Hope Equine Rescue is dedicated to the care and rehabilitation of abused, neglected and unwanted horses. Click to learn why we do this.

Why We Do This

Hope Equine Rescue is made up of a wide array of people who all get involved for their own reasons. Watch the video to find out why we do what we do. To get involved, contact us today.

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Owner Del Jones stands with Nick Dudley after an open class competition at Time to Shine Equestrian Center in Lakeland. Jones adopted Dudley in late October 2014. photo by Stacey Pierce

Old Quarter horse finds new life

An older horse is a difficult sell in the rescue world. Dani Horton, President of Hope Equine Rescue in Lakeland, Fla., says potential adoptees typically request 8-to-12-year-old horses. β€œIt’s unfortunate because these older horses still have so much left to give.” Add to that a difficult temperament or a medical condition, and an older horse …

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Owner Del Jones leads Nick Dudley, a rehabilitated Quarter horse from Hope Equine Rescue, through his first Obstacle Challenge. Nick and Jones placed first in their division. photo courtesy of Painted Pony Images

First H.E.R. Obstacle Challenge a success

by Bobbi Zagrocki Contributing Writer More than forty competitors of all ages braved the chilly temperatures and gusty winds on Saturday, November 1, to compete in the Hope Equine Rescue Obstacle Challenge at Time to Shine Equestrian Center in Lakeland. The event featured 20 obstacles that were meant to be fun and challenging. The Obstacle …

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Seventeen runners line up to start the Hope to Survive 5K timed run on Saturday, October 25, at Holloway Park in Lakeland. The event serves as a fundraiser for the organization.

5K Zombie Fun Run Race Results

Hope Equine Rescue held its second 5K fundraiser on Saturday, October 25. The event featured two 5Ks. The first was a timed run while the second featured runners being chased throughout the course by zombies. Results for the timed race were as follows: Overall 1. Thomas Spiker, 21:07.61 2. Al Vigne, 23:11.01 3. Tabitha Spiker, …

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