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Equestrian Disaster Relief Fund
A Fund Designed to help NZ Equestrians replace horse gear & tack lost through Flood, Fire, or Earthquake
At Tackshop.co.nz we know how it feels to loose everything in a natural disaster
After the Cyclone Gabrielle Floods on February 14th 2023, we were left with a shop full of mud, destroyed stock, and shelving that fell apart when you touched it. All our computers and paperwork was lost, and the building was left to be demolished.
Although we were badly affected, many of our friends and customers were left worse off than us, hundreds of houses lost, paddocks left full of silt, fences ruined, tack rooms swept away, and even horses lost.
How the Fund was Formed
Almost immediately we started receiving amazing donations from our beautiful customers around the country. Some of these were intended for us, to help us get our feet back on the ground, and others were intended for us to pass on to those in need.
We heard from those affected that there was plenty of help immediately after the floods, but those who really needed the help were finding it difficult to access the help at the time, and were concerned that after the initial "buzz" had died down, is when they would really need assistance.
In order for us to be of most help, we decided to form a fund using the donated money, and topping it up with our own funds. Donations can be made through the link on this page.
The Future of the Fund
The plan is that this fund can be accessed now for those in need, but also to keep building it so funds are available in the future for any further events that may occur.
Tackshop.co.nz will match any further donations up to $1000 per month.
Funds will be kept in an account at tackshop.co.nz and be available for those successful applicants to purchase required gear through www.tackshop.co.nz