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.





Stunning Dark Bay QH, 15.2hh, gelding.  Walks, trots, canters and jumps.  He learns quickly and wants to please.  He gets along well with other horses and loves to be groomed.  He can be pushy so he needs  confident rider willing to continue his ground work and training.  He is up-to-date on …

Donate to our GoFundMe

As you may have noticed, the weather is chillier these days. Our horses need to eat a lot of hay during these colder months in order to stay healthy. Please visit our GoFundMe page to donate so we can purchase the hay they need. The horses thank you!

Sunny – Available for Adoption

AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION NOW:  Sunny is a 14.3h sorrel with flaxen mane arabian gelding.  His age estimate is 12 years of age.  He is your typical Arabian diva, appreciating long grooming sessions and time with his people.  Independent and not herd bound.  Very sensible and for the most part a …

Fundraiser for Sunny

Sunny is a 14.3 hands Arab gelding.  He came to our rescue in June after a large seizure took place in Orange County because of horrific neglect and abuse.  After he was settled in at our barn, we realized he was unbroken and needed training by a professional.  He was able to be placed …

Riverbound Cafe 2017

Time to eat! Visit the Riverbound Cafe on October 17th and get Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, or Take-Out (did I miss anything?). 10% of ALL sales are donated to VEWS. How easy is that! And what a great way to get together! Opens at 7a.m. and closes at 9p.m. Download the …

Gala Sponsors

We want to thank all the sponsors that are supporting our upcoming Gala Fundraiser on September 23rd. Without their generosity this event would not be possible. Read more about how to sponsor this event and help the horses of Virginia Equine Welfare Society. Thank you to all our current sponsors: …

Sunny Goes To School

Sunny is a 12 yo, 14.3h friendly, kind-hearted, easy going Arab gelding. Although it is not evident today, in 2015 Sunny was mistreated and neglected. He was seized from a farm in Orange County. The farm owner surrendered 81 horses, 28 cats, and 7 dogs after authorities executed a search …


Freya is a 13 yo, 14.1h mare with a very sweet personality. She came to VEWS from a Feedlot in NC. She has a kind heart and winning ways. She is affectionate to all, with a very gentle and extremely sweet disposition. She is a very social horse and loves …


Sunny is a 12 yo, 14.3h friendly, kind-hearted, easy going Arab gelding. His character traits and his beautiful looks have made him a favorite with our volunteers. Sunny was part of large seizure in Orange County. Due to a lack of foster options in the area, Sunny ended up going …

VEWS Newsletter

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

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. !