For months before he came into our care Clippy had been shut away, surrounded by rubbish and because the roof of the stable had collapsed, he had little protection from the elements.
Glenda Spooner Farm
Glenda Spooner Farm, World Horse Welfare's Rescue & Rehoming Centre in Somerset, is a great free place to visit. Meet the rescued horses going through rehabilitation and those who are ready for rehoming, and enjoy a walk around the paddocks.
Come and visit World Horse Welfare's Glenda Spooner Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre, now open from 11am till 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday, with the restaurant open from 10am for breakfast. Located on the outskirts of the ancient, Royal town of Wessex, Somerton, we are situated in the heart of the rural landscape of South Somerset. We care for and rehabilitate around 65 horses and ponies at any one time with the aim to find them loving new homes, and take approximately 100 horses through our doors each year, including those returning from homes. The farm has had a recent re-development and our new facilities will help us rescue and rehabilitate even more horses.
Things to do at Glenda Spooner Farm:
Meet the horses
Come and meet some of the horses and ponies we have in our care. You can take a guided tour of the stables and find out more about the work that we do behind the scenes. Why not take a trek around the farm following one of our great farm walks? Remember to look out for our adoption horse, Clippy, who will be very pleased to meet you. The farm sits in 220 acres of unspoilt countryside and there are many opportunities to spot the wildlife around our lake. You can admire the view from the top of the farm across the Somerset Levels or just take a stroll around our paddock trail and meet some of the ponies.
You might even find a horse or pony that you would like to rehome!
Learn all about the work of World Horse Welfare, from how we rehabilitate and rehome our horses to our international work and campaigns. Discover how you can help us with fundraising or get involved with the charity's work. Watch our notice boards and Facebook Page for news about what’s on at Glenda Spooner Farm.
Eat at the Farm
Relax in our café overlooking our brand new indoor arena and enjoy some great British food, freshly prepared by our skilled chef using the finest local produce. You may even be lucky enough to see some of our horses undergoing their rehabilitation work. Free public Wifi available.
Children's Play Paddock
Take a well-earned rest while your children have fun in our safe play area.
Dogs Welcome too!
We cater for our canine friends too, so don’t leave them at home. Take them on the farm walks with you (on leads and please pick up after your dogs). You can also enjoy your coffee break or lunch in our dog friendly garden.
Why not hold your next event, celebration or meeting here at Glenda Spooner Farm? Our fabulous arena is available to hire and we also have a new Conference Suite, seating up to 100 delegates in a variety of layouts, together with the latest IT and audio equipment. Contact us on 01935 841442 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Glenda Spooner Farm's new Visitor Centre is open from 11am till 4pm Wednesday through to Sunday. Café hours: 10am ‘Brunch through Lunch’. Full lunch menu available from 12noon – 2.30pm, followed by afternoon tea and cakes until 4pm.
We are also able to cater for groups outside of these times. Please contact the farm on 01935 841442 for more information.
FREE Parking and Admission, Disabled Facilities, Baby Change and Dog Friendly
Our Centre Manager
Claire Phillips has worked in the equine industry for many years and has had extensive experience with all types of horses. She originally joined World Horse Welfare as a groom in 2001, and, after a brief spell away from the charity, she returned to take on the role of Glenda Spooner Farm Centre manager in 2011. Claire is a keen horse woman who rides regularly. She has a genuine passion for equine rehabilitation and is a trained equine massage therapist.
How to find us
Our address is: World Horse Welfare Glenda Spooner Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre, Kingsdon, Somerton, Somerset, TA11 7LA.
Glenda Spooner Farm is located on Brincil Hill, between the B3151 and the A372, just outside of Kingsdon, Somerset, TA11 7LA.