Special account and hotline opened to support Ukraine´s equestrian community, save horses and raise funds for Ukraine´s defenders

The Ukrainian equestrians and their horses urgently need help to survive and sustain hope through these terrible tragic times.

“Help us to stand for our country and for our values! Being an equestrian means a unique bond between horse and human built on trust. Our commitment to the welfare of our horses is strong at all times and without compromising.”

Mykhaylo Parkhomchuk, General Secretary of the Ukrainian Equestrian Federation

There are more than 100 000 horses in Ukraine, many of the horses are caught up in the war, with no possibility to flee and seek safety, with no shelter and care. Horse owners, riding schools, athletes, breeders, and professionals are in desperate conditions without any resources of saving their horses. By making donation or offering help, you will provide the Ukrainian equestrian community a hope for a better future and save lives of the Ukrainians and their loved ones.

The Ukrainian Equestrian Federation Charity Foundation (registered in Belgium) with the assistance from the FEI (International Equestrian Federation) and EEF (European Equestrian Federation) is supporting the Ukrainian horse owners, riding schools, athletes, equestrian clubs, stables and professionals. We give needs-based assistance on the ground, including assisting with relocation of horses, offering shelter stabling, sourcing food and organizing logistics to deliver humanitarian aid to equestrians and their horses in Ukraine.

We monitor the situation with horses´ welfare and collaborate with FEI and national equestrian federations.

Our promise is that as many funds as possible will will be used as direct help for Ukrainian equestrians and their horses in Ukraine (by distributing feed, helping with evacuations and shelter stables).

Follow our news to get updates on the activities and the use of donations.

Use our social media chats to ask for help, offer help or inquire about our progress.

Click here for an overview of our activities from March to May 2022

Timeline

28.02 opening of the foundation

28.02 Opening the first channels of communication: the helpukrainehorses.eu website and Facebook page.

01.03 Creation of a team of volunteers, the beginning of the collection of humanitarian aid and funds

02.03 Creation of a system for collecting applications for humanitarian aid in Ukraine, search for the most affected by hostilities stables (via chatbot)

05.03 Organization of a warehouse for receiving humanitarian aid in Poland and Ukraine, providing logistics for humanitarian aid across the border.

07.03 Evacuation of the first horses across the border to Poland

10.03 Organization of humanitarian aid logistics in Ukraine, regular supply of humanitarian goods to the stables of Ukraine.

15.03 Creation of a database with shelter offers for Ukrainian horses and their owners abroad. About 300 applications have been processed.

22.03 Organization of the first evacuation temporary stable in Lviv region. provided by the FEI for 40 boxes

01.04 Distribution of more than 300 tons of humanitarian aid in Ukraine. See also the summary of first month of operations.

03.04 Creation of an electronic queue for free evacuation flights from Kyiv, Dnipro and Odessa.

10.04 Opening of the second free horse shelter in Rivne region for 60 boxes.

12.04 About 100 horses were evacuated in Ukraine and abroad. Assistance was provided to more than 80 farms with more than 1,800 horses (including refugees)

25.04 visiting the FEI Sports Forum, meetings with partners

beginning of May, midterm plan and structure for the UEF-CF work announced

beginning of May, series of coordination meetings for veterinary humanitarian aid launched

23.05 results of the qualitative research on the perception of situation in horse industry in Ukraine presented

26.05 results of the interviews with the Ukrainian equine veterinarians presented to donors

end of May, new UEF-CF campaign called Ride For Ukraine has been created and website launched

Update of July 2022 activities

  Aug 10, 2022
Press release9 August 2022 The Ukrainian Equestrian Federation Charity Foundation (UEF-CF) gives the update for July 2022 activities and continues to appeal to the equestrian

Activity overview March – June 2022

  Jul 4, 2022
An overview of the four months of operations published, including basic statistics on humanitarian aid distributed, stables supported, evacuations of horses and fundraising: production of humanitarian aid

Activity overview March-May published

  Jun 6, 2022
An overview of the three months of operations published, including basic statistics on humanitarian aid distributed, stables supported, evacuations of horses and fundraising. Overview can

Activity overview published

  Apr 28, 2022
An overview of the two months of operations published, including basic statistics on humanitarian aid distributed, stables supported, evacuations of horses and fundraising. Overview can

Update 11/04/2022

  Apr 13, 2022
Second evacuation stables opened We have opened another free evacuation stables with 60 boxes this week and created an evacuation queue on their website where

Transit stable being set up

  Mar 23, 2022
Through help from the FEI Solidarity Fund, the UEFCF is setting up a stable facility at Lviv with 40 boxes to house horses in transit

Aid distribution in Ukraine

  Mar 17, 2022
Humanitarian aid delivered to Ukraine, including different types of feed, haylage, different types of hay and shavings. Stables in the Lviv region were the first