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Our Corporate Sponsors
Welcome to KHH
Our aim is to support all Kaimanawa horses, both in the wild and once they begin their journey into domestication.
By working closely with the Department of Conservation and the Kaimanawa Wild Horse Advisory Group, we are able to implement effective planning and management strategies for the wild Kaimanawa herd on the range.
With the herd now being managed at 400 horses, each year a Kaimanawa Horse Muster takes place to rehome excess horses. KHH’s key role in this is to source suitable homes, and to ensure that the horses that are removed from the range go on to have a good quality of life in domestication. As part of that, we guarantee the welfare of all Kaimanawa horses in domestic life and have a team of people that are available to assist if a horse’s welfare is in question. This can include supporting and upskilling owners, uplifting horses and placing them with professional trainers, or offering a long-term sponsored placement to a horse that needs our ongoing support.
KHH survives on the generous support of the public, through donations and our ongoing sponsorship program, to ensure our welfare horses get the best of everything.
Our growing list of corporate sponsorship also ensures we can develop a stronger awareness for Kaimanawa horses, by supporting our muster horses and training initiatives, including the Freedom to Friendship Stallion Challenge.
Our aim is to find as many homes for horses as possible, in the lead up to the Kaimanawa Horse Musters. Each year however, there are excess horses, who only get a second chance at life through the support of people like you.
Thanks to the generous support of the public 29 extra horses were saved during the 2022 muster.
The percentage shows the number of horses saved this year, due to public donations and sponsorships.
Every year, when the muster rolls around again, we do everything possible to secure enough homes, so that every horse targeted for removal, will have a second chance at a life in domestication. Due to the COVID crisis and economic uncertainty, 2022 was a difficult year to source enough homes, and it’s time like these that we think outside the box and come up with new training initiatives to ensure excess horses that are facing an uncertain future have a home waiting for them. And so this year Trainer Incentive Contract was established (similar to what is offered to place wild Mustangs in USA), where public-sponsored horses would be placed with KHH approved handlers, to ensure they got the best start possible in domestication.
Thanks to the incredible support and generosity of the public we were able to save an extra 16 horses under this new initiative, as well as support 13 stallions on their journey as part of our Freedom to Friendship Stallion Challenges, which will be held at Equifest in October. A huge thank you to everyone that donated and helping us save the life of these 29 horses.