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.





Dakota is a 17 year old, 15.1hh, Quarter Horse gelding. Dakota was rescued from the Richmond, VA area. He has spent the several years in a pasture on his own with minimal human interaction and riding. After a visit from animal control, due to malnourishment and neglect, his owner got …

VEWS Newsletter

Click the link below to download our new quarterly newsletter, “VEWS News”! VEWS Newsletter – Spring 2017

Yard, Tack, and Bake Sale

Join us for our Yard, Tack, and Bake Sale! Saturday, May 13, 2017 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Old Eastern Hanover #3 Fire Station 8493 New Bethesda Road Mechanicsville, VA 23111 Hot dog, chips, & drink for Lunch will be sold for $5. The sale will be held inside the …


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 …

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

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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. !