‎”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 through PayPal below

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
  • Shavings
  • Hay
  • Building materials
  • Posts and fencing
  • Fly Repellants
  • Blankets, sheets, fly masks
  • Horse treats


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

March Volunteer Orientation will be held every Wednesday at 10 am and 6:30 pm at the rescue!  Saturday volunteer orientation will be held on March 16th at 11 am.   Come, bring a friend and find out what volunteering at CVHR is all about!

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

Sponsor a Horse

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

At Central Virginia Horse Rescue, many of our  rescue horses have special needs. This means that the cost to feed and care for them is higher than normal. It can cost several hundred dollars per month to feed and maintain these horses.

By becoming a sponsor, you can direct your donation dollars towards the care and feeding of a companion horse of your choosing. Not only is this a great gift idea, but a wonderful program for school kids, church groups, and business organizations, so pick your special horse and become a part of this rewarding experience!

You can see the list of horses available to be sponsored here or you can sponsor one of our permanent residents.

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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