Second evacuation stable in Ukraine welcomes displaced horses

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One of the first horses from Lysychansk is settled into the new evacuation stable in Mirihoshcha.
One of the first horses from Lysychansk is settled into the new evacuation stable in Rivne. © UEFCF

A second evacuation stable with room for 60 horses has been opened this week by the Ukrainian Equestrian Federation’s Charity Foundation (UEFCF).

The stable in a safe area in Hoshcha in the north-west province of Rivne in Ukraine has welcomed the first horses from the country’s farthest east province of Luhansk on Monday, and there was also free accommodation for those accompanying the horses.

The foundation’s electronic queue for owners to register for their horses to be evacuated is now operational, and trips are being scheduled from Kiev, Dnipro and Odessa to the temporary stables in Lviv, where there are currently 300 horses being housed. The service is free to horse owners.

The foundation said that evacuated horses mainly go to safer areas within Ukraine “as many owners do not want their horses to leave the country”.

“The first horses from Lysychansk arrived at the evacuation stable in Miri Hoshcha which is 100% funded by the donations received by UEFCF. Feed, bedding, and free accommodation are available for the horse owners and accompanying persons. This is only possible because of the kind donations from all around the world,” the foundation said.

It had also this week received several truckloads of supplies and feed from neighboring countries, and more than 80 stables in Ukraine have been supplied with products, feed and shavings.

Horses evacuated from Lysychansk in the province of Luhansk, above, have arrived at the second evacuation stable in Rivne province, shown below. (Wikipedia)
Horses evacuated from Lysychansk in the province of Luhansk, above, have arrived in the second evacuation stable in Rivne province.

Donations to the foundation have exceeded €111,000. The Belgian-registered charity is supporting Ukrainian horse owners, riding schools, equestrian clubs, and stables, providing feed, products and transportation, as well counselling support and other kinds of needs-based assistance.

How to help

Donations of hay or haylage, compound feed, and shavings are required, in bags up to 20kg. When making a donation please notify the foundation so logistics can be arranged. This information is used to plan supply runs.

Donations can also be made by bank transfer or by PayPal.

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