VISITOR OPENING TIMES

We welcome visitors to our Sanctuary every Sunday afternoon and on Bank Holiday Mondays.

Sanctuary opening times are:
From April to September we are open from 11am until 4pm. From October to December, the times change from 1pm until 4pm.

Visitors can enjoy reading case histories of some of our rescued horses and ponies in the Information Centre, as well as information sheets ranging from the dangers of poisonous plants to understanding laminitis.

We believe education is the key to motivating people to learn more about an animal before taking one on.

Remember you can also follow us on Facebook for all the latest Sanctuary news and details of forthcoming events


 

HOW TO GET TO US

By Road
The Sanctuary is located on Pitsea Hall Lane, which is just off the A13. Take the Pitsea exit. At the roundabout next to the large Tesco superstore take the Pitsea Hall Lane exit towards Pitsea Raillway Station. Continue straight over the mini-roundabout, over the small bridge and straight over the level crossing. EHPPS is then situate approximately 300 yards on the left hand side. There are ample car parking facilities within the Sanctuary.

By Bus
The nearest bus stop is at Pitsea Railway Station, approximately 500 yards from the Station. Bus services operating locally that stop at Pitsea Station are numbers: 1, 1A, 5, 8, 8B, 8C, and 15B.

By Rail
The nearest station is Pitsea, approximately 300 yards away.

WHY NOT PAY US A VISIT DURING OUR OPENING TIMES?

The Sanctuary is open to welcome visitors on

SUNDAYS AND BANK HOLIDAY MONDAYS

11AM TIL 4PM (April to September)
1PM TIL 4PM (October to December)

Visitors can enjoy reading case histories of some of our rescued horses and ponies in the Information Centre, as well as information sheets ranging from the dangers of poisonous plants to understanding laminitis.  We believe education is the key to motivating people to learn more about an animal before taking one on.  You can pay a  visit to the

SANCTUARY BRIC-A-BRAC, INFORMATION CENTRE, HAVE A CAKE AND A CUPPA FROM OUR REFRESHMENT BAR, ADOPT-A-PONY, GROOM-A-PONY and, of course, MEET OUR WONDERFUL ANIMALS  – WE KNOW THEY WOULD LOVE TO MEET YOU TOO!

Instances of deliberate cruelty are thankfully rare, and the vast majority of equine welfare problems are simply the result of inadequate knowledge on the part of the horse-owner.  Accordingly, we feel that education is the key to change – particularly for children who are the horse-owners of tomorrow and often the motivation for purchasing a horse today.  EHPPS try to promote the general welfare and well-being of all equines through an Education Programme, both on-site and at local schools.  We provide these facilities through the summer months, as staffing constraints and additional workload during the winter months can make this very difficult.

At the Sanctuary’s Information Centre we show photographs of the cruelty cases that we have been involved with over the years.  Some are very unsettling, but they tell it exactly like it is.

WHAT TO WEAR

WHAT TO BRING

GROOM A PONY

THE BRIC-A-BRAC SHOP

We politely ask our visitors NOT TO FEED any of the Sanctuary’s horses and ponies…
…as we need to monitor what, and how much, many of them eat. Some are on special diets, a few suffer from Metabolic Syndrome (similar to Type II diabetes in people), some have liver damage and well meaning titbits could make them seriously ill.   But you can always hand any goodies of apples, pears or carrots to our staff who will ensure that the horses and ponies get your treat with their dinner!