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Horse Watch

Essex Horsewatch was launched in 1993 to help curb the rise in equine related crime and assist investigating officers in the early circulation of details of stolen equine property.

Information relating to stolen horses, horseboxes, trailers and tack is circulated through a national network of similar Horsewatch Groups and via the Essex Horsewatch website.

The website is frequently updated and publishes details and photographs of stolen horses, tack and horseboxes.


Horsewatch aims to:

  • Encourage best practice in equine related crime prevention measures
  • Arrange marking sessions for horses, tack and vehicles
  • Develop a network of communication both locally and nationally.
  • Disseminate crime information, trends and alerts.
  • Provide specialist advice to Essex Police when dealing with horse related crime.


Horsewatch has thousands of members around the county and a dozen volunteer coordinators responsible for ensuring equine communities are kept informed about criminal activity.

Jill Perry, County Coordinator, is also on hand to offer victims support and advice. She can be contacted by email at [email protected]

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