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 go directly to help Ukrainian equestrians and their horses in Ukraine.

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News and updates

Update about the situation in Ukraine

The current situation in Ukraine is deteriorating rapidly. The Ukrainian officials have announced the destruction of 50% of energy infrastructure, depriving Ukrainians of electricity, water, heating, and connectivity all over Ukraine. Aggressive missile attacks continue spreading terror and desperation whilst the cold and dark winter is approaching very quickly.  For many of the stables we…

Ukrainian equine veterinarians received veterinary medical supplies worth $100,000

Following a call for aid coordinated by the Ukrainian Equestrian Federation Charity Foundation (UEF-CF), the FEI Solidarity Relief Fund with financial help from the United States Equestrian Federation purchased equine medicines and veterinary supplies for distribution to Ukrainian veterinarians. The total value of the donated medical supplies is $100,000 and includes aid for emergency cases,…