New Patron: This Esme

Internet star This Esme joins World Horse Welfare in role as Patron

Posted on 20/07/2023

New Patron: This Esme

We are thrilled to announce that well-known equestrian influencer This Esme has agreed to join as one of the charity’s Patrons. Esme has been involved with World Horse Welfare for a number of years, including rehoming a pony and taking part in the recent Ride to Parliament to press for passage of the Kept Animals Bill.

This Esme has over 1-million followers on You Tube and her other channels and they have been following the antics and updates on World Horse Welfare Duke, a feisty little dappled grey Welsh Mountain pony with a big personality who was rescued as a foal in May 2020 after being abandoned at just a few days old. Visiting World Horse Welfare’s Glenda Spooner Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Somerset for a filming appointment in 2021, Esme fell in love with tiny Duke and, after applying to rehome him, she received the happy news that Duke could join her at home. 

“I’m so thrilled and proud to have been asked to be a Patron of World Horse Welfare. I’ve supported this excellent charity over the last five years and have seen first-hand the amazing work that they do. Rehoming the beautiful Duke from their Glenda Spooner Farm has been a wonderful experience – he is very loved! I very much look forward to continuing to support World Horse Welfare in the future as best I can.”

This Esme

“Esme is a good friend of the charity and we really look forward to working further with her, starting with a meet and greet event at our Belwade Farm in Aberdeenshire in August. Our Patrons come from across the horse world, including from less traditional backgrounds, and we believe our founder, Ada Cole, would support adapting to the times and embracing new technologies and ways of communicating to ultimately help improve the lives of horses in need around the world. We are so grateful to all of our Patrons for raising awareness of the charity and our work in their own individual ways.”

World Horse Welfare Chief Executive, Roly Owers

To meet Esme on Wednesday August 2nd for a fun-filled pony day at Belwade Farm, tickets are available HERE (

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