In a couple of months from now we shall gather on the Greek island of Hydra
for our fifth international Hydra Mule and Donkey Conference.
We are hugely excited about this year's conference. We have a fine range of
speakers, covering all aspects of mule and donkey culture. In addition we
have speakers who have worked with mules and donkeys in a variety of
interesting situations. Furthermore, our conference will coincide with the
visit of Greek Animal Welfare vets to Hydra, so we shall have chance to see
see the care and development of the island's equids at first hand. The
conference will also include a mule trekking trip, for those who wish to
explore the island.
There will also be opportunities to discuss with some of the donkey owners
and muleteers on the island.
As you probably know, on Hydra there are no private cars, lorries or motor
bikes. Land transportation is done by mule and donkey. This makes it a
unique and precious cultural space.
Hydra is easily reached, by a regular hydrofoil service from Piraeus, the port of Athens.
The journey takes about 90 minutes.
If you would like to attend the conference, please send an e-mail to the