Legacy gifts in Wills

A gift in your Will to World Horse Welfare is a gift to the horses you love, and a promise for their future.
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A gift in your Will to World Horse Welfare is a gift to the horses you love, and a promise for their future.
Request a free Legacy pack

Why include a gift to World Horse Welfare in your Will?

You can support World Horse Welfare and help horses in so many ways but donations in the form of legacies, or donations in memory of loved ones, are some of the most personal and heartfelt we receive. Gifts in Wills, no matter how large or small, have a substantial and lasting impact on the work we continue to do helping horses. A legacy gift can give horses in need all over the world a second chance to lead a full and happy life.

If, after making provision for your loved ones, you would like to leave money in your Will to an animal charity, our free Gifts in Wills Guide provides you with the information you need to pledge a legacy to help horses. Our Gifts in Wills Guide tells you all about our work helping horses in the UK and around the world, as well as campaigning for improved equine welfare standards. The Guide also includes suggested Will wording for solicitors and our Gifts in Wills FAQs.

Gifts in Wills make up more than half of our annual income and it is with these vital funds we are able to continue our work helping horses in the UK and around the world. 

How does World Horse Welfare help horses with gifts in Wills?

World Horse Welfare has been improving the lives of horses for almost a century. A gift in your Will will help to ensure that this vital work in the UK and around the world continues and can develop to meet future challenges.

As an equine charity, horse welfare is at the heart of everything we do. World Horse Welfare works in the UK rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming horses. Our international projects help working horses by collaborating with in-country organisations and working with local communities to achieve sustainable, lasting improvements to equine welfare. We also campaign across all areas of the horse-human partnership to improve welfare standards and safeguard the future of horses.

“My late mother was a very fond supporter of your charity; we would often have conversations around a dining room table and jokingly tease her about why she was so fond of horses as she was, in fact, a little bit scared of them. I know she loved the good work done by your charity.”

Karl Lovatt (son of Jean Lovatt)

"I want to say thank you for the wonderful work that you do. Your work is special to me because of my father’s part in the 19th Hussars in the First World War-  I used to hear him speaking to old friends he met again, and they said of course they cried for their friends who were killed, but also for those poor horses. So I honour my dad and the horses as well by leaving something to World Horse Welfare in my Will."

Mrs Joan Valerie Newman

"I’m not a millionaire but I do everything that I can to help this charity because World Horse Welfare does a great job rescuing horses from horrific conditions in the UK, but also reaches so many other horses overseas."

Susan Jamieson

How your legacy can help horses


could fund the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of a horse in need in the UK.


could cover a month’s worth of veterinary, physiotherapy and dental treatments at our four Rescue and Rehoming Centres.


could enable us to establish a sustainable project to help working horses in communities overseas.

Want to find out more?

Our free Gifts in Wills Guide provides all the necessary information to allow you to make an informed decision about how you can include us in your Will.

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