Costa del Sol horse charity in search for donors

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Costa del Sol horse charity in search for donors
Costa del Sol horse charity in search for donors. Image: Facebook

COSTA DEL SOL charity the Spanish Equine Association for Rescue, Care and Homing (S.E.A.R.C.H.) is appealing for donors after the pandemic left the association unable to hold many if its fundraising events.

Founded by horse owner Susan Barns in 2011, S.E.A.R.C.H. charity in Coin has been rescuing neglected animals on the Costa del Sol for 10 years. Susan now looks after up to 10 horses, feeding, exercising and training them alongside one volunteer and a student and is appealing to the public to support the association.

She told the Euro Weekly News: “I had my own horses and started getting involved with volunteering for other charities and rescuing horses.  When I lost my own horse though I decided to start a charity in his name to help as many animals as possible.”

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She added: “The horses come from very neglected backgrounds and we give them lots of room and retrain them.”

Before the pandemic, the charity had been holding regular fundraising events to help pay for looking after the horses, however many events were forced to be cancelled over the last year and S.E.A.R.C.H. is now appealing for help from donors.

Susan said the charity is looking for people who would like to sponsor an animal, helping to pay for the food and veterinary attention the horses need.


The charity is also holding a fundraising quiz on Saturday, October 16 at 2.30 pm at La Tavola in Coin.

For more information on donating to the charity or how to get involved, contact Susan Barns on 660 220 700 or at [email protected]


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