Ponies in the Press!
We’d like to share with you a recent article written about our project in the Christian Science Monitor. It is part of a series of articles which aims to recognise the efforts of people all over the world who work hard everyday to make a difference. We are very grateful to have been chosen as one of their difference makers. Please follow the link below to read:
Thank you Skyrian Horse Angels!
This is a message from Katie who is a regular volunteer for the project and who set up our Crowdfunder in November 2018. We’d like to say a final huge heartfelt THANK YOU to all of you for your incredibly generous donations and support. We have now used all the funds raised to purchase hay, straw and alfalfa last winter, as well as other vital supplies for the day to day care of the horses and equipment to improve their quality of life. I have just returned from a short volunteering trip in Skyros and have seen firsthand the impact your donations are having on the project. New fields have been fenced, creating more spaces for the horses. I helped worm the horses and followed this up with 10 days of probiotic to maintain gut health. Other supplements are helping the horses to be as fit and healthy as they can be and get the vitamins and minerals they may occasionally lack from being on a hay-only diet.
We value every penny we receive and a great deal of time and energy has gone into ensuring we have spent your donations in the most cost-effective ways. In the winter your donations bought 2 full lorries of hay (450 bales each), 3 small lorries of oat straw (250 bales each) and 75 bales of alfalfa for the older ponies. Since then, your donations have also bought new fencing equipment and energisers, essential veterinary supplies and homeopathy, supplements and vitamin mineral blocks, high quality winter rugs, and some replacement headcollars. The project could not be run without your loyal support and your trust and belief in the work that Amanda, Stathis and the volunteers do in protecting this rare and special breed. We are extremely grateful for your continued support.
Lots of love, the 36 four-leggeds and the two-leggeds! xxx
We are always in need of support to continue the project. If you would like to volunteer, adopt, donate or help in any way, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. We very much look forward to hearing from you.
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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.
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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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