Blue Horse Mukwa Equine Retirement and Rescue Center
We are a committed sanctuary/rescue center for horses. We have been saving horses since 1999 and currently are the permanent home of 40 horses.
to provide a good quality home for horses deemed past their prime by their former owners. also horses that have been abused, abandoned, neglected and pmu foals/mares.
Blue Horse Mukwa Equine Retirement & Rescue Center is a certified 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in Virginia Beach, Virginia in 1999. Blue Horse is currently located on Rt. 49 in Chase City, Virginia. We are 100% volunteer run and operate solely on donations. We DO NOT sell or adopt out horses, but are dedicated to providing a permanent home/sanctuary to horses that have been abused, abandoned, neglected, PMU foals and PMU mares, and retirees. We also provide safe havens for donkeys at our facility.
Blue Horse is home to a number of former thoroughbred race horses that were either injured on the track or just were not bringing in the winnings. They are now happily living among our equine family members. Blue Horse was conceived when Gitchie came to live with us in Virginia Beach. He had been a Caisson at Arlington National Cemetery and was in need of a buddy. The rest is history. We saw a great need in the equine world to take in horses that otherwise may have met a horrible end. Our outreach programs include working with local children and teens focusing on leadership and compassion through interaction with abused and abandoned animals. Our slogan ..."healing horses, heals humans, where every life matters" is demonstrated each day in the loving care and devotion that is offered with every flake of hay, every scoop of grain, and every drink of water. For many of our residents, Blue Horse is a tiny slice of heaven right here on earth.