Update on Ukraine horses

Tuesday's Horse

Finally, some news. Not much . . . but some.

Charity Foundation set up

HorseTalkNZ reported on 3rd March :—

The newly established Belgian-registered Ukrainian Equestrian Federation Charity Foundation, led by the federation’s secretary-general Mykhaylo Parkhomchuk, aims to help horse owners, riding schools, athletes, equestrian clubs, stables and professionals. It will also provide counselling and needs-based assistance on the ground, including the relocation of horses, and gathering and distributing goods for equestrians and their horses both in Ukraine and in their temporary locations in Europe.

Today, Parkhomchuk is taking a horse truck with “humanitarian cargo” to Ukraine and will evacuate several horses to Poland on his return trip. He is also negotiating the organisation of logistical hub for humanitarian aid and as a pick up place for evacuated horses.

He is planning to negotiate with the Polish veterinary service about the possibility of simplifying the border-crossing procedure with horses for…

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