Aiken Equine Rescue was established in 2006 with almost 90 acres of land.

We have eight pastures, thirteen paddocks, a stable and office building, and maintenance barn. In the ten years since its founding, Aiken Equine Rescue has become the largest horse rescue center in the southeastern United States. It has placed 800 horses into adopted homes and rescued many horses, donkeys, and mules. At any given time, between 60 - 70 horses reside at the Center: 10 boarders, 12 ‘sanctuary’ horses, and usually about 40 up for adoption.

We provide each with food, medical attention, and personal care until we find them an appropriate home. With your help, we can be successful!

With your help, we can be successful!






OUR MISSION
Our mission is to rescue unwanted horses who have suffered from abuse and neglect; work with various racetracks to ‘repurpose’ Off-the-Track-Thoroughbreds; and take horses whose owners can no longer care for them; giving them all a place to stay until they can be adopted by loving families.


HORSE CARE
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FINANCIAL STEWARDSHIP & TRANSPARENCY

COMMUNITY IMPACT




COST TO RUN A RESCUE

Annual cost to opperate rescue: $505,000 DONATE NOW

Aiken Equine Rescue needs your help to support all the animals at the shelter. Food, vet bills, farrier fees, general maintenance, etc. are ongoing costs. Give a lot or give a little. Every penny counts in our mission to save and rehome as many animals as possible.

OUR WISHLIST ITEMS

  • Cost of Farrier Services
  • Horse Feed
  • Horse Bedding
  • Halters
  • Supplements
  • Horse Blankets
  • Grooming Supplies
  • Tack
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Stocks
  • Bonds
  • Mutual Fund Shares
  • Real Estate
  • Insurance Gifts

MAKE A DONATION

Donations are Tax Deductible. We are a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization.

Please make checks payable to: Equine Rescue of Aiken

For Investment related information please contact info@aikenequinerescue.org or call Jim Rhodes at (803) 643-1850.





JIM RHODES

Director
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JENNIFER HELGREN

Volunteer Coordinator

CAROLINE MULSTAY

Rescue Manager
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TRAVIS MILLER

Equipment & Property Manager



BJ WILLIAMSON

BJ loved his family. He loved his Equine Rescue of Aiken family too. We are made up of a large family of volunteers with a few staff members thrown in for good measure. We work hard and love what we do for the horses. We also, take it hard when we lose one of our own. The hole he has left in our hearts will remain there, but it will continue to be filled with wonderful memories of a man worth knowing. He was one of us and he will be missed. Read more here.

THE BARN


Main barn with a wash stall. An additional three-stall barn with a turnout paddock. We also have six 12x12 foot stalls with turnout paddocks.

ARENAS


A 225x100 arena with state-of-the-art German Geo Textile footing donated by one of our sponsors, Clint Bertalan Farms, INC.

REHAB PADDOCKS


12 paddocks are used for rehabilitation and quarantine. Each paddock is equipped with a specially designed 14x14 run-in shed for protection from the elements.

PASTURES


8 large, lush pastures are available to host horses that have successfully rehabbed or completed quarantine. Each pasture is equipped with a large run-in shed for protection from the elements.