The Guy Fawkes Heritage Horse Association rehomes 50 to 150 horses every year but in 2020 they received just one. The program is a highly successful partnership with National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) which sees horses passively trapped and re-homed with many going on to become children's ponies, show animals or top stock horses. However the association says its been left with little communication from NPWS since the closure of Guy Fawkes National Park, on the eastern edge of NSW's New England/Tablelands region, to fires in September 2019. Association spokeswoman Erica Jessup said they had made attempts to organise a horse reference group meeting to discuss the current status and future management of the horses in the park but were still yet to set a date. The last meeting was held in June 2019. The Guy Fawkes River National Park Horse Management Plan 2006 states that passive trapping is the first control method and nearly 1100 horses have been removed from the park since 2004. Ms Jessup said the association was formed after the aerial cull of 600 horses in 2000 and they wanted to avoid anything like that happening again. "We tried really hard for a really long time to work with parks to come up with an answer with these horses that is better than being shot out of a chopper," Ms Jessup said. "We will continue to put pressure on to call a horse reference group meeting. "I have more than 50 people on a wait list for Guy Fawkes captured horses. These people are not going to go away." IN OTHER NEWS: The prestigious horses are a recognised breed with a register and all. A NPWS spokesperson said trapping was suspended last year due to concerns for the welfare of horses following bushfires at the time and the prolonged dry conditions. "NPWS has committed to liaise with all stakeholders including the Guy Fawkes Horse Reference Group prior to recommencing horse control operations in Guy Fawkes River National Park," they said. "The park sustained considerable damage during the bushfires and is being reopened in stages as infrastructure is repaired and the fragile environment recovers."