For Sponsorship

At The Horse Shepherd Equine Sanctuary, we have a number of our animals available for Sponsorship. The majority are horses or ponies reflecting our focus however from time to time other animals in need find the peace of our Sanctuary.

Your sponsorship donation helps with the cost of care for horses requiring long-term rehabilitation including ongoing vet care etc as more often than not, the horse will have arrived in poor condition.

For those horses that are unsound or aged, (but with quality of life)  and therefore not suited for adoption, are allowed to live out their days here at the Sanctuary.
As a DGR* charity all donations over $2 are tax deductible

There are two ways you can help.
Guardian Sponsorships
Our Guardian sponsors choose to be with us for the long term. Their regular donation helps
cover the monthly costs involved with caring for our residents.
We like to think of these special folk as Guardian Angels. Their generosity allows us to keep
so many safe from harm in this magical place.
Guardian Sponsors receive a personalised e-certificate as well as a six-monthly update. We
also invite our Guardians to contact us to organise a visit to the Sanctuary at a mutually
convenient time. Here, you can meet the horse or pony that has captured your heart.
Sponsorship costs vary from $15 – $25 per week depending on the animal and its needs.

Friends of HSES Sponsorships
Friends of HSES form a collective group, a tribe of people so to speak, with the common goal
of supporting one of our residents over a year.
A Friends sponsorship is a one-off payment that pools together with donations from other
like-minded individuals. Friends receive a personalised e-certificate and a six-monthly
update. A Friends Sponsorship would make a wonderful gift for any animal lover. Simply
enter the name of the person you would like to gift this to as well as a personalised
message, up to 80 words.

To find a friend and arrange a Sponsorship – please visit our shop


Beautiful little Shimmer is a very aged pony. We place him at over 30 at least – slowly putting on weight after treatment for an unusual infection – he now has the pleasure of roaming the Sanctuary – making friends and clearing the sweet grass spots. Often spotted laying in the sun beside Bella and … Continue reading Shimmer

Sir Ed

What a handful this little pint sized man was. Purchased by an elderly non horsey couple as a playmate for their grandchildren – this little stallion had got the upper hand. Now gelded, feet done and manners introduced he is settling into Sanctuary life. However he hates all others except HSES Tinkerbelle – donkeys in … Continue reading Sir Ed