The creation of Mountain Valley Horse Rescue was inspired by the rescue of two starved and abandoned horses in November of 2004. A group of Eagle Valley horse enthusiasts recognized the need for a regional rescue organization. To fulfill that need, MVHR was formed in April 2005. In 2011, we doubled our capacity to accommodate up to ten horses at a time, and entered into a lease of a facility to house the organization.
In the fall of 2016, Mountain Valley Horse Rescue took an exciting step forward by purchasing a forever home in McCoy, CO. The 115-acre ranch along the Colorado River has allowed MVHR to help more horses, so far 51 horses have been helped in 2022. There are currently 29 horses in the MVHR rescue herd some moving towards adoption right as we near Colorado Gives Day!
Our educational programs have grown with summer day camps and a lesson program. In summer 2022 we welcomed over 350 children who learned about horses while spending time at the ranch and are now future equine advocates!
A game changer for MVHR is Robin's Nest, an indoor training facility that will be operational towards the end of 2022. The opportunity to continue training year round will increase adoptions and help more horses find their new journey of hope.
Now more than every, our phone rings daily with horses in need and we have a running waitlist with over 50 horses. Besides needing funds necessary for the daily care of the horses - food, medicine, vet care - we also continue fundraising to build much-needed facilities on the property, such as additional corrals, a permanent round pen, irrigation improvements and a caretaker residence. Naming opportunities are available!