Who is Cart Horse Protection Association?

Cart Horse Protection Association is a non-profit Cape Town based animal welfare organisation. Our mission is to protect working cart horses and donkeys from abuse, and contribute to the social upliftment of the Cape Flats carting community.

Cart horses

What do we do?

We provide clinic, patrol, and call out response, veterinary, and rehabilitation services to all working cart horses and donkeys living on the Cape Flats, and support, education and training to cart horse owners and drivers who use working cart horses as a means of generating income for themselves and their families.

Cart Horse Protection Services

Brief background

In 1995 Cart Horse Protection Association (CHPA) was established, providing vital services and education to the cart horse owners from two rusty shipping containers in an attempt to address the appalling conditions in which these working horses lived and worked. Today, the Cart Horse Protection Association Clinic and Training Centre, located in Epping, boasts a farrier agency, harness shop, treatment stalls and paddocks, cart repair workshop, education and training room, administrative offices and a feed storage barn and provides services to over 500 working cart horses and their owners.

Cart Horse before and after


Please report abuse to 082 6 599 599.

Happy horses

Call 082 6 599 599 to report cart horse abuse and stay updated with news and tips on how to spot abuse through our Facebook (Facebook.com/CartHorseProtection) and Twitter (twitter.com/Care4CartHorses) Pages.