About Thames Valley Horse Watch
Thames Valley Horsewatch is a scheme set up to connect horse owners and riders with the intention of improving our security and communication.
You do not have to own a horse to become involved, we welcome all people whether you are an occasional rider, own a yard or you just want to assist our community. By working together we can be far more alert to what is going on locally and nationally.
Members will receive information on security, tack marking, shows, events as well as messages through the Alert system about recent crimes, details of stolen property or suspicious persons and vehicles. Horsewatch has no connection to any business or company and is run solely for the benefit of its members.
To protect the equestrian community from equine related crime.
- To assist in the prevention of equine crime.
- To assist in the detection of equine related crime.
- To work towards the recovery of stolen property.
- To promote safe practice within the equestrian community.
“Thames Valley Horsewatch is an organisation which was created to tackle equestrian related crime in our area. They strive to reduce the number of equestrian related crimes by providing crime prevention advice and carrying out property marking events. They also act as our eyes and ears within the equestrian community which provides us with valuable intelligence and helps in the tracking of stolen property. Their objectives fall within Thames Valley Police's force plan which is why I continue to offer them my full support.”
Francis Habgood, Chief Constable, Thames Valley Police.
“Responsible horse ownership is an important part of life for many in the countryside. Horses need to be looked after properly and when not looked after can be a problem to both motorists and farmers on whose land they are sometimes abandoned. I have seen at close hand the result of a horse going through a car windscreen after ramblers had left undone a field gate. The theft of both horses and riding tack are an issue within the Thames Valley, and TVP are addressing rural crime with the seriousness it deserves. Horsewatch provides a most useful forum for those interested in the welfare of horses, their responsible ownership, and the security of both horses and associated equipment. I am delighted to support it.”
Anthony Stansfeld, Police & Crime Commissioner, Thames Valley Police