BBC Video – Holly’s Horse Haven Charity

Welcome

Charity Reg No: CHY 19316

    

ABOUT HOLLY’S HORSE HAVEN 

LOCATION: – VISIT US – Stay Local @ Rainbow Cottage

JOE-ELAINE-AND-HOLLY-186x186Holly’s Horse Haven was founded in 2008 by Joe, Elaine Duffy & family.

HOLLY” was their first rescue – a race horse who was owned by a consortium, however when times were good everyone owned her but after the recession hit Holly was going to be sent to the factory, and ended up coming to Joe & Elaine.

Other rescues then began to arrive like Alfie the Donkey,  & Buster and before long they were a 24/7 critical care center for countless rescues over the years 

They are now a 100% voluntary national Equine rescue charity and over the past 7 yrs with the aid of their 24/7 critical care center & dedicated volunteers/supporters they have perused their passion to help countless national rescues. Through our Equine therapy/Social integration programmes  we also strive to support government bodies, health care organisations & parents groups whose main aim is to continually work towards improving the personal needs & desires of those individuals in our communities who have “special needs” but wish to help us with  our very special rescues, Our “Holly’s Special Helpers”.

Us humans rescuing the horses and them in turn rescuing us!

A Circle Of Love!  

Our Social Haven is part of the new directions model for service provision for clients with intellectual disabilities, autism, & complex / challenging behavior. 

 

Holly’s Social Haven  

Is our “SPECIAL HELPERS” community/social interaction Equine therapy programmes.

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whereby we strive through our service to create socialization while also encouraging emotional competence by increasing empathy with our rescue’s  Please Click for Timetable

Slide1At holly’s we offer a person centered plan which is tailored to each individual and is centered around our specially selected rescues (from the charity) that are integrated into our social integration, equine training & therapy programs and the attention, love & care our rescues are getting through the programme is a valued part of their rehabilitation which encourages every individual (able bodied or “special needs”) to join in our endeavors to support the healing process of all our rescues, which in turn encourages every one involved to grow as a person while empowering them with the knowledge that they are “making a difference” in their own lives and the lives of our rescues.

SMALL GROUPHOLLY’S HORSE HAVEN Pick some of their very special rescues to be integrated into  HOLLY’S SOCIAL HAVEN” .#

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disablity foalOur social programmes are a relatively new type of rehab therapy which encourages youth, troubled individuals & those with special needs to care and be responsible for others! Our Equine programme involves the caring for our rescues as a means to accomplish this

man-feeding-horse-an-appleand grow as a person and through our community inclusion network we encourage individuals to embrace our educational programmes to teach them to support animal welfare, accomplish certificates in horse care & receive accreditation in Life Skills (in a HSE supported programme).

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We have found here at Holly’s Social Haven that promoting a caring attitude towards our rescue horses, ponies & donkeys has proved to encourage a reduction in levels of aggression among individuals by raising social & emotional competence by increasing empathy with

our rescue’s, this offers an opportunity for “ALL” to develop AK AND ALFIEand practice the skills they need to form healthy friendships!

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ANIMAL HUSBANDRY PROGRAMME:

Downs with rabbitOur social Haven also runs our animal husbandry programme which incorporates small animals from animal rescue centers (where our HSE registered Clients, Special needs clients & disadvantaged kids) help us to WILEY AND CHICKENlook after our chickens, ducks, rabbits etc)

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HOLLY’S GROWING PROGRAMME: OUR SEED TO FEED CAMPAIGN:

GENIO EVENT PHOTOS PLUS 977we are now in the process of introducing our natural Eco friendly horticulture / growing programmes, where by we request a small donation of a PK of seeds from our supporters which in turn is planted by our “Special helpers” & when flowers or veg are grown we product hanging baskets, planters & Veg/flower gift baskets
which a donation to the charity can be requested with all proceeds going 100% into the feeding programme of our rescues.

SUMMER CAMP AUG ADULT 084Our plant to platter programme is where our Special helpers enjoy the experience of planting, picking & preparing the produce they have nourished through their labor of love, producing delicious country dishes to temp any taste buds.

baby foal with flowersWith our herbal /natural healing project we are delving into the fascinating world of alternative remedies where for many years now we have listened in awe to the more mature visitors we have had to our charity who were only to willing to support us with advice regarding their cures & potions handed down from generation to generation. These remedies not only saved many of our rescues lives but enhanced healing & promoted good health with our rescues, we also economized dramatically by using alternative remedies such as honey, herbs & tonic rubs.

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We promote community spirit which encourages “ALL” to become involved in supporting our rescue horses!

Please see piece very kindly written by Dr. Mark Harrold to support the expansion of our Social programmes locally! – http://www.hollyshorsehaven.com/a-little-piece-of-heaven-by-dr-mark-harrold

Please click below to enjoy our “Special Needs” summer camp

    Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

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2013-04-23 03.24.10Our charities policy is to adopt/foster our rescues, however if at any time the placement needs to be terminated our rescues must be returned to the charity! – Holly’s also with the help of their extensive media network & experience in the rehabilitation & re-homing of the charities rescues adopt or foster nationwide / UK while supporting many other welfare organisations & government bodies throughout our nation. 

PLEASE  CLICK FOR RE-HOMING ALBUM!

HOLLY’S FACEBOOK: – https://www.facebook.com/hollyshorsehavencharity

DUBLIN OUTREACH NETWORK / FACEBOOK :- https://www.facebook.com/hollys.charitykildare?fref=ts
Email: Horses Equine – hollyshorsehaven@hotmail.co.uk
 
 FOR SAFE, CARING TRANSPORT HOLLY’S RECOMMEND ERIC GILLIE TRANSPORT PLEASE CLICK FOR LINK- http://ericgillie.co.uk/ 

ERIC GILLIE HORSE TRANSPORT

Michael Fassbender Online

https://www.facebook.com/Michael.Fassbender.Online.Ireland 

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Michael would like to say a HUGE Thank You  to all his fans who supported him in raising the grand total of €2,210.00 or $3,048.00 in his  5th annual birthday charity fundraiser for Hollys Horse Haven

These funds will help do so much good in the rescue and care of the horses and ponies as well as equine therapy for the disabled and disadvantaged youth. You are the best!

Congratulations to Elke Coopman for winning the autographed photo of Michael!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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GOD: Grant me the Serenity, To accept the things I cannot change,To change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference!

GOD: Grant me the Serenity, To accept the things I cannot change, To change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference! Message from Fr. Stephen: Essene Supreme Magus

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