About HAPPA

About HAPPA

Since 1937 HAPPA has been saving lives. Whatever the decade, or indeed the century, we have strived to improve equine welfare.

Our founder, Miss Mona Huskie was ahead of her time and campaigned tirelessly to prevent the export of live equines to the continent and over the years, we have risen to many challenges. We’ve cared for pit ponies, working Shires, former Police Horses, ponies in Dartmoor and many abused, neglected and abandoned animals. Each era has brought new and different things for us to deal with and our working practices have adapted to help us meet those challenges.

The world is a much busier, faster and in some ways more demanding place than 1937 but, like the HAPPA custodians before us, we have to change how we do things from time to time to place us in the best position to care for the equines that need our help. Equine care, income generation, legislation, technology, are all areas of continuous change and we must meet these challenges head on as to do what we have always done and pay no heed to our future would be the greatest disservice we could do for the animals that rely on us and our friends and donors who generously support us.

We are proud of our history and eagerly anticipate our future.

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