Welcome to Trebaluger Equine Rescue Centre
We are a Non Profit Association formed in 2018. Three of us
run the Rescue our Names are Sam, Kate & Vicki and between us, looked after and owned horses all our lives.
Living on the Island for many years we started to realise that although Menorca is an Island of Horse lovers, there are many abandoned, abused & neglected Horses & Donkeys. After searching for several months, looking for stables to keep our own horses (that we had previously rescued), we then found suitable premises which has 42,000m2 of land.
We decided then we would try to make a difference & help these animals by rescuing unwanted, abused, neglected & abandoned horses & donkeys and our family has grown from there!.
We believe that every horse, pony, donkey and mule has the right to a happy and healthy life, free of fear and neglect, giving them a safe & loving place to live & be free, providing essential veterinary treatment, rehabilitation and lifelong care.
Working Towards A Better Tomorrow
We currently provide permanent sanctuary care to 19 residents, the majority of whom are unlikely to be re-homed due to their challenging veterinary needs, sympathetic handling requirements or behavioural difficulties, which are a result of the neglect they have suffered.
Our aim is to ensure that every resident at the Rescue, no matter how complex their needs, has the opportunity to live out the rest of their days in a loving and safe environment. The Horses & Donkeys live out all year round in natural herds, encouraging them to exhibit their natural behaviour and make friends.
We gradually re introduce human contact, some of the horses have never had contact & others have lost their trust in humans due to bad experiences in the past. We never push or force them to do anything, it is their own build up of trust n us over many months that they will now allow contact. There is no greater feeling than trust.
Who Are We
How You Can Help
Come & meet Our Residents
Sponsor a Horse or Donkey & help us care for them.
Help Us with the day to day feeding & care of the residents
Reporting A Horse In Need Of Help
We are regularly contacted about abused, mistreated or neglected horses, ponies, donkeys & mules in Menorca. We will always do our best to help these animals in what ever way we can. Please bare in mind that our organisation is run by just the three of us – Sam, Kate & Vicki – we only have a small team of volunteers who help us so, our resources and finances are extremely limited.
If you see a equine at risk, there is one step you must take before we can intervene...
The first step must always be to officially report the matter to the local Police. In almost all cases, we cannot step in to save an animal until we have been granted official permission from the police or been contacted by the owners directly.
This is the only way forward for equine welfare in Menorca. If the right steps are not taken owners will believe they can get away with mistreatment and this will only make the situation worse. We cannot simply go around collecting unwanted equines, as much as we would like to! Once contact has been made with the police you can denounce the owners if you so wish. This could, in some cases, send a clear message that animal cruelty will not be tolerated on the island.
Please alert us to any cases of mistreatment by contacting us via email on or phone
0034 689 802 108 (Spanish & English Speaking) or 0034 606537 978 (English Speaking).
When making your complaint to the authorities, please tell them you have contacted us at Trebaluger Equine Rescue and that we may be able to assist. Possibly, this could help move the case forward faster, as the police will understand that there is somewhere to take or re-home the animals after seizure from the owner.
We believe a lot of past police inaction has stemmed from a lack of places to house seized equines on the Island.
With your help and our intervention with the local authorities, these animals will have a better chance at survival.