Warwickshire Rural Watch


West Mercia Horse Watch Co-ordinator Welcome to West Mercia Horse Watch, a scheme set up to connect the Equestrian Community with the intention of gathering and sharing information and improving our security to protect our horses and equipment. Serious and organised crime groups are operating everywhere. That's where Horse Watch come in, offering advice and recommendations on keeping your horse and equipment safe and secure.
We aim to reduce rural and equine crime and just like Neighbourhood Watch. Much can be achieved through general awareness and a little effort from each individual. The scheme can be found nationwide and many are supported by relevant police forces. West Mercia Horse Watch is supported (not owned) by West Mercia Police.
Currently, a number of our communities have their own Horse Watch groups relevant to their local area and we are looking to collate these under this overarching scheme. Each area will be able to retain their own local Horse Watch with the knowledge that all of the groups across the force area will be co-ordinated at a single point and will benefit from police support - and that of each other. 

Are you a victim of crime?
101If you are unfortunate enough to be the victim of a crime, report it to the police as soon as possible. If your horse or pony has been stolen advertise his/her description (including photographs) in the local press and radio. E-mail details to us so that they can be displayed on our sites. Also contact the national equine press, e.g., Horse and Hound and organisations such as World Horse Welfare - they will be able to help you with the location of markets etc. Visit as many venues as you can, enlisting the help of friends when possible.

If you are interested in getting involved or are already part of a local Horse Watch group please get in touch. We know there are so many of you out there that already do some really great work and by pulling together we can ensure this scheme is successful and really benefits the communities that need it. You don't need to be a horse owner or even a rider - just willing to give some of your time for something that matters to you.
When you join Horse Watch, you will start receiving email alerts from us which are issued directly from the Police so that you can be aware of what is happening in your area. 

Membership to Horsewatch is FREE