Rescue horse in pasture

Improving the lives of equines

through education,

rescue,

rehabilitation,

training,

and adoption.

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Who We Are

Virginia Equine Welfare Society (VEWS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit located in Hanover County, VA. We are committed to providing second chances for horses in need.

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"A great horse will change your life. The truly special ones define it..."

- Unknown Author

With your support, the Virginia Equine Welfare Society was able to rescue 12 horses and re-home 11 in 2020. 

The Saddlebred Mares Recovery Journey

Three severely malnourished Saddlebred mares arrived at VEWS in June 2021

Follow Oriana, Nala, and Aries on our Facebook page

for more updates on their health.

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Malnourished horse rescued from feed lot