100% of your donation will provide essential feed and care for assistance horses through the COVID-19 crisis.
Your whole gift will go to our assistance horse to ensure they stay fit, healthy and able to contiue supporting people with diversabilities as soon as this crisis is over.
And the fisrst $5,000 raised will be gift matched by Community TAB.
Since the threat of COVID-19 all HorsePower Therapeutic Centres have had to close their gates. This means that vital and crucial income required to maintain our day to day operations is no longer coming in. This income supports our 125 specially trained horses and ponies who despite the COVID-19 crisis still need feed, hay and care.
With no clear direction on when we will be able to recommence our programs, some centres may face the heartbreaking decision to close their gates for good resulting in children, young people and adults with diversabilities not being able to access our life-changing programs.
The Help the Horses emergency campaign will assist us in providing much needed support to centres in need across the state. Can we count on your help today to ensure our horses and ponies stay fit, healthy and able to continue providing our programs on the other side of this crisis? Help our horses and make a positive impact on the physical, emotional and mental wellbeing of 260 children and 140 adults with physical, intellectual, emotional and social challenges across the state.
Your donation can provide:
- Hay and hard feed
- Basic essential vet and dental care
- Farrier visits to ensure their feet are healthy
$7 cares for a horse for a day
$49 cares for a horse for a week
$210 cares for a horse for a month
$625 cares for a horse for three months
$1,250 cares for a horse for six months
Every donation makes a difference. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.
And the first $5,000 raised will be gift matched by our major partner Community TAB.
Help HorsePower Australia reach their goal of $156,250 to help feed and care for our assistance horses for six months.
I'm Here to Help the Horses
How can I start a crowdraiser today?
Thank you for choosing to help our assistance horses by setting up a crowdraiser online. Here's a quick four-step guide to help get you started.
Step 1: Write a short story about your horse uding this simple template (download here)
Step 2: Choose you favourite photo of your HorsePower horse.
If you don't have a photo, you can download and use one of the photos below. If you are setting up a crowdraiser on behalf of your child, you could even encourage them to draw a picture of their horse.
Step 3: Go to GiveNow and set up your page in just a few mins.
Go to the HorsePower Help our Horses page and click the 'Create Crowdraiser' button on the right. Fill in your details, choose your crowdraising target and follow the simple steps to set up your crowdraising page with your photo and story.
Step 4: Share your crowdraiser with your friends and family.
Don't be shy, reach out to your family and friends and tell them just how much your assistance horse means to you. Ask them to kindly give what they can, and thank them personally when they donate.
You can start by copying and pasting the personal story you created for your crowdraiser, and add it to a social posts to encourage friends and family to donate.
We've also created some social post tempates you can edit and share to continue promotion your crowdraiser. Remember, people love pictures, so always share your post with photos, videos or a maybe even a drawing of a horse.
Support our Horses - Corporate Fundraising
Assistance horses like Rory are one in a million.
Will you help us raise $156,250 to care for them during this crisis?
We can't afford to lose our valuable assistance horses like ex-racehorse Rory (The Good Rev). Horses like him are one in a million and very hard to come by. Which is why we need your help today to keep them fed, healthy and able to continue supporting people with diversabilities when this crisis is over.
For every assistance horse you're able to support today, you'll also make a HUGE difference to many adults and children living with diversabilities, like Jessica (pictured left with Rory), who are desperate to return to their assistance horse as soon as possible
“My Asperger’s syndrome diagnosis means I’m quite anxious when interacting with people, and Rory has been a great comfort to me during a very stressful time in my life. After finishing high school, spending time with Rory and the team at Horsepower Brigadoon finally gave me the confidence to pass my driving test and gain full-time employment. I still have difficult days and Rory keeps me going. I really miss spending time with him and can’t wait to get back!”
Be sure to tell your customers that you're supporting HorsePower horses through this crisis too. We've prepared some social media posts you can share to engage your online community right here.
“I love the amazingly supportive community that HorsePower has brought us into. Because of this Jasmine pushes herself to try harder and communicate more clearly which has led to her gaining strength and confidence. Jasmine can now walk holding hands and is very close to her first independent steps. Her signing and communication has flourished and she is now learning her letters and numbers ready for reading. We will be very excited to get back in the saddle to continue developing these skills and abilities once it is safe to do so.”
Julia Inglis, Jasmine’s mother (Jasmine pictures above in pink helmet with pony Jacko)