Promoting the Humane & Responsible Treatment of Horses
Since our inception Serenity has helped support and rescue over 132 horses! Our foremost goal is to help rehabilitate, care for and place our rescued horses into loving homes. We are passionate about providing a natural and focused care plan for each of our resident equines.
We are also committed to supporting the equine community through our Education Center clinics and courses.
Serenity was listed as one of Great Non-Profits top rated for 2013 and we are looking to make that list again in 2014. If you haven't done a review and would like to, just click on Great Non-Profits below. It’s easy and it only takes a minute. Great Non-Profits website to get started!
Education Center News
The next Saturday 20th class will be Horse Behavior. Go to the schedule to see the date changes.
Our horsemanship classes will be scheduled again Saturday September 13. There are 5 classes in the series; Horse Handling, Anatomy of the Horse, Horse Nutrition, Common Diseases and Ailments, Equine Behavior and Body Language. Classes are $20 each or $100 for the series. Please click on Education Center for more information.
We have added a section called Your Horse's Health to our Website. Go to our Horse Health and Welfare page to read these informative articles.
Help feed and care for rescued horses.
Serenity's horses depend on the tax-deductible contributions of our wonderful donors - we depend entirely on private donations and the occasional grant to continue our mission. Donate today - your dollars go directly to feeding and caring for the horses!
Read the story of this starved mare on our Our Work page.
KOMO Problem Solvers Visits Serenity
Komo Problem Solver Jamie Lynn came to Serenity the end of December to help us with our barn issues. King County RDDES has given us a date of February 11, 2014 to apply for a permit along with plans for anchoring our barn. For those of you who have gone through the permitting process with the County, you know this can be a daunting task! Moreover, the fees can be enormous. Please click on the link below to see the story.
Where are we now? Update....
Because of our wonderful supporters who donated funds to cover our permit fees and help us with the money needed to "Raise our Barn" we are now in a position to apply for our permit.
Serenity applied for our permit on February 10 but have not received approval at this point. We continue to work with the Engineers to get a plan that the County will accept. When we complete this process we will provide documentation on this on-going saga!
We have received enormous help from architect Jeffrey S. Skutley of
Skutley Architects. Knowing your way around DPER is a must. We are so grateful for his help.
We will keep you posted on our progress on Facebook and the site.
A great big thank you to Jamie Lynn, our supporters and Jeff!
Serenity's Annual Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, November 15th
9:30AM - 3:30PM
We expect to have even more vendors at our Bazaar than last year. There will be great music, food and fabulous shopping. If you would like to be a vendor at this years Holiday Bazaar there is a $35.00 fee for returning vendors and $45.00 for new vendors. If you are interested in having a spot at the event please email Sandy Glanzrock at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check our Facebook for updates!
Annual Volunteer Appreciation Picnic
Joyce Reese received our Volunteer of the Year award. Go to the events page to check out the story.
Our wonderful friend and well-known playwright Dr. Elena Hartwell has created a Blog for Serenity called Stories from Serenity. To follow Spirits story and keep abreast of other important and sometimes funny goings-on at the farm click on this link
http://www.storiesfromserenity.blogspot.com to take a look!
There's a New Guy at Serenity and his name is Spirit!
Charlotte Cox-Turner, our wonderful volunteer, sent in this name. We are all very excited to have a name for him. Spirit was found in a back yard by a lady who was visiting in the neighborhood. She put the story up on her Facebook along with pictures explaining to her friends that she was very concerned about him. The following day Patricia received a call from a Facebook friend in Florida who asked if we would do a welfare check. With address in hand off we went to check on Spirit.
After talking with the people we came to understand that he was given to them 3 weeks prior and that Animal Control had been out and told them they needed to build a shelter and call a vet. Our assessment was that he really needed to be out of there. We left them with the offer to take him and they called the next morning to say we could come and get him.
Our vet came out the next day and determined that he weighs 800 lbs and is almost 16 hands! He is an Arab or Arab cross. He has perfect manners and is settling in nicely. He is slowly gaining weight. Soon he will be feeling good enough to have his teeth floated so he can get the most out of his alfalfa. You can keep up with the story of Spirit on our blog email@example.com
Chance has approved his adoption papers!
Elena, Chances new mom shows him his adoption papers. Both are very excited. From the day they met it was a match made in heaven. As frightened as he was of most people he was drawn to Elena right away and went over to have a chat. I think Chance picked Elena to be his Mom! Congratulations Elena and Chance!
Trina and Chance come to Serenity
Trina and Chance are two horses that did not sell at April's auction at the Enumclaw Pavilion. Consequently, they were put in the kill pen and were destined for slaughter. This is not an unusual story for two young but malnourished horses. that end up on the auction floor. Rehabilitating horses like Trina and Chance is an arduous undertaking and not too many people our prepared for the financial, emotional and hard work that it involves. Our farm vet, Dr. DeWard scored Chance as a 1.5 on the Hennekee scale and Trina a 2.0. Both require special daily care.
Trina and Chance June 10
Volunteer with Serenity!
We need reliable, regular volunteers around the farm! If you are interested in helping out please contact Serenity at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orientations are held most Saturdays of each month at 10am. These orientations last for about 45 minutes and volunteers are encouraged to stay and work after the orientation. Please visit our Volunteer page for more information.