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!
Main barn with a wash stall. An additional three-stall barn with a turnout paddock. We also have six 12×12 foot stalls with turnout paddocks.
A 225×100 arena with state-of-the-art German Geo Textile footing donated by one of our sponsors, Clint Bertalan Farms, INC.
12 paddocks are used for rehabilitation and quarantine. Each paddock is equipped with a specially designed 14×14 run-in shed for protection from the elements.
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.
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.