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2023 VEWS ALUMNI

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VALENTINE

Rest in Peace September 2023

The most difficult part of loving someone is saying goodbye. We said farewell to beautiful Valentine, a Quarter Horse/Paint cross,in Sept 2023.  Valentine arrived in June 2022 at VEWS as an owner surrender with a diagnosis of EPM and a history of barrel racing.  A volunteer favorite known for her gentle, easy-going way, she joined her foster family in Jan 2023.  Valentine began to let her family know that her physical struggles were taking a toll on her aging body, and the decision was made to peacefully help her cross the Rainbow Bridge.  Many VEWS volunteers learned basic horsemanship from this sweet mare and Valentine knew love and peace in her last months.  Gallop free now sweet Valentine.

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Belle

Adopted July 2023

Belle was a sweet mare who came to VEWS as an owner surrender.  Belle was easy to handle and really loved children.  This cute mare moved with her friend Lacey to their forever home.  Belle is loved and ridden by her own little girl, who adores her!  What a happy ending

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Sandy

Adopted May 2023

Sandy was a gorgeous Haflinger mare that was pulled from a kill pen in March 2023. She had probably once been a cart-horse and then a broodmare. She was sweet, social, easy to handle, and very vocal! Sandy was adopted by a local resident and is enjoying her retirement in a lush pasture while occasionally giving pony rides at birthday parties.

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Whiskey

Adopted April 2023

Whiskey, along with his best pal Jack, was a Quarter Horse that came to VEWS as an owner surrender. Whiskey was curious, playful and interested in everything around him. He and Jack found their forever home together and will thoroughly enjoy a lifetime of pampering and love with their new family.

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CJ

Adopted August 2023

CJ was an owner surrender.  This gorgeous gelding was re-habbing for a degenerative suspensory condition that occurred following an injury.  CJ spent time with our friends at Equine Welfare Society to rest and recover.  With a reported history as an award-winning jumper, CJ thrived on his down time and enjoyed just being a horse.  He was adopted in August 2023 by a loving and experienced horse owner who plans to continue his rest and rehab and eventually use him as a pleasure mount.

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Nada

Retirement Sanctuary June 2023

Nada, a big and beautiful Trakehner mare, came to VEWS in August 2022 as an owner surrender.  After a lifetime as a broodmare, Nada kept a motherly eye on her VEWS' herd mates, as she observed the constant changes that are part of horse rescue. Eventually, it became clear that Nada would do best in a retirement sanctuary; somewhere she could enjoy a quiet and steady life. Nada is living out her years in a peaceful and loving environment at a nearby sanctuary.

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April

Adopted April 2023

April was adopted by an adoring family in April 2023.  April was a beautiful, non-spooky Arabian mare who enjoyed her herdmates' and her humans' interactions.  Easily handled and well controlled under saddle, April is now living a wonderful life with a companion mare.  April enjoys trail riding and peacefully grazing her days away.

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Savina

Adopted February 2023

Savina was a very pretty bay OTTB mare that came off the track, had a family for a short time, and then found herself at VEWS in December 2022. She was smart, sweet and beautiful under saddle. She found her forever family and a lifetime of love in West Virginia.

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Lacey

Adopted July 2023

Lacey was a gorgeous, Black Beauty look alike.  With a reported history of hunter jumper and western riding, Lacey proved to be well trained under saddle and a joy to ride.  She is living in her forever home with her friend Belle and loves the attention of her family.

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Uncle Jack

Adopted June 2023

Uncle Jack

Uncle Jack was a quiet and cautious gelding who came to VEWS as an owner-surrender in early April 2023..He was pulled from an auction a year prior to this, so we didn't have much history on him. We think he may have been a cart horse.  Uncle Jack was responsive on the ground and slow and steady under saddle.  He's living his best life now as a trail horse and companion.

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Jack

Adopted April 2023

Jack, along with his buddy Whiskey, was a Quarter Horse that came to VEWS as an owner surrender. Jack was one of the sweetest, calmest geldings that has walked through our gates. He and Whiskey found their forever home together and get to enjoy a lifetime of pampering and love with their new family.

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Theo

Adopted February 2023

Theo was a volunteer favorite at VEWS. He was a very handsome Missouri Fox Trotter cross gelding with a soft and sensitive personality. He joined VEWS as an owner-surrender in October 2022. He had a brand we were unable to identify. Theo was adopted by the same family that adopted Aries.

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