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, 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

By Web Master, Oct 3 2017 02:57PM

Helen says she is very happy to adopt Pauli and to know that he will have a permanent, happy place to spend the rest of his retirement.

He lives with another pony, a girl called Belle, who is a similar age and has the same feed requirements. She was living with Helen's old pony Rocky, who died earlier this year.

She was very upset when she lost him but was delighted to meet Pauli and hasn’t left his side since they met.They look like a lovely old couple !

Both ponies are super with Helen's grandchildren and love to be brushed, walked out for grass and generally fussed over.

Hopefully both ponies can spend a good few years together in companionship & good health.

Click here for Pauli's story ...

Helen with Pauli and Belle
Helen with Pauli and Belle

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Dido as he was found on the road...

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    Dido with Helen at  Cantemerle


ASHA is now officially closed and confirmed as such by the Prefecture.


However, we are still looking for a home for Nemo. He is a lovely ride but needs to go to an experienced rider. He so enjoys hacking out in the countryside. If you can help please contact Anne:



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.


The website will continue until its present contract ends February 2019 and will be updated.


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.






     Here is a list of other horse rescue organisations who may be able to help.




      Galop Pour la Vie: //


      Le Refuge des Oublies:


      Foundation Brigitte Bardot:


      LFPC Ligue Francaise pour la Protection du Cheval:


      Centre d’Hérbergement et de protection pour cheveaux.


      Au bonheur des chevaux:


      Les Sabots de l’Espoir:


      Œuvre de Pech Petit:


      Grand Refuge SPA (61):


       Chevale Espoir:


       Equine Rescue France: