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Rescue, care and rehoming of abandoned, unwanted, or neglected horses. We are constructing a hay shed in 2018 to store our winter hay, which will save on spoilage. Hay is our largest single expense and if we can save 5 - 10 % of our cost that's a lot!

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  • Orphan foal Ariel

    Ariel, an orphan foal, came to us May 4th/18

    Little Ariel is an orphan,  She required feeding every 2 to 3 hours, but she is very friendly, curious and so sweet! Read more »

  • A successful day with 10 young stallions gelded. Read all about the day on our facebook album linked above. Read more »

  • Meet Haida, our recent intake.

    All the horses are out on summer pasture but we're not resting on our laurels!  Our latest intake is Haida, a 2 year old grulla colt that was found with a severe injury to his back leg, the result of barbed wire wrapped around his leg and tangled in his tail.  Haida is healing... Read more »

  • Shelter completed thanks to donated materials and volunteers.

    Through the efforts of volunteers and including the donation of materials purchased through Home Hardware with giftcards received through Aeroplan donated miles, the 'senior horses' shelter has been completed.  The shelter provides cover for our oldest horses in inclement weather... Read more »

  • BVR first equine sanctuary in Canada to be verified by GFAS

    Bear Valley Rescue Society of Alberta is the First Canadian Equine Rescue Verified by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (Sundre, AB, Canada) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying... Read more »