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Solitaire Equestrian Academy

Solitaire Equestrian Academy

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My name is Macayla Blignaut. I own a riding school in Hermanus, Western-Cape and due to the Covid-19 pandemic, I am in desperate need to raise funds to feed my horses during this period..

Due to the COVID-19 lock down in South Africa, I have unfortunately had to close my riding school and stable yard for 5 weeks, therefore receiving no income over this period and I have obligations to pay my stable yard rent, my hard working groom and the welfare and feed for 12 horses, of which half are rescues which I have been rehabilitating.

I am asking for donations towards these expenses as I have only been in business for 6 months and unfortunately unable to cover the costs for these precious animals during lock down as the business has only started covering costs and I personally can not afford to sustain it during lock down. I have amazing students with a passion for horses, as well as our disabled riders, mentally and physically that we offer support to, this is my life long passion and the thought of not carrying on after lock down is heart breaking. It has taken much thought to decide to start a fundraising drive, but unfortunately I have reached a point where I need to send out a plea for help.

Due to the pandemic the financial strain on small businesses is a big concern. Raising enough funds will be a tremendous help because it would mean that I can continue my horse riding lessons after the lockdown, as well as my therapeutic lessons to a disabled school in the community.

Horses cost a minimum of R2000 each a month to feed regardless of them being ridden or not. This excludes my rent, groom, medical expenses and supplements. I would be put in a very difficult position if I can not provide for my beautiful animals. With everything going on in South Africa, it is also not possible for me to sell any of them and I am heartbroken at the thought of having to resort to other measures.  

These funds will be used for
*Feed (Concentrate and roughage)
*My one loyal and loving groom whom stays on the property and cares for my dear animals
*Rent for stable yard

Donations

  • Apr 29, 2020 - USD $ 26.80
  • "All the best! " - Anonymous

  • Apr 25, 2020 - USD $ 131.70
  • "Hang in there skinnybones! xx" - KnL

  • Apr 17, 2020 - USD $ 26.90
  • "Best of luck! " - Supporter

  • Apr 17, 2020 - R 212.00
  • "

    Stay strong!

    " - Anonymous

  • Apr 17, 2020 - USD $ 53.80
  • "God bless" - Heinz Seldte

  • Apr 16, 2020 - USD $ 5.34
  • "All the best" - Cam

  • Apr 16, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "All the best" - Hi

  • Apr 16, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Hang in there! " - Anonymous

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Donations to date

R 5 199.99

Fundraising target

R 30 000.00
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My name is Macayla Blignaut. I own a riding school in Hermanus, Western-Cape and due to the Covid-19 pandemic, I am in desperate need to raise funds to feed my horses during this period..