What we do
The Leinster Horse & Pony Rescue (L.H.P.R.) is a voluntary organisation dedicated to the welfare of horses and ponies in Leinster. L.H.P.R rescue, rehabilitate and rehome equines that have been subject to abuse, neglect, abandonment and deprivation. 

We respond to emergency calls regarding injured or distressed horses and ponies. We also carry out talks and presentations on responsible horse ownership and horse welfare to schools and colleges.

From nothing has grown this beautiful organisation. We rescue, rehabilitate, re-train and re-home Ireland's forgotten horses and ponies.

We are an unincorporated body with a committee of four members. We are currently     (as of April 2019) in the process of registering with the Charity Regulator.
The Three R's we pride ourselves in!




We are what we are - a rescue centre for sick, injured and neglected horses and ponies.

We will assist in any donkey emergency as it arises also.

We are currently based on a rented farm in Trim County Meath.
Our current facilities include stabling, a barn, an isolation box and isolation turnout, grazing, bedding and hay storage and an office.

Our team of welfare officers work on the frontline responding to calls for help!

We work alongside the Gardaí,  the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and local authorities in moving welfare cases/cruelty cases to a place of safety.
We pride ourselves in our rehabilitation programme.

We feel our rehabilitation programme is like no other rescues.

We give 5 star individual attention to every animal that passes through our gates.

Our rehabilitation programme is headed up by a specific group of people who are part of our ''Quality Time Volunteers''. It is broken down into several stages.

Our first aim to is get the animal to trust humans again. Once we acheive this, we move onto letting them allow us to put a rug on, load them into a horsebox etc.

The final stage is training/backing them.
We are proud of our ''active'' rehoming scheme. Our aim is to rehome every equine that passes through the gates of LHPR!

In most cases all equines have been fully rehabilitated.

Rehoming is a hugely rewarding experience and allows us to free up space for new intakes and emergencies.

All you need to be eligable is some land, shelter, an equine premises number and a big heart!

We will conduct a home visit before placing any equine with you.

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Our Mission Statement
Here at L.H.P.R, we aim to relieve the unnecessary suffering of horses and ponies in need of care and attention in Leinster.

We pledge to provide our animals with sheltered accommodation, and the highest standard of nutritional, medical and emotional care.

We promise to promote the humane care and behaviour towards horses and ponies and all other animals, through information and education in animal welfare and prevention of cruelty and suffering towards animals.

We believe animals deserve to be born with dignity and when the times comes to die with dignity. While we operate a no kill policy, we do have to be realistic and humane and sometimes have to make the difficult decision to put an animal to sleep if its suffering, sick or injured beyond veterinary help.

Our Vision

An Ireland where animals are treated fairly and live without abuse or neglect.  

  LHPR is committed to being an open, accountable and transparent organisation

  In line with our commitment we are displaying in public, our euthanasia policy.
Our Euthanasia Policy - Click Here
Meet The Team
At L.H.P.R. everyone of us are volunteers and most of us have part/full time paid jobs...

Making the organisation run smoothly on a day to day basis are a special group of people with a passion for change and with one aim - to end equine cruelty and abuse.

Our committee consists of a chairperson, vice chairperson, treasurer and secretary.

We meet 3-4 times a year and all our meetings are minuted. 
Our committee members are garda vetted and all sign a code of conduct.

We also have a sub committee for fundraising only. This consists of a chairperson and two members.

On the yard we have an operations manager, yard supervisor and a wonderful team of volunteers.   

Responding to calls for help on the road is our team of welfare officers who work alongside the Gardaí,  the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and local authorities in moving welfare cases/cruelty cases to a place of safety.

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    Joseph Quinn
    Operations Manager & Director
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    Sandra Weafer
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    Audrey Mealiff
    Treasurer (Finance)
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    Linda Corrigan
    Assistant Chairperson
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    Michelle Mc Namme
    Yard Supervisor
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    Rebecca Brennan
    Welfare Officer
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    Juliann Callaghan
    Welfare Ambulance Driver
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    Bernie Quinn
    Call Handler/Dispatcher
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    Martina Quinn
    Fundraising Officer
L.H.P.R. in three minutes...
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