Blue Acre Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre was started in 2002 by Caron North and Bob Regan, with one horse (whom the centre is named after) a lot of determination and passion. It has been a constant struggle to survive and at times we thought we wouldn’t, but our story continues as does our future with Blue Acre.
Today we are still operating on a 42 acre farm in Old Windsor and are very proud of our Registered Charity status.
At any one time we care for approx. 40 horses, several rescue dogs, chickens,ducks, two goats and our newest arrival Madam Polly the Pig. We take in almost any animal at a moment’s notice and do what we can to help regain their trust and rehabilitate them, with the goal of helping them find their happy ever after homes. We have several regular volunteers who give up their weekends and holiday time to help us care and support all our animals at the farm, but we do still rely on fund raising and donations to keep Blue Acre above water. Without your help it would be impossible to survive. If you are able to help fund raise or can afford a small donation, please get in touch.
In the meantime have a look around and get to know our team and our animal family through our Facebook and Instagram pages as well as having a read about our horses and their stories on our website. Feel free to get in contact with us, our dedicated Media volunteer is always on hand to respond to any questions or queries you have via Facebook or Instagram.
The smallest kindness can make the biggest difference.
A Little Bit about our team
Caron North: Co-founder, yard manager
Bob Regan: Co-founder and farm maintenance
Veanne Filkins: Rehoming and Rehabilitation Adviser
Sue Turner: Fundraising Manager
They all work hard in many roles both off and on the yard, such as marketing, event organizing, fund raising, collecting donations, field and yard maintenance and rehabilitation.
Our younger volunteers are aged between 9 - 15 years and they have gained so much confidence through their work down at Blue Acre. Daily yard duties include feeding, grooming, mucking out and learning about the care and responsibilities of our horses as well as learning how to trust in their own abilities and knowledge. They each have their own ponies that they love and care for and are learning how to "join up" with some of our newer and less experienced ponies, thus building more trust in themselves. We aim to match a horse or pony to each of our volunteers to allow each and every age build on their confidence. Blue Acre has become a family, which includes all kinds of animals and people. We are always in need of help with our daily duties and would invite people of all ages to join us on the weekends. There is more than enough farm work and horses to go around.
Our thanks go out to: Courtney, Candice, Katie, Claudia, Donna and our lovely weekend/school holiday volunteers.