The Irish Horse Welfare Trust (IHWT), operating as the Irish Horse Welfare Trust Company Limited by Guarantee, is a leading equine welfare charity set up in 1999 to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home horses and ponies in Ireland. It operates from a 68 acre farm in Woodenbridge, Co Wicklow, is heavily invested in the education space and has developed particular expertise in Thoroughbred Retraining and Rehoming by promoting second careers for ex-racehorses.
Our vision is that the care and welfare of all equines, but in particular TB-type horses, is safeguarded in Ireland - a country of excellence in all aspects of equine care and well-being. Our mission is to ensure that the IHWT has a solid base and an evolving, ever strengthening remit to contribute positively to achieving this vision.
The IHWT has a current board comprising six persons with a range of expertise and experience including governance, finance, HR, PR, equestrian and veterinary. The Board seeks a chair with experience of previous board position(s), knowledge and enthusiasm for animal welfare, in particular equine, and a network of relevant contacts to help take this NGO forward in a post COVID-19 world.