All The Kings Horses Equine Rescue

All The Kings Horses Equine Rescue is a 501 C 3 ANIMAL welfare organization in the state of CT. We are dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of equines in need; assisting equines in situations of neglect, abuse, or threat of slaughter.

1. Who is All The Kings Horses Equine Rescue?
All The Kings Horses Equine Rescue is an animal welfare organization incorporated in the State of Connecticut. ATKHER was started in May of 2010 and Incorporated in June of 2010. We are dedica...ted to the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of equines in need; assisting equines in situations of neglect, abuse or threat of slaughter. To educate the public regarding the standards of care required to maintain an equine as a riding partner and/or companion animal in a humane manner.

I started this Incorporation after educating myself on horse slaughter. There are many auctions in the United States that will sell horses to "meat buyers" and ship horses to slaughter in Mexico or Canada. Horses end up at auctions for numerous reasons: poor economy, seasonal dumping, too many horses being bred, divorce, health issues, changing interests, etc. The majority of the horses are healthy, sound horses that have ended up at auction through no fault of their own. I needed to do something for these precious animals. After all, horses have done so much for us as a society, from providing transportation, carrying us through wars, and helping to cultivate our land. I am lucky to have the means and ability to care for horses. I want to help horses and also help the people they would find in their lives. Horses are a special part of my life, and have brought me such happiness.

2. Who is the Founder of ATKHER?
My name is Mary Santagata, and I work full time 8am to 5pm as a Social Worker for the State of CT. I currently reside in Northford, CT with my two rescue horses, rescue cat, and rescue dog. My non profit is not my livelyhood and is done solely as a love and hobby. It brings me great joy to bring happiness to people, and to save the lives of animals in need. There is no income needed for that:)

3. How can I view business fillings by ATKHER?

4. Who is the Vet for All The Kings Horses Equine Rescue?
Frank C. Palka, DVM graduated from New York State Veterinary College at Cornell University in 1969.
69 Cedar Lake Road, Chester, CT 06412 - Phone: 860-526-2280 Fax: 860-526-8067
Frank is not only a wonderful vet, he is a wonderful supporter and proud adoptive father of Patch, saved from Camelot on 08/28/10

5. Who is the Farrier for All The Kings Horses Equine Rescue?
Kyle Galvin 203-233-0086

6. Who is the trainer for All The Kings Horses Equine Rescue?
Kelly Rutledge
With over 30 years of experience, Kelly has worked in all disciplines, with a focus on Western and Dressage riding, instructing and schooling. Kelly is a certified Veterinarian Technician having passed the national exam for Veterinarian Technicians, as well as being a certified Equine Myotherapist, and certified in equine acupressure.
Rob Boyle

7. Does All The Kings Horses Equine Rescue have their own site?
All The Kings Kings Horses leases our own barn at 630 Forest Rd in Northford, CT
Our mailing address is All The Kings Horses Equine Rescue Inc.
PO Box 88
Northford, CT 06472

8. Can I visit ATKHER?
Yes, you are allowed to visit ATKHER by appointment only. This is a privately owned property and I ask you respect the owners of the land. You may schedule an appointment by emailing me at

9. Does All The Kings Horses Equine Rescue do their own Quarantine?
All The Kings Horses Equine Rescue has the ability to quarantine however, the QT paddock is presently in use by our rescue mule, Red. Red requires a run-in shed to be happy and healthy and the barn does not have the ability to provide Red with the shelter he needs.

10. If needed, who does All The Kings Horses Equine Rescue use for QT?
Andrea Brow

11. Does ATKHER accept volunteers?
Yes, we accept volunteers to do a variety of chores from, cleaning, feeding, grooming, riding, wound management, and etc. Horse experience is not necessary, and we will train and educate those on equine management.

We will also allow local schools to visit our program.

12. How do I adopt an equine from ATKHER?
ATKHER requires a signed adoption application and contract. We require a Veterinarian, farrier, and three personal references. We contact all references, and will do a home visit. We ask you to visit the farm to meet your potential equine partner. We will assess to find the most appropriate home and make lessons available for those and their potential new family member. Please e-mail to request a copy of the adoption form and contract.

13. How can I foster for ATKHER?
ATKHER accepts foster homes with a signed Foster care agreement. We require a Veterinarian and Farrier reference. We also do a site visit to ensure proper facilities for our equines in our care.

Northford, CT 06472
United States