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About Serenity

Serenity Equine Rescue & Rehabilitation is a rescue and sanctuary program specializing in equine rescue, rehabilitation, education and healing, 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. Executive Director, Patricia Clark, has provided the use of her property to Serenity since its inception in May 2007 when she began to take in horses from a hoarding situation. The case was one of the largest equine hoarding cases in King County and eventually saved over 70 horses.

At Serenity, neglected or abused horses receive quality veterinary care, 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.


The average horse has seven homes in its life time. We are determined to make their next home the last one. Our focus is different from most rescues in that we are not concerned with how long they stay.  We concentrate on working through the behaviors that they have acquired on their journey that may have contributed to their ending up in the slaughter pen or being re-homed multiple times.


Please note, Serenity's limited resources are dedicated to cases of abuse and neglect. Unfortunately, we are unable to assist in the sale or re-homing of individual horses. Our organization has no paid staff and operates with the help of our board, tireless volunteers, and generous donations from our supporters.

Founder and 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 utilizes healing modalities and is a Reiki practitioner. She pursues continuing education opportunities on a regular basis.


Patricia has extensive experience with managing a boarding facility and equine health care. She can be contacted directly at

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