How we all feel right now…
This photograph from some years ago symbolizes how we all feel at the farm right now at the end of our crowdfunder… Utterly embraced by your support, donations and contributions to our project. We feel incredibly fortunate to have had this astonishing response to our crowdfunder this year, raising well over our target. It is overwhelming and very unexpected. We feel unbelievably blessed and there aren’t words to express our deep gratitude. We want to say the most enormous thank you again for your phenomenal support, it is absolutely amazing.
Your incredible support is going to do so much good for the herd of Skyrian horses we look after here at the farm. Your generosity allows us to support their welfare and health and give them the best care we possibly can. We wanted to say thank you with a photo of each and every pony that you wonderful people have helped care for. You can see them all on our Facebook page Friends of the Skyrian Horse – Φίλοι του Σκυριανού Αλόγου .
The hay that you generously funded arrived in January and again in March and has been keeping the horses well-fed and warm in the severe winter weather Greece is experiencing this year – from howling storms to snow in mid March!! We have also spent a lot of time carefully considering the best resources and design to rebuild the field shelter and fencing to ensure we make the absolute best possible use of your generous donations. We promise to update you as soon as we can about the rebuild, however please bear with us as it is likely that it won’t be possible to start the practical work until April due to the weather. Fingers crossed for drier, calmer days…
We are so grateful for your rallying support of our crowdfunder which will help us in defending against some of these environmental challenges. We have the big hearts, grit and determination to drive this project daily on the ground but we could not do it without your vital support to fund essential resources. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your love and care from afar. It really is only via your vital support that we can continue our valuable work with this critically endangered breed in its homeland. Bless you all for your kindness, generosity and solidarity with our cause.
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Saving the Skyrian Horse
Featured on National Geographic
One of the oldest, rarest breeds of horse on the planet.
Find out more about the Skyrian Horse here.
We are working towards a high quality of life for every horse in Skyros.
Find out more about our welfare work here.
There are believed to be about 200 Skyrian Horses on the planet.
Skyros Island Horse Trust is home to nearly 40 of these animals.
Find out more about our conservation work here.
We ran the first Skyros Horse Festival in 2014 and hope to run
many similar events in future.
We believe in encouraging a respectful approach to horsemanship.
Find out more about the project here.
How You Can Help
We rely on the support of our volunteers to keep the farm running, as well as our generous adopters and donors for their contributions to the management costs.
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