Emma came to us from the Peaceable Farm Rescue

Emma came to us from the Peaceable Farm Rescue

‎”A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.” – Jack London


Donations to CVHR are always appreciated.  At this time, we are incorporated as a Virginia Non Profit and have received our 501(c)3 status.  According to our designation letter all donations are deductible.

Cash donations are always needed to provide feed and medical care to the horses, however ‘in kind” donations are also accepted.  You can send a check to

Central Virginia Horse Rescue
389 Boydton Plank Road,
Brodnax, VA 23920

Or Donate by Credit Card

We will accept donations of just about anything that we can use or sell especially tack and horse equipment which will be sold to benefit the rescue horses.

Other things on our wish list are:

  • Wormer (Quest Plus)
  • Shavings
  • Hay
  • Building materials (2x4s, 2x6s, 4x4s)
  • Posts and fencing
  • Fly Repellants
  • Blankets, sheets, fly masks
  • Horse treats

Sponsor a Horse

Lucy came to us from an animal control case in NC

Lucy came to us from an animal control case in NC

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.”  – Mother Teresa

Central Virginia Horse Rescue always has between 20 and 40 horses here that are recovering from abuse or neglect or here for re-training so that they can move on to their new home.  We pride ourselves on taking the best of care of our horses and providing the quality feed, veterinary and farrier care that they need to recover but this is expensive.

Horses from Peaceable Farm

Horses from Peaceable Farm

People often think that the rescue horses get low quality, left over or older feed and hay, in short the bargain basement kind.  The truth is that in order to recover and go on to a new home and career, these horses need higher quality feed than most performance and family horses.  We strive to provide for them while keeping our budget within reason.



Our budget per horse in recovery is:

  • Grain – $100/mo
  • Hay –    $325/mo
  • Farrier  – $35
  • Vaccines & Coggins- $100
  • Worming protocol $24
  • Float – $100

Generally we have found that it costs us approximately $500-1000 for the first 30 days a horse is in our care depending on their health needs.

This budget does not include various medicines and special care that our recovering horses often need.  Many of them come to us with issues that require extensive veterinary care and those costs come out of our general fund.

Rescue Angels can donate “in honor of” a specific horse or for all the horses.  Our Angels are added to our special Team CVHR group on Facebook if they choose to be and are welcome to visit the rescue anytime.  We really appreciate the Angels committment to our horses.

There are so many horses in need of help and we can only help them with the generosity of people like yourself.  You can be a Rescue Angel for as little as $10 per month.  Will you help us to help them?

Click Here and pick your monthly amount! 




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‎”Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” – Elizabeth Andrew


There are many ways to volunteer with CVHR.  We welcome help with the daily chores or with grooming and caring for the horses.  These types of on site help needs to be scheduled and farm volunteers will go through a short orientation.

Some other ways things we need help with:

  • fundraising
  • marketing
  • legal and bookkeeping
  • mailing
  • teaching

Volunteer Application

Buy and Sell on eBay for Central Virginia Horse Rescue

You can support Central Virginia Horse Rescue when you buy or sell on eBay, with the eBay Giving Works program. Here’s how:
CVHR is part of the eBay Giving Works External Link program. So, you can support our mission when you buy and sell on eBay. Here’s how:
You can find whatever you’re looking for on eBay – from baseball cards to new cars and more. When you do, shop for items that benefit us. You can get a great deal and support our horses at the same time!

You can also support Central Virginia Horse Rescue when you sell on eBay. Just designate our organization to receive 10-100% of your final sale price the next time you list something great.
Did you know that charity listings often get more bids and higher prices than regular eBay listings? Boost your sales and support our critical work while you’re at it! Plus eBay gives back to you too, with a fee credit on your basic selling fees.


3 Responses to Help CVHR

  1. Dawn Gaffney says:

    Hi – I am currently located in NY and would be happy to consider volunteering my time to work with your organization on an extended time frame. However, I cannot afford to relocate at this time. If you have stable hand quarters, barracks, etc. where you can place me, that would be fine. Please let me know if this is in any way a possibility. Thank you.
    Dawn Gaffney

  2. Kate Williams/ Mark Walker says:

    I would like to have you have an auction on your Facebook page. I will DONATE and SHIP at my expense :

    10 Collectible Trail of Painted Ponies Statues. I will try to pick the favorites. I will send you photos and complete descriptions & suggested worth/starting price. Unfortunately I haven’t got time to do an auction or keep inspiring people to bid.
    I have donated several other ponies to other Horse Rescue Auctions and they have sold for $75- $100. each. If you put this many in one place..and get a link to it on Camelot Horse Weekly and we share it everywhere, I think you will see a feeding frenzy.
    Perhaps you will not want our help: Mark and I Train and BREED Harness Race Horses. We are responsible Breeders and caring people. Our horses have better care ALL their lives than children. We have a $1, 000, BUY-BACK Anytime, Anywhere clause for each horse we place/sell. We donate 10% on each Racing Horse to charity: Breast Cancer Research, Veterans, New Vocations, Farm Aid, etc. It doesn’t matter what riding horse people think..MY horses LOVE to race and they LOVE to do it for me! It is their dressage or jumping or pole bending. It is ashame the way many people on these Rescues Sites foolishly speak about Racing People and Breeders because Racing People/Breeders have the finances to support Rescues & want to. But they aren’t going TO EVER accept the BLAME for a majority of the horses at the killer auctions because it just isn’t true. People from each walk of life abuse/abandon horses. Truthfully, there are far more riding horse & pony types passing through than racehorses. People just attack Race Horse People because the horses are tattooed, so their owners can be discovered, sooner or later. Well-meaning critics are forgetting that our REAL & intial objective is to drain the swamp & save the horses. Killing the people with rhetoric who have the $$ means to really help is sad.
    Off my soapbox now.. just had to clear the air about who I am and what I do, before I offered help.
    We want you to HAVE that needed Truck :)
    Kate w

  3. Cindy says:

    OMG! Kate, what a wonderful offer!! Thank you! I have no problem with people who breed responsibly and have a plan. It sounds like you do your share of giving back as well and to top it off, I LOVE Standardbreds. They are such wonderful horses.

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