Tenerife Horse Rescue

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4.8

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31

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6

Years in business

We are a Non-profit Horse and Animal Rescue centre and eco-sanctuary in Tenerife. Committed to giving animals a voice and thriving as a sustainable community.
We are a couple with a dream to create a self sufficient horse and animal Eco-sanctuary, and we are now a registered charity on the beautiful Island of Tenerife.

We want to rehabilitate as many horses and animals as possible in a sustainable community centred around caring for those we rescue, and ...

Review Description

We are a couple with a dream to create a self sufficient horse and animal Eco-sanctuary, and we are now a registered charity on the beautiful Island of Tenerife.

We want to rehabilitate as many horses and animals as possible in a sustainable community centred around caring for those we rescue, and working together to live in a way that is good for the planet and allows everyone to thrive. Growing together as a "finca family" of like minded people with the same passion, we also rescue other animals (for example, but not limited to pigs, dogs, cats, tortoises, Guinea pigs, rabbits, hedgehogs, chickens, goats, turkeys and of course, donkeys and horses). 

We even rescue plants, as we have deals with local garden centres and super markets that give us their old plants on the verge of death that our gardener takes huge pleasure in bringing back to life, and re selling to our visitors for a bright new future!

We are passionate about sustainability as well, EVERYTHING is built from scrap and waste material, and clay. We eat beautifully  "freegan" as all of our food comes from supermarket and farm waste. We are also on solar and our water systems are all sustainable too, and all play their part in our circular economy to keep us going around the clock with no need for power lines and water pipes. We are also a zero waste community! All of our food waste becomes either food for the chickens, or for the compost team where we add the horse manure and in a few months we have beautiful compost ready to sell to the locals, to bring more money back to the animals! We're a sustainability power house :) We even use the horse manure to heat the water pipes for our showers, for constant completely self sufficient water heating systems! (None of it ends up in the actual water however!)

Our project is beautiful but hard work, as it takes a lot of passion and commitment to get the balance of working as a team to make it happen but enjoying the experience of back to basic living.

As we live in a community based on animal welfare and sustainable living, you must be passionate about this and happy to live in a sustainable way without luxuries. We are open for families and are not a party place. More suitable for people who love living back to basics, enjoying good conversation, food and relaxed way of life. You also must love animals as well, as there are many people here who bring their own dog, dinner times can be chaotic at best to those who are not animal lovers!! 

Due to the size of our project and the quick growth we have to be very organised (organised chaos we call it)  but what we love the most, is that every person who comes has something beautiful and unique to contribute to our project, and that stays around us in the the spirit of the sanctuary for ever. In the mean time, we are saving as many animals that need our help. But we hope that one day in the future, we will make long lasting and permanent change to the lives of all animals living in the Canary Islands, and even around the world.




Contact Person

Silvia Tenerife Horse Rescue

Spoken languages: English, German
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Tenerife Horse Rescue reviews

Lila Tridi rating5.0

2024 at Equine Eco-Sanctuary Supporter

I had an amazing time at the Tenerife Horse Rescue. The place is beautiful, the people are lovely and make you feel at home. People come from all over, which makes the experience even richer. I enjoyed taking care of the horses and donkeys, taking them for walks, feeding them... you feel useful and ...
Caterina Alessandri rating5.0

2024 at Sustainable Animal Sanctuary Supporter

I've no words. I cried so much yesterday, as i remembered the feeling of being alive and conscious and all in one with this community. For sure im coming back there as soon as i ...
Monique Kleine rating5.0

2024 at Sustainable Animal Sanctuary Supporter

What a great experience it was. The people are great, the animals are so cute and the place is a messy heaven for me. Maybe not for everyone, if you like luxery and comfort and a hot long shower everyday this is not the place for you. I stayed at the chalet and it is a great nice quit place, with ...
Sophia Raether rating3.6

2024 at Equine Eco-Sanctuary Supporter

During a four-week stay at the finca, I had a great time and made long-lasting friendships. However, there also were some downsides. The main issue was the lack of hygiene, with unclean toilets, showers, and kitchen. The presence of cobwebs, dust, and animal dirt in the kitchen was unpleasant. ..
Amandine mennecier rating3.6

2024 at Sustainable Animal Sanctuary Supporter

Not sure where to start... i could only stay for one week...and i could have stayed a lot longer. i felt welcome imediately! I was in the small animal team and loved the job. Basicly you clean the enclousers and feed the animals. In the afternoon you are free to do what you want. There are not a lot ...
Carina CIAPETTI rating3.4

2024 at Sustainable Animal Sanctuary Supporter

At 64 years old I made my first experience as a volunteer at the finca Tenerife Horse Rescue. I know little about horses so I initially took care of "small animals" because the Finca has 400 animals but not that horses like its name would suggest. In the small animals there were farm animals: ducks, ...

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