How It’s Been Nicked™ started

The idea was born in 2007 following the theft of a horse lorry.  The lorry was custom built to a very high standard by ks horseboxes who are located between Hereford and Ledbury.  Obviously very discerning thieves!


If your pet has been stolen, contact The Pet Detectives.

Dog Lost – If your dog has been lost or stolen, add it to Dog Lost – the national database of lost, stolen and found dogs. All our service is Free and run by volunters.  We are the chosen site of kent police.

Rural Property Watch Support the rural community by providing security and anti-theft measure.

UK Horsewatch Alliance is group of people from Horsewatch groups all over the country, who meet at regular intervals to work together to provide a network of information and support to combat equine crime

If you are a member of the National Equine Crime Database, don’t forget to inform them of equestrian theft.

Also list stolen horses on the Tracing and Stolen page of Equestrian Needs –

Check on to see if your stolen horse or other equestrian items have been listed for sale.

Sports Pony Studbook Society (SPSS) – The only studbook in Great Britain specialising in the identification, grading and registration of all types of pony with sporting potential

We would like to thank the following people and organisations for their support:

Cynthis Eze  from the Intellectual Property & Technology team at Martineau Solicitors, who supported us in our trademark and European Community mark applications and who very sadly passed away recently at the age of 30.  She will be very much missed by her clients as well as her family, friends and colleagues.

We are now working with Helen Driscoll and thank her for her help and advise.

Neighbourhood Watch –

One of our local Neighbourhood Watch teams for residents of St Johns in Worcester

Chris Hillyard and staff at the Herefordshire NFU  –

Alec Bond – Farmers and Mercantile Insurance Brokers

Mick Reynolds – ACPO

Charles Naylor – West Mercia Police

Malvern Buzzard Newspaper online  –

Hereford Equestrian Directory –

The Pony Club –

Electronically tag your assets – coming soon!

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