I am so grateful for Grune Heidi rescue. They gave me the opportunity to adopt a beautiful saddlebred mare. They are honest and reputable. They focus on always finding the best match possible, ensuring success for both the horse and the adopter. Such a privilege to work with them!
I have known Erika and her animals for most of my life - the knowledge and passion she passes along is next to none! Erika spares no expense for the care and feeding programs she dedicates for the kind souls who are lucky enough to land at her farm. Grunge Heidi rescue farm has been an important staple in her local community for decades - she even works with owner surrenders and the local sheriffs department as the trusted place for unwanted or neglected horses and pets. Young people naturally gravitate to the farm, as they immediately recognize the valuable education and unmatched quality time they receive from Erika and impart on their equine friends in return. I love this place, and look forward to my visits every time I return to Florida.
I have 2 rescues fro Grune Heidi! Erika does a fantastic job of caring for these precious souls!! They get quality food, love and attention!! She does a great job evaluating their needs and where they would thrive!
I have followed Grune Heidi Farm achievements for a couple of years now. I have seen the sorrow in the horses eyes and emptiness in their stomach. But with this farm it opens so many souls to new beginnings. Look into the eyes of a loss soul that has suffered with no hope. But with proper care and compassion watch their eyes transform into a passionate hopeful and free forgiving spirit . Thank you for all you have done to give the possibilities of a second chance on life.
This unique spot is a horsey haven of the perfect kind. Nothing like seeing these beautiful horses return to the glory that they once were. They are given the best care and are very carefully placed in their future home. What is amazing about this place is they always leave in PERFECT condition both body and mind!
We've know Erika Gilbert & her rescue for over 11 years. It was by knowing her that we got 2 horses, bred one & ended up with 3 horses during that time. She's an amazing, selfless person who only thinks of what's best for the horses in her care & those she seeks to save from slaughter.
Unfortunately, due to my recent health issues, I sought out Erika to handle my surrendering of our horses for her to find new families.
Erika was kind & sympathetic. Her first priority is what's best for the horses. Anyone lucky enough to adopt thru her rescue is getting a thoroughly sound animal.
I always recommend her whenever I see someone looking for a horse. The work she does is above & beyond.
I adopted my “Radar” from these wonderful people. I’ve been to their facility and met them in person. Every animal they rescue is loved beyond measure and healed by heart, health and trust. I’m so blessed to have gotten to know them and especially to have my Radar!!
Grune Heidi Farms is a great nonprofit organization. They give beautiful horses a second chance to at life, which I honor them for doing such a wonderful job. I was lucky enough to adopt a beautiful and sweet Arabian horse that I love and cherish very much. I follow this organization daily and refer everyone I know. They are far more than a 5 star organization! Keep up the good work!
I don’t know anyone more involved in this rescue then Erika Gilbert herself. Her saying in no Saddlebred left behind but she doesn’t limit her efforts to one breed.
The transformation when she rescues the horses is so wonderful then reunited then with heritage if possible, is awesome. No one, no organization more deserving of recognition.
I’ve worked with her for many years and she will do without In order to save one more life.
Erika Gilbert of Grune Heidi Farm is the best. The rehab and re-home she does by giving the horses from kill pens a second chance is absolutely fantastic.
I only wish I could help her more but I do what I can with donations. I love seeing the transformations and love the happy endings when the horses get the perfect homes.
They do a great job rescuing and rehoming. If one of their adoptions doesn’t work out they will always take it back.
I highly recommend this rescue! I'm thankful for the care of the horses and careful vetting of who adopts them. I love my mare and appreciate the guidance and patience she took with me to find her.
This will be the first place I look when my older gelding goes over the rainbow bridge and I'm ready to search for another horse.
Grune Heidi farm is an amazing rescue .. they take such good care of the horses, a beautiful farm and caring individuals and knowledgeable when it comes to their horses.
I use to board there yrs back and now adopted a young horse and they have been keeping me in the loop and how things are going with my little nugget and I’m sure they will continue to do so up until the day he is on his way home.
I always recommend this rescue to anyone I come across looking for horses.
Erica runs an amazing rescue!!! I got my lovely mare from here and as soon as I stepped in the property I could tell the horses were loved and well cared for. If you want your dream horse look no further.
I have donated to several of Erika's rescue horses and to see them transform into healthy happy horses and find loving homes is truly inspirational. She does an amazing job and puts every ounce of her being into these magnificent creatures .
Erika Gilbert is doing amazing things for horses facing needless slaughter. She is able to not only rescue these, often starved and neglected, horses but turns them into beautiful amazing beings full of gratitude and rekindled spirits. A+ for all her efforts!!
Been following Erika Gilbert and her rescue for a long time. I've been impressed with her honesty and knowledge regarding horses that she has saved from slaughter, rehabilitated and then found excellent homes for. She chooses the best home, not just the first offer and puts the HORSE first.
Ericka runs a honest rescue, the horses are well cared for and happy with their lives. Anyone who is looking for their equine partner, this is the place to adopt. Every horse is vetted and evaluated in their training, you will know what you are getting! If there is ever any reason you cannot keep the horse, Ericka will happily take tjem back. It is all about the HORSE at this rescue.
I've followed Grune Heidi for over 4 yrs. I've donated very willing because this place is the real deal. The sad animals they rescue to beautiful, thriving animals. I am always amazed at her ability to save these animals and help them get a good and forever home.
An amazing rescue. Heart and perserverance. They truly do whats needed for each animal they are able to help. Should be a 20 star
I became aquainted with this amazing rescue and Erika Gilbert just recently, when i was lucky enough to adopt two beautiful Egyptian Arabian Mares that were rescued and nursed back to health by Erika and this compassionate rescue. Erika, I can not say enough wonderful things about her and the beautiful horses, Its perfectly clear that her heart and soul is all in.. when it comes to rescuing these majestic animals from such heart breaking circumstances. I am now the proud owner of Harmony and Cheetah, Their life was not a happy one, until Erika and her crew found these girls along with others, they are now happy, healthy, and will spend every single day, for the rest of their lives, in peace.. and never worrying about anything again. Thank You Erika for all you do...
Kristina and Melvin Muir
Grune Heidi Farm truly exceeded my expectations from a horse rescue. The team works hard to properly rehab, retrain, and rehome the horses that they rescue. Each horse receives the care they deserve and more.
What truly sets GHFR apart for other rescues for me is the amount of love and care that goes into placing horses. All potential adopters and completely vetted to ensure they will provide a good home for the horses, and Erika goes above and beyond in helping determine what horse would best fit your lifestyle, personality, and experience level.
I walked into GHFR expecting to fall in love with one horse and walked out head over heels in love with another. The horse I fell in love with was one that Erika suggested after speaking with me and getting to know me. She made a perfect match and goes above and beyond to make sure that the match is working out properly.
If I was ever in a situation where I needed to rehome my horses I would reach out to GHFR for assistance in a heartbeat. Everything they do is truly focused on the horses and ensuring they have amazing care. GHFR is one of the most respectable and reputable rescues I have ever worked with.
Ericka gives all that she has physically and money wise to saving and caring for horses that have been thrown away, heading to and being held in killing pens a cross the country, every penny donated goes to the horses care and rescue only. Amazing lady
I've been acquainted with Grune Heidi Farm for about a year now. We need more places like this. Erika works tirelessly giving all she has and a lot she doesn't to save as many of these beautiful horses as she can. Each horse that is under her care is treated with the love and care of a beloved pet to make them the best they can be for their new home. Erika goes the extra mile to make sure they are placed with appropriate homes to give them the best life possible. These horses are not shipped in and out for adoption fees. These horses are brought in, loved, trained when needed, and given the best care so that they leave happier than when they arrived. This place is amazing!
Grune Heidi is an amazing rescue. Ericka goes above and beyond for every horse that comes into her rescue. She is also an advocate for those that need help rehoming their horses. She makes sure the adopter and horse match. I wholeheartedly recommend this rescue.
I volunteer out at Grune Heidi horse rescue almost every weekend. Erika is a kind-hearted person that puts forth 150% effort in the horses that she rescues. I love seeing the horses when they come in, and some not in the greatest shape, and when they get adopted all looking like show horses. It is amazing at the transformation that happens at grune Heidi Farm. Definitely recommend adopting a horse from Erika, you will not be disappointed
Grune Heidi Horse Rescue Is a compassionate, caring organization. I know most of the volunteers there as well as Erika. Some of their rescues have come from kill pens, and are so pathetic that you want to cry. Like magic Grune Heidi rescue has them healthy and happy. It is a joy to witness.
Keep up the great work that you do!
Erika is amazing. We adopted our Grant from her. She found the best horse for our family and our lives wouldnt be the same without him. I volunteer here and i am always amazed at the transformations. She pours her heart and soul into every horse she saves. A Truly amazing person and rescue and some of the most beautiful horses you will find.
After meeting Erika and the folks at Grune Heidi, and seeing their passion and the amazing work they do with these beautiful horses, I knew exactly who i wanted to work with in finding our dream rescue horse.
As a lifelong horseperson I would not give my time or effort to a non profit i didn't believe in. I volunteer at Grune Heidi every weekend and wholeheartedly support this rescue.
The care that Erika puts into each and every horse that passes through is top notch. Every horse has an individual feed program, vet and farrier care is never skimped on and each horse is partnered with the perfect person.
All together, a five star rescue.
I've been volunteering out at Grune Heidi Farm Rescue for about a year. This rescue is amazing. Without a doubt, the horses come first.
Every horse receives an individual specialized diet, the best veterinary care and the training needed to become a great Equine citizen and Erika finds them the best possible home.
I wholeheartedly support this rescue.
This is one of the best rescues I've seen or been involved with. Erica takes incredible care of the horses she saves. The transformation in the time she has them is amazing, not just physically but they learn to trust again which is so important. I have fostered for Erica and would do so again anytime she needs.
Grune Heidi Farm is by far the best rescue. The Owner, Erika, passion for the horses is obvious the first time you meet her. When I visited the farm it was easily recognizable the horses are top priority and very well cared far. She always put the farm's well-being above her own without a second though.
I have adopted "several" horses from Erika at Grune Heidi Farm rescue. The horses receive wonderful care and rehabilitation there! I also volunteer when life allows. Its a great rescue that deserves all the attention/donations we can muster!!
In December of 2016 I met Erika and toured the farm for the first time. Since then, I have adopted a beautiful registered American Saddlebred named Jersey Girl, and a handsome registered Arabian named Highway from Grune Heidi Farm. I have volunteered there, assisted with rescuing, provided fostering and learned more about the plight of our noble ASB's and Arabian horses then I ever wanted to know!! Currently I am preparing to adopt another horse from Erika. Her transparency of finances, level of care, desire to educate the public, and her unending commitment to the beautiful forgotten souls is inspiring. I always make sure to donate whenever I can. I HIGHLY recommend you check the place out, you won't be disappointed.
This recuse is absolutely the best ever! She puts her whole heart and soul into these wonderful beautiful creatures. If it wasn't for her I'd never have found my ponies.
I love Grune Heidi Farm Rescue. I've been apart of this operation for 6 years now and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. She has taught me so much about Arabians and Saddlebreds. I'm very thankful to have the wonderful opportunity to board my horse here and to continue to learn new stuff everyday.
Erika is a wonderful person and in the 6 months that I have known her has saved so many sweet horses and gave them a new life with their adoptive family.
Wrangler came into our lives just a few months ago and cannot imagine life on our farm without him. He is the most loving and appreciative horse I have ever met. Wish I could adopt more horses from Erika. I highly recommend Grune Heidi Farm for your next horse.
I adopted my horse, Flair, from Grune Heidi and Erika and they did such a great job with her! A total sweetheart saved from the kill pen! I'm so glad this rescue does what it does or else I never would have found her!
GHFR truly is a labor of love. We were lucky to be able to have a wonderful tour of their facility with Erika and meet our beautiful filly, Doodles (known on the page as Shortcake). We met some of the current rescues and listened to their individual stories of heartbreak to triumph in the horse slaughter/rescue pipeline. Erika's hard work and dedication is admirable. She is passionate, knowledgeable, and honest. This is so much more than a rescue or a place to adopt your new best friend, this is a place of hope and new beginnings.
I adopted my mare ‘Joy’ from this rescue 2 years ago and couldn’t be happier with this horse. She was well cared for and is sound. A friend of mine also adopted from here and she too loves her horse. Erika is passionate about this cause and puts everything she has into these horses, all you have to do is visit. I’ve visited other local rescues that were more of a ‘business’...owners with cute cowboy hats on and drove new trucks...this gal with buy feed before putting gas in her aging truck if made to choose. #1 rescue. No doubt about it.❤️
I've had the pleasure of knowing Erika personally the past 17 years. The passion and commitment to these horses goes far beyond a job for her. She pours every bit of her life into her rescue and it speaks for itself in the amazing rehab efforts and results! Rehoming these beauties is the best gift she can give them! Adopt your dream!!!
I've known Erika Gilbert for many years. The dedication and determination Erika and Grune Heidi Farm Inc. puts into each one of these saves is truly amazing! Long hours, hard work and lots of love go into the process and the end results are something Erika and GHF can be proud of. Erika does an amazing job rescuing and rehabilitating these beautiful creatures and giving them a second chance at a real and happy life! The before and after pictures tell the story very well!
Erika is efficient and effective in her approach to equine rescue. She does a wonderful job of rehabilitating horses, and has a proven track record of placing them in qualified homes once they have completed their recovery. A hands-on, hardworking equine rescue!
I have had the pleasure to be following Grune Heidi Farm Rescue for several years waiting for the right companion for me. Well, I found him and he's coming to his new home tomorrow! Ericka at Grune Heidi Farm Rescue has been wonderful with the process. Their compassion and dedication to helping these fur babies get a second chance in life touches ones heart deeply. Thank you for rescuing Shade. I will love him always and he will have a good home for the rest of his life. I will always support Grune Heidi Farm Rescue!
It was an honor and an absolutely privilege to meet Erika at her farm today. She is professional, extremely knowledgeable and has incredibly high expectations when it comes to her horses care. She knows exactly what she is doing and has a huge heart. From the minute I met her, I could tell how much she loves each of these horses and how passionate she is about them. The transformation of the abused and neglected horses is unbelievable. If you are looking for a place to donate to animals, look no further. This group is very deserving of the support it gets. Erika’s compassion and dedication to improving horses' lives is truly admirable. What an awesome rescue group Grune Heidi is, and what an angel of a woman Erika is! THANK YOU for all that you do!
What can we say about Grune Heidi rescue??? Well, quite frankly... they’re AMAZING. The love and dedication, the hard work, and the beauty of not only the horses, but the farm, is truly a testament to Erika and her team. Each person we have encountered there has been a pleasure! I’m in awe at how Erika has transformed these beautiful creatures who were once at kill auctions into magnificent, kind, regal horses with the most beautiful, glowing coats I’ve ever seen. Our Spice and Copper are just stunning and we could not be happier. Thank you!
Ive been volunteering for over 3 years and i LOVE it here. Erika has taught me so many wonderful things and i learn more and more everyday.
Grune Heidi is where miracles happen. Erika almost singlehandedly has created a utopia for what some have tried to throw away. She has done this with knowledge and elbow grease not to mention a huge heart. It may not be fancy, yet the results speak for themselves.
Erika and Grune Heidi Farm are setting the example of what a reputable rescue looks like. I am happy to be a proud supporter of this rescue and of all the animals that have had the opportunity to come through her barn doors to find a new beginning! ❤️
Truly a blessing to the equine community. The love and premium care given to the rescues knows no bounds.!! Would highly recommend supporting and adopting from this wonderful rescue !!!
This is a wonderful rescue. Erika does an outstanding job finding, rehabbing and re-homing the horses. Any horses needing medical care receive it promptly. A horse is lucky to come here!
Grune Heidi Farm is a fantastic rescue. They take superb care of all their rescue horses, getting them the medical care and attention that they need. They make sure to provide a safe environment for the horses and provide high quality feed. Any horse is lucky to get to this rescue!
I visited a few months ago and was immediately impressed by the love and dedication Erika has for these beautiful horses. I love this rescue!
I have adopted two very special horses from Grune Heidi. This is an incredible farm that saves the wonderful, smart, personable, and athletic American Saddlebred breed. They work tirelessly to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome these amazing horses. I will continue to support their efforts in every way!
I try to volunteer at Grune Heidi Farm when my schedule allows which is about once every other week. I love going to the farm to see the horses and Erika. Erika is always welcoming and the farm is always clean.
Grune Heidi Farm rescue does such wonderful work in saving the horses from the kill pens and THEN rehabbing them to be the beautiful horse partners that they are meant to be.
These folks in my opinion go above and beyond to help the rescued horses get back into shape,and find a home that is right not only for the horse,but the person adopting.
Gruene Heidi Farms Inc has been doing an amazing job with rescue horses. If she could, she would save th all. Am very proud of the work they do by giving these horses a second chance of a happy life.
I love this rescue! I have been involved with Saddlebred horses for almost 60 years and am heartened by everything this recue does to save and rehabilitate slaughter bound Saddlebreds. Erika brings these starving and injured horses back to their former glorious selves in, it seems like, no time flat. The care she gives them is unmatched. I am proud to support this rescue in everything they do. Even better.......Erika constantly communicates with the public and her donors about everything that's going on with each individual horse. Her rescue efforts are obviously top priority with her.
I have been so impressed with this organization. I have over 30 years in the non profit sector and over 50 years owning American Saddlebreds, the horse breed that Grune Heidi supports. This organization rehabs rescued horses and brings them back to the apex of condition before adopting them out to appropriate homes. Well worth supporting!
I have loved my relationship with this amazing rescue....Erica truly knows horses, having been raised by parents who were also rescuers ....far before it was a cool or even "known" thing....she is my go to for knowledge and I have been blessed to send several horses thru her for rehabbing and adoption....her heart and passion for the horses is unmatched....many people say they want to help. Did you know even a small monthly donation can mean hay for these deserving horses?
I've been priveledged to help Grune Heidi several times over the last few years. Their dedication to helping American Saddebred and Arabian horses in need is awesome. I especially liketheir Christmas Miracle mission. They travel to Pennsylvania to a high kill auction and save a few lucky horse's who other wise would have found themselves on a trip to the border. Erika and her volunteers bring these neglected and often abused horse's back from oblivion. Bring a twinkle back to their eyes and restore their souls. I will continue to help as I'm able and hope to visit some day.
I love this farm! Erika has the biggest heart and the most will power I've ever seen. She puts everything she has into this organization! To see what these horses have been through is horrific. I've seen horses come in and the expression on their faces are sad . She takes them in and within hours they start to change . Coming there in the morning and seeing all their happy faces will warm you heart without fail . You are saving 2 lives here truly . They truly are happy and so grateful that they have been saved . You can truly see it. I love everything about this place !!! ❤❤❤
I adopted my mare Cheyenne from Grune Heidi Farm! They are an amazing rescue and take great care of the horses. My mare is worh her weight in gold and Erika told me she would be a good fit for me, as I originally inquired about another horse that was a Lil more spirited than a beginner should have. Erika was right and now after 5 years my horse Cheyenne has taught me so much. Love her too pieces and wouldn't no what to do without her!
Everyone at Grune Heidi Farm Rescue is very dedicated to the welfare of every horse that they help. The care given here is second to none! The horses are fed quality food and are given able love and attention. The people are knowledgeable and love to educate and share their experience. Any horse that finds its way to GHFR is Blessed!
Grune Heidi Horse Rescue has a wonderful dedication to saving horses from being sent to slaughter. All of their horses receive the best care and love. This non profit organization needs your donations to keep paying the high costs of feed, veterinary care and up keep of these rescue horses as they wait to be adopted.
I see consistentcy in the efforts to save and rehome horses. I have the utmost faith that they are honest, sincere and ethical in all their businesses practice and treatment of all animals in their care..
Love this rescue. They are open and above board. Every horse I donated to was rescued. They post many pictures to keep everyone updated. You
All the horses are so well taken care of. She always keeps everyone updated on the care of the horses and how they do if they are ridden etc.
Ericka loves what she does and loves each horse that comes into the rescue. She truly has the horses best interest at heart.