​The British Horse Society (BHS) is delighted to announce that the horse healthcare vehicle stolen from an Essex hotel car park during the night of 16/17 July was discovered on 18th July, abandoned on an industrial estate near Rayleigh, not far from where it was stolen.

Chief Operating Officer for the BHS, Sarah Phillips, said, ‘We are very happy and relieved to have recovered our horse healthcare vehicle. We’re enormously grateful to everyone who helped ensure its safe return. The horsebox is fully insured, but it is specially customised to support the healthcare and education clinics that we run in order to proactively help vulnerable horses, and it would have taken months to replace. Yesterday we were unhappily looking at cancelling some upcoming events the vehicle was due to attend, knowing that horses around the country would be negatively affected as a result. Getting the call to tell us the vehicle was discovered with all its specialist healthcare clinic equipment still safely on board, was fabulous news!’