Welcome to Oakfield Equine
Equine Cremation Services
We offer the complete range of horse, pony and donkey funerals from an individual horse cremation through to an economic horse disposal. All of our horses are treated individually and with respect. The death or illness of a horse or pony is an upsetting and traumatic experience for everyone involved, and we aim to help you deal with practical problems at an emotional time. We provide both an out of hours help line and an emergency call out service including weekends and bank holidays. If you wish we can deal directly with your Veterinary Surgeon to arrange all the details. We can also be present when your veterinary surgeon arrives to put your horse to rest. All this will help to reduce the anxiety and stress you will feel. We are one of the very few companies in the UK who have a purpose built equine cremator on site, once we collect your horse, we look after them ourselves, and you have contact with us through out this process. And we make options affordable, at what can be a very traumatic episode in your life. We can advise you and discuss all options with you, so please call us at any time. As after many years of experience we have encountered and resolved many difficult situations. The outstanding views and tranquillity of the Oakfield crematorium surrounded by trees and fields are an ideal resting place for all animals.
We have respect for all animals, but have a true love of horses. Jane, my wife, and I started this service because we wanted a dignified way of saying goodbye to our horses after their long and wonderful years of service. The first horse we cremated was “Melin” (Welsh for yellow) our own horse, which had been born here on the farm. He was thirty years old.
The Collard family business was begun in 1906 by William Collard, who was also an Hotelier and breeder of horses. This was followed by my late father Elwyn who, in 1966, started guided riding treks over the Elan Valley, often taking 30 horses with him. He bred the horses himself. Today the trekking centre is run by my daughter Alice. I am the third generation and we still breed our horses and the Hotel is still run by the family.