Information and Explanation on Rehoming an Equine from IHRP

The IHRP rescues Equines intended for slaughter in Irish pounds. We then rehabilitate and rehome Equines to a permanent home. We take great care that any Equine rehomed by us is in good health. It will be vetted, treated for worms, receive farrier attention (where required) and have its teeth checked. By the time an Equine is fit to go to a new home a considerable amount of time and money has been invested in it. IHRP request that the applicant make a donation for rehoming an Equine, minimum requested is €250 for a small pony. In the event you no longer wish to keep that Equine, please notify IHRP of same and arrange the return of the Equine forthwith.

The Application procedure is as follows:

  • Anyone interested in rehoming an Equine, must read this information in full and complete the attached Application Form. It is essential to provide references, which will be checked.
  • If the applicant is deemed suitable, we talk to the applicant by phone to discuss a possible match with an Equine.
  • If the applicant decides to proceed with the rehoming arrangement we will contact the applicant’s referees.
  • If these are satisfactory we will arrange a visit to the premises where the Equine will be kept in order to carry out a Home Check. Please note that sufficient grazing and stabling / shelter are a requirement in all cases.
  • If the applicant is interested in a particular Equine and are deemed to be suitable for that Equine we arrange a visit to the yard to be introduced to the Equine.
  • We allow 24 hours for the applicant to consider the application and whether they want to go ahead.
  • If successful the IHRP and the applicant sign a legally binding contract, laying down the terms and conditions of the rehoming. This is devised to safeguard all concerned, particularly the welfare of the Equine involved.
  • Once the contract is signed and the appropriate donation is paid, the Equine will be adopted.
  • We can provide transport of the Equine to the new home once the Diesel  costs are met.
  • The Equine remains in the ownership of IHRP. The Equine may not be sold or bred from. IHRP reserve the right take back an Equine at our discretion if any of the above conditions are not met. 
  • We want our Equines to live out a happy and useful life, which they deserve and are grateful to those people who are prepared to help us do that.
    IHRP Explanation / Information Sheet  

​ If you are happy to proceed,please fill in our online Application form on the drop down tab.
​If you would like a form posted to you, please click on our contact us tab, and leave us your address. 
Thank you!!!


Call: 085 741 8149

IHRP Location:
Co Offaly, Ireland

CHY No: 202005124
Directors: K Keogh, P Keogh,
S Taggart,  J Davis, U Mulcahy, P Costello