What's New at the Rescue?

April 2020


AN UPDATE: 03/24/2020: Based on the Sedgwick County Emergency Proclamation, the board of directors at HITVERAS have decided to

~REMAIN CLOSED for at least 30 days~

to be in compliance with this order. We will continue with our daily virtual visits on our social media pages.

Only essential duties related to horse care (feeding and doctoring) and maintenance of our current infrastructure will be allowed to continue by our core staff. We know you are all missing the horses but we have to ensure the health of everyone involved. (Core staff includes Kelly and Rob, Joyce, Dixie and Ray, Larry and Dawn, Shari and Jeff, Sam, Ande and her family.)

For the most up to date information, and our DAILY VIRTUAL VISIT postings while we are under national quarantine, check out our Facebook page (click on the Facebook logo, below).
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Save the Date!

September 12th is our 2nd Annual Hoedown and Anniversary Event! This is our 15th anniversary and the year we will welcome our 400th horse into the herd! Save the date for a day of celebration including a Fun Show, food trucks, farm games and more!

HAY! Bale a Buddy Out!!!:

Please use this link to donate hay or to make a one-time donation of any amount through PayPal, click here:

Volunteer Sign-Up Calendar.

Arena Lights

Our arena lights are up and running! We want to thank our anonymous donor who purchased over $5000.00 worth of equipment to light up our riding/training arena. This will enable us to host charity barrel races in the near future as well as provide a rental facility for patrons wanting to train in a full sized arena. If you would like to book a time, please visit our Contact Us page to email us!

Looking forward, we have established fees for the use of our training arena.

You may rent the arena to train your horses for the following prices per day:

No lights-$15 for first horse you bring, $10 for each additional horse you bring.

With lights-$20 for first horse you bring, $15 for each additional horse you bring.

Or establish a 30 day membership for those horses you have in training!

$100 for one person up to four horses you bring or $125 for a family or person with five horses to bring.

Times are negotiable Monday through Sunday when no events are scheduled. Email us through our visit our Contact Us page to email us! to book your time now!

Hope in the Valley Equine Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc.

is a non-profit, tax exempt 501(c)3 corporation. It was founded by Ande Armstrong in an effort to rescue and rehabilitate horses in Sedgwick County, KS and surrounding communities. The rescue has been developed to provide care for horses that have been abused, neglected, abandoned, unwanted or are slaughter bound. Our hope is that they someday will be able to go to permanent, loving homes.

Hope in the Valley operates totally on tax-deductible contributions.

Our goal for each horse is to heal them physically and emotionally. We do have some permanent equine but really aim to adopt out as many as possible.

We are run 100% by volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, visit our Volunteer page for more information!

If you are interested in helping us with a tax-deductible donation of money or items, please visit our Donations page to see what we need most at this time.

Donations page

Thank you to The Humane Society of the United States!

Thank you to The Humane Society of the United States Following a storm that destroyed a loafing shed during the summer of 2019, Hope want to give a big Thank You to The Humane Society of the United States for awarding us a grant to replace our shed!

Thank you to After The Finish Line!

Thanks to After The Finish Line! Hope In The Valley gives a HUGE Thank You to After The Finish Line for awarding us a grant to care for our retired racers!
We thank the ASPCA for its generosity in helping us attend the Equine Professionals Workshop Series and Homes for Horses Coalition Summit! Improving our knowledge on how to give them a better life!
Thanks to the ASPCA for helping us learn how to better serve these horses!
Watch as we build and grow our facilities, made possible by a Training Arena Improvement Initiative grant from the ASPCA! The ASPCA is helping us Give Them A Better Life!
Thanks to the ASPCA for the Training Arena Improvement Grant

2013 ASPCA Grant Approved!

We gratefully acknowledge the ASPCA for approving a grant for the year 2013 specifically to purchase training.

Horse Rescue and Relief Award

Congratulations Hope In The Valley Equine Rescue for being issued our Horse Rescue and Relief Award!

We only issue this award to organizations that have made great efforts to save horses and strive to give horses a better life.

Horse Training

We Are A GFAS Verified Facility

Humane and responsible care of the animals has been confirmed by on an onsite visit by a trained inspector. In addition, the sanctuary meets the definition of a true sanctuary: the facility has nonprofit status, all required licenses and permits, does not engage in commercial trade (with some exceptions allowed such as the purchase of animals who might otherwise end up in slaughter), allows no or restricted contact with the public, only inpidual welfare-centric research is allowed, and no intentional breeding of animals occurs, with sound practices in place to prevent propagation.

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Please don't hesitate to email us with any ideas, questions, or suggestions. Happy Trails!!