Our Mission

Serenity Equine Rescue & Rehabilitation is a rescue and sanctuary program specializing in equine rescue, rehabilitation and adoption, and has been registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit and Washington State Charitable  Organization since February 2008. 

Serenity is hosted on a privately owned horse farm in Maple Valley, WA. Our Executive Director, Patricia Clark, has provided the use of her property to Serenity since its inception in May 2007. 

At Serenity, neglected or abused horses receive quality veterinary care and are socialized and given essential training in preparation for adoption. As a result, the emotional and physical turnaround of these horses is nothing short of miraculous.

As part of our mission, we are also dedicated to exposing abusive practices, and those individuals or industries engaged in them, through public awareness and education that can ultimately lead to action and change. 
Our Education Center focuses on providing clinics and classes for prospective and current horse owners to help them provide the best care possible for their equine companion.

Please note, Serenity focuses our limited resources on cases of abuse and neglect. Unfortunately, we are unable to assist in the sale or rehoming of individual horses.

Our organization has no paid staff and operates with the help our board, tireless volunteers and generous donations from our supporters.

Board Member & Committee Recruitment


If you are interested in supporting our Board of Directors we are actively looking for volunteers with the any of the following backgrounds: legal, fundraising and development, finance, or events and promotions.

We also have committee lead and volunteer opportunities available in the following areas: communications and outreach, fundraising, events, adoptions and volunteer coordination.

Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator if you are interested in learning more about these opportunities: volunteer@serenityequinerescue.com

Founder & Executive Director 


As well as being a passionate and courageous equine advocate, our founder and Executive Director, Patricia Clark, is uniquely qualified to care for the horses she has rescued.


Patricia holds a BA in Political Science and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Washington, as well as a Livestock Management Certificate from Western Washington University. She pursues continuing education opportunities on a regular basis and is a Reiki  practitioner.


In addition, Patricia has extensive experience with managing a boarding facility and equine health care.  She can be contacted directly at patricia@serenityequinerescue.com.