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Loan Home Application

Loan Homes Application

The Application Procedure is as follows:

  • Anyone interested in loaning a horse/pony must complete the Application Form in full (word doc, 40kb) and return to the address below.
  • If the applicant is deemed suitable, we talk to the applicant by phone to discuss a possible match with a horse/pony. If the applicant is interested in a particular horse/pony, we arrange a visit to the yard between Monday and Friday (not weekends) to be introduced to the horse or pony.
  • If the applicant is interested in homing an Ex-Racehorse/TB, it will be necessary for the applicant to observe the horse ridden and is then requested to ride the horse under supervision to access suitability. (Disclaimer must be signed). Before leaving we advise the applicant whether or not we are happy to proceed to the next stage.
  • We allow 24 hours for the applicant to think about the horse/pony and whether they want to go ahead.
  • If the applicant decides to proceed with the loan arrangement we will contact the applicant's referees. If these are satisfactory we will arrange a visit to the premises where the horse will be kept. Please note that sufficient Grazing and Stabling/Shelter is a requirement in all cases.
  • If successful, the IHWT and the loaner sign a legally binding contract, laying down the terms and conditions of the loan. This is devised to safeguard all concerned, particularly the welfare of the horse/pony. The horse/pony remains the property of IHWT.
  • Once this is done and the appropriate contribution is paid, the loaner is responsible for transport arrangements and for all the costs of keeping the horse/pony thereafter. (In the event of a horse/pony being returned by the loaner, the cost of transport is the responsibility of the loaner).
  • A copy file relating to the horse/pony is given by IHWT. We request that all Veterinary and Farrier records are kept up to date, incl. Vaccinations.

We want our horses and ponies to live out a happy and useful life, which they deserve and are grateful to those people who are prepared to help us to do that. For more information on how to loan an IHWT horse or pony, please view our Loan Homes Application (word doc, 40kb)


Irish Horse Welfare Trust, Ballydonnell Stables, Redcross, Co Wicklow, Ireland
Tel: 0404 45720,   Mobile: 086 6047840,   Email: info@irishhorsewelfaretrust.org


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