News

HAPPA’s Digital Open Day

HAPPA (Horses and Ponies Protection Association) are inviting you to join them for the annual Open Day, but this year it’s online. The event, which ...

NATIONWIDE SEARCH TO FIND MISSING PONY

HELP HAPPA TO FIND LOTTIE – STILL NOT FOUND MISSING SINCE JUNE 2020 Have you seen HAPPA Lottie or a pony that matches her description? ...

It is no weigh to go

The vast majority of people underestimate their equine’s weight by 50-100kg! That is a significant amount, and it is believed that such under-estimations lead to ...

SEVERELY OBESE PONIES RESCUED BY ANIMAL CHARITY

HAPPA have offered a Second Chance to three grossly obese Shetland Pony Stallions. After being alerted to their plight by a member of the public ...

HAPPA Launches New Version of its E-Commerce Site

HAPPA is very excited to announce the launch of the new look e-commerce site, The Fussy Filly, which goes live on Friday 17th July 2020. ...

Animal Welfare Charity to re-open following Lockdown Restrictions

HAPPA (Horses and Ponies Protection Association) is delighted to announce that the doors to Shores Hey Farm, based in Burnley, Lancashire, will be open to ...

The New Fencing Project News Phase 1 Completed

OCTOPOST FENCING PROJECT with the Saw Doctors Forestry LTD Phase 1 Completed Thanks to: J.A & F Smith Animal Charity Fund, France-Hayhurst Charitable Foundation & ...

Appeal for Missing Charity Pony

HAPPA are appealing to the public to get in touch if they have any news on the whereabouts of one of their ponies, who had ...

Growing Concern for Missing Charity Pony, considered stolen.

HAPPA are appealing for witnesses following the disappearance of one of their ponies, who had been living at its Forever Home in the Wigan area. ...

Tragic Loss of HAPPA Conker

It is with a sad and heavy heart that the Charity announces the tragic circumstances resulting in the passing of the beautiful HAPPA Conker. We ...

HAPPA Launches E-Commerce Site

HAPPA are very excited to announce the launch of their e-commerce site The Fussy Filly. Due to the recent restrictions enforced by the Government, resulting ...

The Ken Cranage Award for Services to Equine Welfare, nomination date extended!

HAPPA have decided that given the current global situation we will be extending the nomination date for the Ken Cranage Award for Services to Equine ...

AGM POSTPONED

Due to the current situation with Corona Virus we have taken the decision to postpone our AGM until 21st July 2020.

HOPE FOR THREE HORSES RESCUED BY HAPPA

HAPPA (Horses and Ponies Protection Association) have rescued three equines following an investigation by a HAPPA Equine Inspector.   HAPPA were alerted to the plight ...

Four tips for fundraising from home:

Kids- why not try a sponsored silence? Get your friends and family to sponsor you and then try your best to stay as quite as ...

HAPPA Prioritises Emergency Equine Welfare during Corona Virus Pandemic

HAPPA continues to provide cover for equines in need throughout the coronavirus crisis and will be prioritising urgent welfare calls. The equine charity has a ...

Caring for Your Equine throughout the Coronavirus pandemic:

HAPPA’s reassurance for HORSE OWNERS during these difficult times.   As the country is in lockdown, we appreciate that many horse owners will be growing ...

Cut cost not care

Equine welfare charities receive a high number of calls from owners seeking to rehome their horse, pony, donkey or mule. Unfortunately charities have limited resources ...

An Update from HAPPA

News From Shores Hey Farm   Update from HAPPA   As many of you will know we are in the midst of a global pandemic ...

Animal Welfare Charity to close its doors for foreseeable future

HAPPA has chosen to close its doors to visitors at Shores Hey Farm, Burnley, as of Monday 23rd March as a precautionary measure due to ...

HAPPA are encouraging horse owners to think about how they will care for their animals in the event they need to self-isolate due to COVID-19.

The Charity is appealing to horse owners to be prepared and have a plan in place. It is a good idea to speak to friends ...

Fantastic New Equine Assessment Unit at HAPPA Shores Hey Farm.

HAPPA are celebrating the opening of the new Equine Assessment Unit, at Shores Hey Farm Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre.   Following funding from Support ...

Find room in your heart for HAPPA this half term!

With February Half-Term fast approaching many of us will be looking for things to do with the children, where better than local charity and tourist ...

The Ken Cranage Memorial Award for Services to Equine Welfare

Voting is OPEN!   Last year HAPPA announced the very exciting addition of a special award, to recognise those within the Industry, who go above ...

HAPPA Welcomes the Arrival of Three Arabian Horses

The Team at HAPPA (Horses and Ponies Protection Association) are delighted and bursting with pride to welcome three Arabian horses that have previously suffered devastating ...

Halloween Novelty Dog Show, raising funds for HAPPA

Due to popular demand HAPPA (Horses and Ponies Protection Association) are hosting another Halloween Novelty Dog Show this year at Shores Hey Farm in Briercliffe, ...

HAPPA’s Grand Open Day: Heroes and Villains

HAPPA are celebrating their 4th Anniversary of the developments at Shores Hey Farm, Briercliffe, Burnley by staging a Grand Open Day that takes place on ...

HAPPA Horses and Hornby and Birtwistle Coaching Ltd

Hornby and Birtwistle Coaching Limited and HAPPA (Horses and Ponies Protection Association) are proud to be working together to offer unique equine facilitated corporate coaching ...

Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!

HAPPA’s Heatwave at Shores Hey Farm, Hottest on Record By Amanda Berry Head of Equine Operations As Britain basked in simmering temperatures this summer, with ...

Our new Activity Room at Shores Hey Farm.

HAPPA are proud to announce the pending opening of their Activity Room at Shores Hey Farm.   On Monday 22nd July the Charity officially opens ...

News from the RSPCA from the case HAPPA were involved in

Arabian horses rescued from squalor and neglect  DISTURBING FOOTAGE Doors of filthy stables where they were living hadn’t been opened in months Thirty-one Arabian horses ...

Proud to be part of a prosecution

We have chosen to share this news with you now that the case closed at Court today,  it is appropriate to share with our supporters ...

Facts about saddle fitting

With the nicer weather we are sure many of you will be out riding your horse or pony. Make sure you’re doing the best for ...

A fantasy ending for rescued horses

HAPPA (Horses and Ponies Protection Association) have given a fairy tale ending to three rescued horses, who were in desperate need of veterinary attention.   ...

Shake off the Winter Blues and Prepare for the Season Ahead

By Amanda Berry, Head of Equine Operations Spring is in the air, long hazy days are on their way and it’s time to think about ...

Head of External Welfare for Bransby Horses, Ryan Rouse, is awarded The Ken Cranage Memorial Award for Services to Equine Welfare

On Saturday 6th April at the Ken Cranage Memorial Ball, hosted by The Horses and Ponies Protection Association (HAPPA) in Burnley, Ryan Rouse from Lincolnshire-based ...

The Ken Cranage Memorial Ball and Auction

HAPPA held their first Ken Cranage Memorial Ball and Charity Auction on Saturday 6th April at Burnley Football Club. Guests were treated to a three ...

Ken Cranage Memorial Award for Services to Equine Welfare Shortlist Announced

Many of you will have fond memories of HAPPA’s President Ken Cranage. Next week we host The Ken Cranage Memorial Ball in his memory, to ...

We would like to say a big thank you to

Pendle Leisure TrustTescosRuff and TumbleBBCRoyal Exchange TheatreJorvik CentreKnowsley Safari ParkKelly Marks at Intelligent HorsemanshipCarlo’s Restaurant ColneBlue Planet AquariumDJ Murphy PublishersSlattery Patissier & Chocolatier MorrisonsPortmeirion PotteryEquimattersLillidaleLe ...

Help to keep the Stable Doors open at Shores Hey Farm!

Horses and Ponies Protection Association has seen an influx of rescue cases over the winter months and are appealing to members of the public for ...

Eight Magnificent Thoroughbreds Now Have a Second Chance of Love and HAPPA-ness!

Working alongside two other welfare agencies, HAPPA (Horses and Ponies Protection Association) have successfully given a second chance to eight vulnerable Thoroughbreds following a recent ...

The Ken Cranage Memorial Ball

We are extremely excited to share details about the Ken Cranage Memorial Ball and Auction. Many of you will have fond memories of HAPPA’s President ...

Equine Influenza

Know the signs, isolate immediately. In light of the recent Equine Influenza outbreak we are advising horse owners to be on high alert and recognise ...

Three people sentenced over animal cruelty at Burnley allotment

Three people have been sentenced after admitting a number of offences* under the Animal Welfare Act relating to animals being kept at a Burnley allotment. ...

KBL Solicitors & APFS Financial Advisors drop in clinic

KBL Solicitors and APFS Financial Advisors are delighted to assist HAPPA patrons by providing a FREE drop in clinic at their fantastic café at Shores ...

Nominations now being received for the Ken Cranage Memorial Award for Services to Equine Welfare

Many of you will have fond memories of HAPPA’s President Ken Cranage. In April this year, in his memory, we re-launch a fantastic and much ...

A Ray of Hope for Rescued Ponies

HAPPA are offering a New Start this New Year to two rescued ponies. In a joint venture with another welfare agency this extremely busy festive ...

HAPPA Dychio gets his Christmas Wish

HAPPA are delighted to announce that a foal born at the Centre has been placed in a Foster Home. HAPPA Dychio, who was born at ...

Can You Help keep HAPPA Marco, Destiny, Fergus, Kingdra, Noir, Henri warm this winter?

Can You Help keep HAPPA Marco, Destiny, Fergus, Kingdra, Noir, Henri warm this winter? They are all in need of a brand new rug to ...

Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice for others

Horses and Ponies Protection Association (HAPPA) commemorated the animals that served and died in conflict alongside British and Allied serviceman with a special Remembrance Gathering ...

With much sadness

It is with much sadness that we announce the death of our treasured Vice President, Mrs Jean Tipnis, who sadly passed away on 15th October ...

A Visit to Shores Hey Farm 2018

by Robert Parker-Jones Senior Judge for The National Pony Society, British Show Pony Society, Coloured Horse and Pony Society, British Show Horse Association, Welsh Pony ...

Access all Areas

To be held at HAPPA, Shores Hey Rescue, Rehabilitation Centre Saturday 6th October 2018 Tickets only event priced at; £10 adult, £8 Junior & Senior ...

HAPPA Launch New Equestrian Gift Shop

HAPPA (Horses and Ponies Protection Association) are very excited to announce the launch of their new onsite equestrian gift shop named ‘The Fussy Filly,’ at ...

REMEMBER A CHARITY WEEK AT HAPPA

HAPPA are asking the public to consider the Charity during ‘Remember a Charity Week’(10th-16th September). The national event sees Remember a Charity collaborate with charities in ...

HAPPA’s Grand Open Day

HAPPA (Horses and Ponies Protection Association) are inviting you to join them for the annual Grand Open Day at Shores Hey Farm in Burnley. The ...

Second Chance Sponsorship Scheme

These are new equines to the Scheme, if you are interested in sponsoring a HAPPA horse or pony, please visit https://www.happa.org.uk/sponsor/   Welcoming New Equines ...

Rescue, Rehabilitation, Rehoming

New Arrivals We welcomed four new arrivals to Shores Hey Farm recently; HAPPA Lily Thoroughbred Bred Mare, 4 years old. Lily was signed into our ...

HAPPA Frosty and HAPPA Spaniel need new saddles so they can go to their Forever Homes! Can you help?

Every equine taken into our care is placed on a bespoke rehabilitation plan in order to provide a Second Chance in a loving Forever Home. ...

REMEMBER A CHARITY WEEK AT HAPPA

HAPPA are asking the public to consider the Charity during ‘Remember a Charity Week’ (10th-16th September). The national event sees Remember a Charity collaborate with ...

HAPPA Equine Welfare Conference 2018

“Having Fun with Horses” HAPPA held its third Equine Welfare Conference on Wed 4th July 2018 at Shores Hey Farm. The theme was aimed at ...

HAPPA No Nonsense Facts about heat stress in equines

With extreme weather conditions on the increase we think it’s good to have the information you need to ensure your horse or pony can be ...

Congratulations to HAPPA Patron Sir Paul McCartney

HAPPA would like to extend a warm congratulations to our Patron Sir Paul McCartney. Sir Paul has recently received a Companion of Honour from her ...

HAPPA Welcomes Retraining of Racehorses (RoR)

HAPPA are delighted to announce their association with RoR and have welcomed several former racehorses through its doors, the latest of which is HAPPA Yeehaa. ...

Access all Areas

Horses & Ponies Protection Association ‘Access all Areas’ Bank Holiday Monday 7th May 2018 10am -4pm at Shores Hey Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre.  Tickets on ...

Great sorrow and a heavy heart following the death of our dear President Ken Cranage

It is with great sorrow and with a heavy heart that we have to announce the death of our dear President Ken Cranage, who sadly ...

WHEN TWO OF LANCASHIRE’S BEST JOIN FORCES!

Lancashire Tourism 2017 Award winners Crafty Vintage and Shores Hey Farm are combining their areas of expertise to create an Easter Weekend Bonanza never seen ...

Nomination For Animal Charity Team of the Year!

HAPPA (Horses and Ponies Protection Association) are pleased to announce that they have been nominated as Animal Charity Team of the Year. Petplan and The ...

#GetLovedUp at Shores Hey Farm

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, HAPPA is encouraging its supporters to share the love at Shores Hey Farm. With a number of activities happening over ...

PAINTING DONATED TO RAISE FUNDS FOR HAPPA

Mike Quinn renowned animal artist has produced the pastel image being offered for sale featuring four beautiful HAPPA horses. Using a photograph taken by former ...

HAPPA are pleased to announce that we have joined with Children’s University to become a Public Learning Destination at Shores Hey Farm.

Children’s University is a national programme that provides 5 to 14 year olds with exciting and innovative learning activities and experiences outside normal school hours. ...

Bringing the trophy home for Burnley!

In a glittering event held yesterday evening, Thursday 9th November, at the prestigious Tower Ballroom, Blackpool local Charity and Visitor Attraction HAPPA, Shores Hey Farm ...

Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice for others

Horses and Ponies Protection Association are commemorating the animals that served and died in conflict alongside British and Allied servicemen this Remembrance Sunday. Visitors to ...

HAPPA`S NO NONSENSE GUIDES TO EQUINE SAFETY

A lot of what we do here on the yard focuses on our key objectives which are Rescue, Rehabilitation and Rehome equines. But this isn`t ...

HAPPA`S NO NONSENSE GUIDE TO Equine Safety during the winter celebrations

The staff here at HAPPA have tons of experience working with lots and lots of horses and ponies.  They love to share their knowledge and ...

Clip Clip Away.

Clipping is in full swing at HAPPA and we are busy as bees ensuring the horses in our care receive a clip that is serviceable ...

HAPPA No Nonsense atypical myopathy.

At HAPPA we think it’s a great idea for as many people as possible to become educated about the best practice in equine care. We ...

HAPPA celebrated their 80th Anniversary at Shores Hey Farm

HAPPA celebrated their 80th Anniversary at Shores Hey Farm, Briercliffe, Burnley by staging a Grand Open Day on Saturday 9th September. Despite the challenging weather conditions many ...

The Equine Care Team at the Employer & Industry Engagement Event at Myerscough Agricultural College

The Equine Care Team are attending an Employer & Industry Engagement Event at Myerscough Agricultural College on Friday 15th September 2017.   Equine Care Officer Rachel Barnes ...

Celebrate our 80th year with us at the HAPPA

HAPPA are celebrating the anniversary of the development project and 80 years of saving equine lives at Shores Hey Farm, by staging a Grand Open ...

Sweet Itch season has begun… Here is what you need to know:-

Does your equine suffer with Sweet Itch? Here at HAPPA we have several horses and ponies that suffer from Sweet Itch and our Equine Care ...

Novelty Dog Show success for HAPPA

HAPPA (Horses and Ponies Protection Association) held their third annual Dog Show on Sunday 22nd May at Towneley Park, Burnley.   Over 100 dogs turned ...

Keep your horse cool during the hot weather with HAPPA’s top tips!

During the summer months, and especially on hot days, it is important to provide your horse or pony with extra care to keep them cool ...

#PoundforPie Campaign

As The Royal Mint launch #Poundforpound, we ask, why not support one of HAPPA’s newest foals in our #PoundforPie Campaign?   On 28th March 2017 ...

Foals, Foals, Everywhere!

  If you haven’t been to Shores Hey Farm recently then you may not have had the chance to see the four beautiful and adorable foals that were born between March and the beginning ...

HAPPA Welfare Conference Wed 5th July 2017 Schedule & Running Order

Are you a horse owner and want to enhance the future well-being of your equine friend?  Are you looking to improve your skills? Then come along to ...

We were extremely pleased to welcome Pendle Mayor

HAPPA were extremely pleased to welcome Pendle Mayor, Councillor Rosemary Carroll and Mayoress Mrs Carol Belshaw- Goulthorpe to Shores Hey Farm recently.   The Mayor ...

HAPPA is now a BHS approved Centre

HAPPA are proud to announce that we have been awarded the highest level of acceptance with a Highly Commended Approval for the Centre by the ...

Tommy Members- Save your pennies to help HAPPA’s horses and ponies and start collecting great Tommy gifts.

A special collection box has been designed for Tommy Members and you can claim yours today by calling Julie on 01282 455992/ emailing enquiries@happa.org.uk or ...

Exciting Announcement for the Equine Team at Shores Hey Farm!

HAPPA welcomed a new arrival to the Centre on Tuesday 28th March at 1.39pm.   The team where very surprised when HAPPA Pumpkin began to ...

HAPPA Equine Welfare Conference 2017

“Developing the Sustainability of the Riding Horse”. HAPPA are excited to announce their second Equine Welfare Conference to be held at Shores Hey Farm on ...

HAPPA Ponies 4 You

Parents and guardians-Does your child have an interest in learning to care for a pony, but keeping one just isn’t an option?   Kids-Want to ...

Keeping up the PACE

HAPPA are Hosting a CPPD Training Day to be held at Shores Hey Farm, Wednesday 5th April 2017  9.15am – 4.30pm £160 + VAT inclusive ...

Animal Welfare Act 2016 Refresher

Equine Inspectorate Training: a two day course is being held at HAPPA on 23rd & 24th February 2017 Open to external delegates within the industry; ...

HAPPA Oak is named to celebrate the Charity’s 80 Year Anniversary.

2017 is a very special year for local charity HAPPA (Horses and Ponies Protection Association) as they are celebrating their 80th year of making life ...

HAPPA Ben’s  Borrower talks about the joys of rehoming a HAPPA horse

HAPPA Ben’s  Borrower talks about the joys of rehoming a HAPPA horse and would like everyone to consider this option before buying. ‘After losing my ...

Come and join us for some Christmas Fayre

Come and join us throughout December, when we will be serving a rather special Christmas Menu. We’re all for breaking with convention and trying something ...

HAPPA calls for drone awareness this Christmas

As Santa prepares his Christmas deliveries this year, HAPPA is urging you to act responsibly especially if a Drone is on your wish list or ...

A HAPPA Borrowers’ Story

We heard of HAPPA through our local riding club. I had mentioned having some space and considering an adoption and I researched on line and then ...

HAPPA’s FREE Business Bonanza

Meet-Mingle-Munch Experience Shores Hey Farm and all we have to offer on Thursday 27th October 2016. See our fantastic facilities, take time and network, taste some ...

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