About My Lovely Horse Rescue

My Lovely Horse Rescue was set up in 2011 when we could no longer stand by and watch the cruelty that was happening all around us. The equine crisis of 2012/2013 was a direct result of the economic crash. Starving horses were being abandoned all over the country while horrific cruelty cases were becoming more common.

We decided we had enough and My Lovely Horse Rescue was born. The charity is still run entirely by unpaid volunteers, all with full time jobs but with a shared passion for change.

We rely entirely on you, our supporters, to enable us to continue what we do as we receive just one small grant from the Department of Agriculture (€2,000 in 2015 and €10,000 in 2016).

What We Do

We rescue, rehabilitate and re-home horses, ponies and donkeys in the Dublin and greater Leinster area. We also carry out Horse Health Days around Dublin offering subsidised gelding, microchipping, farrier and dentist checks.

We also present at Joint Policing and Community Policing Fora, engage with local councils, councillors, Gardaí and legislators to identify ways to improve equine welfare through enforcement and improved legislation.

Our Mission

Our mission is to end the suffering of equines in Ireland. We believe that the three main causes of suffering are lack of education and indiscriminate breeding along with outdated and un-enforced animal welfare laws.


We aim to help & educate those who don’t look after their horses and in time we hope to have horse owners from disadvantaged areas visit our rescue centre for training.

Enforcement of Animal Welfare Laws

We want to improve the mechanisms that are in place to enforce the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013 and are in regular talks with TDs, Councillors and The Department of Ag.

Charity Status & Company Information

CRO (Companies Registration Office) Number: Application in progress
CHY Number: Application in progress

"As My Lovely Horse Rescue Limited was established before the 16th October 2014, the organisation is entitled to describe itself as a charity and continue to operate as a charity, including fund-raising, while their application for inclusion on the Public Register is being processed by the Charities Regulator. This is in line with section 39 of the Charities Act, 2009."

Office of the Charities Regulator

Company Number539058 Search Company Register and view a list our our submissions here
Company Type
CLG - Company Limited by Guarantee (read more about company types here on the CRO website)
Date Registered: 05/02/2014

Postal Address

My Lovely Horse Rescue Charity Shop
44 Main Street
Dublin 14

Rescue Centre

Our centre is not open to the public yet (except for rehoming/volunteer enquiries - by appointment only), as we are currently constructing and refurbishing it.

Rescue Centre Wishlist

We have created a wish list of items we need to help get the centre up and running for our rescued horses.  If you would like to contribute to the setting up of the centre, click here.