Major Sponsors of The British Festival of the Working Horse Events

The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation

The Oakdale Trust

Rod and Anne Gifford

Laurent Perrier Champagne

1 Anonymous Donor


Other Sponsors
in alphabetical order:

2 Anonymous Donors

The British Horse Loggers

Chloe Darling

Adam Hart-Davis

Heavy Horse World

Doug Joiner

Pete and Dawn Large

Gudrun Leitz

Charles Martell


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The British Festival of the Working Horse is a company limited by guarantee established in England, company number 8015684 and a charity, number 1152668


The objects of the Charity are

1.    To advance the education of the public in the subject of the working horse:
(a)  by promoting, sustaining and increasing individual and collective knowledge and understanding in the working horse;
(b)  through research (the useful results will be made available for the public benefit); and
(c)  by preserving and maintaining the heritage and historic tradition of work with the working horse.

2.    To advance environmental protection for the public benefit through the promotion of sustainable development and biodiversity by, and research into (publishing the useful results for the public benefit), the use of the working horse as a renewable energy source (by “sustainable development” we mean "development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”).

3.    To promote humane behaviour towards working horses and to advance the education of the public in their welfare and animal welfare generally by promoting appropriate working practices for the working horse and in particular supporting the improvement of the harness and equipment for the working horse.

4.    To encourage, promote and improve the breeding of the working horse to ensure its preservation for the public benefit.

5.    To promote agriculture and forestry by sustainable means through use of the working horse.


Living horse power is cheap and readily available. We can breed horses, without limit, without endangering the planet.We know a lot about them and how to use them. They can pull things for us, carry us, help support our society, feed it and enable it to function. They can do so far better than they did in the past if we take advantage of some of the technical advances made in agriculture and machinery design. They can be fed from our fields. They don't destroy the environment but enhance it. They create employment, not replace it. They are a source of companionship in the workplace, a source of pride and pleasure when seen to be working to perfection in harmony with man and his surrounding. Why on earth don't we use them?

Charlie Pinney. 2003.