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.




Ponies on the Patio on March 31st

We will be holding our 4th semi-annual Ponies On The Patio at Bar Louie in Short Pump.  Put this on your calendar, March 31st from 5-8 (yes, happy hour is in that time slot as well, yea!). This is a great opportunity to get to know other shift workers AND in street …

Virginia Horse Festival

This year VEWS will be participating in the Virginia Horse Festival. The festival will be March 24th – March 26th. Visit the site for more info!


Bella is a 7 year old, 14.2hh, Black/White/Tovero Paint Cross Mare. She has beautiful markings and a very sweet face with soft eyes and delicate features. Bella was seized, along with 70+ other horses from a Virginia Farm in 2015, due to neglect. Bella was very timid and not used …

Help us raise money to attend the VA Horse Festival!

Rain and Bella want to let you know that VEWS has a fantastic opportunity to get the word out about who we are at the 2017 VA Horse Festival (www.! BUT to do this, we need to raise $350 for the booth rental by February 4th because spaces are …

Snowy’s New Adventure

Holiday Wishlist

Please keep our wonderful horses in your throughout this holiday season. They would greatly appreciate a generous holiday gift selected from our Amazon Wishlist. The Wishlist can be found here: VEWS Wishlist

VEWS T-shirt Fundraiser

We need your help! In the process of rescuing and caring for these horses, we have incurred higher-than-average medical costs. This is where we need YOU! We are asking each of our volunteers to sell 1-2 shirts from The Little Pink Polka Dot which will go toward existing expenses. We …

VEWS merchandise from Little Pink Polka Dot

Little Pink Polka Dot is donating $8 for each tee shirt and $3 for each tote bag sold on their site. Order some VEWS merchandise and help out the horses! View the merchandise here  


Rain is a very talented and sweet mare that gets along well with her pasture mates. She has nice wtc and is best suited for trails. She is a good trail horse and has not spooked or acted mareish. She is brave and confident and will go out on the …

Our Wish List

Care to donate supplies? Please see our expanded list by clicking here.

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. !