Welcome to the Lluest Horse and Pony Trust  
Rescue Rehabilitation Rehoming 

Lluest Horse and Pony Trust’s Summer Art and Photography Competitions 

Would you like your artwork to feature on Lluest Horse and Pony Trust’s 2024 Christmas cards? Or do you take gorgeous photos of animals and nature that you would love to see in the Lluest Horse and Pony Trust 2025 40th Anniversary calendar? 
 
 
Our competitions open for entries on Sunday 19th June and close at Midnight on Wednesday 31st July 2024. We’ll be unveiling the winning entries at a special prize giving ceremony at our next Open Day on Sunday 8th September. We’ll also be launching sales of our Special 40th Anniversary 2025 Calendar and our new 2024 Christmas cards.
 
We are looking for 12 stunning images to feature in our special anniversary calendar.  The theme is our gorgeous country and the wonderful creatures it is home to. From Welsh landscapes to wildlife, from sunsets to sunflowers, and animals
 in all their glory – whether they are equine or not. If the picture is a stunning piece of art anyone would love to hang on their wall – then we’d love to see it. 
 

For our 2024 Christmas cards we are looking for two gorgeous pieces of artwork for our 2024. The theme is, of course, Christmas and horses. Your art can depict a Christmas scene, from the nativity and Christmas trees to Robins and snowy landscapes. You can include a festive equine or make your art all about the horse at Christmas.

 

We are blessed to have a fantastic line up of judges. Our own Rhian Mai Hubbart will be joined by our favorite award-winning photographer, Joann Randles to take on the task of the photography competition. Meanwhile talented and fortunately, local, West Wales artists, Lizzie Spikes and Sammi Wilson will be judging the art competition.

 

We can’t wait to see the winning images! And remember, by entering the competition, you are supporting us in our mission to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome the most vulnerable horses and ponies across Wales. Thank you! Diolch yn fawr!

 

Lluest Horse and Pony Trust’s September Charity Open Day & Dog 

We are excited to welcome you back for our September Open Day and Dog Show Sunday 3rd September 2023. The gates will be open at 11.00am and dog show starts at 12.00pm.
 
We have always tried to keep entry to our Open Days free and a lot of time and effort goes into organising and running the day, this year fundraising is critical to ensure the survival of the charity and we are asking for £5 entry per car. Parking is in our flat field, there is access for disabled through our front gates with some parking. Please be aware that despite our best efforts to be disabled visitor friendly the ground is uneven over much of our site including the car parking areas. The Dog show will start at 12.00pm in a paddock with the pedigree classes.
 
You can watch demo’s in our menage, meet our donkeys and ponies, have a chat and enjoy tea, cake and a savoury bite, browse our preloved tack & rug sale for bargains, have a go at hooking a duck, try your luck at winning a fantastic raffle prize, plus more …… 
 
 

Click below to see the dog show schedule…..

 

Lluest Horse and Pony Trust’s Urgent Appeal April 2023

In February and the start of March the charity’s funds fell to a critical level after paying unexpected large repair bills. The Trustees (directors) made an announcement on Facebook on the 7th March 2023 that Lluest was going to close after 38 years of rescuing and helping equines.
 
Following some critical short term fundraising, the staff and volunteers put together an initial successful rescue plan, which included a brand new board of Trustee’s to support the staff and lead  Lluest into the future. We now all need to work hard to make Lluest sustainable and prevent this situation happening again in the near future. 

Click below to read more about this and how you can help us …..

 

Lluest Horse and Pony Trust’s Great Hay & Feed Appeal 2022

It’s July and it may seem like a long way off before we should be worrying about winter, but we need to ensure Lluest Horse and Pony Trust’s Great Hay and Feed Appeal’s target of £4,000, is reached well before its onset. Last winter, we spent £8,000 on feed, hay and bedding for the rescues living at Lluest Horse and Pony Trust. 

Click below to read more about our concerns for this winter …..

 

Taking Care of Elderly Horses and Ponies

With advances in veterinary medicine and more knowledge, horses like humans are now living longer. Many horses and ponies that have had good welfare throughout their lives, are now remaining healthy and active well in to their 20’s and 30’s. Taking care of elderly horses and ponies takes a lot of time and expense, especially if they have other health issues or their dental health deteriorates.

Click below to read more about the challenges of looking after older horses and ponies…..

 

Maggie’s Story

When we received a call from another charity in April, concerned for a foal, we knew that despite it being late evening we had to respond with the utmost urgency..

Click below to read the hopeful rescue story of orphaned foal Maggie, and how you can support her journey towards a fulfilling life…

 

Connie’s Story

Sometimes the most amazing stories are the ones you have to wait to tell.

When we received a call from a walker in mid-March 2020, concerned for a foal, we knew that despite lockdown we had to respond with the utmost urgency..

Click below to watch and read the heart-breaking and hopeful story of Connie, rescued in lockdown against the odds and how you can support her journey towards a fulfilling life…

 

Welcome to Lluest Horse and Pony Trust

We’re proud to be one of only two National Equine Welfare Council member equine welfare charities in Wales.

Founded in 1985 by the remarkable late Ginny Hajdukiewicz, Lluest has rescued over 400 ponies in 35 years. While Ginny sadly passed away at 38, the trust is her legacy. 

Lluest, meaning ‘haven’ in Welsh, strives to provide a place of safety and rescue to horses and ponies who have been victims of abandonment, cruelty and neglect on our 40 acre farm in the Brecon Beacons.

 Our work

Rescue is just the beginning for our horses, ponies and donkeys. Our experienced small team tailor our care to each animal, to provide for their individual needs through rehabilitation. Once back at optimum health, our ultimate aim is always to find each pony a loving experienced Guardian home. We believe every horse and pony deserves a second chance to flourish in safety.

Every horse and donkey owner should have the resources and information available on how to meet their animal’s welfare and five needs,  read more here.

Help us care for rescued ponies at this difficult time

Please click to read our statement in response to COVID19

How you can help 

 

Sponsor a pony

Rehoming isn’t always a viable option for some horses and ponies, who will have a place of haven and safety at Lluest for as long as they need it. Support our long-term residents by sponsoring a pony.

 

 Rehoming

Providing a home to a rescue is the most rewarding journey. We can’t promise perfection, but we wouldn’t want them any other way. Our Guardian network is trusted with the care of over 100 rescued horses and ponies, with our team supporting every step of the way.

 

 Support our work

As a small charity and independent rescue organisation, we rely solely on public support. We couldn’t continue without you. There are so many ways you can support us and make a difference to rescued ponies.

 

Lets stay in touch 

Do you want to hear from the frontline of rescue and rehabilitation across South Wales?

Our rescues have incredible stories to tell. If you’d like to recieve updates about our work and updates about our horses, ponies and mules to your inbox, please subscribe to our email newsletter. It’s a completely free way to stay in the know about all things Lluest!