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Equine Rescue League

Equine Rescue League The Equine Rescue League is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing shelter and rehabilitation to abused and neglected equines.

Equine Rescue League's Goals

- Provide care, rehabilitation and training for horses and other large animals at the ERL farm shelter, and to adoption them to qualified persons.

- Provide transportation and holding facilities for animals seized by county and state humane officers and for unwanted animals.

- Create educational programs (on the subjects of basic health care and horse abuse) for ho

Equine Rescue League's Goals

- Provide care, rehabilitation and training for horses and other large animals at the ERL farm shelter, and to adoption them to qualified persons.

- Provide transportation and holding facilities for animals seized by county and state humane officers and for unwanted animals.

- Create educational programs (on the subjects of basic health care and horse abuse) for ho

Operating as usual

We have a few custom Horse Shoes left over from the Middleburg Christmas Parade. They are $25each. All proceeds go towar...
12/06/2022

We have a few custom Horse Shoes left over from the Middleburg Christmas Parade. They are $25each. All proceeds go towards caring for the horses at the shelter. Message me if interested.

The equines and us humans cannot thank you enough for all the donations that came in for  Every single dollar will make ...
12/03/2022

The equines and us humans cannot thank you enough for all the donations that came in for Every single dollar will make a difference. Your generous donations, continued support, and love mean everything to us. Thank you kindly!

Today is ! This holiday season please consider donating to local charities and non-profit organizations. Whether it’s he...
11/29/2022

Today is ! This holiday season please consider donating to local charities and non-profit organizations. Whether it’s helping people, children, tigers, horses or others, these groups work tirelessly to save those less fortunate and to be a voice for the voiceless. Let’s all !
At our rescue we currently have 25 horses at the shelter - we are raising money for our winter hay and feed fund. Please consider helping us help the horses by making a tax-deductible donation today either through Facebook

We have an anonymous donor that has offered to match up to $10,000 in donations! This means any donation made will be DOUBLED, giving us funds to continue our work here at the shelter. Can you help us maximize this match to achieve our goal?

Please feel free to share this post as well. Thank you for your donation and continued support! ❤


https://www.facebook.com/donate/3455400508021461/, our website, PayPal [email protected] or mail check/cash to Equine Rescue League PO Box 4366 Leesburg, VA 20177.

With a little parasite management and dental work, Charity is looking so much better. She has been here almost two month...
11/28/2022

With a little parasite management and dental work, Charity is looking so much better. She has been here almost two months and looks great. It is with your support that we are able to provide this care. Give on November 29, 2022.

We have an anonymous donor that has offered to match up to $10,000 in donations! This means any donation made will be DOUBLED, giving us funds to continue our work here at the shelter. Can you help us maximize this match to achieve our goal?

Please feel free to share this post as well. Thank you for your donation and continued support! ❤


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Please help us help them!We need your contributions to feed and care for the herd!$5.00 Will feed all 4 mini’s (Kitty, D...
11/25/2022

Please help us help them!
We need your contributions to feed and care for the herd!

$5.00 Will feed all 4 mini’s (Kitty, Diesel & Jazz) for 1 day
$10.00 Will buy 2 bags of shavings
$15.00 Will buy 50lbs of feed (we feed 120lbs per day)
$20.00 Will buy de-wormers for 10 horses
$50.00 Will feed Britain & Roadster for 1 month
$100.00 Will supply Jazz with his much needed medications for 1 month
$250.00 Will pay for an annual wellness exam (dental & vaccines)
for 1 horse
$500.00 Will supply the herd with vital supplements and medications
for 6 months
$1,000.00 Will currently buy a supply of 1 months worth of hay
$1,200.00 Will currently pay the feed bill for the herd for 1 month
$2.500.00 Will pay the PKF mortgage for 1 month

We also have an anonymous donor that has offered to match up to $10,000 in donations! This means any donation made will be DOUBLED, giving us funds to continue our work here at the shelter. Can you help us maximize this match to achieve our goal?

Please feel free to share this post as well. Thank you for your donation and continued support! ❤

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy Thanksgiving day!
11/24/2022

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy Thanksgiving day!

The ERL recently took custody of 17 Morgan horses that were left abandoned when their owner passed away. He left no prov...
11/23/2022

The ERL recently took custody of 17 Morgan horses that were left abandoned when their owner passed away. He left no provisions for his beloved herd of purebred horses. Only the farm they are on to his grown children, who asked for our assistance, in safely and humanely removing the horses from the property and place them in homes where they can be cared for properly.
The herd consisted of 2 geldings, 14 mares and one stallion, all but three are black, ranging in age from 16 to 30. Some of which are registered with the American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA). At this time, all but 4 have been placed into loving homes.
Of the 17 horses, one 30+ year old mare was in dire need of dental care and parasite control. Pictured below, she is currently being rehabilitated and will be available for adoption once she is up to a healthy weight.

With your generous donations, we are able to continue providing the care they need.
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Help us, help them during .  YOU CAN HELP us raise as much as we can for hay and grain to get us through the winter mont...
11/22/2022

Help us, help them during . YOU CAN HELP us raise as much as we can for hay and grain to get us through the winter months even more by sharing our fundraiser posts!

Your donation is appreciated and tax-deductible. https://www.facebook.com/donate/3455400508021461/
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In September, we receive an email that a lady’s grandfather passed away and her grandmother could not care for the horse...
11/21/2022

In September, we receive an email that a lady’s grandfather passed away and her grandmother could not care for the horses. When the grand-daughter went to the farm to look at the horses, she realized that these horses needed help and wanted them to be safe from slaughter.

The ERL teamed up with another rescue and picked up 7 equines. We took 3 of them and the other 4 went to a rescue in West Virginia. A 2 year old mini, Penny, had a halter grown into her face. We acted fast and had the vet out to assist in removing the halter and get her on antibiotics. There was also a mini stallion that has now been castrated and a blue eyed mini mare.

All of these ponies are available for adoption. Please contact visit our website at https://www.equinerescueleague.org/available-horses if you are interested in adopting and complete the application and return it to us.
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Your support allows us to continue saving lives. Consider giving on November 29, 2022 during Giving Tuesday. Your contributions have been making a difference for over 32 years. , , Equine Rescue League

Get some early stocking stuffers for Christmas. We have 2022 White Christmas Ornaments. Contact Wilma at (703) 824-0184....
11/01/2022

Get some early stocking stuffers for Christmas. We have 2022 White Christmas Ornaments. Contact Wilma at (703) 824-0184.
Ornaments are donated, 100% of the proceeds go the ERL.
Order yours today for a donation of only $25.00

Come out and see us at the Equine Rescue League for the Fall Open House. Today and tomorrow 10am to 4pm.
10/15/2022

Come out and see us at the Equine Rescue League for the Fall Open House. Today and tomorrow 10am to 4pm.

Fall Open House is October 15th – 16th and we need your help!Our amazing main Open House baker is out of commission, whi...
10/09/2022

Fall Open House is October 15th – 16th and we need your help!

Our amazing main Open House baker is out of commission, which means we need to borrow your ovens, recipes, skills and time to bake sweet treats to sell during our fundraiser to raise money for the horses at the shelter.

Cookies, cakes, pies, breads, brownies, cupcakes and other sweet treats needed!

Baked goods can be dropped off at our farm shelter in Lovettsville on:
Thursday 10/13 Friday 10/14 Saturday 10/15 Sunday Morning 10/26

Please join our list of open house bakers by sending us a message! [email protected]

BAKE SALE GUIDELINES
1) Please do not bring store bought items – unless they are give-aways for the volunteers to eat. Our customers expect homemade goods!

2) Remember – we eat with our eyes as much as our mouths – so not only should the baked goods taste good, but they should LOOK good – it’s all in the presentation!

3) Don’t just bring a sack or box of cookies – it is a lot of extra work for whoever mans the bake sale table to also have to package and price your items. Bag your cookies in sacks of 4-6. Try to make large cookies – as these sell better – about 3-4” across. If they are smaller than 3”, put at least 6 in a bag. That way we can price all bags of cookies the same.

4) Pies are a HUGE seller. Be sure to wrap the pie in plastic wrap – I usually purchase cardboard circles (or large inexpensive paper plates to first put the pie on, and then wrap all together. Label your pie and price it. I have lots of recipes(for all baked goods) if you need them – email me at [email protected]

5) Cakes are also a big seller – you can change them up, simply by adding chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, nuts, etc. to the batter. Sprinkles on the frosting make them festive!

6) Breads also go quickly – please try to keep the loaves in either 8x4 or 9x5 pans – the little ones do not sell as well. One volunteer ties her breads up like a package with a pretty bow – and they ALL sell!!

7) Brownies are the first to go – next to the pies – dress them up with different chips, coconut or nuts – but plain are always great. Please cut them in 2x2” squares at the minimum. That way we can have one price for them – and do not bring them in a pan – wrap each one in plastic wrap. I know it’s time taking, but remember, it’s for the farm! And LABEL – especially if there are nuts in them.

8) Cupcakes are ok – but very messy – and we can only get about $.25 for each one – so if you are bringing them, put them in a big foil pan with a clear lid so the flies don’t get to them. Decorating them is a plus – think about Halloween candies or gummy worms – sprinkles are always great! M & M’s look cute too.

Thank you you all sweetly for your help and support!

Mark your calendars folks! The Fall Open House is happening October 15 & 16 from 10am - 4pm
10/01/2022

Mark your calendars folks! The Fall Open House is happening October 15 & 16 from 10am - 4pm

Meriden Morgan’s 9/18/2022FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:The ERL has recently taken custody of 17 Morgan horses, that were left a...
09/18/2022

Meriden Morgan’s 9/18/2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
The ERL has recently taken custody of 17 Morgan horses, that were left abandoned when their owner
passed away. He left no provisions for his beloved herd of purebred horses. Only the farm they are on to
his grown children, who have asked for our assistance, in safely and humanely removing the horses from
the property and place them in homes where they can be cared for properly.
The herd consists of 2 geldings, 14 mares and one stallion {who has been placed}, all but three are Black,
ranging in age from 12 to 30. Some of which are registered with the American Morgan Horse Association
(AMHA).
The ERL is in IMMEDIATE NEED of homes for these beautiful horses. Currently there are 12 horses left to
be placed. The 2 geldings, Meriden’s Black Jack a 1999 black gelding and Meriden’s Angus, a 1997 Bay
gelding. Both are sired by Caduceus Jessie. Of the 10 mares, we know that Tetonia Black Allegra, a 1998
Black mare, by Caduceus Kirov; Meriden’s Black Rose, a 1998 black mare by Caduceus Jessie: are among
the 10. Some of the other mares could be by Duke of Rosewind, but we are unsure as the owner
stopped registering them in 2000. The AMHA has offered to help us with identification using DNA.
While range of training is unknown, all these horses are showing us great temperaments.
Please reach out to us ASAP, if you can provide a home for any of these horses or can provide help with
transport. Our goal is to coordinate transport and places for them to go (whether temporary or
permanent) next Friday and Saturday Sept. 23 and 24.

We can be reached at (540) 822-4577 or [email protected] Please share this on your pages as well. Thank you for all your help and love!

08/31/2022

This is the last day of the Clear The Shelters Campaign 2022! Even though Clear The Shelters is coming to an end, we accept adoption applications 365 days a year. Our website lists the available horses and ponies we have that are waiting for their forever homes. If you are interested in adopting, please contact us, or visit our website at https://www.equinerescueleague.org/adoption-program.

Our sincere thanks to Clear The Shelters, NBC Washington, Telemundo TV, Greater Good Charities, We Rescue, and everyone else who made it possible for shelters around the US to clear their shelters! There are so many lives that have found their loving, forever homes.

Many of us would love to adopt, but may not have the essential means to properly care for an equine. You can still make a difference in these precious equines' lives by making a donation of your choosing here:
https://store.theanimalrescuesite.greatergood.com/.../cle...

Thank you for your continued support and participating in the Clear The Shelters Campaign!
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This is it! Today is Clear The Shelters. Even though Clear The Shelters is coming to an end, we accept applications 365 ...
08/31/2022

This is it! Today is Clear The Shelters. Even though Clear The Shelters is coming to an end, we accept applications 365 days a year. Our website lists the available horses and ponies we have that are waiting their forever homes. If you are interested in adopting, please contact us or visit our website at https://www.equinerescueleague.org/adoption-program.

Thank you to Clear The Shelters, NBC Washington, Telemundo TV, Greater Good Charities, We Rescue and everyone else who made it possible for shelters around the US to clear their shelters! There is so many lives that have found loving, forever homes.

To Donate Visit:
https://store.theanimalrescuesite.greatergood.com/products/clear-the-shelters-equine-rescue-league

Thank you for your continued support and participating in the Clear The Shelters Campaign!
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Tomorrow, the 2022 Clear The Shelters Campaign comes to an end. Over the past 30+ years, the Equine Rescue League would ...
08/30/2022

Tomorrow, the 2022 Clear The Shelters Campaign comes to an end. Over the past 30+ years, the Equine Rescue League would like to say that with the support of Tri-County Feeds in Marshall Virginia, we are able to supply quality feed and hay to the animals that come through our doors. We use their TC complete feed blend that works well in maintaining our horses weight and giving them a nice shiny coat and rehabilitating the ones that arrive needing groceries. Thank you Tri-County!

Anyone interested in adopting, please visit our website that lists the available horses and ponies we have that are waiting for their forever homes. https://www.equinerescueleague.org/adoption-program.

To Donate Visit:
https://store.theanimalrescuesite.greatergood.com/products/clear-the-shelters-equine-rescue-league
Thank you for your continued support and participating in the Clear The Shelters Campaign!

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The Equine Rescue League is celebrating its 32nd Anniversary. We were established on April 26, 1990. Our shelter has sav...
08/29/2022
Equine Rescue League in Lovettsville , VA | Clear The Shelters 2022

The Equine Rescue League is celebrating its 32nd Anniversary. We were established on April 26, 1990. Our shelter has saved thousands of equines through out the years. Without support from you, we are not able to continue our job caring for these voiceless animals and educating the public on neglect and cruelty. It is vital to have support from all of you. Contributing as little as $5.00 will continue to help our cause during Clear The Shelters.
To Donate Visit:
https://store.theanimalrescuesite.greatergood.com/products/clear-the-shelters-equine-rescue-league
Thank you for your continued support!

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The Equine Rescue League is a 501c3 organization that supports the responsible use of working, sport and pleasure horses, ponies, donkeys and mules. Our goals are to prevent the neglect and abuse of any equine, to offer educational programs to the community and to provide rehabilitation and adoption...

08/27/2022

CLEAR THE SHELTERS 2022 - Today’s video is of River. She was featured back on August 6, 2022. Below you will find a recap on her.

River is looking for her forever home. She is a super sweet 2014 Falabella Horse, standing at approx. 37" tall. River came from a back yard breeding operation, that did not have the animals’ best interest. While she is 8 years old, she has not received any training, nor has she ever been ridden. With patience and guidance this pony could be a cherished member of the family. You can go to this link to get a better understanding of our adoption process: www.equineresculeague.org/adoption-program

If you are not in a position to adopt, be a part of giving back, by supporting the Equine Rescue League.
To Donate Visit:
https://store.theanimalrescuesite.greatergood.com/products/clear-the-shelters-equine-rescue-league
Thank you for your continued support!
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This week during Clear The Shelters Campaign, we are focusing on ER Kitty Hawk aka Kitty. ER Kitty Hawk aka Kitty, is a ...
08/23/2022

This week during Clear The Shelters Campaign, we are focusing on ER Kitty Hawk aka Kitty.

ER Kitty Hawk aka Kitty, is a bay approximately 2006 Miniature Horse mare standing around 28 inches tall. She is a victim of laminitis and has rotation of the coffin bone in all four feet. At this time, she is not foundering, however she could never be turned out on grass as she is also insulin-resistant. She is available to a home that will provide her a comfortable, healthful environment to suite her needs.

If you are not in a position to adopt, please be a part of giving back by donating to the Equine Rescue League or try giving a gift. Our Sponsorship Gift Program consists of a donation (monthly or a one time donation) that is set up to care for one of our equines waiting for their forever home. For more information, please visit our website.

You can click the link below to make your contribution: https://store.theanimalrescuesite.greatergood.com/products/clear-the-shelters-equine-rescue-league
Thank you for your continued support!
Clear the Shelters NBC Washington Telemundo 44 Washington, D.C.

We are trying to Clear The Shelters! If you are in a position to adopt, please call our office at (540) 822-4577 or send...
08/22/2022

We are trying to Clear The Shelters! If you are in a position to adopt, please call our office at (540) 822-4577 or send an email to [email protected].

You are always welcome to make a donation to help feed and care for the horses at the shelter. You can do so by clicking here: https://store.theanimalrescuesite.greatergood.com/products/clear-the-shelters-equine-rescue-league
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12681 Taylorstown Road
Lovettsville, VA
20180

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Mailing Address: PO Box 4366 Leesburg VA 20177 To donate, please visit http://www.equinerescueleague.org/donate

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8am - 12pm

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(540) 822-4577

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Just as there are abused dogs and cats, there are neglected, abused and unwanted horses in the greater Washington Metropolitan area. Unfortunately, facilities capable of caring for large animals are limited.

More than 25 years ago in 1989, while working with humane officers investigating auctions, I personally saw more than 300 cases of horse abuse and neglect in our area in just one year! Unfortunately, even today abuse and neglect continues.

At this and other auctions, old, sick and crippled horses in severe pain were loaded on slaughter trucks facing a long and painful journey or death by trampling when they could no longer stand.

The following month, two colts not even one year old died Christmas Eve 1989 from starvation and exposure as they stood outside with no food or shelter from the cold wind. Their only source of water was a frozen pond.

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The Ursula Landsrath Animal Rescue Fund recently granted $65,000 to 26 nonprofit animal welfare organizations across Virginia! From dog and cat spay and neuter, to equine and wildlife rescue, ULARF continues to provide much needed funding to nonprofit animal rescues in Virginia each year. Learn more below about this year's grantees, their work helping vulnerable animals, and how Ursula's legacy lives on through endowment and grantmaking.
AERO Animal Education and Rescue Organization
Animal Care Assistance Program - ACAP
Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue
DC Area Weimaraner Rescue
Dewey Animals, Inc.
Dogs Deserve Better Blue Ridge
Equine Rescue League
Garfield's Rescue, Inc.
Goochland Pet Lovers
Helping Homeless Felines
Hope's Legacy Equine Rescue
Humane Society of Loudoun County
Humane Society of Shenandoah County
Loudoun Community Cat Coalition
MAD Cats
Middleburg Humane Foundation
Mutt Love Rescue located in Northern VA
Pets Bring Joy Rescue
Promises Animal Rescue
RappCats
Rockbridge Animal Alliance
Serendipity Equine
Serenity Farm Virginia
Community Cat Alliance
Twin County Humane Society
Wildlife Vet Care
What a fantastic day to support a wonderful non-profit doing amazing work! Equine Rescue League rescues, rehabilitates, and re-homes horses of all shapes and sizes. Stop by today to pet ponies, listen to live music, enter a raffle for great local gifts, and satisfy your sweet tooth at the bake sale barn!

Learn more and plan your weekend at www.LoudounFarmTour.com

Where r the Morgan horses locat d???
Hi, I'm reaching out from the ASPCA, hoping to share information about the SAFE Act to end horse slaughter. Can you share this post? Here is a graphic for your use, thank you!
"Cameo Gal" Simonne standing up for safer horses and equine rescue!
Are you planning to stop by Equine Rescue League for ? Enjoy educational demonstrations, pet-a-pony, adoptable horses, tack sale, bake sale, raffles, live music and more!

Download our app or the map now & plan your farm tour weekend: https://bit.ly/3sFpdDV

Dozens of participating farms will be free and open to visitors on both Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tri-County is a proud supporter of the Equine Rescue League's 32nd annual Spring Open House. You can be too! Purchase a Tri-County gift card in any denomination and donate it to ERL. They can be redeemed for hay, grain, stable supplies and more.

Reach us at 540-364-1891 or stop at the store — we're open to serve the community seven days a week. Thanks for supporting the ERL 32nd Annual Spring Open House!
Every dollar makes a difference. Thank You!💗🐎💗
Stay Tuned and Mark Your Calendars!🗓
Duke, Duke!!😍 Such a sweet boy! His gusto for food makes my heart warm and makes me laugh every single time.😊
In honor of Trucker and Flower, I hope all will donate to this special rescue. The stories of the miracles they have made over the many years after that early rescue are so inspiring. Thank you Equine Rescue League for all your work. https://www.equinerescueleague.org/donate
I'm showing my support for the Equine Rescue League this November 30 for . Let's come together to support this horse rescue and raise awareness for animal cruelty nonprofits. Every dollar donated up to $4,000.00 will be matched by a generous donor.

With your help, you are helping them one horse at a time!
The Ursula Landsrath Animal Rescue Fund recently awarded $57,000 in grants to 24 nonprofit animal welfare organizations across Virginia! Learn more about this year's grantees and the incredible work they are doing to help care for and protect dogs, cats, equines, and wildlife.

Animal Care Assistance Program - ACAP
Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue
Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA
DC Area Weimaraner Rescue
Dewey Animals, Inc.
Equine Rescue League
For the Cats' Sake
Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA)
Garfield's Rescue, Inc.
Goochland Pet Lovers
Helping Homeless Felines
Hope's Legacy Equine Rescue
Humane Society of Loudoun County
Lost Dog Foundation
MAD Cats
Middleburg Humane Foundation
Mutt Love Rescue located in Northern VA
Operation Paws for Homes
People for Pets Foundation
Pets Bring Joy Rescue
Promises Animal Rescue
RappCats
The Community Cat Alliance
Wildlife Vet Care
Thank you for your support! Girl Scouts Nation's Capital was able to donate to Equine Rescue League using 2021 cookie proceeds. They are an organization that prevents the neglect or abuse of any equine, offers educational programs to the community, and provides rehabilitation and adoption for those animals in need of our services.
My TC. He's still gorgeous at age 27. Adopted from ERL in December 2013. He has always had a movies star quality. Indeed, his breeding is tied to Hollywood. The breeder of TC's sire was Jack Valenti, who was once the head of the Motion Picture Association of America.
It's Mane Monday and we're here to get your week started on the right hoof!

Thanks to the ✨magic✨ (aka tireless work) of Verified Equine Rescue League, these girls have found a forever home.

Seized by animal control officers due to starvation and neglect, Dayz and Magic were adopted out in early December of last year. They are best friends/a bonded pair, and we are overjoyed that they get to have their Happily Ever After!

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