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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Serenity Saviors is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization and a Florida registered nonprofit. We are an equine rescue located in Spring Hill, Florida. Serenity Saviors' mission is to offer horses salvation from high-risk and life threatening situations, such as neglect, abuse, and slaughter. We offer a chance for them to recapture their brillance by giving them time to heal and recover physically as well as emotionally... They learn to be useful and loved again. We provide each animal with the care, training, and space to recover, for however long they need. While our goal is to find lifelong, loving homes for our horses, those who have suffered too much in their past will remain with the rescue to live out their lives in a caring, comfortable fashion. If a horse cannot recover, they live with us while they are comfortable and will cross over with dignity and with friends by their side. Decisions are made based on what is best for each horse on an individual basis. Every horse that comes into our rescue will receive immediate medical attention to address all immediate physical needs and they will receive ongoing veterinary and farrier care thereafter. A rehabilitation and training program is tailored for each horse to help them reach their full potential and to address the emotional and physical scars that cruelty or neglect has left on their lives. We hope to educate the community on responsible equine stewardship, prevent future cruelty, and bring awareness of the need to end the inhumane slaughter of horses. Our ultimate goal is to find lifelong, loving homes that are the perfect fit for the horse and their new adoptive family. *****

Target demographics: American Saddlebreds and other equine

Direct beneficiaries per year: 115 equines

Geographic areas served: Spring Hill, Florida

Programs: Rehabilitation and retraining

Community Stories

73 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

14

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a saddlebred mare from Serenity Saviors and the experience from the first communication until the delivery of my fabulous horse was nothing but spectacular. The care and dedication they give to their saved horses is evident from every aspect of the business. They really work with you and help you choose the horse that best fits your needs. They are not just trying to adopt out a horse but really try to fine them a Furever home. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to adopt a rescue! Lisa

Phaewryn

Donor

Rating: 5

This was the only rescue willing to take in a horse when I could only pay half his bail. Because of this organization, this horse was saved from being sent to a slaughterhouse. They picked up the other half of the bail, all his vetting, farrier work, and he is now with them and gaining weight back.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The commitment they have to their community, neighbors, the horses and the much needed help for people who suffer from illnesses or perhaps confidence issues. Horses are a great avenue for healing to people who would otherwise to be limited to medications and medical facilities! Horses are not unlike other animals who contribute to the well being of people and serve as ambassadors, or therapy which is the work Serenity Saviors thrives. Its very apparent when you attend an event or join a class the care, knowledge, understanding, and compassion Mr.& Mrs. Bornscheuer have for their horses and community. They not only promote therapy with horses, they also save, rehabilitate rescued horses who would otherwise end up in horrible slaughterhouses. It's a win, win for horses and people too. They have loving hearts of all animals to include the dogs they rescued as well. Wonderful people all around.

1 RUBY60

Donor

Rating: 5

THIS RESCUE GO ABOVE AND BEYOND FOR THE HORSES WHO COME INTO THEIR CARE. LOOK AT THEIR SITE SEE WHAT THEY DO SEE THE RESULTS OF GREAT CARE THIS IS A 5 STAR RESCUE.. NO QUESTION ABOUT IT

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8

Donor

Rating: 5

CHERINA IS A PLEASURE TO WORK WITH SAVING HORSES FROM THE SLAUGHTER PIPELINE IT IS WHAT I DO.. SERENITY SAVIORS HAS BEEN A HOME OFFER FOR MANY OF MY SAVES.. I APPRECIATE HER KNOWLEDGE AND HELP SAVING HORSES IS AN ART TO REHAB THEM FROM DEATHS DOOR. IT TAKES A LOT OF TIME TO BRING THEM BACK AND AT SERENITY SAVIORS THEY DO JUST THAT IT IS AN HONOR TO WORK WITH SUCH GREAT PEOPLE

1 Jaz Mysticmagic F.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Incredible rescue ! Gorgeous well trained horses rescued by an amazing lady. Highly recommend them !

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

From the first time I began following this nonprofit organization, from the images of the horses to the images of the caregivers giving hugs and nuzzles to these absolutely gorgeous animals.
This couple definitely cares for each and every one of these horses as if they were their very own. The care and dedication they give to their saved horses is evident from every aspect of the business.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

THEY ARE CLOSED - ASK THEM WHERE THEY ARE AND WHERE THE HORSES ARE. THEY WILL NOT ALLOW ANYONE TO SEE THE HORSES DUE TO THE CONDITION THEY ARE IN - ALL THE REVIEWS IN 2019 ARE FUNNY SAME DAY AND THEY WERE CLOSED - THEY ARE TRYING TO BOOST THEIR RATING. THEY HAVE NO LICENSE CALL THE STATE......IT'S NOT A SMALL GROUP ITS THE WHOLE EQUINE FAMILY - THEY DID THIS TO THEMSELVES - THEY CHEAT AND LIE. THEY RUINED THEMSELVES WITH THEIR OWN WORDS. NINA GO LOOK AT THE HORSES THEY DON'T EAT BEFORE THE HORSES THAT IS A JOKE... AND THEIR IS AN OPEN CASE WITH THE SHERIFF DEPT THAT THEY HAVE BEEN CONTACTING THE OWNERS DUE TO THE HORSES CONDITION - THEY HAVE NO ONE TO BLAME BUT THEMSELVES. ASK THEIR VET TO SHARE RECORDS OH THAT'S RIGHT THEIR IS NONE. ASK CHERINA WHY SHE MUTES HER PICS OUT YOU CAN'T ADJUST A PIC THEY ARE JUST EMBARRASSED THE TRUTH IS COMING OUT. RAIN ROT IN DECEMBER HIPS STICKING OUT GO LOOK FOR YOURSELF.

4

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

From the first time I followed them online to my recent in-person visit a few days ago, I have always seen the unwavering love and passion Allen and Cherina have for the horses and donkeys they save and care for. I call them "The Animal Saviors" because they go the extra mile to care for the animals they love so much. They work extra jobs, they teach riding and driving lessons, they sacrifice what most of just take for granted, and they simply never stop working! They put everything they have into their mission. I am utterly amazed at their dedication and drive. They are very kind, giving, loving people who will give the shirts off their backs for someone in need.

I am extremely disappointed in the way that a certain (small) group of people are treating them online and in person. Allen and Cherina are being stalked, harassed, false Sheriff reports (4 times to date)made, and the properties where they are temporarily keeping their horses are being trespassed upon repeatedly. These lowlifes "take pictures at angles to intentionally make the horses look underweight, but we are onto them" per the Pasco County Sheriffs Office. Every single time there has been a FALSE allegation of abuse, the Pasco or Hernando County Sheriffs inspect the properties and horses and rule the allegations UNFOUNDED. They have all spontaneously OFFERED to testify on behalf of Allen and Cherina as to their care. Their vet, trainer, body work specialist, PhD psychologist, and other experienced equine professionals all have written glowing reports on their care, as they have also seen first hand their commitment to caring for their animals. It is unreal what levels these losers will sink to! Instead of helping them care for the animals by donating money or items they need, or paying for feed and grain at their feed store, they stalk, bash and harass them ruthlessly (both personally and professionally).

Allen and Cherina may have had some financial challenges in the past (who hasn't?), but will NEVER, EVER eat before the horses and donkeys are fed. They are in a temporary living situation 100% BECAUSE this small group of haters ganged up on them and lied to not only the public about them, but also the people who purchased their farm when Allen and Cherina needed a helping hand. These despicable bottom feeders want to take Serenity's horses under the guise of Allen and Cherina neglecting them. This is the furthest thing from the truth! Allen, Cherina and Serenity Saviors will always have my support and should definitely have yours as well! ~ Nida

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Absolute wonderful things happen at Serenity Saviors.
I’ve seen first hand the great things they do, from rehabilitation of neglected horse to the therapy provided with children suffering from Autism. They also provide therapy for our Wounded Veterans with their horses. A horse is a special animal and are wonderful therapy animals.
I’ll also add this...
The horse in their care have 100% of their needs met and have an outstanding staff of volunteers that love the horse as if they were their own.

4 Eileen G.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer at Serenity since February 2019. I worked at the barn every Wednesday bathing and grooming horses. You get to see the quality of care and health of horses when you bathe and attend them. Without exception, all the horses had healthy coats, bright, clear eyes, and of good weight. The emotional health of the horses was evident also. They stood confidently in the shower stall, no drama, took direction well and generally enjoyed their bath. When finished , they would let me lead them out into the grass, where my favorite part of the day began: Standing in the sun with a freshly bathed horse while he/she grazed quietly. The blue sky above, a light breeze blowing and a horse slowly drying and beginning to shine and glisten in the sun. A sense of well being enveloped me and I thanked God, once again, for leading me to this holy, sacred place.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This place has gone down hill. They have been evicted from that place and are now not feeding the horses as good as they should be. They are so thin. Over crowded at their current place.

4 Amber S.7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The woman who runs this program is amazing! She has such a kind,giving,compassionate heart and absoltuley loves what she does!

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This place literally changes and saves lives! In a nut sell THANK YOU !

5

Donor

Rating: 5

I have not adopted because I have too many Saddlebreds of my own but I have followed their work and met Allan when he transported a horse from my farm to the new home in FL. They do great work and are extremely caring and rehab very debilitated horses with excellent results.
Pris Barber cedarwindsfarmllc.com

4 Tina P.3

Donor

Rating: 5

We have helped Serenity Saviors by donating to save one of their horses from slaughter. Our daughter has since attended horse camp and volunteers her time to help take care of the horses and donkeys at Serenity. She has found her calling with the help of Cherina and Allen and all the lovely horses. They go above and beyond with the love and care they offer all the horses and donkeys no matter what condition they are in when arriving at their home.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

After the loss of my gelding, I was searching for the right horse for my family. I came across Serenity Saviors by reading about other's experiences in adopting from this rescue. I am amazed at the dedication and passion of Cherina and Allen and how they help the horses. Serenity gives their rescues a chance where otherwise they may not have been given one. I adopted Dixie, a spotted saddle horse from Serenity and she has been a wonderful addition to my family. If you want to be part of something really wonderful, then working with Serenity Saviors is your place. Adopt, foster, donate, or just give your time. It is so worth it!

4 Kathy H.6

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were fortunate to adopt a sweet saddlebred gelding through Serenity Saviors this past spring. Remmington was saved from a kill pen by these good folks. After 5 months of kindness and nurturing and some 300 lbs he came to live with us in GA. It is hard to imagine how this gentle, eager to please guy fell on his fate but he got another chance to live. Now he has a safe, comfortable home to belong to from now on. We were surprised and totally impressed that Cherina brought him to us in spite of all the busy things going on at her stables. She gave me great advice on everything from conscientious stable management to taming my ornery donkey. Her commitment to this mission is remarkable! We support Serenity Saviors on a regular basis and encourage other horse lovers to join in.

6 Jazz G.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Fantastic facility true angels for horses out there god bless yous for all you do

4

Donor

Rating: 5

Serenity Saviors works everyday to surpass its mission to save horses, ponies and donkeys from at risk situations. The staff is beyond committed to ensuring each barn resident is treated as an individual and given love, time and space to become all that it is capable of being. Hats off to this organization, their directors, volunteers, students, and especially the horses.

5 Sandy M.3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I’ve known the owners of Serenity Saviors for several years. I participate as a donor and in fundraising events with Serenity and a couple other equine saving groups. This is by far the most professionally operated and accountable group I know. They do it right! The level of caring and hard work by Cherina and Allen is incredible. They are so dedicated to “saving two”-a horse and a human. The equine assisted therapy-especially for veterans-is a real gift to our world. I am also a mental health professional trained in equine assisted psychotherapy so love that they use horses to heal.

6 Claudia Allen G.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Although I have not visited Serenity-Saviors, I have been following them on Facebook and communicating through Messenger. These folks have a heart for the unloved and cast-asides that is immeasurable!!! Cherina not only meets, and exceeds, the physical and medical needs of God creations, she overcomes the emotional damage these animals bear with so much love, they can’t help but heal. She gives each “baby” her whole heart and then brings in others, of all ages and abilities, to provide extra love and social support. Somehow, while sharing all her love and life with these animals, around the clock, she still finds time to answer questions and communicate with those who support her mission whether through prayer, donations, or volunteering. I hope to someday be one who does all three!!!!

6 Marcie P.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Serenity Saviors contines to Amaze ! The Deducation
& Devotion to their
Animals is incredible .
The Rescue work & Love
Given to an Emaciated
Horse named Diego
Was a Miracle ❤️
Watching him gain strength
& heal was a huge effort
on their part . To see the
Daily updates on his healing
& Recovery was Inspiring
A lot of Love here
Cherina & Alan are very
Special People

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Cherina s ability & Love for her
Animals is unsurpassed .
Her Rescue Standards
Intensely focus on
her Equines .
Serenity Saviors
Goes far beyond Rescue
The Love & Devotion -Shows
In everything they do ❤️Ⓜ️


5 Linda D.6

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I got to know Cherina from Serenity Saviours when I was looking for a ride for my American Saddlebred newly purchased; from his birth farm in Virginia. It was in December-early January and cold up there. It was a long ride back to Florida and no commercial carrier would go to where he was; it was remote. Cherina heard of my plight and offered to go pick him up for a fair price when her partner was out picking up and delivering rescue horses in the area. It was a rough ride with winter weather and some unexpected hang ups; but he came to me safely; and since then I have become friends with her and Allan. I drew a portrait of a horse she had as a rescue a few years back she loved dearly, for part of the trip charge; who had passed from a freak accident. She loved it and her response to the picture and her continued love for this horse showed me how deeply she loves her rescue horses. They save allot of them - mostly American Saddlebreds; a nearly forgotten breed in our country; once the "Peacock of the Show Ring". Most go to Amish as buggy horses; or something similarly difficult; if they don't make it as a top of the line show prospect; which usually only one or two a breeding season will from any big breeding operation. Most Americans simply don't realize their Versatility because they were over promoted as Super show horses for so long. Only that small part of society, (Saddle Seat show people); pay much attention to them anymore. Her rescue mostly saves horses that have been on the road pulling Amish buggies on macadam...which being designed for cars; is too hard on their feet and joints and breaks them down quickly. Amish aren't sentimental about horses; they are vehicles only; and send them to kill pens for slaughter money when they aren't up to the job. Cherina and her rescue save them when they are still able to be great personal horses; and need a friend. She feeds them to health again; vets them and cares for their minds and spirits; and then finds young kids and happy adults to work with them. She lets them help others too in her therapy mission. She is a wonderful woman and she and Allan fill a much needed role in the rescue world; and are a credit to that profession and our equine community here in Florida.

6 Jackie24

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Outstanding nonprofit! They truly help those without a voice. They make decisions based on the animals will to survive vice what others may suggest. The health and well being of their animals are of upmost importance. They work tireless day and night to help them. I will be adopting a horse from them when the time comes for mine to leave this world.

5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I'm with the organization called Equusolutions. Serenity Saviors, is the nonprofit organization that provides the therapy horses to our equine clients. We have been very successful with the rate of recovery of our clients in part due to this wonderful facilities efforts and the rescue horses they provide to us, for our clients.

Each one of our clients on more than one occasion has stated that this is one of the best facilities that they have ever been associated with while working with us. I agree.

As an Equine Specialist I could not be more delighted with the care and dedication shown by Allen and Cherina.

Anyone that comes to this facility after the first 20 minutes being there will understand exactly what I'm saying.

Thank you Allen and Cherina for all of your selfless dedication and saving of these beautiful animals!

4 Carla D S H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love seeing the dedication, devotion and successful rehabilitation of horses by this organization!! The way children are allowed to be involved is a beautiful thing for the horses and children!
Allen and Cherina make this difficult journey look easy! Love this place!

5 Laryssa K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

An experience you have to see to believe! My children ride here weekly. Their core strength has increased. Confidence is growing in leaps and bounds! It's truly amazing to watch!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 1

Beware - ASK to see their books and expenses - Ensure when you are donating to a RESCUE it goes to what you are donating to. Read up on this non profit do your research. Do your research. I did my research look up county records they speak for themselves

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

I sadly found myself in a situation that forced me to make the difficult & heartbreaking decision to surrender my horses. I checked out rescue after rescue and although 2 were willing to take my horses, after talking with the people running those rescues it just didn't feel right. Something was missing, something felt off. So I decided to keep looking and to keep praying for the right one to show up. Enter Serenity Saviors! I can not say enough wonderful things about this rescue. I talked with Cherina and Allen on the phone and immediately felt a sense of relief and peace of mind come over me. I knew almost immediately that they were the ones that I could trust my beautiful babies with. It is apparent to anyone who is paying attention that these two kind & beautiful souls have hearts of gold and have compassion for not only the horses but for people as well. My horses have been at SS for over a month now. And although I miss them tremendously, I couldn't be happier for them. They are being well taken care of in all aspects as well as truly loved by their new mom & dad. I know if they end up being adopted, that the adoptive home will have been checked out thoroughly by SS and I will be comfortable knowing that their new home will be a great home. ( shhhh I am hoping they stay at SS ;) ) I have not had one regret, one inkling of doubt, one worry about any of them since they arrived there. I will never be able to thank them enough for helping me thru a rough time. They not only have shown my horses compassion but have had the utmost compassion for me and my situation also. This world needs more people like Cherina and Allen, more rescues like Serenity Saviors. Thank you to all of the volunteers at SS also! 5 STARS all the way, 10 if that was an option.

6 Heather J.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I would hands down recommend this rescue to any one. Weather adopting, or taking lessons, even volunteering. What they do to help this horses is amazing. The time, care, patience and love is strong. The helped me, with my anxiety and depression. Before I started saddle seat lessons, I was constantly feeling bouts of Depression, but after spending time with these horses it's been a lot easier on me. They not only wanna help save these beautiful animals but also help people as well. They are amazing in everything they do!!

4 Courtney R.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Extraordinary people run this exotridnary place. Cherina and Alan care for the “residents” of serenity stables with their entire heart and soul.

6 elissaberger

Donor

Rating: 5

These folks are not only very dedicated, but they are both experienced horsemen. When dealing with horses, you need that particular combination to ensure proper care and placement of your charges. They work tirelessly to rescue and place their horses and they often use their rescues in smaller horse shoes to encourage adoptions and bring attention to the Saddlebreds that they rescue. They also trailer horses throughout the country, thus helping many other rescued horses reach their destinations safely and quickly. Time is often of the essence where rescues are concerned and I have never seen Cherina and Allen hesitate to assist, when there is a need. We are very fortunate to have them in the state of Florida.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am proud to support Serenity Saviors. They are so appreciative of everything you do for them, as well as every dollar donated. I have personally seen them step up for many horses that would have gone to slaughter. In addition, they are knowledgeable horse people who know how to rehab abused and neglected horses and then place them in appropriate homes.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

I contacted Serenity Saviors seeking a safe haven for two bonded older horses who seemed destined for the kill pen. I did a great deal of research to find a true "rescue" organization dedicated to the welfare of the horse. After several conversations with Allen and Cherina I was convinced that these were knowledgeable horse people who were sympathetic to the rescue situation, and to my considerable relief and gratitude the horses moved to Serenity. I am impressed with the variety of opportunities Allen and Cherina make available to veterans, children and adults with special abilities, lessons, fun shows, rescue runs, rehoming efforts, fundraising and regular communications. As a lifelong horse person, I know that this time is in addition to the demands of taking excellent care of the horses in their charge, many of them older and in stages of rehabilitation. This is a remarkable organization!

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted several horses from serenity saviors and have had nothing but great experiences! The passion and care they put into these horses are admirable. Not many people walk the walk. But here I can definitely say that what they say they will do and go above and beyond to safe a horse and help a human also! It's is such an honor to know this organisation and be directly linked to them through my horses.

6 Stanley S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Visited Serenity Savoriors for the first time last month, at their “May the horse be with you” event. Great chatting with Allen and Cherina and walking around their farm. The horses are well kept, cared for and happy.

3 Tristine Barry

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing people doing amazing things!! Allen and Cherina are truly dedicated to this cause.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I AGREE with all the wonderful great stories that have been posted. Allen and Cherina are extremely dedicated and like someone said, it shows and shines through their horses. There's nothing but love, passion, and dedicated hard work at Serenity Saviors and it is an honor to be able to volunteer and donate as I can. These horses are all so beautiful and Allen and Cherina are at the top of their game. They're not only helping the horses but they're helping me and they help adults also.

6 Denise S.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Drove 6 hours to visit Serenity saviors equine rescue & therapy center! well worth the trip!! Allen & Cherina are dedicated, compassionate & tireless people who love their horses and their community! Not only do they care for their horses but help others to learn, recover & save countless equines who would end up at slaughter houses! For their community, they offer young horse advocates an opportunity to care, ride & learn riding skills for these well trained horses who were considered throw away horse. Also help people who suffer from mental illness and PTSD symptoms to our veterans. They are a wonderful couple and certainly deserve the recognition of their program.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Serenity Stables helps my daughter to get confidence. We love this place. Thank you to Cherina and Allen for all their support for this past year.

5

Donor

Rating: 5

I just Love what they do for all the animals and people. They have a genuine caring heart and will go to great lengths to help.

6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love Serenity saviors! They are top-notch in every way!

6 Joyce Burns S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The care that goes into each and every horse is the best, the facilities are always managed well,horse's always well groomed and fed. The support they give back into the community and our soldier's.

5 mariannne

Client Served

Rating: 5

I just met these wonderful people....They are truly an inspiration for all animal lovers ... they give thier whole lives for these abandon babies...they live it ....and breath it... I’ve been following them on FB for sometime now... they inspired me to try to make a difference for some of these orphans ...I rescued two horses a few months ago and keep them with serenity.... they couldn’t ask for a better home.... and I’m sure I couldn’t find one .... thank you for being such selfless people...

7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This horse rescue is 10 stars. Allen and Cherina have devoted their lives to these horses. As a volunteer, I have witnessed their love and commitment to these horses . I am blessed to get "horse smell " on me. All the horses are the sweetest, kindest, and smartest you could ever find. And absolutely beautiful . If you've ever thought about donating to a rescue, this is the one! Even $5.00 a month will help. And if you've considered adoption, then you've come to the right place. I love them

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I joined Allen and Cherina At Serenity Saviours Horse Rescue as a volunteer in August this year after moving from the U.K. I cannot praise them highly enough for the commitment and dedication to these mostly rescue horses. Often nursing them back to full health and finding them their forever homes. I am honored to call them my friends and I love every minute I spend With them and their horses, donkeys, goats, dogs and cats at Serenity Saviours.

7

Client Served

Rating: 5

I cannot say enough good things about these people. They are totally sold out to, and work selflessly at, saving equines and finding them their forever loving homes. We recently adopted a mini mule from them, she was relinquished to them from a person who had rescued her from a feedlot, then fell on hard times.we are so happy to be able give this poor girl the love she deserves!!! And Serenity has been very helpful to us as we work at regaining this animal's trust in humans. Thank you folks for all you do

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Client Served

Rating: 5

If I could give Serenity Saviors 5 million stars I would. Both Cherina and Allen are amazing people who have the biggest heart's. My daughter Michaela started her love of horses when she was about 2 years old, like most little girls she just wanted to ride horses, when she turned 6 years old she received the greatest gift from her Auntie, a gift certificate for riding lessons. We went around to a lot of the local farms only to be turned away, because 6 year olds don't have the attention span or dedication for riding and caring for horses. Well we found Serenity they welcomed us with open arms. Michaela was a very shy, quiet introverted little girl that would hide behind Mommy and Daddy. Cherina and Allen have both worked with and has shown Michaela that she is a smart, talented, confident and strong little lady who can do anything she sets her mind too. I do not have the words to describe what they have done for us...
 Then they started rescuing these amazing and beautiful creatures that people just toss aside like an old coffee cup. Serenity Saviors has rescued more than 120 Equines. They have been featured on What's Right With Tampa Bay? I can't say it enough donate donate donate - money, time, and supplies anything to help. Cherina and Allen work tirelessly with not only the rescue but they transport the rescued and other Equines professionally all across the country, and they teach the joy and responsibilities of being an Equestrian to try to raise funds for Serenity Saviors

Michaela rides Gracie who is one of the many horses rescued from the kill pens. The dedication and love Serenity Saviors has to these remarkable animal's is way beyond reproach... They give them (the horses) the second chance they deserve to be happy and loved, and they also give other people an opportunity to make a difference in these horses lives. I don't know about any body else, but I don't know where we would be without Serenity Saviors in our lives... They make a difference they touch so many hearts and lives. We love them and so will you... If I could give Serenity Saviors 5 million stars I would. Both Cherina and Allen are amazing people who have the biggest heart's. My daughter Michaela started her love of horses when she was about 2 years old, like most little girls she just wanted to ride horses, when she turned 6 years old she received the greatest gift from her Auntie, a gift certificate for riding lessons. We went around to a lot of the local farms only to be turned away, because 6 year olds don't have the attention span or dedication for riding and caring for horses. Well we found Serenity they welcomed us with open arms. Michaela was a very shy, quiet introverted little girl that would hide behind Mommy and Daddy. Cherina and Allen have both worked with and has shown Michaela that she is a smart, talented, confident and strong little lady who can do anything she sets her mind too. I do not have the words to describe what they have done for us...
 Then they started rescuing these amazing and beautiful creatures that people just toss aside like an old coffee cup. Serenity Saviors has rescued more than 120 Equines. They have been featured on What's Right With Tampa Bay? I can't say it enough donate donate donate - money, time, and supplies anything to help. Cherina and Allen work tirelessly with not only the rescue but they transport the rescued and other Equines professionally all across the country, and they teach the joy and responsibilities of being an Equestrian to try to raise funds for Serenity Saviors

Michaela rides Gracie who is one of the many horses rescued from the kill pens. The dedication and love Serenity Saviors has to these remarkable animal's is way beyond reproach... They give them (the horses) the second chance they deserve to be happy and loved, and they also give other people an opportunity to make a difference in these horses lives. I don't know about any body else, but I don't know where we would be without Serenity Saviors in our lives... They make a difference they touch so many hearts and lives. We love them and so will you...

9

Donor

Rating: 5

I have had the opportunity to work with Serenity Saviors on occasions, and find them to be exceptional in their love of and care for equine.

9

Client Served

Rating: 5

Serenity Saviors transported my rescue from NC to FL in a nice big comfy trailer equipped with camera to monitor how he was handling the ride. Cherina and Allen sent me these pics and updates during the trip to let me know how he was doing. They treat every horse with the TLC you would expect if you were transporting a show horse:-)

9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer who has been going to Serenity for almost a year now. I have been going to assist myself with military PTSD. I was recommended to me to find animals to work with to help with copping with my disability. I contacted Cherina through a friend and explained what my disability was and the recommendations I had received and she was more than willing to have me come out and help. Since then I have gotten to know her and her family as well as all the horses very well. I have watched young children come and advance in their riding since they started. They care so much for the animals located there as well as all their volunteers and guest that come to see the farm and the horses. I feel if it was not for the friendship that I have gained from Serenity I am not sure if I would able to cope with my PTSD as well as I do today.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted a horse from a kill pen last year and requested a name of a hauler to transport her to SC. Allen Bornscheuer from Serenity Saviors was the person recommended to haul her to us. Although we had a vet check done and all the necessary paperwork for traveling across state lines, we had to wait 2 weeks before he was able to pick her up. Allen went to the facility to pick up our mare in June and contacted me immediate noting her terrible condition. He refused to leave her there as she had an upper respiratory infection and he knew if he left her she would not get the proper care or treatment she needed. He sent pictures and a video to show me what condition she was in so I could contact the kill pen owners, who obviously said they didn’t care. Serenity Saviors took charge took her to a stable to be quarantined and treated, as he was not able to bring her directly to the 4H Barn she was scheduled to be boarded at. After a month of treatment she was able to proceed to the 4H boarding barn. I cannot say enough about Serenity Saviors, their dedication to not just adopt out a horse but the concern they showed in making sure our mare was given the proper care and treatment she needed. If you are considering adoption for a horse, please consider Serenity Saviors, they not only take great care in adopting horses they recuse but in all horses who have been rescued and in need.
Note: pictures below show Poco when Allen picked her up and last month with her 1 month old baby, surprise she was PG too.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Serenity Saviors transported my rescued horse from NC to FL safely and with TLC. They sent photo updates (pics shown) during the trip to let me know he was doing ok. Cherina and Allen took care of my young rescue as you would expect a show horse during transport. I highly recommend them.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Serenity Saviors is a Florida based Equine Rescue and the Saviors are the horses they help, all at the end of the line , with no place to go but to end their lives in a slaughter house , this rescue is fighting day after day , week in week out to save as many lives as they can , The Mighty American Saddlebreds are their special horse but they step up and help each and all ! from the smallest Donkey to the large Drafts all are cared for as if they were the most valuable equine in the world , as I Stated the American Saddlebred is their special Breed most of them are former Amish Buggy Horses, when they can no longer work the long hard hour's they are replaced with new younger horses and they most often are sent to auction , scared worn out, sick , dirty , and most are sent right to the kill pens !! The Rescue's are there trying with all their might to help save as many as possible ! and Serenity Saviors are there, alway there, they help the Saddlebred taking these Horses home and healing them , retraining them , rehoming them giving them a new purpose and finding them forever home's, I have watched Chernia and Alan work magic with the horses , taking living beings that had given up and had no hope left , to horse's racing round and round, playing, bucking , happy to be alive ! and knowing someone cares for them, that someone is Chernia and Alan, Serenity Saviors .

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have nothing but appreciation admiration Serenity savers!! Not only did they save my Sweet Caroline AKA Lina from Slaughter but they transported her to their Farm in Florida.. got her all nice and healthy and then they transported her all the way West Oregon!! They are truthful and honest and you know what's going on with your horse at all times. If anybody is considering adoption for a horse, please consider Serenity saviors for your adoption needs and transport!! You will NOT be disappointed!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Almost a year ago a skinny aged Saddlebred gelding came across my feed being offered for sale from a broker program. If not sold during his aloud timeframe he would be shipped to slaughter. Something about his defeated look and the description given by one of the volunteers there at the sale as to being just a sweetheart spoke to me. I offered if funds could be raised I would give this guy a home. This was my first contact with Cherina at Serenity when she offered to help raise the funds to get this forelore gelding now known as Oscar a forever home in Kentucky. I'd seen and I think I had donated to Serenity in the past but never really had worked personally with them until rescuing Oscar. They were awesome to work with from the initial securing funds for Oscar,to helping find a quarantine to his transport to Kentucky. Over the last year I've continued to follow and help when I can all the good work they do at their rescue. They continue to help rescue,rehab and home previously unwanted horses along with educating the public to the issue of slaughter bound horses.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I first came across Serenity Stables 8 years ago when my daughter went there for riding lessons. More than just how to ride she learned what it takes to care for and understand the needs a horse has. She experienced how to connect with them and the love they give in return. Because of the hands on education and mentoring she had we now have 2 horses of our own. One neglected and starved the other abused and head shy. Now those two beautiful horses are rehabilitated physically & emotionally. The two horses and my daughter are able to pass along some of that love & mentorship taught by the example of what is now Serenity Saviors. It is such a blessing to see Allen & Cherina through their hard work & love allow horses to have a second chance. We are forever grateful!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

You won't find more a qualified or dedicated team. I've worked on this farm and can tell you first hand that Allen and Cherina are professional and heartfelt in the level of love and care for horses - especially those who have been given a second chance. Whether for boarding, lessons, showing or saving/transport, Serenity is your best choice!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have known Cherina and her husband for several years now, and adopted my first saddlebred from them. I ended up adopting three horses in total and now fostering one. We have been in constant contact and became friends throughout this process. The rescue is one of the best and most passionate I have ever come across. Cherina and Allen dedicate their timeand funds to bail these needing horses, transporting them and getting them the medical care, love, training and nutrition they need. They are very thorough in researching and approving adopters, to ensure these horses get their forever happy, healthy life they all deserve. I have the utmost respect for their work and wish there were more honest and caring folks running rescues like them!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a saddlebred mare from Serenity Saviors and the experience from the first communication until the delivery of my fabulous horse was nothing but spectacular. The care and dedication they give to their saved horses is evident from every aspect of the business. They really work with you and help you choose the horse that best fits your needs. They are not just trying to adopt out a horse but really try to fine them a Furever home. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to adopt a rescue!
Lisa

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I purchased a saddlebred mare from Serenity Saviors and the experience from the first communication until the delivery of my fabulous horse was nothing but spectacular. The care and dedication they give to their saved horses is evident from every aspect of the business. They really work with you and help you choose the horse that best fits your needs. They are not just trying to adopt out a horse but really try to fine them a Furever home. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to adopt a rescue!
Lisa

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Cherina B. 05/07/2017

Lisa, We are so pleased to have facilitated the perfect match between you, your daughter, and Abbigail. Adoption grows families, and we are happy to have helped you find your sweet girl! - Cherina nd Allen

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Serenity Saviors helped me pull my boy from a kill lot. After months of having him and loving him and training him I had a few life changes. They came from Florida no questions asked and brought him to their rescue. He's up for adoption but I hope and pray that one day we will meet again. These people go above and beyond and I will be forever grateful. I tear us as I wrote this.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Serenity Saviors are the most genuine loving caring people not only do they do riding lessons but they travel all over the united states rescuing horse donkeys goats from kill shelters from people that rather see the poor animals die then take care of them thank cherina and allen for having such wonderful hearts and souls

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Donor

Rating: 5

While scrolling through pages and pages of Facebook posts about horses destined for slaughter, I came across a particularly impressive horse. He had big, soul touching eyes and I couldn't stop thinking of him. Serenity Saviors stepped in to take him and I had steady communication with Cherina the entire time as we both worked to raise the money to save him. When all was said and done, Samson was saved and taken to his paradise-like home at Serenity Saviors. Cherina, just as she promised, keeps me updated with pictures and videos of Samson thriving in his new life. I honestly could not have felt better about the entire experience. A lot of people warned me about these "rescue groups" but I trusted my instincts and Cherina has been nothing but wonderful. I highly recommend supporting this rescue group - they do the work that no one else will for these incredible animals and do so with grace and integrity.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The horses are very friendly and very beautiful. They love to be loved on. They will walk beside you.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

All I can say is LOVE for Serenity Saviors! One of my all time honest, loving and fair rescues. Cherina and Allen go out of their way for everyone they come in contact with. Their love shines through their horses.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

There are no words to describe Serenity Saviors, Allen and Cherina. What they do for the horses is their passion. But so is anyone that happens upon the farm. They care for people adults and children. They rescue ALL animals, any that are homeless, they feed, house and take care of their medical needs. And if possible find the homeless the perfect forever home. And they work 24/7, hard work, and to them it is not work, it is a blessing. Serenity Saviors educates about the unwanted horses that are sent to kill pens, and if the horse is not rescued at auction they are sent to slaughter, and they meet the most horrible death. They rescue the horses, drive all over the United States to deliver the rescued horses in all kind of weather, feed them and help with their medical needs. Their farm is paradise. Beautiful and amazing. When I first arrived at Serenity Stables the first thing I felt was love. Everything glows, it is magical. It is truly a serene experience

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Serenity Saviors, the horses are so well taken care of, they are very happy with the people taking care of them. Not one time have i ever seen a horse sick, dirty, not taken care of, or unhappy. Every time i show up, Cherina and Allen is so happy to see people come and look at horses , and i know the horses are happy because they start talking and go right to the doors. I really love the fact they save kill pin horses and give the horses a chance to live and enjoy life,
With the love and kindness of the care takers, if i was a horse Serenity Saviors is where i would love to be. Wonderful place to be at any time. I know i wouldn't have had a priceless wedding without the horses and Cherina and Allen. Thank you for what you do for the horses, donkeys, and goats.