Welcome to the Eastern Cape Horse Care Unit


Caring for the well being and dignity of our equine friends

About Us

Eastern Cape Horse Care Unit

Company Reg. number 2011/008230/08   PBO 930 039 698

Welcome to the Eastern Cape Horse Care Unit website, kindly sponsored by I4africa.

The Eastern Cape Horse Care Unit was started in the Nelson Mandela Metro in June 2006 as a branch of the Highveld Horse Care Unit. It was perceived by a number of concerned residents that there was a dire need for education of horse and donkey owners in the Metro.

In 2012 ECHCU became an independent company, registered with SARS for tax receipt purposes.

We service on an ongoing basis all the Metro townships, i.e. Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage and Despatch, as well as Clinics in Humansdorp and Grahamstown, and have a good working relationship with the NMMM Cowboys and SA Police Services.



Eastern Cape Horse Care Unit:

Standard Bank
Branch Code: 051001
Account No: 080733875

Outside of the Republic of South Africa monetary donations:

Standard Bank, 

Branch code 05021700


We also welcome donations of your unused secondhand tack, some of which will be auctioned and others will aid our equine owners in the more rural areas.


Adoption / Foster Process

Visit us at our premises or our Facebook page for our latest images to see all our wonderful horses, ponies and donkeys available for adoption. Once chosen, we will provide you with all the relevant information with regards to the adoption process and fees. 


ECHCU does a strict a pre-home check whilst the adoption process is taking place, should the application be successful an adoption fee is applicable.


Transport can be arranged at a nominal fee to make sure your new loved one arrives at their new home safely. 


ECHCU Auction Room

Visit our ECHCU Auction Room Facebook page for all our donated new or second hand goods we have on sale, from Blankets to saddles to boots and boxes. Make sure you follow our page to keep up with the latest Auctions. All funds raised goes towards the caring and rehabilitation for our animals.