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Heroes for Horses 2017!

Keen to help our working equines on the Cape Flats? Why not join the Stable Yard Challenge during the month of October and hold a small fundraiser at your yard and become heroes for horses!
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Give way to horse-drawn carts on the road

Most of the accidents that our horses and carts are involved are in fact caused by motor car drivers! Not only do cart-horse drivers have every right to be on the roads, they have right of way. There is a very good reason for this. Just as on the ocean, the more manoeuvrable ship has […]
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Under the Skin – Donkeys at risk

Right now, millions of donkeys from Asia, Africa and South America are at risk of being stolen and slaughtered for their skins – the gelatin in the hide being a key ingredient in the prized traditional Chinese medicine called ejiao (e-gee-yow).  A new report by The Donkey Sanctuary UK reveals the shocking scale of this […]
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Celebrity spotted at Cart Horse

Earlier this year a  celebrity was spotted at CHPA when she came to visit to show her support for our work. She follows us closely and will be doing her best to spread awareness for working cart horses. Philippa Johnson became the first South African rider to win gold at a Paralympic Games when she […]
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Rokpa Charity visit to CHPA Epping Clinic

Rokpa International is a relief organisation, based in 17 countries doing over 100 different projects. Rokpa is Tibetan for “Help”, and our motto is “help where help is needed”. In 2004 Zan’s horse, Ziggy Stardust received a long life blessing from her spiritual teacher, Dr. Tulku Akong Rinpoche. In 2010 he told her to make […]
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AGM 2017

The Management Committee and staff would like to invite you to attend our Annual General Meeting where we will report back on our work for the year 01 April 2016 – 31 March 2017 and share our goals and dreams.   We are very lucky to have Jonathan Sherwin as our guest speaker.  Jonathan runs […]
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Champion Queenie

In September, pregnant cart horse Queenie was involved in a motor vehicle accident, and sustained lacerations to her chest and two facial fractures. She was put on ‘sick leave’ and with regular veterinary care, she healed perfectly. Queenie had us all fooled, in November last year she was huge and we all thought any day […]
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Who We Are

The Cart Horse Protection Association is a non-profit Cape Town based animal welfare organisation. Our vision – to establish a centre of excellence for working equine welfare in the Western Cape. Our mission – promote the welfare of working horses and donkeys in the Western Cape through service provision, legislation, education and training. Our aims – to protect working cart horses and donkeys on the Cape Flats from abuse; initiate an outreach programme for working horses and donkeys in the Western Cape; establish a formal Youth Programme on the Cape Flats.

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