Rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming Virginia’s precious equines
Hope’s Legacy Equine Rescue
July 21, 2022
Founded in 2008, Hope’s Legacy works to rescue equines from a variety of situations including, but not limited to, abuse, abandonment, neglect and slaughter. An all-breed rescue, Hope’s Legacy takes in equines regardless of age or disability.
Hope’s Legacy takes in rescues from across Virginia. Founder and Executive Director Maya Proulx announced at the Spirit of Virginia Award event that in July 2022, the organization would take in its 500th equine rescue since its founding.
Hope’s Legacy earned accreditation from the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) in November 2020. Hope’s Legacy is one of 81 North American organizations accredited by the TAA and one of four TAA-accredited organizations in Virginia. In addition, Hope’s Legacy is in the process for accreditation with the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries.
Rescues are housed at the organization’s home base, Castle Rock Farm, and foster farms. Hope’s Legacy first moved horses onto the Castle Rock Farm property in December 2017.
- First Lady Suzanne S. Youngkin Announces July 2022 Spirit of Virginia Award Recipient - First Lady Press Release
- Horse rescue organization wins the Spirit of Virginia Award - The Daily Progress
- Virginia Governor, First Lady Youngkin present Spirit of Virginia Award to Nelson County equine rescue - WSLS 10
- Gov. Youngkin, first lady award Afton farm for its dedication to animals - ABC 13 News -WSET
- First lady presents Hope's Legacy with Spirit of Virginia award - CBS19 News, Charlottesville
Official Governor Youngkin Photos by Shealah Craighead
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