Shenandoah Valley Equine Rescue Network

The hoops we jump through for horses

Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015 - 11:46am

Horse rescues are built with different purposes in mind. Some rescues are for specific breeds, some go to auctions to purchase horses that will go to slaughterhouses, and some are for unwanted horses. Our mission is to care for abused and neglected horses and to give all resources necessary to animal control officers in order for them to seize horses in dire situations.


Donna Zappone

Equine Care Specialist and volunteer.

Lorene Carter

Treasurer and volunteer for SVERN.

Cheryl Sparrow

President and volunteer.

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Hunger isn't seasonal, which is why our year-round donation events get so much attention. Devote some of your time in volunteering and see first-hand the horses we help daily.

Locally, Shenandoah Valley Equine Rescue Network is a vocal advocate for hungry and displaced horses in the Shenandoah Valley of northern Virginia. We travel to help horses in need.

Bookmark our site and visit regularly to get the latest information on events we host. 

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Shenandoah Valley Equine Rescue Network (SVERN) is dedicated to providing care and rehabilitation for unwanted, abandoned, neglected, abused and malnourished horses while educating the public in equine rescue and all aspects of horse ownership and care. It is the goal of SVERN to be a resource for our community.


Meghan Minor

Vice-president and volunteer.

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