Cappanagarrane Horse Rescue was founded by myself Anne Williamson in 2007 when I rescued a skinny yearling I called Enry Iggins. Enry Iggins went on to event and is now in Germany. As someone who gave 20 years working in a racing yard and rode as an amateur rider in the 80s to late 90’s I felt I’d like to give something back and find new lives for ex racers. They are wonderful horses and so intelligent. So my journey began and I have retrained and rehomed many horses mostly TBs looking for a new job. Lots in Germany Austria and England. Here are just a few rehomed here in Ireland to forever loving homes.
I love them all and these are just six of the many I rehomed but in order to make room I have to rehome. All the horses go with a proviso that if the home ever falls through they come back here to my rescue. That way Im sure they are OK. So far I’ve been lucky and all the homes are happy ones.
1.Taylors Guest ex winning point to point horse now a Dressage Ireland competitor and winner. He is with the lovely Leanne Sheeran Hayes in Co. Clare.
2. The lovable Coleman Abbey, winner of point to points and chases, now a fantastic riding horse with Tara Holohan in Killeagh Co. Cork
3.Toon River a winner of over €180,000 on the track for his Syndicate owners and now with Dublin football legend Jack Sheedy and having a great life as a riding club horse in a forever home.
4. Enry Iggins never made the racetrack but was a regular eventer with Eventing Ireland and placed in all his outings. Enry is now in a loving home in Germany where he is loved and in a forever home.
5. Postal Code (Cody) Cody stayed with me from 2013 to 2020 when I rehomed him to my friend Rachael O’Connell to make room for other horses. I thought I could never rehome him but to be fair to him I wasn’t doing enough and felt it better he goes to a home where he would be used.
6. Palolzzi, a winner on the track and now with Ann Marie Dunphy Donnelly in Kilkenny since last June. A beautiful horse by Oscar and the second horse from the same stable as Postal Code.