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About Our Rescue

Grand Valley Horse Rescue was started in October 2020 by a group of eight children, ages 6-11,  and two adults who wanted 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 children 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 the goals set forth.  

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Our Mission

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.

Horsemanship

GVHR is a teaching rescue.  We offer different horsemanship programs that connect children with horses.  During these programs, the children learn how to care for a horse from the ground up, learn how to properly ride a horse, and work on learning how to train horses. 

Shelle DeVergie Kareus, or Memaw to all of the kids, is the main trainer of the horses and riders at GVHR.  Her “learn, do, teach” method of training has empowered so many children to take an active role in teaching and training others about working with and riding horses. 

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