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Since 2012


Our History

Established in 2012, Tom Ro Haven is a registered NPO which rescues abused and neglected horses and ponies and rehabilitates them at their premises in Noordhoek, Cape Town. The horses and ponies at the Haven are then used in equine assisted healing programmes, focusing on children and young adults deemed to be at risk, or who have suffered from physical or emotional trauma. By using horses to heal and awaken empathy, compassion and respect, the Haven aims to not only change the lives of horses, but to positively impact the local community too.

Our Mission

To rescue and rehabilitate as many horses and ponies as possible and maintain a safe ‘forever’ home for them. To develop and implement more equine-assisted healing programmes aimed at helping children and adults who are victims of human trafficking, have been physically or mentally abused, are suffering from substance abuse or have mental health issues.


Help Us with running costs

EFT Donation

Sponsor a healing session

How You Can Help?


Continued funding to cover the everyday costs for feeding, medicine etc. Long-term monthly sponsors are our ultimate goal to ensure we have regular income. 


Our own secure land with adequate infrastructure. 

Building Materials

Basic building and maintenance materials: wheelbarrows, spades, rakes, buckets etc.

A horse box

A horse box. This could be sponsored, donated or loaned to us and we would of course be open to any branding to suit.

An SUV or mini-bus

An SUV or mini-bus so we can transport food/hay etc as well as bring children from the various projects who have no means of getting to us other than taxis.


Meet The Herd


Flash is the foal of Bonny, who is another rescue at the Haven. He’s the most loving and gentle little guy but has a very cheeky side. Flash has always been with us at the Haven so he’s a firm favourite with our volunteers and visitors.


Beautiful Dreamer was found by a welfare society as a foal running next to a busy road with her mum. Sadly her mum didn’t survive but Dreamer was taken to a shelter before coming to us. She’s blossomed into a quirky, inquisitive and loving girl and is the matriarch of the herd and best friends with Caesar.


This magnificent boy is a pure-bred Friesian who was unwanted as a foal and bought by Gill and Steph who founded Tom Ro.  Despite his size he’s a gentle giant and one of the leaders of the herd and you’ll usually find him with his friend Dreamer.