Sanctuary Horses

Our sanctuary horses are retired and will be living out the rest of their lives at Hope for Horses Sanctuary Farm.  

Sponsorship of one of these guys or gals is a great way to contribute to their care and to be a part of their lives.


Friend Sponsorship Program

Choose a horse, select a level of monthly sponsorship and you will be directed to PayPal to complete the recurring donation.





Family Sponsorship Program

Choose a horse, select a level of monthly sponsorship and you will be directed to PayPal to complete the recurring donation.

In each of the below three levels of sponsorship, you will receive the following:

  • Coffee mug with your horses' photo

  • Frequent updates on your horse

  • Farm visits with your horse

(visits are by appointment only and handling of horses is only allowed after completing our training)


  • $150 Month - Provides hay

  • $250 Month - Provides hay, grain, and farrier care

  • $400 Month - Provides Total Care including all veterinary


Jackson is the old man at our Sanctuary Farm, but he has a young soul!  He is sweet, gentle, and loves being groomed by our volunteers.  He is the best horse to love on and really enjoys rubs and kisses.  He was a high achiever during his show days and he enjoyed donuts as his sweet treat, but he is accustomed to grain and carrots now!

BREED:  Saddlebred Cross

SEX:  Gelding

AGE: 45


Grace is a beautiful, registered little Paso Fino mare.  She was found starving in Haywood County with a pasture mate who has since passed away.  She has dropped rear fetlocks which are not causing her any lameness issues but could at some point.  She is an easy keeper in the summer but requires more hay and grain in the winter to maintain her weight. She is super sweet, yet guarded with her affection.

BREED:  Paso Fino

SEX:  Mare

AGE: 26


Outlaw is a 19 year old Tennessee Walker gelding. He arrived at Hope for Horses in June of 2019 as an owner surrender. Outlaw stands a little over 15 hands tall but he is a gentle giant. He is handsome and shy, and very calm-natured. Outlaw will be a forever companion horse and can never be ridden again, but he enjoys being groomed and spending time with his human friends.


SEX:  Gelding

AGE: 19



Willow is now Hope for Horses official mascot!  She looks forward to many engagements in the future!  She loves being groomed and loved by our amazing volunteers!

BREED:  Mini

SEX: Mare

AGE: 11


Joey has been the Hope for Horses mascot for over 10 years and attended countless events, schools, and adoption fairs throughout WNC.  He loves attention from visitors and will be one of the first residents at our new Hope for Horses location!

BREED:  Mini

SEX: Gelding

AGE: Mid 30's


Sarabelle was a former starvation and abuse case and is now in a loving foster home!

BREED:  Saddlebred

SEX: Mare

AGE: 15


Hank has some lameness issues from abuse and is now in a loving foster home!​ 

BREED:  Quarter Horse

SEX: Gelding

AGE: 20

Our Horses to Sponsor

Sponsoring a horse allows us to maintain the horses who are permanent residents as well as those equines that are recovering, rehabilitating and waiting to be adopted. 

  • $250 per month would sponsor total horse care

  • $150 per month would sponsor feed

  • $75 per month would sponsor vet care, worming and farrier

  • $25 per month would sponsor grooming and dental care

  • $5 buys a bale of hay

  • You may also choose an amount, as any donation helps our horses

Hope For Horses

160 N. Main Street, Suite 2

Waynesville, NC 28786


Hope for Horses is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
All donations are tax-deductible.
Tax ID #56-2160232

“The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and freedom.”  — Sharon Ralls Lemon