Equestrian Sports New Zealand and our wider community are grateful for the remarkable support that we continue to get for the Cyclone Gabrielle Equine Relief Fund.
We have continued to receive donations from wonderful people and organisations both here and overseas.
Overarching principle for this fund is to support equine welfare as a result of Cyclone Gabrielle in the affected areas of Hawkes Bay & Gisborne.
The total donations to the fund now stand at $206,169.34
We are committed to transparency. Here is a full outline of allocations from the relief fund:
Vet Services Hawke’s Bay – $22,500
Vets One Hastings – $22,500
Vets First Havelock North – $22,500
Massey Vets – $7,500
Pony Club Branches – $10,000 (to be divided by 5)
Fiber Fresh Feeds – $5,000
Dunstan Feeds – $5,000
Truly Treasured Pet Loss Services – $5,000
Hay for Gisborne Region – $5,000 (to be allocated as required)
Petrol for hay delivery – $2,000
Pinehollow Riding School -$2,000
Equine America Vouchers – $1,000
Fuel for hay delivery – $3,444.25
Transportation of hay to Hawkes Bay – $5,000
Total monetary donations = $107,444 NZD
We are now moving into a new phase of support, and we will launch next week a “Gabrielle Support Application Process” for members who have been adversely affected to apply for direct support for their equine welfare needs with a focus on, Feed, Vet bills, Medical supplies, Farrier bills & Fencing.
More detail will follow next on this process.