RVR Horse Rescue

About RVR Horse Rescue

RVR Horse Rescue, Inc is a horse rescue facility located in Riverview, Florida dedicated to saving and rehabilitating horses.

RVR Horse Rescue is not a sanctuary, but rather a home for the rescued to build their minds, bodies, and souls to allow them to move on and find a forever home through our adoption program.

Our goal is to rescue the ones we can, and although we realize we can’t save them all, we believe each horse we can save is worth fighting for. Each horse's life is important to us and we make sure they know it from the moment they step foot on our property.


We provide each horse with the care, training, and space they need to recover. If a horse is unable to recover from their abuse/neglect, we allow them to cross the rainbow bridge with peace, comfort, dignity and love surrounding them. We work closely with a team of equine specialists, and make our decisions based on what is best for each horse. Our horses live in herds, so they can build important bonds with other horses. These bonds are an important part of their rehabilitation.

When our horses have completed their rehabilitation we look for lifetime forever homes for them. Each horse has specific needs and care so we are diligent to find the right forever home for each and every one of them. We are firm believers that pasture pals can be just as wonderful and fulfilling members of a family and herd as a sound horse. We adopt within two hours of our rescue, as we like to stay in touch with our rescue families to ensure that our mission is carried over to our rescue’s new homes.

Shawn Jayroe

Founder & President

Growing up on a 1,000-acre ranch in Texas Shawn quickly realized her dream of providing a safe haven for abused and neglected horses, along with their rehabilitation and placing them in forever homes. Following her dreams led to the 40-acre ranch which is home to RVR Horse Rescue

Lisa Gold

Vice President & Medical Director 

Lisa Gold has been involved with horses all of her life. She comes from a background showing hunter/jumpers. Lisa has also worked on racetracks for 15 years as a pony girl exercising and warming up thoroughbred racehorses before a race. Lisa has spent the last 15 years involved in her greatest passion, rehoming unwanted racehorses.

Amanda Williams

Board Member

Kelly Ford

Grant Writer

Debbie McCoy


Thea Elliot

Board Member

Stacy Pace

Adoption Coordinator

On Rojo

Shirley Alarie


Barbara Smith

At Large
Board Member

Sue Stackhouse

Sue Stackhouse

Volunteer Coordinator


Jr. Ambassador

Kit Kelly

Operations Director

Karen Pack

Marketing Director




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