The Horses and Ponies Protection Association

The Horses and Ponies Protection Association (HAPPA) is one of the oldest and most respected charities within equine welfare. Helping fight against the transportation of large horses to the continent for slaughter, HAPPA continues to play a major role in all aspects of equine welfare.

Achieving better protection for horses with the Riding Establishments Act, The Ponies Act 1969, The Illegal Tethering Act 1991 and by setting up the National Equine Welfare Committee 1997, HAPPA campaigns for improvements in existing legislation to ensure that horses, ponies and donkeys are protected from cruelty and neglect.

The charity rescues horses from varying conditions, investigates over 800 cases of cruelty per year and rehabilitates each individual horse back to full health; they also provide advice and education to prevent the cruelty continuing.