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) is supporting the Ukrainian horse owners, riding schools, athletes, equestrian clubs, stables and professionals. We give counselling support and other kind of needs-based assistance on the ground, including mapping shelter options and assisting with relocation of horses, gathering offers for goods and organizing logistics to deliver goods to equestrians and their horses both in Ukraine and/or in their temporary locations in Europe.

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 information).

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 in March 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

08.03 Creation of an electronic map of shelters for refugee horses in Ukraine.

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)

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

Update on supplies (17th March)

  Mar 17, 2022
Update on latest developments on providing supplies in Ukraine. Supplies Around ~16 tonnes of supplies (feed and shavings) have crossed the border to Ukraine with

Support in Odessa region

  Mar 15, 2022
We would like to take this opportunity to draw attention to the activities in the Odessa region by the Romanian equestrian community. We support each

Supplies arriving to Poland

  Mar 14, 2022
Another shipment arrived today at our logistics point at Lesna Wola in Poland. Organised by Bundesvereinigung der Berufsreiter im DRFV e.V. – than you very

Update (14th of March)

  Mar 14, 2022
Few updates on recent developments: Logistics hub in Lesna Wola has collected about around 50t of horse food. The horse trucks to transport from Lesna

First donations!

  Mar 11, 2022
Our bank account for the donations was opened just yesterday. For today evening, we have received already over 4500€ in donations! This will be taken

Urgent! Horse transport needed

  Mar 10, 2022
This is from where the requests for help in Ukraine were confirmed withing last two days, originate from: (markers are approximate, not precise locations for