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Friends of Hay Farm

Hay Farm and Northumberland Heavy Horse Heritage Charity rely on visitor donations and support from you. Our new support scheme is coming soon. Please check back for more information.

The cost is per year –

£50 – single membership

£85 – double membership


This gives the holders unlimited entry to the farm for a year.

Free entry to any events we hold within the Farm.

They will also receive a regular Quarterly Newsletter.


The pack you receive will include:


Membership Card


Fridge Magnet


Car Sticker




By becoming a ‘Friend of Hay Farm’ your generous support is vital to the work done here at the centre and your donations are spent on the animals and their requirements.

The primary aim of the centre is to conserve and promote rare breed heavy horses. The Centre is a ‘not for profit’ organisation and survives solely on the donations made by you, our valued supporters. Your donations allow us to care for the animals and to develop the centre to ensure a future for these At-Risk Breeds.

Since opening Hay Farm in 2013 we have gained Approved Farm Park Status from the Rare Breed Survival Trust and we now work in partnership with them to protect our native rare breeds of Heavy Horse.

Here at the Hay Farm we also offer a ‘rescue facility’ for heavy horses that fall on difficult times. We bring these animals to the farm, and they receive vet care and as much rehabilitation as possible so they can live out their remaining days at the centre in safety, good health and in comfortable conditions.

Without your support we could not achieve any of the things we mention and so for that we thank you and hope you will visit us frequently, when you can see what your donations are achieving.

Did you know?

Bale of haylage – £45 lasts 5 horses, 3 days

Sack of horse and pony mix – £12, 2 per day

Sack of fibre mix- £14.70, 2 per day

Hoof trim – £40 each horse every 8 weeks

New shoes- £150 per set, every 6 weeks (for those pulling the carriage or in work)

Vets fees – £350 per month average, including teeth, vaccinations and all other work ups.

Case of colic- £5000 upwards

Foal requiring plasma after birth, £400 per bag often two bags required

Bedding for stables £100 per load

Inside Hay Farm - horse-drawn machinery

What's on Offer

Educational Visits

Schools and educational establishments are welcomed at Hay Farm. Please get in touch via email to discuss your requirements.

Social group Visits

Member of a club or social group? Join us for a visit! Discounts made for group bookings and lunches/carriage rides can be included in the price. Please get in touch to book your visit.

External Talks

We are available to provide talks about the centre and heavy horses at external venues. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Carriage Rides

Short carriage rides run throughout the school holidays; please check the homepage or Facebook for up-to-date information relating to the rides.

Filming Hire

Both horses and equipment are available to hire for film and production work. Both our horses and handlers have years of experience with heavy horses and would be happy to discuss your requirements. We also offer Hay Farms' historic setting and spectacular views as a film location.