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We are always seeking new ways to improve the horses' living conditions in their natural habitat, and to showcase the value of the Skyrian horses in Skyros itself and throughout Greece.

 

We participate in conferences and day-seminars, such as the event organised by the Municipality of Skyros on May 2 and 3, 2008 on the subject of "Saving the Skyrian Horse at Mt. Kohylas". All participants at the conference stressed how necessary it is for our Society to continue to pursue its activities.

 

By means of kind donations by friends of the Skyrian horse, we produced a 60-minute documentary film about the Skyrian horse and the Society's activities. In July and August 2009 it was shown at a very successful presentation in the grounds of the local High School. All of those who care for the horses, the island's dignitaries and the inhabitants were invited, and were informed about the activities of the Society and the support programs made available by the Ministry of Agricultural Development.

 

In the spring of 2009 we helped the Skyros Elementary School implement the environmental education programs which are part of the Prefecture's annual curriculum. We created premises to house six representative Skyrian horses, we published booklets and posters, and spoke to 400 children from all over Evia about the Skyrian horse. The children loved it, and asked to visit again. We also invited two schools from Athens in the context of similar programs.

 

We organise and participate in environment-protection initiatives. With the help of the Skyros Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Skyros, we held a presentation on horse management, in Eftichios Katsarelias property, in Skyros (summer 2006) and organised an educational trip to the Silva estates in Corfu (September 2007). In the summer of 2008 we worked together with the local committee of the "Greek Society for Protection of the Environment and Cultural Heritage" to present an exhibition of photography. We organise regular excursions to Mt. Kohylas for the schoolchildren.

 

We support private initiatives, such as riding lessons and related activities for children, who display a strong interest in the Skyrian horse.

 

Lastly, we have begun a program for the adoption of Skyrian horses.

 


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