Who is the Cart Horse Protection Association (CHPA)?
Cart Horse Protection Association is a non-profit Cape Town based animal welfare organisation. They provide clinic, patrol, and call out response, veterinary, and rehabilitation services to all working cart horses and donkeys living on the Cape Flats, and support, education and training to cart horse owners and drivers who use working cart horses as a means of generating income for themselves and their families.
Since being established in 1995, the Cart Horse Protection Association (CHPA) has been providing vital services and education to the cart horse owners from two rusty shipping containers in an attempt to address the appalling conditions in which these working horses lived and worked. Today, the Cart Horse Protection Association Clinic and Training Centre, located in Epping, boasts a farrier agency, harness shop, treatment stalls and paddocks, cart repair workshop, education and training room, administrative offices and a feed storage barn and provides services to over 500 working cart horses and their owners.