Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Pin ups launch calendar to help save ponies

Based in the Gold Coast Hinterland, Save A Horse Australia (SAHA) Horse Rescue & Sanctuary fosters unwanted, neglected, abused and slaughter-bound horses, rehabilitating them and adopting them out under life time adoption contracts.

Established by Amanda Vella, SAHA has rescued and rehabilitated nearly 500 horses and survives on the generosity of the public, equine professionals and the SAHA carers.

To help raise much needed funds to care for these horses, a band of Queensland pin ups and photographers have come together to create Pin Ups for Ponies.

Shot on location at the SAHA horse stud, the calendar features 12 months of pin up cuties, each with one of the amazing horses that are the success stories of SAHA and aims to raise money for feed, rugs, surgery and special needs.

Burlesque bombshell Lila Luxx says, “I am incredibly proud to be a part of the pinup community in Queensland where the only thing bigger than our wardrobes is our hearts! These beautiful animals deserve a second chance and I am so glad that SAHA is there to give it to them.”

Emma Gilland of Friendly Fire Photography says, “These aren't just pretty pictures. Every horse in the calendar has been rescued by SAHA and they are a testament to the selflessness, dedication and kind hearts of all the volunteers from SAHA. Buy a calendar; save a life... it's that simple."

Winner of Miss Pin Up Australia’s Miss Va Va Voom category, Miss Kitten Darling says, “As a pin up model and veterinary nurse, I couldn't wait to be a part of this great project! The photographers, the girls, the beautiful horses and Amanda – it’s such great work and I hope lots of people get involved in such a worthy cause.”

Photographer Samantha Haworth says, “Horses have given me so much over the years, it seemed only fitting that I should try to return the favour through my photography."

Pin up and Kustom Kulture blogger Sheri Bomb says, “I have always been an animal lover and to be able to combine a childhood dream with helping out such a worthy cause is more than a girl could ever want.”

Coming to the SAHA stud in September of 2009, Adonis was severely underweight and had been mistreated. Through months of rehabilitation and patient and loving care, SAHA have turned him into a show quality horse who also features prominently in the Pin Ups for Ponies calendar.

But success stories like Adonis’ are not possible without the care of SAHA and the funding to do so.
By purchasing a calendar, not only will you have 12 months of pretty pin ups to adorn your wall but you will also be helping to save the lives of neglected, abused, abandoned and slaughter-bound horses.

The calendar will be celebrated with an official launch party on Sunday 11 December from 11:30am at the Coomera Lodge. Food, live music, raffles, a presentation from Amanda Vella and appearances by some of the horses and pin ups will highlight the release of the calendar.

On sale from 1 December, calendars are just $25 and are available through SAHA Horse Rescue & Sanctuary on 0405053740 or email  with all proceeds going directly to the care of rescued horses.

If you are not local and would like to buy a calendar on line they are $28 including postage in Australia.

If you would like to buy one please deposit $28 into our account using your surname and "PU4P" as the reference. Then you must email me your address and once your payment comes through we will post your calendar.

BSB: 084852
ACC: 189538671
Name: Save A Horse Australia
Bank: NAB

Email address:

Thank you so much for your kind support and for helping us help the horses. Please note that 100% of proceeds go to the sanctuary.

All of the stunning models, Emma from Friendly Fire Photography, all of the photographers involved. Paradise Printing and Cindy for all of her amazing hard work. Jen Malloch for her help with the event and the lovely Sheri for her help with the media release. So many people to thank for all of their hard work xxxxxx

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