St Mary's shop sign

St Mary's Horse Refuge is a registered charity located in Rochford, Essex. It is located about 6 miles from Southend on Sea. The charity's founder, Digby Saunders had been taking in horses and ponies in need of care for over 25 years with little help and no funding. By the early 2000s it was time to take action. So, that was when the horse refuge had to become a charity. It was established as a charity in 2003 and it was registered with The Charity Commission in 2004. The charity's aim is to keep those unwanted but loveable horses healthy, to provide them with homely conditions and give them a decent life that they can enjoy. St Mary's Horse Refuge provides living space, food, care and attention to relieve the suffering of horses and ponies, some of whom may have been kept in poor conditions, are lonely, not ridden, are neglected, ill-treated, mal-nourished, in need of medical care and need a new home and new owners.

Our registered charity number is : 1101405.