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We have been a Federally Registered Charity since Feb. 2003 rescuing and placing over 160 horses most destined for slaughter.  Please look through the pictures of the many horses who have come into our care and the pictures of the ones who presently reside here.  We receive no funding and depend on donations and fundraising to feed and care for the horses.  Thank you!




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A donation has been made by Becky Harding in Honour of Ashley G. for her birthday by her friend, Avery H.

Congratulations to Jane and Mandy on their marriage Saturday, August 23/14.  In lieu of presents they asked their friends and family to donate to the horses.  Thank you for thinking of the horses.

Thank you to Pat and Pete Noel for their donation to the horses in lieu of a present for Mandy and Jane.  

Thank you to Maureen  Pigeon for her donation to the horses in Honour of Mandy and Jane.

A donation has been made by Barb and Walter in  Honour of Jane and Mandy.

A donation has been made for the horses in Honour of Jane and Mandy by Bev Myles.  

A donation has been made for the horses by Hanna and Maddie in Honour of Jane and Mandy.

Thank you to everyone who came out yesterday to build Pippin's shelter and start Angel and Star's run in.  We are grateful for all the support in helping to make life nicer for all the equines here!  Giving up your Sunday in the hot sun was incredible.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

A donation has been made by Alexis Burfield for the horses.

A donation has been made by Sasha Amin for the horses.

A donation has been in honour of Ted Craven's 60th Birthday for the horses.

Thank you to Rose Hill Liquidation for another great fundraising BBQ for the horses.  Thanks to Butch for all the years of support and to Betty who has done the BBQing for 8 years and Mary and Sue for their help this year. Thanks to Cartoon Bob for coming and everyone who supported the horses.  It was a great day for all.

A donation has been made in honour of Sarah Campbell for the horses.

Thank you to the Simkins Family for the monthly support for the horses.  Miki is helping make Angel's adjustment to her new home even nicer.  Thank you Tiffany and Miki!

Some of the pictures from the Open House are up now.  You can access them on the main page at the far right.  We hope to have a photo album to put all the extra cute pictures on soon.

An update on Angel!  She has made a very close friendship with another special Standardbred, Star.  They are inseparable and hopefully will have their own run in shelter together.

Thank you to Monsieur Patrice Cousineau and Mr. William Lloyd for allocating their United Way funds to the horses.  Thank you!!

Angel, a very special 17 year old Standardbred arrived yesterday.  She is very lame but very kind and gentle.  She is fitting in well with the herd and enjoying exploring the pastures.

Thank you to everyone who helped on Saturday.  It was a very successful day helping with hay and making the pastures safer for the horses.  Thank you Mary, Patrice, Jan, Stan, Ashley, Angela and a special thanks to Christine and Olivia for organizing this great day!

A donation has been made by Jennifer Barr in Honour of Ron and Marg Madill for the horses.

A donation has been made by Sue Crowe Connolly for the horses.

A donation has been made by All Charities Campaign which is donations from the employees of the Manitoba Govt. and affiliates for the horses. 

Thank you to Meghan Grieve for her gift certificate for the horses at the local feed mill.  We were able to purchase a new trough and pay for their feed. 

A donation has been made in lieu of a wedding present in honour of Chris and Katharine Storms for the horses. Congratulations on your marriage.

Meghan Grieve is having a "baby" shower for her new beautiful foal, Seguin on Saturday from 2-6 p.m. and would like donations for the horses here in honour of her special foal.  Thank you, Meghan and Congratulations on your new foal.

The "baby" shower for Sequin was very successful!  They are going to pay for a month's supply of feed for the horses here. Thank you, Meghan for thinking of the horses and for all your friends and family for helping make this such a successful event!

A donation has been made by Samantha Whiteley in honour of her friend's special foal, Seguin.

Our 12th Annual Open House for the horses was the most successful ever!  Thank you to everyone for coming and supporting us.  The horses(and Chico and Pippin) loved the carrots and all the wonderful attention!  We met many kind and generous people.  Thank you to Christine, Olivia, Kathy, Phillip,Lois,Kelly,Mary, Joy,and Betty for all the help on Saturday and Sunday.  We couldn't have done it without you! Thanks to Paternos, Wellington's Tack, Waterdown, Greensville Gourmet, Pet Valu,Greenhawk, Costco, Lois and Betty for all the great raffle prizes! I loved seeing so many of my Costco co-workers at our Open House this year.  Thank you all for coming!! Forgive me if I have forgotten someone.

 

A donation has been made by Colin and Sharon Chambers for the horses.  Thank you for coming to the Open House this year.

Thank you to Janet Grassi for the donation for the horses.  Thank you for coming to the Open House this year.

A donation has been made by Jennifer Sutton in honour of Henny, one of the sweetest horses here.  Thank you for coming to the Open House this year.

A donation has been made by Dawne Bergsteinson for the horses.  Thank you for coming to our Open House this weekend.

A donation has been made by Anna Tokarz for the horses. 

We would like to thank Dorothy Barker for sponsoring the team of Dorothy, Caitlin, Heather and Zoe who did 4 horse shows in a 7 month period and chose to donate to Horse Rescue Ontario.  Thank you to the girls for participating in this challenge.

Year: 2013

2013 has been a good year and a sad year at Horse Rescue Ontario. Thank you to everyone who continue to support the horses here.  Just the hay and feed is close to $1,000. a month.   It is just now I can write about the loss of our very sweet, gentle Thor, an ex-show horse who won ribbons at the Royal Winter Fair and loved his owners and loved his outings.  He arrived here in his late 20's and had been retired for a while with no place to go but his sweet gentle nature was special.  I would walk in the pasture with him and I would put my arm over his back talking and he would "listen" and if you would stop, he would stop. I told my daughter about this and she said, "it was Thor wasn't it?"  She had noticed the same thing. When he died, our gentle Count went and laid beside him, back to back to show his respect and love for this gentle Thoroughbred.  We also lost our sweet Bailey, a gentle Thoroughbred who was awaiting slaughter when she was rescued so not much is known about her except she was an elderly Thoroughbred who was blind in one eye but gentle and kind.  When she got off the trailer, dear Stella knew immediately who she was.  She called to her and they were inseparable from then on.  They say horses never forget and Stella certainly did not.  We are not sure if it might possibly even have been her mother but they were identical except for their markings on their legs. I am grateful for the time they had together and to see this touching reunion.  On a happier note, the herd is doing well and dear elderly Gracie, who we nearly lost twice last winter is doing very well.  She was a starvation case from Alberta and she is elderly and has a very arthritc leg but with new medications and a special diet, she is doing great.  We have a few new horses this year.  We have Star, a lovely Standardbred who has an injury and could no longer race and Henny a sweet retired Thoroughbred race horse. We also took in a mini donkey, Chico and his mini pony friend, Pippin who is also lame.  Hopefully their pictures will be on the website soon.  Thank you to everyone who came out to our yearly Open House/Raffle/Yard Sale in June.  Thanks to Betty, June, Christine, Lois,Kelly and Peter Y. and everyone who helped make it a success. Hope to see you all at our 12th Annual Open House/BBQ/Raffle in June 2014 to come and visit the horses! Thank you to Butch at Rose Hill Liquidation for all the years of support and fundraising BBQ's for us.  Also for selling our cookbooks and calendars throughout the years. Thank you to June Solntseff and June O'Brien for sponsoring monthly for the horses. Thank you to Nicole, Phillip, Zach and Josh for their help during the summer. Thank you to everyone for the support these past 11 years and all the horses we have been able to help and find homes when possible. Thank you to Amber who I call upon when I have a hard to place horse but is not lame.   Molly, J.D., Pride, Sophie, Desiree, Spencer, Baddick, Henny, Stella, Split, B.J., Gracie, Baby, Star, Count, Cruiser, Chico and Pippin thank you!  Wishing you all a wonderful happy 2014!

Our 12th Annual Open House is fast approaching!  We will be having our Raffle with great prizes, a BBQ with Costco's great food items, a yard sale, face painting for the kids, Pride and Star will be doing photo opportunites for any child who wants to sit on them, and possibly a few demonstrations with the horses.  Come and meet the horses, mini pony and mini donkey, Chico!  Saturday, June 7th, and Sunday June 8th from 9-5 p.m. Hope to see you!

A donation has been made by Trevor Jones in Honour of his brother, Vance for the horses.

A donation has been made in Memory of Bill Swanink for the horses.

A donation has been made in lieu of birthday gifts for a special 8 year old girl, Lauren Inrig. She asked her friends to donate for the horses in lieu of presents for herself. Thank you, Lauren and Happy Birthday!!

Thank you to Costco Burlington for their generosity and support for the horses!

A donation has been made in honour of Katie Dampier for her birthday by her aunt.  Katie is a horseowner in Ontario.

We would like to thank Kelly Elder, Debbie Joyce, Catherine Glynn for their donations for the horses.  We hope they will be able to attend our Open House in June.

We are holding our 12th Annual Open House/BBQ/Raffle/Yard Sale on Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8th/2014 from 9-5 p.m. Watch for updates and more info on "coming events."  Come and meet all the horses!  Hope to see you!

When e-mailing us, please make sure the e-mail address is correct to respond to.  Sometimes they cannot be replied as the address is incorrect.  If Erin reads this, please e-mail again.

We would like to thank Jaimie Hay, Catherine Glynn,and Margaret Hunter for their donations for the horses.  We hope they will be able to come to our upcoming Open House in June!

A donation has been made for the horses in Honour of Amelie Lemay's birthday with the message: "Happy 3rd Birthday, Amelie Lemay" from your pal, Zoe.

A donation has been made by Wendy Kay in Honour of Jori Goldberg for the horses.

For her 13th birthday, Stephanie Mackay requested in lieu of presents for herself donations be given to the horses.   She is a caring, generous young lady who has a deep love for horses.  Thank you Stephanie and Happy Birthday! 

A donation has been made in honour of Stephanie MacKay's birthday for the horses.

 A donation has been made in Stephanie MacKay's honour for the horses. 

A donation has been made in Honour of Stephanie Mackay's birthday for the horses by her Grandparents, John and Bev Percival.

A donation has been made for the horses by Marc Ferreira in Honour of Stephanie Mackay's birthday.

Thank you to Mandy and Jane for the donated items for the upcoming Open House/Yard Sale in June.

A donation has been made by Stephanie Card in Memory of Tamara Sue Pocoweed for the horses.

A donation has been made by Carolyn Pigott in memory of Isny with the message,"With fondest memories of Isny from Dave and Carolyn."

A donation has been made by Macy Vallier in Honour of Sienna's 9th Birthday.

A donation has been made in Honour of Sienna's 9th birthday with the message:  "Happy Birthday, Sienna.  Love from Sadie."

A donation has been made in Honour of Tori Tees for the horses.

A donation has been made by Cheryl Pearce in memory of her uncle, Tom Dawe who was a huge racehorse fan.

A donation has been made in Honour of Sienna's 9th Birthday with the message, "Happy Birthday" from Emily.

A donation has been made by Ava Jane Coulter in Honour of Sienna Matheson's 9th Birthday for the horses. Happy Birthday Sienna!

An annonymous donation has been made in Honour of Sienna Matheson's birthday for the horses.

Thank you to June O'Brien for her craftsale fundraiser for the horses and for selling our calendars.

A donation has been made by Jennifer Sutton in honour of Henny, a very sweet Thoroubred ex-race horse.

A donation has been made in honour of Alison Kennedy for the horses.

Thank you to Mary for her help.

There is a lady who is fighting cancer and needs a temporary home for her 11 year old Quarter Horse and 7 pygmy goats.  We would foster them if we had more shelter but unfortunately do not have room to take them in at this time.  Please e-mail us if you can help.

Thanks to June Solntseff for her monthly donations for the horses.

A donation has been made by Sandra Iazzetta for the horses.

A donation has been made by Steffen Lindenthal for the horses.

We do not share the names to any organizations of anyone who donates to the horses.  We only acknowledge by mail when we receive an address.

A donation has been made by Fiona Murnaghan for the horses.

 
 

Thank you for the anonymous donation for the horses.

A donation has been made by Elizabeth Lorimer for the horses.  We appreciate your support these past several years!

A donation has been made in Honour of Glenn Lee for the horses.

A donation has been made by Janet Murray In Honour of Clare Kordyback and her love of horses.  This is in lieu of a Christmas present for Clare.

A donation has been made by Ines Fazio for the horses.

A donation has been made by Adrienne Taylor in Memory of Alfalfa of Chuckker Hill Farms for the horses.

Thank you to Jenn and Betty and everyone helping to sell the fundraising calendars that Ian of Mighty Pencil has donated for us.  They are so cute!  Thank you!!!

A donation has been made in Honour of Trinnity Gill for the horses.  This donation is from a 14 year old rider in lieu of a Christmas present for her. Thank you!

A donation has been made by Winifred and Brian Tanner in Honour of Cindy and Sarah Tanner for the horses for Christmas.

A donation has been made in Honour of Emma Broer for the horses.

A donation has been made by Cheryl Morris for the horses. We appreciate your continued support.

A donation has been made with the message"Brittney and Harry donated to the horses at Horse Rescue Ontario as a Christmas Present, in Honour of Brittney's mom, Julie Wagner.  Merry Christmas Mommies!"

A donation has been made by Randi Mraud in Honour of Chantel Ross for the horses.

Dorothy Barker has made a donation for the horses.

Janet Sewell has made a donation in Honour of Marilyn Green for the horses.

A donation has been made in Honour of "Friend."

A donation has been made in Honour of Renee, Danielle and Megan for the horses.

A donation has been made by Rick and Darlene Andrews in Honour of their daughter, Jess Andrews for Christmas.

Daniel Pollack has made a donation in Honour of Sylvia MacIntyre with the message, "In appreciation of Sylvia MacIntyre a true lover of horses."

A donation has been made by Dawne Bergsteinson for the horses.  We appreciate your on going support these past several years.

A donation has been made by Eric Hagedom in Honour of Marilyn and Janet for the horses.

A donation has been made by Fred Purvis for the horses.

Thank you to June O'Brien for her continued sponsorship of Baddick and her donations from her craft sales for the horses.  Thank you to Betty Taylor for the trough for Chico and Pippin!

A donation has been made by Joy Thorne in memory of her nephew, Larry Stansal of B.C. for the horses.

A donation has been made in memory of Jessie for the horses.

A donation has been made by Dorothy Jelaca for the horses wishing her daughter, Tanya a very Merry Christmas!

A very special thank you to Avery, a sweet 3 year old who wanted to give the horses presents instead of presents for herself on her birthday.  The horses enjoyed your visit with your mother and grandmother on Sunday.  Thank you and Happy Birthday!!

A donation has been made by Doris and Michael Ilnycky for the horses.

The adorable "Happy Horse" Cartoon Corral Calendars honouring Horse Rescue Ontario for 2014 are ready!  Once again a big thank you to Ian of Mighty Pencil Press for the donation of these calendars for the horses for our winter fundraiser!  They will be available at local businesses around Waterdown or e-mail us!  Thank you, Ian!! You certainly do capture the thoughts of horses!

There is an elderly man with 6 standardbred horses who desperately need homes.  They are all sound and gentle.  If you are interested, please e-mail us.

A donation has been made by Borys Yarosh in honour of Kalyna's birthday.  She asked her friends to donate to the horses in lieu of birthday presents for her.  Thank you Kaylna

Great news, all the animals(horses, goats, ducks and pig) found a home.  Thank you to all who cared!

There is a lady who has lost her home and needs to find homes for her two horses, 3 goats, 20 ducks and pig.  Unfortunately we do not have shelter for any more animals at this time.  We hope to build more shelter sometime but don't have the means at this time.

A donation has been made on behalf of ArcelorMittal Dofasco as a tribute to the late Mr. George Forshner.

Thank you to June O'Brien and June Solntseff for their continued sponsorship of the horses.

Our 2014 Happy Horse Cartoon Corral by Mighty Pencil Press will be ready soon.  Ian, the talented local artist is once again donating the personalized H.R.O. calendars for us!  Thank you, Ian!!!

A donation has been made by Dawne Bergsteinson for the horses.  Thank you for the continued support for the horses!

A donation has been made by April and Phil Harris for the horses.

A donation has been made by Lisa Oki for the horses.  Thank you for the bags of carrots and big bag of apples!  They loved the treats!

A donation has been made in lieu of Birthday presents for himself by Zach Ferris on his 12th birthday for the horses.  Thank you Zach!!! Thank you to Nicole and Phil, and Josh for all the carrots for the horses.  They loved the visit.

A donation has been made by the Davidson Family(Stephanie, Ellen and Gary) in Memory of Doreen Ward for the horses.

A donation has been made by Ernest Dubkowski in Memory of Doreen Ward for the horses.

A donation has been made by Doris and Michael Ilnycky for the horses.  Thank you for coming to the BBQ at Rose Hill Liquidation!

Thank you to Butch from Rose Hill Liquidation for holding a very successful BBQ fundraiser for the horses today!  The weather was wonderful and we enjoyed meeting many very nice people.   Thanks to Betty for all the help!!!

Yeah!  The newest pictures of the horses are now on the website under Horses"-Residents"  Look at the pictures of the horses!  Aren't they beautiful?

A donation has been made by Peter Nichol of California in Memory of Doreen Ward for the horses.

A donation has been made by Dawne Bergsteinson for the horses.  Thanks also for the carrots, sorry I missed you.  We appreciate your years of support.

A donation has been made by Sandra Jones in Memory of Doreen Ward for the horses with the message for Paul, "Our thoughts and prayers are with you.  Love, Sandi, Bill and Alex.

A donation has been made by Winifred Tanner in Honour of Cindy Tanner's Birthday for the horses.

A donation has been made in Honour of Erika Ivanic for the horses.

A few pictures  from the Open House are up under "visitors".  We hope to have the pictures of all the horses(including the newest 5 who are not on yet) soon.

A donation has been made by Alexis Burfield for the horses.

A donation has been made by the King City Tennis Association in memory of Doreen Ward for the horses.

A donation has been made by Evelyn Dick In Memory of Doreen Ward for the horses.

A donation has been made by Ilona Dvoracek In Memory of Doreen Ward for the horses.

A donation has been made by Wilson-Green International Ltd. In Memory of Mrs. Doreen Ward for the horses.

A donation has been made in Memory of Nina Thompson by the SIR Corp of Burlington for the horses.

A donation has been made by Debra Zeliger in Memory of Doreen Ward for the horses.

Our apologies for taking so long in putting up the pictures of all the new arrivals and pictures from the Open House.  The webmaster has been very busy but hopefully soon!!!

A donation has been made by Brian Prowse in Memory of Doreen Ward for the horses.

Thanks to Jenn, Kelly, Peter, Bailey, Nicole, Dave, Josh, Zack, Phil and Anthony for helping put up over 300 bales in this heat!!!

Thank you to Mary Lamb for the donation of hay for the horses!!  Thank you to Mary, Leanne, Hunter and friend and Nicole, Zack, Philip and Josh for the hot work of putting the hay into the mow.  I am very grateful for all the help with the hay!!!!

A donation has been made by Peter Wiesner In Memory Of Doreen Ward for the horses.

A donation has been made by the employees of the Government of Manitoba and affiliated employer groups for the horses through All Charities Campaign.

A donation has been made by Heather Boccia In Memory of Doreen Ward for the horses.

A donation has been made by Sheryl Berwick In Memory of Doreen Ward for the horses.

A donation has been made by David Burke In Memory of Doreen Ward for the horses.

A donation has been made by Sylvia Lents in Memory of Doreen Vivian Ward for the horses.

A donation has been made in Honour of Chris for the horses.

A donation has been made by Paul Tenk In Honour and on behalf of Allie Bowes for the horses.

We can no longer receive mail from the house(it was on a road around the corner and unsafe)so no longer will we receive any mail to our address:  on Ofield.  All mailings must come to P.O. Box 82001, Waterdown, Ont.  L0R 2M0.  Thank you!

Anyone who might like a good workout with helping with hay would be greatly appreciated.  Unfortunately, I have injured my neck and cannot do hay for at least a couple weeks and when it is ready, it is ready. We are grateful to anyone who can help put up our hay for the winter.  We have put up 310 bales but need as much as we can possibly take.  Thank you!

We would like to welcome Hennesey, a lovely ex-racing TB who raced 63 races in his career but is injured and needed a safe and happy retirement.  He arrived today(Canada Day)and was immediately accepted by the herd as was Star when she arrived 2 weeks ago.  We hope to post pictures of all the new arrivals soon and pictures from the Open House!

We would like to welcome Pippin a very sweet small pony who needed a home and is making Chico a good friend.  He arrived last week.

A donation has been made by Jennifer Sutton for the horses.

A donation has been made by Margaret Dunham for the horses.

A donation has been made by Haydn and Cindy Tanner for the horses.

A donation has been made by June O'Brien for the horses.

A donation has been made by Laura Reid in Memory of Dianne DiPassio for the horses.

A donation has been made by Danuta Peebles for the horses in Memory of Dianne DiPassio.

A donation has been made by Paul and Jan Towner in Memory of Dianne DiPassio for the horses.

A donation has been made by Pat Tyrrell in Memory of Dianne DiPassio for the horses.

A donation has been made by Beth, Lee and Alexis Howell in Memory of Dianne DiPassio for the horses.

A donation has been made by Melodee Smart in Memory of Dianne DiPassio for the horses.  Dianne loved horses very much.

A donation has been made anonymously in Memory of Dianne Di Passio for the horses.

 

Our 2013 Open House yesterday and today was the most successful ever!  Thank you to all who came out in support to visit the horses.  It was great meeting so many kind and supportive people.  Special thanks to Paterno Nurseries, Wellington's Tack, Greensville Gourmet, Costco Burlington, for their very generous donations for our raffle.  Thank you to June for her lovely crafts, Christine's 5 min. massage therapy, Jenn's "killer cupcakes", Molly and Ilsa's fundraising Lemonaide stand and Marilyn's heirloom tomato sales.  Lois for all her help and support, Kelly and Peter for their help and Steven for his help.  And special thanks to Betty Taylor who always helps to make it run smoothly.  Thanks to Dianne Cornish of the Flamborough Review for her article and years of support for the horses. Thank you to all my co-workers who came out in support!  This was the best Open House ever!   Thank you!!! Pictures to follow soon...

Thank you to Ron and Debra Gilbert and York Plaza Dev. Ltd. for their donations for the horses.

A donation has been made in Memory of Dianne Di Passio for the horses.

We would like to welcome Star, a beautiful gentle Standardbred who has an injured stifle and can no longer race and even riding is painful.  She arrived this week and is doing great with the other horses.  Come to meet her at the Open House! We hope to have pictures of her and Split and Chico on the website soon.

We are planning our 11th Annual Open House for the horses on Saturday, June 8th and Sunday, June 9th from 9 a.m.- 4 pm.  There will be a BBQ, Raffle, Training Demo, Craft Sale and small yard sale.  Come and meet the horses! Our address is:  628 Ofield Road North, Waterdown  L0R 2H2.  Hope to see you!

 

A donation has been made by Brian and Susan Mycroft in Memory of Bronwyn Bauchman for the horses.

A donation has been made in Honour of Carole and Jack for the horses.

A donation has been made by Christine Bachmeier for the horses.

There is a sweet Standardbred mare who needs a home.

There are 3 Quarter Horses who desperately need a home where they can go together.  One is gentle enough for a 5 year old child.  The owner is dying of lung cancer and cannot keep them any longer.

There is a 3 year old lovely horse who desperately needs a home as the owner is ill and cannot keep her.  Addie is an Appendix. She has potential of being a great games horse.

A donation has been made by the staff of Briarwood Animal Hospital in memory and in honour of Bill Stirling who was a true horseman all his life, riding, competing and actually judging various equine pursuits.  Kathy, Carlene, Susan, Janice, Adriana, Allison, Donna, Jessica, Jaime, Erin and Rick.

Thank you to Nicole and Phil for their weekly help with horse chores.

Thank you to June O'Brien and June Solntseff for their on-going support for the horses.

There is a lovely Arabian mare who lives close to Sault Ste. Marie who desperately needs a loving, permanent home.  Please e-mail us if you can offer her a permanent, loving home.

A donation has been made by Robyn Brandt in Honour of Clare for the horses.

Special thank you to Peter and Kelly Yurgan for their support and love for the horses.  Thank you to Peter for helping  Chico's arrival go so smoothly. Chico is a Donkey who desperately needed a home.

A donation has been made in Honour of Mike and Julie for the horses.

Thank you to Kevin Hobs for his donation for the horses.  We appreciate the support.

A donation has been made by Stewart Whitehead In Honour of Leo and Jacqueline Damitz for the horses.