association saint hippolyte aquitaine

No. W473001090, régie par la loi du 1er juillet 1901

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pour chevaux en détresse

horses in need

Helen with Dido 2013 (9) Dido before


By Web Master, Nov 15 2017 01:38PM

In a lovely atmosphere 57 members and supporters sat down and enjoyed a wide variety of delicious curries and side dishes cooked and served by Maria and her team.

This was followed by a wonderful selection of puddings made by the ASHA ladies. During the evening members were invited to take part in a picture quiz which was great fun. A very big thank you to all involved, both helpers and supporters, who made the evening so successful.

A very special thank you to Charlotte and Nigel for hosting the evening in a quite lovely venue.

A truly fantastic profit of €1054 was raised.

By Web Master, Oct 29 2017 08:13AM

Nemo is looking wonderful and has been ridden all summer. He has gained a lot of experience and enjoys the interaction with the ASHA carers.

If you can help Nemo please contact ASHA on 06 69 04 45 97 or email

Nemo being ridden at Ecurie Martin
Nemo being ridden at Ecurie Martin

By Web Master, Oct 29 2017 08:07AM

Charlotte Halsby has once again very kindly offered to host a Curry Night at her home Gerversie, Monflanquin (D124 between Cancon and Monflanquin).

There will also be a choice of puddings made by the ASHA ladies.

Beer, wine and soft drinks will be available.

Please bring your own crockery, cutlery, glassware and a carafe for your wine.

The cost is 15 euros per person.

To make your reservation and further information contact Patricia Tel 05 53 40 93 72 or email

By Web Master, Oct 16 2017 09:50AM

Four of us got together to adopt Belle. She had lived in lonely isolation with her son for years, but her owner became unable to look after them and they were passed into ASHA’s care. Belle is a beautiful bay mare of 25 years who arrived with her son Cabby (17), from whom she had never been separated since his birth.

Click here for Belle's story ...

Belle happily settled at Cantemerle
Belle happily settled at Cantemerle

ASHA saves neglected and abused horses from a miserable existence and/or needless death ...

Dido as he was found on the road...

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    Dido with Helen at  Cantemerle


ASHA will be closing on 30th April 2018


The ASHA committee would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people who have supported the organization in almost 10 years of existence, in whatever way they have helped us, it is appreciated. Whilst we are all sad that ASHA  cannot continue, mainly due to the lack of volunteers coming forward, we are also pleased to be able to say that around 30 horses have passed through our care  and many more have been helped at a distance. A record we can all be proud of.  

Further announcements will be made in the New Year regarding fundraising, sales of assets, and so on.


ASHA  held an Extraordinary General meeting on the 20th October 2017.

The proposal  to bring ASHA to a close on 30th April 2018 was voted on and agreed.

The proposals to appoint Kathy Kearsey as Liquidator & Alan Calder as Auditor  were voted on and agreed.

In reply to questions the following points were made –

Fundraising events will continue to be held, Curry Night on 13th November and Leeds University Big Band Concert on 28th March 2018.                                                                                  

The website will continue until it’s present contract ends next February and announcements will be made about which other organizations  to contact to report equines in distress in the future .

The helpline will continue until the end of April.    

The ASHA Committee is in a good position to offer help and guidance to anyone wishing to start equine rescue charities and will be glad to offer advice.

After the end of April we will know what monies, if any, are left and these will be passed to other organisations working in this field.  If anyone has suggestions for such organisations please contact Mrs Kearsey at

Members will not be asked for subscriptions to ASHA for the next year, and members are reminded to please close any PayPal arrangements made for automatic payments.

We now have six months during which time we hope to re-home Nemo, the remaining horse in our care and monies will not be disbursed until such time as he is happily and permanently settled.