Welcome to SPEAR - an established Large Animal Welfare Charity. Our objectives are to provide support and care for elderly, infirm or unwanted large animals and to educate and promote an understanding of their needs.



SPEAR - Your Horse Live charity for 2014

We are absolutely delighted to be chosen as the Your Horse Live Show's charity for 2014, go to our Events Diary page and follow the link to the Your Horse Live website.




SPEAR's work is funded solely by donations.  With your help we can continue to give our animals the very best of care.

How you can  help us:

Adopt an Animal 

                  Support our events ** OPEN DAY ON SUN 7 SEPTEMBER**                                        download Open Day poster here 

Join our 100 Club (just £12 per year)

Donate items for our SPEAR stall

Save your used stamps for us, especially foreign ones 

 Our Annual  Report gives full details of our work during the past year, download a copy here.  There's full information on admissions, permanent residents, the animals included in the adoption programme, and a run-down of our many fund-raising activities during the year and those planned for next year.



We took Jasper and the SPEAR fund-raising stall* to the 'Animals R Magic' event at the Jinney Ring Craft Centre, Hanbury in July. Jasper enjoyed the day enormously and made many new friends (see photos below).  Jasper is a very sociable pony and he always attracts a great deal of attention so we were able to tell  his remarkable story over and over again to promote SPEAR's work for horses and ponies in desperate need.

*we take the SPEAR stall out most weekends during the spring/summer season, please see list of locations on the Events Diary page and come along to support us.







The Wolf Run is a run with a difference-  the 10 kilometer course is made up of raw natural terrain; open countryside, woodland, lakes, thick mud, and a combination of natural and man made obstacles! On the 15th of June seven runners, Team Canis Lupus, completed the Wolf Run challenge at Stanford Hall, Leicestershire and raised a total of £572.00 for S.P.E.A.R.  The runners were not put off and plan to complete The Winter Wolf in November with hopes of matching the total raised. Canis Lupus would like to wish a huge thanks to everyone who donated to S.P.E.A.R! 







We take the SPEAR stalls out and about to many venues on most weekends all through the Spring and Summer, fund-raising and publicising SPEAR's work for horses and ponies in desperate need. Here we are at the Whitacre and Shustoke Show in July: 



Selling rugs at Tadmarton Fun Ride in September:




  Thank you to everyone who has sent in cuddly toys for our teddy tombola, we now have more than enough.