An Each Way Bet for Horses in Need ~ 2013

Betting on the Melbourne Cup this year? Want to support the horses that make it all possible? It’s easy! Here’s a simple way to have a little something each way for horses in need: Race horse galloping

Step 1. For the Win – Donate

Got a favourite horse charity? Horses bred for racing are regulars through the doors of most equine welfare organisations. What better time to give those organisations a bit of support!

But what if you don’t know any horse welfare charities? Easy – Check the list below (under step 2) for registered charities helping equines in need.

Step 2. For a Place – Share 

Let people know ~ Spread the word ~ In person or online!


  • Share this post!
  • Share a story, about an ex-racehorse you know, or perhaps about one that is rehabilitating at a rescue organisation right now
  • Talk about the horse rescue charity/charities you chose to donate to, and all the great work they do
  • Check the directory page on our website and “like” a few Facebook pages of organisations you’d like to support
  • Worried about the welfare of racehorses? Find out more about the big issues here
  • Promote racehorse rehoming programs! Find out more on the AHWRN thoroughbreds and standardbreds resource pages.

Thank you for being a part of this!

Not sure who to donate to? 

Here is a list of registered Australian equine charities that are endorsed as Deductible Gift Recipients. These organisations help horses bred for racing as part of their work with horses in need.

(Note: this list was compiled on 04/11/13 according to information on the Australian Government’s ACNC charity search and ABN Lookup websites. Anyone can check the registration status of any charity at any time via these sites, please visit them for more information.)

(Listed in reverse alphabetical order this time around.)

** Please see the websites of each organisation for details on how to donate **

Organisations that specialise in horses:

Triple R Equine Welfare (Vic) ~ Website and Facebook page

Thoroughbred Horse Rehabilitation Trust (NSW) ~ Website and Facebook page

Tasmanian Horse Rescue & Rehabilitation Organisation (Tas) ~ Website and Facebook page

Second Venture Horse Rescue (Vic) ~ Website and Facebook group

Second Chance Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation Inc (WA) ~ Website and Facebook page

Save a Horse Australia Horse Rescue & Sanctuary ~ Website and Facebook page

Quest Equine Welfare Inc (Vic) ~ Website and Facebook page

Project Hope Horse Welfare Victoria Inc (Vic) ~ Website

Pony Rescues Inc (Vic) ~ Website and Facebook page

North West Equine Rescue (NSW) ~ Website and Facebook page

National Horse & Pony Rescue Trust (NSW) ~ Facebook page

Morrigan Horse Rescue & Rehab Inc (NSW) ~ Website and Facebook group

Horse Welfare Inc (NSW) ~ Website and Facebook page

Horse Rescue Australia Inc (NSW) ~ Website and Facebook page

Galloping Hooves Equine Rescue (Qld) ~ Website and Facebook page

Equine Action Qld Inc (Qld) ~ Website and Facebook page

Epona’s Pastures Inc (Vic) ~ Website and Facebook page

Australian Horse Welfare Incorporated (NSW) ~ Website

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Other animal organisations that regularly help horses:

RSPCA Australia (National with State Branches) ~ Website and Facebook page

DCH Animal Adoptions (NSW) ~ Website and Facebook page

Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary Inc (Vic) ~ Website and Facebook page

Brightside Farm Sanctuary Inc (Tas) ~ Website and Facebook page

Bendigo Animal Welfare & Community Services (Vic) ~ Website and Facebook page

Animal Endeavours Inc (Qld) ~ Website and Facebook page


Didn’t see your favourite organisation in the list? Organisations helping horses come in all shapes and sizes, some focus on brumbies, heavy horses, or something that somehow does not include racehorses. Quite a few organisations are new and are still undergoing the lengthy charity registration process, while other organisations may be not-for-profits of other types. Find a list of all sorts of different organisations on the directory page of the AHWRN website.

A reminder: The above list covers registered charities that are endorsed as deductible gift recipients, according to information sourced from the ACNC Charity Search & ABN Lookup websites on 4th November 2013. Please visit these websites if you would like more information on charity registration, donations, tax deductible gift recipients, etc.



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