Grand Valley Horse Rescue
Grand Valley Horse Rescue was started in October of 2020 by a group of eight children ages 6-11 and two adults with the goal in mind to save horses, retrain them into youth performance horses, and provide affordable access to horses for children in the community. Since then, the rescue (GVHR), has grown in size both in the number of riders and in the number of horses rescued and trained.
We continue to teach children how to care for, train, and ride horses while training our rescued horses how to be loved by humans and work together to achieve goals set forth.
Our mission at Grand Valley Horse Rescue is to save horses who are in unfavorable circumstances, retrain those horses into youth performance horses, and provide affordable access to horses for children in the community.
At GVHR we run a horsemanship program connecting horses and children. During the horsemanship program, children will learn how to care for a horse from the ground up, learn how to ride a horse, and work on learning how to train horses.
Shelle DeVergie Kareus, Memaw as the kids call her, is the main trainer of the horses and the riders. As Memaw trains up riders, the children then take a roll in teaching and training also!