The Home will be open this year every day, 10am - 4pm (except Saturdays) from 14th May to 8th September 2017. Admission is free. The Home of Rest for Old Horses came into being in 1950, when Mrs. Mildred Royston and her sister, Miss Kermode became dismayed at the number of fit, old working horses being shipped from the Island for a doubtful future. From small beginnings, hard work, dedication, and a lean income the home progressed until 1955 when a fortunate legacy provided the means to purchase 'Bulrhenny' where the home is now. Of particular concern, were the old tram horses, and today they have "first option" on tram horses as they retire. Since 1950, more than 300 animals have found happy retirement. They presently look after over 60 horses, ponies and donkeys. The home also has a modern operating theatre, a function room, visitor car park, well stocked gift shop and cafe.
The home relies entirely on voluntary contributions and this can be by way of a donation of any size, or by adopting one of the residents. The adoption scheme was inspired by Katriona Menio in 1981. Adoptions cost £10 and there are plenty of horses, ponies and donkeys to choose from! You will receive a photo of your chosen animal, and be kept up to date with two newsletters. With the cost of feed and care for these horses and donkeys anyone contributing more than this, will help considerably to meet those needs. Visitors are welcome during open days in the Summer, half term holidays and over the Christmas Period. In 2011 bulkhead horse tram No.35, was transferred to the home and will remain there on permanent display. It is one of the island's top approved tourist attractions and a Member of the National Equine Welfare Council.
‘Many of the residents are ex-trammers’ Photo  douglashorsetramway.net ‘Tram No.35 on display’ Photo  douglashorsetramway.net
For more details contact Jill Moore at 'Bulrhenny', Richmond Hill, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM4 1JH Telephone: 01624 674594 Mobile: 07624 463198 Email: horseshome@iommail.net Visit the official facebook page Registered Charity No. 620, Company No.62598
Introduction The Isle of Man Home of Rest for Old Horses was set up in 1950, to save retired working horses from a doubtful future. Set in 92 acres of countryside, the home is located on Richmond Hill in Douglas. Isle of Man Home of Rest for Old Horses Photo  www.douglashorsetramway.net
‘Raad tram-cabbil baie ghoolish’
“….tinkling tramcars, like toast racks, Sweeping the curve of the bay.” (Sir Hall Caine)
The Douglas Bay Horse Tramway
The Home will be open this year every day, 10am - 4pm (except Saturdays) from 14th May to 8th September 2017. Admission is free. The Home of Rest for Old Horses came into being in 1950, when Mrs. Mildred Royston and her sister, Miss Kermode became dismayed at the number of fit, old working horses being shipped from the Island for a doubtful future. From small beginnings, hard work, dedication, and a lean income the home progressed until 1955 when a fortunate legacy provided the means to purchase 'Bulrhenny' where the home is now. Of particular concern, were the old tram horses, and today they have "first option" on tram horses as they retire. Since 1950, more than 300 animals have found happy retirement. They presently look after over 60 horses, ponies and donkeys. The home also has a modern operating theatre, a function room, visitor car park, well stocked gift shop and cafe.
The home relies entirely on voluntary contributions and this can be by way of a donation of any size, or by adopting one of the residents. The adoption scheme was inspired by Katriona Menio in 1981. Adoptions cost £10 and there are plenty of horses, ponies and donkeys to choose from! You will receive a photo of your chosen animal, and be kept up to date with two newsletters. With the cost of feed and care for these horses and donkeys anyone contributing more than this, will help considerably to meet those needs. Visitors are welcome during open days in the Summer, half term holidays and over the Christmas Period. In 2011 bulkhead horse tram No.35, was transferred to the home and will remain there on permanent display. It is one of the island's top approved tourist attractions and a Member of the National Equine Welfare Council.
‘Many of the residents are ex-trammers’ Photo  douglashorsetramway.net ‘Tram No.35 on display’ Photo  douglashorsetramway.net
For more details contact Jill Moore at 'Bulrhenny', Richmond Hill, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM4 1JH Telephone: 01624 674594 Mobile: 07624 463198 Email: horseshome@iommail.net Visit the official facebook page Registered Charity No. 620, Company No.62598
Photo  www.douglashorsetramway.net Introduction The Isle of Man Home of Rest for Old Horses was set up in 1950, to save retired working horses from a doubtful future. Set in 92 acres of countryside, the home is located on Richmond Hill in Douglas. Isle of Man Home of Rest for Old Horses
“….tinkling tramcars, like toast racks, Sweeping the curve of the bay.” (Sir Hall Caine)
The Douglas Bay Horse Tramway
Raad tram-cabbil baie ghoolish
The Home will be open this year every day, 10am - 4pm (except Saturdays) from 14th May to 8th September 2017. Admission is free. The Home of Rest for Old Horses came into being in 1950, when Mrs. Mildred Royston and her sister, Miss Kermode became dismayed at the number of fit, old working horses being shipped from the Island for a doubtful future. From small beginnings, hard work, dedication, and a lean income the home progressed until 1955 when a fortunate legacy provided the means to purchase 'Bulrhenny' where the home is now. Of particular concern, were the old tram horses, and today they have "first option" on tram horses as they retire. Since 1950, more than 300 animals have found happy retirement. They presently look after over 60 horses, ponies and donkeys. The home also has a modern operating theatre, a function room, visitor car park, well stocked gift shop and cafe.
The home relies entirely on voluntary contributions and this can be by way of a donation of any size, or by adopting one of the residents. The adoption scheme was inspired by Katriona Menio in 1981. Adoptions cost £10 and there are plenty of horses, ponies and donkeys to choose from! You will receive a photo of your chosen animal, and be kept up to date with two newsletters. With the cost of feed and care for these horses and donkeys anyone contributing more than this, will help considerably to meet those needs. Visitors are welcome during open days in the Summer, half term holidays and over the Christmas Period. In 2011 bulkhead horse tram No.35, was transferred to the home and will remain there on permanent display. It is one of the island's top approved tourist attractions and a Member of the National Equine Welfare Council.
‘Many of the residents are ex-trammers’ Photo  douglashorsetramway.net ‘Tram No.35 on display’ Photo  douglashorsetramway.net
For more details contact Jill Moore at 'Bulrhenny', Richmond Hill, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM4 1JH Telephone: 01624 674594 Mobile: 07624 463198 Email: horseshome@iommail.net Visit the official facebook page Registered Charity No. 620, Company No.62598
Isle of Man Home of Rest for Old Horses Photo  www.douglashorsetramway.net Introduction The Isle of Man Home of Rest for Old Horses was set up in 1950, to save retired working horses from a doubtful future. Set in 92 acres of countryside, the home is located on Richmond Hill in Douglas.
‘Raad tram-cabbil baie ghoolish’
“….tinkling tramcars, like toast racks, Sweeping the curve of the bay.” (Sir Hall Caine)
The Douglas Bay Horse Tramway