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Can you help? 🙏We need 600 bales of hay! 🌾

Today we, Emma and Katie – two volunteers who over many years have supported this project – are launching a crowdfunding campaign to raise £3500 to buy 600 bales of hay to get the Skyrian 🐴 through the winter.

The project is in a much better position financially this year than it has been in the past. But, although Amanda and Stathis have done a sterling job in budgeting the project extremely well this year, they still do need just over 1 lorry of hay to get the horses through the winter. So, although Amanda and Stathis find it incredibly difficult to ask for help, we are asking on their behalf.

Please follow the link below to visit our JustGiving crowdfunding page below to make a donation or find out more. We’re deeply grateful for all your support ❤️

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/helpskyrianhorses

 

August 2019 – 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:

To save rare ponies, one couple gives up almost everything” by Becky Holladay

“It’s been two years since Ms. Simpson and Mr. Katsarelias have had the time or the money to leave the island. Caring for the horses consumes them, as does feeling that nothing is ever enough. When Mr. Katsarelias needs strength, he only needs to look at the horses. “When I see them here, and I understand that they feel safe, and that they feel secure, and that they are relaxed, this gives me the strength to go on,” he says. “We have given them a life that they did not know before. I know for sure that [these horses] would not exist if we did not help them, so this gives me the strength to continue.”” 

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Amanda with Theodora (photo by Becky Holladay)

Saving the Skyrian Horse

Featured on National Geographic

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One of the oldest, rarest breeds of horse on the planet.
Find out more about the Skyrian Horse here.

Welfare
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We are working towards a high quality of life for every horse in Skyros.
Find out more about our welfare work here.

Conservation
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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.

Education
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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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