CAMPAIGNERS have won a battle to overturn the decision to euthanise a horse following a petition to save the animal’s life.

Perrine has been a carriage horse with the Kennet Valley Driving Group of the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) for over ten years. Fears over her safety were raised when she bolted and ran away while out on a drive with a disabled person.

A statement released by the Kennet Valley Driving Group today confirmed that the horse would not be euthanised and would instead be re homed.

The statement said: “As trustees of Kennet Valley Driving Group we have today reached the decision not to euthanise Perrine, and instead to find a suitable long-term home for her.

“Our original decision was not made lightly, and throughout this whole process we have always had the care of Perrine uppermost in our thoughts.

“With the support of RDA UK, we have been able to develop a plan for Perrine’s long-term care and responsible ownership, which will ensure she is looked after with kindness and respect of her behavioural needs.

“We know that considerable efforts have been made to campaign for Perrine in the past two weeks, and this is completely understandable. We are grateful to everyone who has been involved in helping us reach today’s decision, and we look forward to introducing Perrine to her new owners as soon as possible.”