Sponsor a Tally-Ho Horse!

Your donation helps Tally-Ho take care of our amazing draft horses during the COVID-19 health pandemic!

Why Sponsor a Tally-Ho Horse?

We need your help!

For 118 years, Tally-Ho Carriage Tours has been an iconic part of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

We are extremely proud of our operations and take our roles as tourism ambassadors for our industry, and city, seriously.  We have seen tremendous public support for our horses over many years – they are much loved icons of our City.

It is important that we continue to provide society the opportunities to learn about and interact with these amazing animals, particularly as many of the breeds we use are sadly facing the threat of extinction.  The horse has worked alongside mankind for over 6,000 years, during peace and war, and has significantly contributed to building our communities and influencing our history.  At a personal level, horses have a proven ability to help us heal and move forward during difficult times (which we all are most certainly facing during the current health pandemic).  It has always been our commitment to ensure our magnificent draft horses (Clydesdales, Belgians, Percherons, Shires and a Suffolk Punch) have the best care possible.  They are family and an integral part of our lives; and are beloved friends to our staff and local residents.

The COVID-19 health crisis (and resultant travel restrictions) have created significant financial challenges for many businesses.  As a small, owner-operated, nimble company, we have been able to reduce our operations to fit with fluctuating health orders and subsequent changes in demand, and curtail expenses where-ever possible.  In 2020 we endured over 4 months of full closure and maxed out at only 15% our normal capacity when operational.  With over $15,000 per month in horse-care and other non-discretionary operational costs, we needed to get creative and embrace the Shop Local initiative.  We are having a lot of fun working with other businesses and creating fantastic new experiences for our local residents, including: Sea Cider picnics; country Christmas caroling; Valentine’s Day axe-throwing; and tours of the Tally-Ho farm!  Despite these efforts, we have not been able to generate sufficient income to cover monthly costs, and have humbly sought additional assistance from the general public.

In July 2021 Tally-Ho was able to ramp up service levels as Canadians started to travel again.  We are now operating at an average 55% capacity and working hard to build back our financial reserves that cover costs through our slow-season (October to March).  Until such time when the company has stabilized again, our donation programs will remain open.

By sponsoring one of our beautiful draft horses, you play a vital role in our ability to continue to provide top-notch care for the herd during COVID.  100% of all donations go directly to herd-care costs, including:

  • Essential hay and nutritional supplements (one draft horse eats up to 50 lbs of food per day!);
  • Regular hoof care by a certified farrier (feet are trimmed and/or shod every 5 to 7 weeks);
  • Health visits from a veterinarian, chiropractor, massage therapist, or other specialist;
  • Farm and paddock maintenance; and
  • General animal husbandry needs such as grooming supplies, small tools, etc.

Your contribution makes a difference!  We are incredibly grateful for the ongoing emotional and financial support that has been shown to our team (horse and human) and as a thank you, you will receive small gifts of appreciation according to the level of your contribution.

Sponsor a Tally-Ho horse!

Pick your favorite horse then scroll down to pick your sponsorship package!

Sponsorship Packages

Includes:

  • Personalized adoption certificate
  • Photo of your adopted horse, biography and fact sheet
  • One gift-certificate for a 90-minute, private carriage tour (maximum 6 guests) with your adopted horse
  • One of our ultimate keepsake plush horses. “Rimsky” is a life-like, soft and silky replica of our beloved Clydesdales.
  • Package of 5 greeting cards (blank inside) showcasing different Tally-Ho horses
  • Subscription to our email newsletter

Includes:

  • Personalized adoption certificate
  • Photo of your adopted horse, biography and fact sheet
  • One gift-certificate for a 60-minute, private carriage tour (maximum 6 guests) with your adopted horse
  • One of our ultimate keepsake plush horses. “Rimsky” is a life-like, soft and silky replica of our beloved Clydesdales.
  • Package of 5 greeting cards (blank inside) showcasing different Tally-Ho horses
  • Subscription to our email newsletter

Includes:

  • Personalized adoption certificate
  • Photo of your adopted horse, biography and fact sheet
  • One gift-certificate for a 30-minute, private carriage tour (maximum 6 guests) with your adopted horse
  • Package of 5 greeting cards (blank inside) showcasing different Tally-Ho horses
  • Subscription to our email newsletter

Includes:

  • Personalized adoption certificate
  • Photo of your adopted horse, biography and fact sheet
  • Package of 5 greeting cards (blank inside) showcasing different Tally-Ho horses
  • Subscription to our email newsletter

Includes:

  • Personalized adoption certificate
  • Photo of your adopted horse, biography and fact sheet
  • Personalized Tally-Ho thank you card
  • Subscription to our email newsletter

Includes:

  • Personalized adoption certificate
  • Photo of your adopted horse, biography and fact sheet
  • Subscription to our email newsletter

Additional Information 

  • All sponsorships are a single payment. You can choose to renew your donation at any time and continue your support of the Tally-Ho horses.
  • If you would like to contribute a different dollar value than the specified amounts, please fill in the amount on the payment screen.  Dollar values will be rounded down to the closest sponsorship level for the purposes of determining what will be included in your thank you package.
  • Gift certificates may be redeemed through the Tally-Ho Carriage Tours website (www.tallyhotours.com).  At the time of booking please specify the name of the horse you adopted.  Tally-Ho will make every effort to schedule your tour with your sponsored horse; however we are working with live animals and they may be off duty for a variety of reasons.  Our first priority is the health and safety of our animals, clients and the general public.  We reserve the right to substitute another horse should the need arise.
  • Horse sponsorships and associated elements are non-refundable, non-transferable and not redeemable for cash.
  • Tally-Ho Carriage Tours is not a registered charity and therefore is unable to provide a tax receipt for any donation.
  • Please allow up to 3 weeks for the delivery of your gift package, if applicable.