have shown true dedication in their field and made huge contributions to the equestrian community.

BHS Chief Executive James Hick said: “2020 was like no other year, but we got through it thanks to all our volunteers, affiliated groups and supporters who worked tirelessly with the BHS teams across safety, access, welfare, education and participation, despite all the challenges.

“The BHS Awards are our way of acknowledging and celebrating those who made an extra special contribution in aid of our charitable work over the past 12 months – so congratulations to them, but I also want to pay tribute to the many hundreds of others who make the Society what it is.”

Image credit: Bransby Horses

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