Dog Show Fundraiser for Hungry Horse Outside

Many thanks to Gertrude Malone and the volunteers at Midland Dog Welfare for organising and running a fabulous dog show in aid of Hungry Horse today. Big thank you to the Scouts Den for allocating the venue . To everyone who sponsored prizes and classes, to Michael Croghan for his pet photography. A huge thank you to everyone who attended and to everyone who helped make the day happen in some way or another.


Of course Santa deserves a mention and a huge huge thank you to the beautiful huskeys that delivered Santa to Longford. We hope you all enjoyed the day and we’re be looking forward to next year already! Gertrude Longford’s dogs would be lost without you and today certainly would not have happened without your hard work.

Dog show prizes
Well deserved prizes!

Rescue Equines steal the show at Ballinamore

Team Hungry Horse bring it home again. We’re so proud of all our rescues who competed at Ballinamore show today. Many their first day out, each one of them behaved impeccably. Each one of them abandoned, abused, neglected not so long ago, we’ve watched each one of them develop into the super stars they are today.

Huge congratulations to all their handlers especially some of our younger volunteers who showed today for the first time ever. We’re proving over and over that rescue horses and donkeys(sorry Mortamur) can win, hard work, dedication and a willingness to succeed is all it takes. If you are willing to put the effort in, it is most definitely worth considering a rescue. More homes mean more room for others in need. Well done team HHO!

HHO Mortamur takes home 1st place
HHO Mortamur takes home 1st place
From Skin and Bones to show winner!
From Skin and Bones to show winner!
Quite the haul of prizes for horses nobody else wanted!
Quite the haul of prizes for horses nobody else wanted!

A Day At Sai Sanctuary

Every now and again (about every 3 years), we manage to convince Hilary to leave Hungry Horse Outside for a few hours. We felt it was prevalent to show the young boys and girls that spend their summers doing their part to help Irish horses how a sanctuary is run. The differences between a rescue, rehabilitation and training facility to the equally important Sanctuary and the peaceful beautiful life the animals have with Sue Paling of Sai Sanctuary. Sue works equally as hard as everyone involved with Hungry Horse, giving each animal the quality of life they deserve.

Happy Donkeys
Happy Donkeys


Sometimes even we need a reminder to take a step back and enjoy the animal in hand and a stark reminder of the importance of what Sue has created for these animals, animals that would normally be put to sleep, due to age, health worries or a simple lack of space.

Sue extended a huge warm welcome to our young volunteers and answered all their questions as regards what she does, how she runs and how she built the life she has for the animals.
Sue helps Hungry Horse Outside out in any way she can, she has taken and supported many of our horses on a short term basis, she has also taken in many of our donkeys as well as some little ponies including Twinkle who featured on our page a number of weeks back.

Donkey loves his rubs
Donkey loves his rubs


Thank you Sue for showing us all your Sanctuary, for letting us meet all the animals in your care and for even looking after some of the HHO bunch for the summer, a truly remarkable woman whom we have huge respect and admiration for.
A huge huge thank you Sue for having ourselves and the gang today! (and for the cake)

Rest and Relaxation
Rest and Relaxation

 

Minister Coveney visits Hungry Horse Outside

On behalf of the Directors and the Volunteers of Hungry Horse Outside we would like to thank Minister Coveney for taking the time out of his very busy schedule to visit us in Longford. During his visit the Minister announced that he would be offering us €20,000 to continue our work, a very unexpected and much needed surprise.

Overjoyed by the great news!
Overjoyed by the great news!


We would like to thank the Minister and his Colleagues for their appreciation of what we do in Longford, we saw a different side of both the minister and his colleagues yesterday, normal, caring people with a great fondness for animals.

Ruby and Corky tugged on the heartstrings of Ms. McGuinness however it was Possum who is to be rehomed today to an autistic non verbal child really stole her heart.

There were several oohhs and awwhs when our ladies arrived on the riding horses, who we have to saw behaved impeccably as always, loved the attention they were getting and Esther even had a surprise rider on her back one of our local candidates.

Rescue Horses show what they can do!
Rescue Horses show what they can do!

We would also like to thank everyone who came over to support from our side, Donnagh McDonnell our vet, Michael King our County Vet, Sue Paling from Sai Sanctuary,Robert Donaghue who lent us his trap for Garfield again!Your ongoing support and believe in what we do has been incredible.

Finally thank you to all our followers who consistently supported our work we hope you will continue following us, our work and our animals through their journey from being rescued or impounded until they day they finally go home.
This money will benefit the animals of Longford greatly! Still in Shock.

Minister for Agriculture visits Hungry Horse Outside
Minister Coveney enjoying the horses

 

St.Patrick’s Day Parade 2014 Double Winners

Hungry Horse Outside win Public Service of the Year for the second consecutive year. We are so proud of what we have acheived however we would not have been able to do it without a significant amount of help and dedication.

Firstly a big thank you and well done to Amanda who spent hours painting and repainting Gypsy. To Robert Donaghue who lent us a harness and trap for Garfield. To Doireann who rode spot, To Shannon and Kevin who led some of the ponies and donkeys, to Marie, Shauna, Luke, Gypsy,Chloe who all helped out on the day.

Artistic painting depicting the inside of a horse.
Artistic painting depicting the inside of a horse.


It is incredible feeling to part of something that is making such a significant impact on equine welfare, we are all so proud of all the animal that walked with us today.

They were the stars of the show, stopping to say hello to the crowds, get their pictures taken. We are incredibly proud of the people who work tirelessly nursing these animals back to health, training them and rehoming them, the people who keep Hungry Horse Outside alive day in day out.

Leitrim Riding Club Ride for our Rescues

A couple of weeks ago we received an email from a lady called Paula Farrell informing us that Leitrim Riding Club were intending on completing a 20km sponsored ride in aid of ourselves.
We would like to thank Paula and all the members most sincerely for your help. We were completely taken aback by the dedication to our rescue from the club and we appreciate all the effort that went into making the event happen.

Well done to you guys, you should be very proud of yourselves and thank you for your kindness.

Hungry Horse Wins at St.Patricks Day Parade!

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HHO wins Best Public Service

Hi guys we are delighted to announce, that Hungry Horse Outside won “Best Public Service” at the St.Patricks Day Parade. It’s such an honour to receive this award. The theme of the parade was “rich in heritage”.

Our volunteers took a trip back to olden times where Horses and Donkeys were a prevalent part of Irish Heritage. A great day was had by all and the team put on quite a show for the people of Longford.

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