Founder of Pony Club donates horse gear to World Horse Welfare

By Larissa Chapman

General news

17 January 2012 17:33

 World Horse Welfare has been kindly donated a large quantity of tack, rugs and other horse equipment by the children of the late Diana Martin-Bird, one of the founding members of the Pony Club.

The quality horse wear is now for sale at World Horse Welfare’s second hand tack shop based at the Hall Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Snetterton, Norfolk.  The kit includes: -

·         25 rugs

·         8 feeding buckets

·         3 girths

·         3 girth sleeves

·         2 sets of stirrups and leathers

·         3 leather headcollars

·         3 sets of reins

·         2 exercise sheets

·         Fly mask

Diana Martin-Bird, who passed away at the age of 91 last year, devoted her life to equestrianism and was the first chair of the Pony Club’s National Committee.  She took her riding and road safety test when in her 70’s and some of her fluorescent equipment is amongst the donated items.  Alastair Martin-Bird who is a supporter of World Horse Welfare said: “We were more than happy to donate the items to World Horse Welfare as they do such a wonderful job.  We thought anything that we can do to raise funds for the charity would hopefully be beneficial.

“Our mother was passionate about horses from an early age and I know she would have wanted her things to have gone to a good cause.  She accumulated lots of good quality rugs and tack and so it’s nice that others will hopefully get some pleasure from them.”

The donated equipment, as well as other donated items, are available to buy at Hall Farm between 10am and 4pm every Wednesday, weekend and Bank Holiday. 

For more information please contact Visitor Centre Officer Maxine Langley on 01953 499100 or 07801 880201 or email