Touchdown Memorial Home for Horses is a charity that provides rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming for horses and ponies in need.
We take in horses and ponies who have a genuine need. This may be due to injury or illness, old age, behavioural issues or genuine hardship of the previous owner such as bereavement. They may be of any age, height or breed.
We started in 1998 in Shropshire, where we converted a derelict farm into an ideal yard with indoor and outdoor school and American barn stabling for ten. Moving on to Scotland, we converted a greenfield site into a sophisticated equestrian centre with a dedicated team of employees, trustees and volunteers and excellent facilities.
The mission of the charity is to educate to achieve our vision that all horses and ponies shall have lives of high quality.
We have the following facilities:
In and Outdoor Arena: We have state of the art facilities in keeping with our status as a modern equestrian centre. We have invested heavily in three outdoor arenas (fully drained, post and rail fenced, and surfaced) and in an large indoor arena.
Stables: We have a custom-built American barn incorporating twelve stables 4 m by 4 m with rubber flooring and cobbled surrounds. Windows open both internally and externally. Inside the barn are also two tack rooms, feed room, tool room, feed and haylage storage, kitchen, staff room, fully accessible toilet, training room, horse washing area and outside haylage storage and additional rug shed and tool shed.
Paddocks: We have nine paddocks totalling 40 acres (18 hectares), fully post and rail fenced with electric fencing internal, automated water troughs, field shelters, fully drained and sanded corridors and nature walks. We have three car parks which are fully tarmacked: one for horse boxes; one for customers; one for disabled customers and disabled visitors.
Café: The café is part of this project so you can enjoy a refreshment with some homemade bakes and view the activities in the indoor area.