THERE were heart-warming scenes at a Herefordshire nursing home as a resident was reunited with her beloved horse.

Lady Jennifer Evans-Bevan, was visited at Kington Court nursing home by her beloved horse Cloudy, with it all made possible by the efforts of Harwood Eventing in Herefordshire.

Staff at the home said Lady Evans-Bevan's eyes lit up when she saw Cloudy, evoking cherished memories of her riding days.

The horse was welcomed into the care home car park and greeted by residents and staff. Lady Evans-Bevan showered Cloudy with freshly cut carrots, after making a special request to the kitchen team.

Lady Evans-Bevan, whose family have bred eventing horses for generations, bought the horse several years ago at a horse sale in Herefordshire. Their last encounter was at the prestigious Chatsworth Horse Trials in 2022. 


Based in Eardisley in Herefordshire, Harwood Eventing, which looks after Cloudy, is run by Louise Harwood.

Kington Court lifestyle coordinator Natasha Davies said: “Jennifer was overjoyed to introduce her four-legged friend to fellow residents. Welcoming animals to the care home has a positive impact on the residents' lives, creating joy, nostalgia, and a sense of companionship. Seeing Jennifer with her horse certainly highlighted the incredible bond between humans and animals.”

A representative from Harwood Eventing said: “It was the first time Lady Evans-Bevan has been able to see him since Chatsworth Horse Trials last year. Thank you so much to the home for being so welcoming and helpful. She was so pleased to see him and Cloudy loved the carrots and attention too!”