The Thornberry Equine Team: Our approach

Thornberry Equine Team

Our aim is to treat each horse and pony as an individual, identify their needs and work with them to ensure that they are ready for finding their forever home. Some horses have very bad prior experiences and need a lot of rehabilitating before they learn to trust people again. For some, the basics can […]

How to look after a horse and its basic needs.

How to look after a horse

Freedom from Hunger and Thirst Horses need to have access to good quality forage (hay/grass) as they are trickle grazers with small stomachs that produce acid constantly. If they were to go for long periods without food they could develop health problems such as stomach ulcers. It is also very stressful for them. Clean fresh […]

Celebrating 30 years of Thornberry Animal Sanctuary

Celebrating 30 years of Thornberry

We were founded in 1988 and in that time we have rescued thousands of dogs, cats, rabbits and horses. We take in animals who need a new home, through no fault of their own. Once we have assessed each animal and helped them with any potential medical or behavioural needs they may have, we try […]

Thank you: Miners Arms and Dronfield, for your generosity.

Thornberry Animal Sanctuary Events

Thornberry’s Billy Ellerby seen here receiving a huge cheque, in more than one sense of the word-  a massive £5000.00 in fact! –  from The Miners Arms in Dronfield, on behalf of Thornberry Animal Sanctuary.   Thank you to the Miners Arms Charity Circle and Mark, the Landlord, for your  enormous act of charity in fundraising […]

Thornberry animal sanctuary Jewelry

Thornberry animal sanctuary Jewelry

Your chance to share a unique place in equine history, inspire your own riding and support T.A.S. at the same time! These pieces are crafted from sterling silver, using the hair of three top eventing and show-jumping horses.  To order contact Heart and Stockpin:  All Star B  (Ros Canter) £150 and £75    Slider bracelet: […]

Want to make Amazon work for charity? Please choose Thornberry Animal Sanctuary.

Thornberry Animal Sanctuary Amazon

Spring into action! If you haven’t already asked Amazon to donate to T.A.S. pleasedo. It is easy and costs you nothing! For Amazon customers, please take the simple step of naming us as the charity tosupport: Go to and register (type in the name of) Thornberry AnimalSanctuary. When you next choose to shop with […]

The Great Eggscape

The Great Eggscape

An amazing 500 hens were released from a life of battery egg-production last weekend and re-homed to free-range lives!  Phoenix Hen Rescue called on Thornberry to help rehome just some of a total number of 12000 hens moving on from their previous existence.  A huge number of concerned members of the public rose to the […]

Thornberry Easter Fun Fayre on a gloriously sunny Easter Saturday

Thornberry Easter Fun Fayre

Prizes galore were won at Thornberry’s Easter Fayre on Easter Saturday, including Snowie the large rabbit himself.  An even bigger Easter rabbit made the raffle draw. See below for the  prizewinners.  There were several live demonstrations of some of our ‘real’ rabbits too as well as two visiting ponies welcoming our visitors by the car […]

Thornberry Goes Solar

Thornberry Goes Solar

Our energy needs exceed what the output of a 12 KW system can generate, as we were informed from the start but neither funds nor time allowed us to install the full 30KW needed for nearly complete self-sufficiency. We are planning on a second phase of installation up to 30 KWs later in the year, […]

Launch of donr text-giving platform

Launch of donr text-giving platform

Hi, I’m Holly. I live at Thornberry at the moment. I am happy with the lovely treatment I get here and the treats too when I am learning. I am looking forward to living with my own family one day and I am so glad that Thornberry does so much to find wonderful people who […]