LAUNGHING new programmes for 2019 as it celebrates its 20th anniversary is The Irish Horse Welfare Trust, Woodenbridge, Co Arklow.

Founder and CEO Sharon Power said: “It seems like only yesterday that the charity was founded – becoming the first equine charity in Ireland and fulfilling a critical role in equine welfare, advocacy and education. Over the past 20 years, we have achieved many advancements and have assisted and re-homed over 1,500 horses and ponies including many former racehorses that went into successful new careers.