"A peaceful sanctuary from a senseless world of equine abuse"

Where there's life there's hope!

A Little Piece Of Heaven

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When horse & human are both beaten up by life,  by rescuing the horse, I too am rescued!

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Official Charity Commission No: 20075644

Charity Reg No: CHY 19316

Email: hollyscharity@hotmail.com

Ph Elaine Admin: + 353 (o) 894185437

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These animals are instrumental in healing, as well as in teaching alternatives to better ways of being & acting in society! 

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 About Holly’s – A Little piece of Heaven 

Ph: + 353 868650360

JOE-ELAINE-AND-HOLLY-186x186Holly’s Horse Haven was founded in 2008 by Joe, Elaine Duffy & family. The charity is named after their first rescue “HOLLY” a race horse who was owned by a consortium and due to the recession was going to be sent to the factory.  

They are now a 100% voluntary cross border national Equine rescue charity and over the past 7 yrs with the aid of their 24/7 critical care centre & dedicated volunteers/supporters have cared & homed countless national rescues.

HOLLY’S EQUINE THERAPY / SOCIAL PROGRAMMES:

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JUST WALK WITH ME AND BE MY FRIEND

Horses don’t judge anyone,  they accept “ALL” at face value, they don’t care about anyone’s past. Instead, they accept a person for who they are, “in the present”  they provide companionship and camaraderie allowing individuals to experience a true sense of friendship and the satisfying feeling that results from working with others in a spirit of fellowship & unconditional giving.

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TRAINING DEMOCRAT NEWSPAPER

Holly’s Equine Therapy programmes for both special needs & community kids programmes / comprise of three levels (Certified)

Møkking-fra-A-til-ÅLevel 2: Stable management – learning how to care for the comfort of the rescue horses.

SUMMER CAMP 2014 074Level Two:Equine care – learning to care for each & every rescues and their comfort.

83253791Level Three: Handling & tacking up! – learning to lead, handle & tack up our specially selected rescues, who love & enjoy getting into the community Spirit.

Shailen first hack outOnly after our youth community groups learn to ride as a reward we will take them (to trekking out level) they then can enjoy riding out  across our amazing landscapes and beaches.

campingCamping out in our incredibly beautiful woodlands, mountains  & breath-taking beaches

 And later if interested they can attend competition’s & shows.

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John BirdsallHOLLY’S SEED TO FEED PROGRAMME:-

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Holly’s Community programme requests our supporters to donate a pk of seeds whether veg or flowers so our special needs & community kids can plant & care for them.

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We then design and create beautiful planters & hanging baskets in our arts & craft  programmes which when donation is received can then support our rescue feed programme!

 

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CookingHOLLY’S PLANT TO PLATTER PROGRAMME 

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Where our community spirit special needs groups & community kids take the fresh organic produce they have grown and produce beautiful tasty culinary creations!

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 HOLLY’S SMALL ANIMAL & PETTING CORNOR

Downs with rabbitHolly’s small animals are such an important part of our Holly’s therapy programmes, they are Holly Horses little friends and everyone who shares their care just loves them to bits.

We have rabbits, chickens, ducks, geese and our two new pigs (soon arriving) George & Pepa pig. Their hutches, pens and chicken houses are all built & decorated as part of our arts and crafts programmes and hopefully in the future our beautiful houses will be available at a set donation to the charity to support our rescues and Equine therapy programmes.

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Holly’s have been rescuing our horses, ponies & donkeys for over 10yrs now and due to having to watch the pennies we choose to follow our natural remedy programmes which saw us successfully treating infections, serious cuts, poisons etc. with our ancient Celtic / Romany natural remedies. So we now grow our many necessary herbs to use in our natural equine health programme, which sees our many volunteers taking time to plant, care for and nurture our herbs which go towards relieving and healing so many desperate cases! What a wonderful opportunity to make a difference!

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Holly’s Horse Haven & “Special Needs” programmes!
If your group or organisation are interested in visiting us please email hollyscharity@hotmail.com

Help us to help You support our national rescues!

 

 


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A little Piece Of Heaven:

Written by Dr. Mark Harrold, Senior Clinical Psychologist with the Irish Health Board :-

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MARK HARROLD

Web Site:- CLICK FOR DR, MARK HARROLD: –  http://drmarkharrold.com/

 

In Ireland lend has it that at the end of every rainbow there is a pot of gold. While most of us continue to chase the rainbows in vain, there is a place which is real and is truly magical. It is called Holly’s Horse Haven which is on the border between Northern and Southern Ireland.

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If you can imagine a place that rescues abused and vulnerable horses.

 Imagine then that they welcome people with special needs to come and look after these horses.

 And then they are supported by volunteers from both sides of the border. Religious and political persuasion are irrelevant. Only the need to support vulnerable members of the community (both people and animals) is what drives this wondrous location. 

Holly's Horse Haven / Leanne Dunne 2Holly’s is run by Elaine, Joe & family, they had a dream of setting up a rescue centre of horses. When they started this journey they had no idea that it would turn out to be a place where people with special needs could learn, for the first time, that caring for others is just as important as looking out for themselves. Elaine and Joe welcomed people who had great difficulty adapting to the traditional routine of day care facilities. They have taught our vulnerable adults the importance of caring for others. For once, our people with special needs were learning how to give help and assistance rather than being on the receiving end of it. And for each and every one of them, it has proven to be a life changing experience. They no longer seek attention by acting out or becoming verbally or physically abusive. They have assumed the responsibility of looking after vulnerable animals and have thrived as a result. They recognise that the world does not revolve around them and that they have a lot of assistance and caring to give to vulnerable and needy animals

 The volunteers, in turn, have been lifted by the presence of people who see the world in a slightly more simplified way than they do. And that has proven to be a hugely enhancing experience for them. Working with people with special needs compels the volunteers to slow down to their pace and to recognise the outstanding qualities people who have been written off by others possess. Joy, positively, non-judgmental and straight-talking are just some of the qualities people with special needs possess. They bring an enthusiasm to their work that most employer only dream about. Always on time and always good humoured.

SMALL SUMMER CAMP 2014 109The animal welfare environment particularly seems to bring out the best in our vulnerable adults. Elaine and Joe are true visionaries. They are driven by the kindness in their hearts. They have opened Holly’s to all comers. Their warmth and generosity emanates from every corner of this little piece of Heaven. It truly does feel like the rainbow’s end. Various entities have collided to create what I consider to be the perfect place. And I have not yet even mentioned the tremendous success they have on an ongoing basis in rehabilitating hundreds of horses every year though out Ireland. But Elaine and Joe do not want to stop there.

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Having learned so much from their experiences to date, they want to expand. They want to create residential units for vulnerable adults. They plan to expand the range of activities available to participants into areas such as horticulture and raising animals such as chickens and ducks. They dream of creating a state of the art facility right in the centre of their centre overlooking the indescribably beautiful Carlingford Lough.

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The plans are in place!

 

If you are interested in helping make this dream come true, and in doing so enabling many more people with special needs lead meaningful lives in Ireland, please consider coming on board by contacting:

hollyscharity@hotmail.com or hollyshorsehaven@hotmail.co.uk 

 

 

Volunteer

PLEASE CLICK PICTURE TO SHARE OUR AMAZING VOLUNTEER JOURNEY 2015

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How A Black Horse Can Change Your life! (Please click link)
(Please watch its sooooo moving!)

 

URGENT  RE -HOMING MESSAGE!

Due to Severe flooding, indescribable ground conditions & lack of response to our ongoing pleas for dry support ground to help with our rescue ponies! We are now offering ALL our non riding rescues for Adoption (without donation to the charity)! (Vetting & all charities policies will be adhered too) Please Email Ann @ (hollyshorsehaven’hotmail.co.uk) or pm on fb if interested in any of our small ponies:
(If delivery is required diesel costs will be requested at min rate)!
Pleaseeeeeeee support our emergency homing campaign!

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HORSE MUCK

 

SUPPORTING OUR CHARITY CD!

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Joe Duffy Co. Founder of Holly’s Horse Haven Charity receives his National Hidden Hero award

and dedicates it to Garda Tony Golden.

Joe dedication of hero award

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Holly’s Horse Haven & “Special Needs” programmes!
If your group or organisation are interested in visiting us please email hollyscharity@hotmail.com

Help us to help You!

I BEAT THE BULLET! YEaaaaaaaaaa!

Please take a moment to check out this beautiful video of “KNIGHT” the little rescue as he shares his story from escaping the bullet to finding his loving, adoring Hu-mum & equine family! HAPPY AT LAST!

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FANTASTIC DAY WITH RYAN TUBRIDY @ HOLLY’S

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DAISY RYAN

Please click for RTE TV / Winning Streak – Irish Good Causes footage!

  

LINK: Holly’s Social Haven: –

http://www.hollyshorsehaven.com/hollys-social-haven

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(PLEASE CLICK FOR- NATIONAL LOTTERY GOOD CAUSES  STORY)

(Thank’s for supporting our “Equine Therapy Summer Camp for Special Needs / disadvantaged Kids 2014!)

We are just so excited to say Holly’s Horse Haven & our Equine therapy/”Special Needs” Holly’s Social Haven’s programmes were nominated for the National Lotteries Good Causes advertising campaign! What an honor!

fixed(Please catch up with our story on Ireland AM on Tue 23rd June)

We have also been invited to be part of their Radio advertising campaign – For Good Causes, on air at present, Such excitement we are all so privileged to be asked to be part of this amazing experience.

Thanks to all at the National Lottery but especially to all of YOU! Who play every week and make supporting Good Causes in our country more than just a dream! X Elaine, Joe & all the Holly’s Volunteers

 

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 We Need Space to help the Desperate Cases! Please help us to help them Adopt or Foster! Together we can make a difference!
 
ALBUM RESCUES FOR REHOMING:-
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hollys-Charity-Horses-for-Rehoming/641673755910508
NEW! HORSES ALREADY HOMED ALBUM: –
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SHOP TO SUPPORT THANK YOU

Every penny makes a difference & by donating directly to Holly’s Horse Haven’s charity you can ensure that Holly’s “SPIRIT” lives on as “In her Name” we continue to make a informational  difference in the lives of Holly’s rescued horses, ponies & donkeys that come into her charity!

 DONATEPlease support our charity by downloading the songs from our charity Cd with 100% of profits going to support our rescues & special needs programmes 

 

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STOLEN PONIES –

USED FOR SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAMMES

URGENT PLEASE HELP US FIND OUR WEE BAM BAM & TYSON

PLEASE READ: THE JOURNAL: – http://www.thejournal.ie/search/ponies%20/

OUR PONIES USED FOR OUR DISABILITY  PROGRAMS / WHO HAVE BEEN STOLEN!

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More About Holly’s Charity/Social Haven

Holly’s Spirit & Legacy will Live On!

We recently lost our darling Holly, our first ever rescue Horse & inspiration for our charity.

Holly shared her love with us for over 10yrs and encouraged everyone who met her to become involved with unconditionally loving all her horsey friends who so desperately needed us humans to be there to love them

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Please help us to support Holly’s Legacy!

 

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