Certified Rescues Program
As aid to those individuals that want to donate time, money or resources to equine rescue facilities, the Minnesota Horse Council believes it is imperative to identify and recognize rescues that meet standards of care. In order to become certified, a rescue facility must show they have non-profit status (501c(3)) and that they meet or exceed the AAEP guidelines for equine rescues and retirement facilities. The guidelines are available at aaep.org. The Minnesota Horse Council lists the following stables and rescue organizations that meet it's certification guidelines, but does not warrant or endorse these organizations for any other purpose. There are also other stables and rescues listed in our Minnesota Horsemen's Directory.
To date, these rescue organizations have met our standards:
- Sundown Horse Shelter in Hugo
Contact: Cherie Mackenzie
- MN Hooved Animal Rescue in Zimmerman
Contact: Drew Fitzpatrick
- MN Retired Racehorse Project in Savage
Contact: Jen Selvig
- This Old Horse at Wishbone Ranch in Hastings
Contact: Nancy Turner
Truhaven Ranch in Winstead
contact: Candy Phillips, Executive Director
Haven Acres in Burnsville
contact: Jennifer Heath
If you are a rescue facility that would like to be certified, please review the guidelines and then contact our Certified Rescues Program.