The aim of this charity is to create an environment that combines caring for retired rescue horses and other animals with nature conservation.
ARC’s aim is to assist horses and other animals, that have reached the end of their working life and need to retire in a safe and caring home which provides, not only for their physical needs, but also for their emotional well-being. We do not look to rehome any of the animals that join our ‘family’, they come to us in need of a quiet retirement.
2023 Calendar is available to buy
Our calendars are A4 and 100% of the monies raised from them go to ARC.
WEDDINGS & EVENTS
A UNIQUE SETTING
Step through the Peacock Gate to discover a magical outdoor Licensed venue with secret gardens, ponds, seated fire pit area, and wildflower meadows. Large parking area, beautiful Marquee field with stunning views of the Devon countryside and camping areas available.
Every wedding fee is donated to the charity to look after our resident horses and further the conservation activities.
Our beautiful Licensed Blessing Hut, nestled between the trees and wildlife pond, is licensed for Civil Marriages. Take your vows in the open air while your guests relax on straw bales in the sunshine.
Every ARC wedding is tailor-made, from intimate ceremonies for four to festival celebrations for 300. Help and guidance is provided for by our wedding coordinator – let your imagination run wild!
What we do …
For the past 6 years Ash Rescue Centre’s aim has been to turn previously farmed arable land into a wildlife conservation site. We have been doing this in many ways such as… digging ponds, planting hedges, planting trees, sowing native grass and meadow mixes, putting 10 acres into a birdseed mix for overwintering birds and invertebrates, planting and sowing many wildflower plugs and seeds, keeping on top of invasive species, not over- grazing and creating specific habitats and homes for some of our rarer residents like Barn Owl boxes, Dormouse nest and Bat roosts.
What nature does …
By creating this wildlife site we have seen a huge increase in the amount of insects and birds living on the land. With just a little bit of help from us the wildlife is now not only surviving but increasing and thriving. Birds like Cirl Buntings, Skylarks, Goldcrests, Bullfinches, Barn owls and Woodcock now visit or live on the farm. We have a small Deer herd, Foxes, Badgers, Stoats, Hares and a visiting Otter.
What you can do …
To carry on our important work here at ARC takes time and funds. Here are some great ways you can help us and make a difference …
MEADOWCINE FOR HORSES
Jenny Rogers is a qualified equine herbalist Jenny combines her horticultural knowledge (ND in amenity horticulture and 20 years practical experience) with her love and understanding of horses, to assist in treatments and prevention for a variety of ailments.