Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Pin ups launch calendar to help save ponies

Based in the Gold Coast Hinterland, Save A Horse Australia (SAHA) Horse Rescue & Sanctuary fosters unwanted, neglected, abused and slaughter-bound horses, rehabilitating them and adopting them out under life time adoption contracts.

Established by Amanda Vella, SAHA has rescued and rehabilitated nearly 500 horses and survives on the generosity of the public, equine professionals and the SAHA carers.

To help raise much needed funds to care for these horses, a band of Queensland pin ups and photographers have come together to create Pin Ups for Ponies.

Shot on location at the SAHA horse stud, the calendar features 12 months of pin up cuties, each with one of the amazing horses that are the success stories of SAHA and aims to raise money for feed, rugs, surgery and special needs.

Burlesque bombshell Lila Luxx says, “I am incredibly proud to be a part of the pinup community in Queensland where the only thing bigger than our wardrobes is our hearts! These beautiful animals deserve a second chance and I am so glad that SAHA is there to give it to them.”

Emma Gilland of Friendly Fire Photography says, “These aren't just pretty pictures. Every horse in the calendar has been rescued by SAHA and they are a testament to the selflessness, dedication and kind hearts of all the volunteers from SAHA. Buy a calendar; save a life... it's that simple."

Winner of Miss Pin Up Australia’s Miss Va Va Voom category, Miss Kitten Darling says, “As a pin up model and veterinary nurse, I couldn't wait to be a part of this great project! The photographers, the girls, the beautiful horses and Amanda – it’s such great work and I hope lots of people get involved in such a worthy cause.”

Photographer Samantha Haworth says, “Horses have given me so much over the years, it seemed only fitting that I should try to return the favour through my photography."

Pin up and Kustom Kulture blogger Sheri Bomb says, “I have always been an animal lover and to be able to combine a childhood dream with helping out such a worthy cause is more than a girl could ever want.”

Coming to the SAHA stud in September of 2009, Adonis was severely underweight and had been mistreated. Through months of rehabilitation and patient and loving care, SAHA have turned him into a show quality horse who also features prominently in the Pin Ups for Ponies calendar.

But success stories like Adonis’ are not possible without the care of SAHA and the funding to do so.
By purchasing a calendar, not only will you have 12 months of pretty pin ups to adorn your wall but you will also be helping to save the lives of neglected, abused, abandoned and slaughter-bound horses.

The calendar will be celebrated with an official launch party on Sunday 11 December from 11:30am at the Coomera Lodge. Food, live music, raffles, a presentation from Amanda Vella and appearances by some of the horses and pin ups will highlight the release of the calendar.

On sale from 1 December, calendars are just $25 and are available through SAHA Horse Rescue & Sanctuary on 0405053740 or email  with all proceeds going directly to the care of rescued horses.

If you are not local and would like to buy a calendar on line they are $28 including postage in Australia.

If you would like to buy one please deposit $28 into our account using your surname and "PU4P" as the reference. Then you must email me your address and once your payment comes through we will post your calendar.

BSB: 084852
ACC: 189538671
Name: Save A Horse Australia
Bank: NAB

Email address:

Thank you so much for your kind support and for helping us help the horses. Please note that 100% of proceeds go to the sanctuary.

All of the stunning models, Emma from Friendly Fire Photography, all of the photographers involved. Paradise Printing and Cindy for all of her amazing hard work. Jen Malloch for her help with the event and the lovely Sheri for her help with the media release. So many people to thank for all of their hard work xxxxxx

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Our Gympie Project

We will be heading to the Gympie Dogger Sale on the 10th of December to rescue two unwanted horses who would otherwise go to the knackery. If you could help with a donation to go towards the purchase of these horses that would be just amazing. Every little bit helps, even just $2 so if you can help please that would be just wonderful. When depositing please use the reference "Gympie" so that we can make sure your donation goes towards the Gympie Project. Thank you so much for your support and for helping us help the horses.

If you require a tax receipt please email: every donation over $2 is tax deductible as we are a fully registered and sanctioned charity.

BSB: 084852
ACC: 189538671
Name: Save A Horse Australia
Bank: NAB

The below photos are of previous sales

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sampy Update

Sampy has had his nerve blocks and it has been established that he is lame in his fetlock / pastern area. It was good to see him trotting around without even a sign of lameness. He will now have xrays to see what’s causing the lameness and to treat accordingly. Will keep you posted on the outcome. His xrays are next week and until then he will remain on his new joint guard and herbal plan which I have just mixed up for him. Hopefully it will help.

Sampy at the Laidley Dogger Sales when we bought him

In care

Fully rugged due to some itch on his head and ears

Some Beautiful Photos

Some professional photos of our Sanctuary and Rescue Horses. If you would like to buy one of our charity calendar's please email They are only $23 including postage.

Benji - Bianca Newting Photography

Sampy - Bianca Newting Photography

Whiskey - Bianca Newting Photography

Bella - Bianca Newting Photography

Bella - Bianca Newting Photography

Bella - Bianca Newting Photography

Bella - Bianca Newting Photography

Micky Mouse - Bianca Newting Photography

Whiskey - Capture Every Moment Photography

Donks and Louie - Bianca Newting Photography

Judge and Midi - Ever Dream Photography 

Marley - Capture Every Moment Photography

Jet - Bianca Newting Photography

Benji - Ever Dream Photography 

Marley - Capture Every Moment Photography

Candy - Capture Every Moment Photography

Clyde and Adonis - Capture Every Moment Photography

Rusty and Mishka - Ever Dream Photography 

Feed time - Bianca Newting Photography

Our stables - Bianca Newting Photography

Rusty - Bianca Newting Photography

Midi - Capture Every Moment Photography

Rusty - Capture Every Moment Photography

Marley - Bianca Newting Photography

Marley - Bianca Newting Photography

Midi - Bianca Newting Photography

Sampy - Capture Every Moment Photography

Abbey, Clyde, Donny and Jet - Capture Every Moment Photography

Krystal, Sampy, Abbey, Clyde and Donny - Capture Every Moment Photography

Amanda, Krystal and Abbey - Precious Pet Photography

Amanda and Krystal - Precious Pet Photography

A letter from Mishka to her sponsor's

To all of my wonderful sponsors,

I just wanted to take the time to let you know that I’m healthy, happy and have found a loving forever home. I have been adopted to an amazing lady named Shelley who just adores me and I love her so much already. I’m one of the lucky ones but not lucky just by chance. It was by chance that I ended up at the Sanctuary but all of you made the decision to sponsor me helping with my rehabilitation and making sure that I got the best of everything. I did receive the best treatment, feed and care money could buy and I want to thank all of you for digging deep and helping get me better. I’m alive, healthy and loved by someone amazing because of each and every one of you. So it has come to the end of my sponsorship but if you are still able to help by continuing to sponsor another horse, may I suggest Bella. Bella isn’t well at all and her care is very expensive. She doesn’t have any sponsors at the moment and I know the Sanctuary could use the money that you have been sponsoring me with to help get her better so that she can also find a loving home like I have. If you can continue to sponsor her, please just change the reference from “Mishka” to “Bella and please email Amanda back to let her know that you will continue to sponsor so she can save your details into Bella’s folder ( Thank you from the bottom of my heart for my second chance at life and love. I’m a very happy old horsey.


Photo by Ever Dream Photography