Virginia Horse Rescue
Improving the lives of horses through education, rescue, rehabilitation, training and adoption.

VEWS feels trained horses have a much better chance of finding and keeping a forever home.

Virginia Horse Rescue

Rain, Raven, Takoda and Buddy posing.





Mohawk was foaled this June to our rescued registered paint mare, Raven. He is an adorable, bouncy boy who loves galloping in the pasture and playing with his ball (or anything else that looks like a toy). He was recently gelded and will be weaned by January, latest. We have …


Raven is a 14 y/o, 15hh registered black and white paint mare. Not only is she gorgeous, but she loads and stands for vet, farrier, and grooming. She has been ridden Western in ring and on trail. We’re currently getting her back into the swing of regular riding (she was …

VEWS Christmas Fundraiser Sweatshirts

A friend of VEWS, Joanier Carter, set up a sweatshirt fundraiser. Please take this opportunity to support VEWS and get a high quality VEWS’ sweatshirt at the same time. The fundraiser will run for 17 days. Share the link with friends and family! VEWS Christmas Fundraiser Sweatshirts at


Ruby is the latest addition to the VEWS horse family. She is a 12 yo, 14.3h, Quarterhorse Mare saved from the slaughter pipeline.  She was a former camp horse for a kids riding camp. A huge ‘Thank You’ goes out to everyone who contributed financially to her rescue. She is …

Appy – Adopted October, 2015

Appy had a big send off and several Volunteers came to give him a hug and kiss before he left for his awesome forever home with Amanda! Thank you Amanda for opening your heart and home to Appy! Appy is such a great horse. Our volunteers LOVE him. He will …

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Virginia Equine Welfare Society Videos! (2)

TAKODA after his bout with strangles that he brought with him from the kill pen. Takoda has a new lease on life thanks to VEWS’ great donors who bailed him out and the volunteers who selflessly cared for him during his illness. !

Our Supporters

We are very thankful for the support of the following providers, practitioners, businesses and foundations. Ralph and Virginia Mullin Foundation Eric Farmer Farrier Services Carmen Franck, DVM 16530 Egglestetton Rd. Amelia, VA 23002