The H.A.C.K. Stable Yard that has taken 20 years in the making , and we are very proud of what we have achieved.

 

Below you will see how we started with our first block of stabling and onto what we have acheived today.  The Sanctuary had to start from scratch when we lost our rented accommodation on Darland Lane in Rossett and leave behind the spacious stabling, barn, and stores. We had to move all our horses, ponies and donkeys onto the new site  in 1995 and this is when then the serious work began in providing all the crutial facilities 

 

It is with special thanks to all  the Trustees of The Elise Pilkington Charitable Trust for supporting and believing in The H.A.C.K. Horse Sanctuary and their continous support  over  all these years which  has enabled us to acheived all that we have . Thus providing all the facilities and amenities in support of the welfare of the horse

 

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At first there were no stabling or facilities on the new site, no electricity, no water, no stabling, no fences, just two big fields with some unkempt hedges. We quickly errected a small shelter for a mare with a young foal, and some fencing, and worked extremely hard in raising funds for all the amenities and facilities that our horses required.

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Then Work started again sometime later on an extention to the original  stable block and once more

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Our most recent build is the Isolation Block, consisting of two large stables and a store/ open fronted barn/ shelter. We have built this with adaptions in mind for various uses as and when required.

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Over the years we expanded and inproved all the facilities

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Below is our  Buster "Super Star" Education Unit, which has been a great asset in the educational programmes that we run. 

 

 

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The Sanctuary also has a fully enclosed working arena, (menage). Large Hay Barns, Field Shelters and post and rail fencing around the various  paddocks.  We also use electric tape fencing when necessary.  There is still a lot to do and we are hoping to continually grow and expand and meet the needs of all the animals that so desperatley need us.

 

 

 

This is Sarah using the menage and training one of the horses  We now need to replenish the surface in this arena as it has been worked hard over the years.

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These two younsters are having a run around in the arena whilst their stables are being cleaned.  In the back ground you can see one of our large hay barns and our land continues beyound the wood

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 Another project that is high on our list of priorities is the driveway through the H.A.C.K. Yard.  Several years ago the local quarry donated several tonnes of limestone hardcore, it was rather a larger stone than we had expected and we had to get a JCB to level it all out for us and although it has served its pupose over the years it has now become very uneven and difficult to walk on for both humans and equines.  The continuous rainfall over the summer has made things worse and has seemed to have  brought the larger stone to the surface.  However this will cost a lot of money and we need to raise such before we can progress with it,....Anyone got a few thousand grand laying around that they would like to donate to us........