North Wales Horse Watch

Gogledd cymru gwarchod ceffylau

Charity No:  1192124





“International Grand Prix dressage rider/trainer, After being under the Horse Watch umbrella for the past 5 years I must say it brings a great peace of mind knowing my horses and tack are secure and we have done everything possible to keep it safe in this day and age. A huge thank you to Helen Lacey for developing a great theft deterrent in Horse Watch”.

Justine Armitage


“I can’t thank you all enough as a team for all your hard work... within seconds of putting a post up on Facebook asking for admin to contact me, within seconds Linda and Helen contacted me with a plan already in place to move forward... bear in mind it was very late at night and by 8.30am the morning after I received a phone call from Ann making arrangements to go and see the horses... they have all explained everything in detail to us and kept us informed of everything in the meantime... you have all done an amazing job and I’m so grateful to all the hard work you have all done.. xx”



“I would just like to say that we are so lucky to have a proactive watch scheme in North Wales. My livery yard had a visit from a few of the team who security marked all our tack and equipment and advised us about yard security. I follow the group on Facebook and receive alerts about crimes etc. The success rate of finding the owners of loose horses is very high.

Thank you”

S Williams


“The horse watch coordinator has helped with advice and support with different issues over the years. Every time there is a flood warning horse watch contact me straight away so I can move the horses onto safer pasture. A good point of contact and always there to help when I need them.”



“I thought that I would take this opportunity to thank you in my capacity as a horse owner,  past Community Councillor and member (trustee) of Neighbourhood Watch and former police officer, for all your invaluable help with the local "horse fraternity".   Your work and involvement have been exceptional, knowing that if there was a problem (e.g. stray horses, missing tack etc. you were a good contact.  When, as a councillor, last year we had an unfortunate incident of a local horse being shot overnight your involvement and reassurance (and the Police) with the local horse-owning community was invaluable. To be quite honest, I (and many others) feel that your notifications on owl and Facebook are invaluable.

Thank you once again and keep up the good work.

Kind regards”

Fran. Jackson-Edwards


“North Wales Horse Watch are committed to preventing and reducing equine related crime in the region and work closely with charities such as ourselves which is a huge help in the collaborative approach amongst all the welfare organisations to improve the lives of equines in North Wales. Many of the initiatives set up by Horse Watch play a big part in helping reduce equine crime.”

World Horse Welfare


“Horse Watch have been outstanding and just knowing they are there to help us with advice and support has helped us greatly. I cannot thank them enough. I have increased my security and also had all my tack and equipment security marked. I would advise horse owners across North Wales to join the scheme and get their tack marked."

Angela D, Buckley


“The horse watch coordinator managed to trace my horses after the field gate was found wide open. She found them 5 miles away in a muck sweat I cannot thank her enough for her help. very calm and professional. I have bought a good lock and turned my gate hinges over.”



“Last Monday evening Uwchaled YFC had a very interesting evening and learnt a lot from Helen Lacey, Fiona and Linda. On the evening we had different talks about crime prevention, animal welfare, safety and legislations. 22 members attended and really enjoyed the evening. It had been laid out well in three different sections. The talk started explaining about their role and then went on to talk about Mr Chip and chipping animals. Legislations were explained and a horse passport was shown, this was interesting as most of the members had never seen a horse passport, it's a lot different compared to a sheep or cow passport. The eventing was very interesting and involved demonstrations and some practical including tack marking, the members enjoyed having a go. The third station different equipment and alarms which were interesting to see.

We had a great evening and I would like to thank Helen, Fiona and Linda very much.

Kind regards”

SK, Uwchaled Young Farmers Club


“North Wales horse watch are amazing they helped me and my sister when our horse was cunningly taken. They helped in all sorts of ways. If it wasn't for them I think I would have been in a very dark place. If loaning a horse always put an agreement in writing NWHW are totally amazing and awesome. They go above and beyond to help will be eternally grateful.”

Joyce Drinkwater