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Horses for Adoption

Please review the VEWS Policies and Requirements to adopt a horse. If you have any questions, please contact our Adoption Director for more information or to submit an application


Potential Adopter Visits are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY



  • The equine must have at least one other grazing animal as a companion, preferably another equine.

  • The equine must have a shelter; either a run-in shed large enough so that each equine has at least 150 sq ft for each equine to accommodate all the animals in the field without crowding; or a stall of at least 10′x10′.

  • Equine must have enough space outside to adequately exercise for the age, size, and species of the equine.

  • The equine must have access to the outside for at least 8 hours per day (weather permitting.)

  • Equine must have fresh, clean water in a clean bucket and trough at all times.

  • Equine must be fed high-quality hay and feed. No moldy hay or feed is permitted under any circumstances.

  • Equine must be fed appropriately for its age, breed, and size to maintain a body condition score of no less than 4.5 and no more than 6 on the Henneke Body Condition Scale.

  • Equine may not be bred, raced, or placed in the auction pipeline for its entire life.

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If you have questions regarding the adoption process please contact the Adoption Director and we will get in touch with you

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