CENTRAL VIRGINIA HORSE RESCUE

Rating: 4.96 stars   132 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 389 Boydton Plank Rd Brodnax VA 23920 USA

Mission: Central Virginia Horse Rescue, Inc (CVHR) is a GFAS Verified 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the compassionate care of equines. Our mission is to save, protect, and rehabilitate equines in need. We rescue unwanted, abused, neglected, or abandoned equines; provide them with care and rehabilitation; and finally find them a compatible, loving home. We believe that education is the long-term solution to improving the lives of equines.
Results: Central Virginia Horse Rescue has taken in over 50 horses and has found homes for over 45. We have gelded 6 colts and have made two grants to needy families.
Target demographics: horses and horse owners
Direct beneficiaries per year: 72 horses
Geographic areas served: Virginia
Programs: Rescue horses Gelding Program Local Grants to Keep Horses Youth Outreach
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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2 people found this review helpful

CVHR is truly a remarkable place! I see pictures of all these sad horses that need help so bad and if they don't get the help they need, they will die. This organization is the BEST in my opinion. Just look at pictures of before and after and you can see what super care and concern and love all of the horses get. This place deserves every donation possible so they can continue to carry on and save more horses. I send donations when I can and I think every cent is put to great use. It makes my day so much better seeing all the updates on progress these horses are making, please help them carry on!!

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I like to take my 4H club over to the rescue to see what happens to horses when people have no follow through. They get a good healthy dose or reality and it makes them strive to take the best care of their equines and if they need help not to feel bad about asking. Teaching our youth at a fairly young age the reality of the horse situation makes them better advocates in the future. So thanks Cindy and CVHR for driving home the point everytime I bring new kid's over it's working I see it in their presentation topics and what they want to do as they move on through the club. They will always get a non sugar coated answer when they ask questions and they love to come over and do chores to help out around the rescue be it grooming, bathing, cleaning stalls or water tubs we are so fortunate to have such knowledgeable people running this rescue..... So kudos to Cindy and her happy volunteers you all are doing a fantastic job...

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Central Virginia Horse rescue is a wonderful place for me to take my 4hers to learn about what's involved in rescuing horses, donks, ponies,mules, and mini's. Cindy Smith is the epitome of what it takes to run a rescue with order and conviction. She is very dedicated to her charges and has some of the nicest volunteers who are actually there to help and learn. CVHR is efficiently run and everyone is kept posted on what's happening at all times. My 4 Hers LOVE to go over and are constantly bugging me on when we are going back. It is an awesome facility and we feel welcomed every time we visit :)

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2012

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Thanks to CVHR, many neglected or abandoned horses have had a second chance. I am grateful for their hard work and dedication to helping horses.

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Life-changing

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2013

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They do their best, from the heart..they love the horses and take the best care of them..and most of all they rescue them from a horrendous fate..God Bless them!!

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Of the many horse rescue organizations I am familiar with, CVHR is one of the very best. Their ACTIVE dedication, rehabilitation and successful adoptions are a testimony to their professional and sincere efforts. I recommend them to anyone looking for a horse, and as a worthy donation recipient.

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I am your average horse owner and love to follow CVHR on the wonderful rescue and rehabilitating work they do. Thank God there is a place like this for horses. The people seem so dedicated and willing to help even if it's not a horse on their farm. I have donated to their online auction and love to read up on the latest news at the farm. I hope they are around for many, many more years.

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2012

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As a horse person and animal lover, I look for organizations that help animals because they can not help themselves. I have been following Central Virginia Horse Rescue for quite awhile. The work that CVHR does is wonderful. They take neglected, abused and abandonded horses and rehibitate, train and rehome them. Cindy and her crew of volunteers spend countless hours caring for the animals at CVHR.

Often rescues are so overwhelmed that they will just send animals out to whom ever shows an interest. NOT CVHR, there is a reference check and the horse and potential adopter must "gel".
Whenever I hear of someone looking for a horse, I suggest checking with CVHR.

As a person with many years of horse experience, I would say that CVHR is one of the best around.

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I have been following Central VA Horse Rescue on Facebook as a resident of Virginia and rider/horse lover. They do an amazing job of updating the public with their horse news and you can tell the management has their heart in the right place. This is the rescue I would trust if I was ever adopting a rescue horse. They also seem to be a very transparent organization, a quality I think is lacking from a lot of non profits.

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CVHR is one of the best in the horse rescue world. I have watched them for awhile now, and they do it right. The real test of any rescue is the quiet, day to day caring for the animals, and finding them homes or Sanctuary. They are up front with what they are doing, and they are doing it well! My hat is off to CVHR!

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I have watched Horse Rescues for about 3 years thru Facebook. I have seen them succeed, and I have seen them fall apart. Very few have shown consistent good management, and good rescue practices. CVHR is one of the best I am aware of. They do it right! They show compassion for all animals in need, tho they are mainly an equine rescue. If someone had the heart to donate, and help creatures in need, CVHR would be a good place to start. Donations would be used wisely here.

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CVHR gets the job done! They help horses...it's a back breaking, roller coaster (emotionally) job but they succeed.

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Life-changing

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