Charity Christmas Cards to help horses and donkeys
It's still early for Christmas cards and many charities are feeling the impact of COVID-19 so please either find another way to help and/or come back to this page, as I will keep updating it.
It's also worth taking a look at their gift and shop sections as many have wonderful virtual gifts giving working animals the help they need, whether it's veterinary treatment or water troughs, and educating young people about horse and donkey welfare. And many charities run adoption schemes so that you can adopt a donkey or adopt a horse (or sponsor them, depending on the term used by the charity) and give adoption gifts.
The cards pictured left are available from the Hillside Animal Sanctuary who care for 4,000 horses, ponies, donkeys, cows, and other animals. They have more Christmas cards and gifts here including a calendar for 2024.
|The Brooke has both Christmas cards and virtual gifts available from its online shop. The charity reaches over 1.4 million working horses, donkeys and mules across the world. It recognises that these animals support over 600 million people living in some of the world’s poor and most vulnerable regions. Find out more|
|Trot off to the Lluest Horse and Pony Trust in Wales to see their cards. Lluest means ‘haven’ in Welsh, and the Trust strives to provide a place of safety and rescue to horses and ponies who have been victims of abandonment, cruelty and neglect. Click here to see their cards.|
|SPANA work to improve the lives and welfare of working animals all over the world, be they donkeys, horses, mules, camels and even elephants. They have a range of Christmas cards, plus a whole host of other gifts. Visit SPANA here.|
|The Northcote Heavy Horse Centre in Lincolnshire has been caring for horses of all sizes from miniature ponies and Shetlands to Shires and Clydesdales for over 25 years. It is both a visitors centre and an equestrian sanctuary providing a forever home to horses & animals in need. You can donate, and they also have an Amazon wish list. Or why not donate a bale of hale, or sponsor a horse? They also have an urgent appeal as they have been asked to vacate the stables and are urgently needing to construct new stables and enclosures on our visitor site, which is both secure and privately owned. Please donate here if you can.|
© Bransby Horses
|Bransby Horses is dedicated to improving the lives of horses, ponies, donkeys and mules since it was established in 1968. It has two equine rescue centres in Lincolnshire and Herefordshire and about 400 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules are cared for across the Charity at any one time. Here are their Christmas cards and they also have Christmas wrapping paper and treats.|
Redwings Horse Sanctuary rescue abandoned, mistreated and neglected horses and donkeys across the UK, giving them a safe place to live and providing essential veterinary treatment, rehabilitation and lifelong care. Their shop has lots of Christmas decorations to choose from, as well as cards, plus calendars and diaries and ordinary greeting cards. Visit their online shop here
|The Brooke works to help equines across the world. View their range of Christmas cards here. They also have a range of virtual gifts from £8.00 with first aid kids, a farrier's hoof trimming kit and portable water troughs. You can make a real difference to the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules and all the people who depend on them. Find out more here|
|The Horse Trust calendar is just wonderful! I know, because I've had one for 2022 and 2023 and pictured right is the one for 2024! It features horses and ponies who have been rescued by the Trust or who are living out their retirement days there. Many of these have served in the Forces or the Police, or they've been therapy ponies or they've been rescued. The quality of the calendar is great, too. They have Christmas cards, too! Take a look at the Horse Trust's Christmas shop.|
Canter off to have a look at the Christmas cards available from World Horse Welfare!