Brook Hill Farm is one of only a small percentage of Rescues in the nation that is fully accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. Every year, thousands of equine athletes suffer from neglect or potentially career-ending injuries. There are currently 170,000 unwanted horses in the United States. Many horses are neglected or abused, and are left alone to die in their fields. Horses that appear healthy, but are lame, may end up at auction. These horses are no longer useful to their owners, and they are taken to auction with the hope of being bought by a loving family. The bad news is that lame horses are rarely purchased by horse enthusiasts, and the majority of these animals end up being sold for slaughter. Sadly, the current economic conditions mean that the number of these horses in danger is dramatically increasing.
In 2014 Brook Hill collaborated with White Bird Appaloosa Horse Rescue in the Sparky Project - a rescue of over 35 horses in Northern Virginia.
Below is a picture of Hope, 10 months pregnant.
With the help of Brook Hill Farm's dedicated staff, Hope was able to deliver a healthy baby girl. Today they are both fat and sassy!
Justin came to us referred by Animal Control. With the help of our staff and volunteers, Justin is now healthy and happy, living in his new home.
And yes, Justin has a new career as an artist! If you are interested in purchasing one of his paintings please feel free to contact us!
Sometimes a horse just needs a little help getting up. Frenchie needed a tractor to help her until her stifle healed.
Brook Hill Farm provides a safe haven and excellent care for all of their horses. Besides accepting horses in need from all over the country, the farm serves as the local horse rescue for the surrounding area. Images like the ones above are real horses needing your help.
Brook Hill Farm brings together Veterinarians, a professional Farrier, and dedicated volunteers to help all of these horses, creating and executing a rehabilitation plan uniquely tailored to each horse's needs.
Red came to us as a surrender - with lots of TLC he progressed through our rehabilitation program with our youth!
Piper came to us with a nail injury all the way through her coffin bone! With excellent vet care and lots of rehabilitation, Piper is now sound and in her forever home!
This 18.2 hand warmblood was donated to Brook Hill Farm. When he arrived at the farm in the winter, he was lame and severely underweight. By late summer, he had gained almost 500 Lbs, and was sound after completing our rehabilitation program. He has been adopted into a loving home, and is back doing competitive dressage.
After a horse's rehabilitation, many horses are available for placement in a forever home, or used in the farm's Equine Assisted Activities and Educational Programs. Horses that do not fully recover can become babysitters or retire on the farm
Many of our rehabilitated horses have gone on to compete at high levels in various disciplines, including show jumping, dressage and eventing. Along with their new caregivers, Brook Hill horses participate in the United States Pony Club, 4-H, as well as many USEF and other sanctioned shows and clinics.
Due to the large number of horses needing services, our spaces are limited - we only take in the number of horses that we can care for right! To date we have placed over 400 horses into good homes! Please review the Horse Placement Application and consider giving one of these special horses a forever home.
As one of only a few fully accredited members of the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries and the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, Brook Hill Farm is committed to providing a safe harbor and rehabilitative focused services for abused, neglected, and injured horses. As of today we have helped rescue, rehabilitate and place 432 horses. You too, can be a part of our success. Without your generous support, we could not continue our mission of helping horses in need.