Established in 1989, Ballyoncree provides a permanent home for animals, mainly horses and dogs, who were in need. Ballyoncree currently provides a forever home for 27 horses (including 11 brumbies), eight inside dogs, and various goats, sheep, cats and other feathered and four-legged friends. Many of our animals have had special needs and all are treated holistically.
Who Are We?
Ballyoncree (“Home of the Heart”) is a family-run, holistic animal haven, run by animal shaman and communicator Billie Dean and her husband Andrew Einspruch. It specialises in educating people to reconnect with nature and Mother Earth, to live passionately and compassionately, to understand the secrets of nature and animals, animal spirituality and behaviour, and healing for animals and humans. This is done through seminars and workshops, private shamanic consultations for animals and people, films, books, CD’s
and other products.
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Typical of the stories of animals who have found refuge are Jaffah
and Maverick. Jaffah had been psychically urging Billie to give
her a home and Billie felt an urgency to move them from their Canberra
agistment. Three days later, the devastating 2003 Canberra fires
and Maverick's home paddocks were struck by a fireball, and their
shocked previous person said the horses would certainly have died,
as she was in another part of the city, struggling to save her home
with two small children in tow.
The ponies Erin and Tammy were both victims of drought. Erin desperately
needed a new home when hay soared to $25 per bale. Tammy was found
starving on agistment. Today they are both happy and healthy at
Ballyoncree. Both have bonded to a small herd of six ponies who
are fed and handled daily at Ballyoncree.
with husband Andrew Einspruch, daughter Tamsin, and some of the
horses and dogs at Ballyoncree.
with Magic, one of the brumby foals at Ballyoncree.
A Forever Home
Erin, now Billie's companion
after her recovery, getting special attention and love from Tamsin.
Samantha, a rescue who joined the family in 1995.