We’re sad to say that after a change in her guardian’s circumstances, the very gorgeous girlie Brandy is looking for a new home. She has lived with her companion Phoebus for several years now, and whilst Phoebus isn’t an ERF donkey, we would like if possible for them to be rehomed together as...
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Faith, Hope and Charity

      We at ERF are over the moon to be able to reveal that the Hope Association has shown faith in us, and has given us a brilliantly generous donation from their fundraising efforts. This was completely out of the blue and we can’t begin to express how much it has meant to us to have recognition for what we do, and financial support to help us continue. We work so hard...
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Enduring Observations

                        ERF is very grateful to Australian Vet and Endurance Rider, Anna Erickson, for allowing us to reproduce her comment on Endurance riding from her perspective.  This is even more significant as news is filtering through from the Middle East that various UAE Endurance Stables are insisting that the FEI has...
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Shivers is a frustrating and miserable condition for horses, and this article is fascination and well worth reading. Lets hope the research done here can go some way to providing help for those unfortunate to be affected by it. http://equusmagazine.com/article/mystery-shivers-26427 There is video evidence here of how severe this problem can...
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                It’s a while since we had time to attend a market, and as Chénérailles was needing looked, at we went. We were surprised to see big lorries from all over France for such a small market – Haute-Saône, Deux-Sèvres, Aude, Cantal, Vienne, Savoie and the Ardèche, and all commercial meat dealers. There appeared to be Portuguese...
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A huge THANK YOU!!!

                Equine Rescue France would like to say a huge and heartfelt thank you to everyone who contributed and donated at our recent Facebook auction! We have raised a massive 780€, which is excellent news and we are so excited to be able to tell you how this funding has helped our cause. So here’s a brief summary of our recent expenses,...
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                        Grace’s guardians have sent us some photographs of her, and an update – it’s just brilliant, and we are so pleased Grace has finally got such a fabulous home! I’m just going to quote what was said in the email because it’s great news! After weeks of patience and hard work we...
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Enduring Dismissal

An open statement from Marc van den Dungen, who resigned from the Technical Committee of the KNHS ( Dutch National Equestrian Federation) last year because of concerns over horse welfare in the UAE. His words below remain unaltered. Doping and the Dutch Elite Endurance Team I know, many people no longer want to hear the negative news and now prefer to only receive the...
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Molly and Merlin update

            These photos are from last spring and Summer, don’t they look wonderful?! Molly and Merlin, after a couple of false starts have settled very happily into their new home, having been there since 2012. Before this, we had the unfortunate experience of a guardian trimming their feet by himself despite it being stated in the contract that was not...
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Asal update

                      Compared to some of the equines that pass through our hands, Asal has led a charmed life. His owner, who had inherited some donkeys with his new house, needed to find him a new home. He wanted the donkeys to be safe for life, so chose ERF to rehome for him as all our equines go out under contract. We were approached by...
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                            We have jewellery, artwork, furnishings, ornaments, electric fencing, clothing, equine items and Dubarry Boots! Please come over to https://www.facebook.com/groups/629331013864742/ And get...
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                    As we’ve had some requests on how past equines are doing, we’re going to run a few blog posts with recent photos them. Todays blog is is for Wilbur and Piona (now renamed Dolly). Some of you may remember the dreadful start poor Wilbur had. He was left entire, and locked in a black hole of a shed because his...
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                          The FEI have imposed bans on the UAE with strict instructions for that region to clean up its act in Endurance. One of the sanctions is no cars on tracks with the horses. Clearly that’s being ignored as seen by the above photograph. The awful sights of horses wearing blinkers, their eyes covered with...
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BELOW IS A STOCK IMAGE, NOT CHARLIE                         We have had a plea from a lady now returned to Scotland trying to find her black approx 15.2 Fell pony called Charlie. He was passported as Barnshill Charlie. Charlie was was at a Centre Equestre, in Louesme after she was hospitalised when her husband died, a few...
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                          Quick blog which is basically a link to Horsetalk NZ. Excellent news regarding the Arabian Society in France taking a high profile Anti-doping stance.Well worth a read! http://horsetalk.co.nz/2015/03/22/france-pushes-anti-doping-dubai-horse-fair/ Unfortunately, the Dubai Horse Fair seemed to find their...
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