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Horse lovers star on ITV show Auf Wiedersehen My Pet

Left to right with Sparkle the horse are Rebecca Evans, Donna Hall and Joanne Wheeler

Left to right with Sparkle the horse are Rebecca Evans, Donna Hall and Joanne Wheeler

A horse rehoming charity is featured in a new television series currently airing on ITV.

Horses 4 Homes helps people who can no longer look after their pets to find suitable new homes.

And the 20-episode ITV1 series Auf Wiedersehen My Pet is following two of the horses as they are rehomed with new owners.

The first show featuring one of the horses was shown yesterday afternoon (Tuesday). The next one will be at 2pm on Thursday next week.

Rebecca Evans, founder of Horses4Homes, who lives in Princes Risborough, said: “It is very exciting, and amazing for a charity I’ve built up from nothing to be on prime time telly.

“We don’t have many funds at all, we all work from home. We don’t have funds to advertise, so this in incredible.”

A horse lover all her life, Mrs Evans competed at national level for many years and has 250 horses from across the country listed on her website.

She said: “Horses, unlike dogs and cats, get rehomed quite a lot for all sorts of reasons.”

This can include owners ‘growing out’ of their pony interest, or falling ill and therefore being unable to ride, or no longer being able to afford the cost of looking after the horse.

They can register their horse for free on the website, and potential buyers can put themselves forward. None of the horses is for sale, but new owners make a donation to the charity.

Mrs Evans is supported by Joanne Wheeler of Fairford Leys and Donna Hall from Haddenham. The television researchers found the charity via the internet.

 

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