Albemarle : Hope’s Legacy Equine Rescue Recognizes Ten Year Anniversary



Albemarle County, Virginia

Hope’s Legacy Equine Rescue has been finding new homes and hope for equines since 2008.  Over 160 Virginian horses, donkeys, mules, miniature horses and ponies have benefited from their services in rescue, rehabilitation and adoption.  The efforts of this vital community resource are being recognized with a 10th Anniversary Party on August 18th at the Barn at Turkey Ridge, Charlottesville, Virginia.  

Many people first heard of Hope’s Legacy when they took in a combined 48 horses from the Peaceable Farm and Nottoway county seizures in 2015 and 2016.  “The public hears about these large seizures, but they don’t hear about the daily calls we receive from private citizens,” said Maya Proulx, Hope’s Legacy’s founder and Executive Director.  “The human issues you see in the news every day can result in an equine needing help.”

Calls for the Rescue’s services continue to increase, and there’s just not enough space at equine rescues around Virginia, or around the country.  To help address that need, Hope’s Legacy purchased 172 acres near Batesville in November 2017, and is building a farm from the ground up. Called Castle Rock Farm, this new permanent home will allow Hope’s Legacy to house 40% more horses.

The week of May 20, 2018, Hope’s Legacy was asked to take in 16 animals. They were able to take 11: 2 horses, 1 donkey and 8
mini’s. This is one of 5 stallion miniature horses who will be gelded before adoption.

The 10th Anniversary Party is a fundraising event which will feature a silent auction and raffle, along with a photo booth, music, food and special equine guests. All proceeds will support the 25+ horses and donkeys in residence at Hope’s Legacy, and will go toward the Castle Rock Farm land payment for 2018. Sponsors and major donors include Southwest Airlines, Gray Fox Land and Estate Management and Triple Crown Nutrition.

What:  Hope’s Legacy Equine Rescue 10th Anniversary Party

When:  Saturday, August 18, 2018 6:30PM – 10:30PM

Where:  The Barn at Turkey Ridge, 3973 Red Hill Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Why:  All proceeds from this fundraiser benefit the horses and donkeys at Hope’s Legacy

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Hope’s Legacy Equine Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in central Virginia.  Since 2008, we have taken in over 160 Virginian horses, donkeys, ponies, mules, and miniature horses subjected to abuse, abandonment and owner surrender.  We rescue, rehabilitate, and whenever possible, adopt out animals to new, loving, and well-matched homes.


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