About us

The Equine End of Life Service is a not for profit organisation.  It facilitates horse euthanasia and / or  a collection service for your deceased horse, pony or donkey, utilising fully trained, professional and licensed collectors. Whatever your  requirements might be, our team and its collectors stand ready to help you at this difficult time.

The decision to say goodbye to your equine can be really difficult.  Our web based platform acts as an information source.  It covers equine euthanasia decision-making, and the options for removal and disposal of your horse, pony or donkey.

There could be several different collectors operating in your post code area. The Equine End of Life Service does not set prices, but instead does the hard work in getting the most competitive price from the collectors operating near you. Our team will contact your chosen collector to confirm arrangements on your behalf. We wont be able to take away the pain of loss but we can help take care of the practicalities.

Equine organisations and charities are supportive of the Equine End of Life Service, including the British Horse Society, Blue Cross, The Horse Trust, World Horse Welfare and The Donkey Sanctuary.  Please see Useful Links for additional information to ensure that horse owners are supported through every stage during this difficult time.

This website should tell you everything you need to know, and we hope you find it useful and informative. If, however, there’s something we’ve forgotten  or you have any general comments or queries about The Equine End of Life Service then please give our friendly call centre staff a ring on 01335 320030.


I wanted to write and let you know how helpful your team were when I needed to euthanise my horse last week. Both ladies I spoke to were amazing (one was Sarah Williams, the other I’m sorry I didn’t write down). They were kind, clear, helpful, made further calls, called me back and saw the process through end to end. And followed up with the details on email.

I would truly recommend you to anyone. At a difficult time, you helped make it much easier. James from Nixons was also great, very understanding, turned out on a Saturday and was also very clear about what would happen and how long it would take.

Thank you all very much for what you do.


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