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 on June 17, 2015  to our rescued registered paint mare, Raven. He has personality plus. He has been gelded and weaned. We have been practicing natural horsemanship with Mohawk, and he does a great show of running the cavalettis and taking tiny jumps. He leads, walks over …


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 …


Rain is a beautiful and talented 16 yo Qh/Paint mare, about 15h.  VEWS saved her from an auction where she had an uncertain future and most likely would have gone to slaughter.  She is very sweet and will make a great trail partner! Rain stands for grooming, mounting, vet and …

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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. !