About RVR Horse Rescue

RVR Horse Rescue, Inc is a horse rescue facility located in Plant City, 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.

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The RVR Team

Shawn Jayroe

Founder & President
Board Member

Growing up on a 1,000-acre ranch in Texas, Shawn realized her dream of providing a safe haven for abused and neglected horses, along with their rehabilitation and placing them in forever homes. Shawn turned her dream into RVR Horse Rescue as we know it today.

Julie and Key Largo

Julie Dennis

Vice President
Board Member
Events Chair

Amanda Williams

Secretary
Board Member

Thea Elliot

Treasurer
Board Member

Barbara Smith

At Large
Board Member

Jeff Johnson

At Large Board Member
Facilities Maintenance

Shirley Alarie

At Large Board Member
Website Chair

Kit Kelly

Operations Director

Vee Wright

Adoption Coordinator Co-Chair

Ann Kirk

Adoption Coordinator
Co-Chair

Michele Blais

Volunteer Coordinator
Chair

Karen Pack

Marketing Director
Chair

Debbie McCoy

C.L.E.A.R.
Chair

Karin Weaver

Medical Chair

Kim Smith

Kim Smith

Merchandise Chair

Kelly Ford

Grant Chair

Boots

C.L.E.A.R.
Ambassador