Circle A Home for Horses is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of at-risk youth & rescued equines through paired bonding, learning and fellowship.
Each year thousands of healthy horses are purchased inexpensively by people known as Kill Buyers, who then ship the horses to Canada or Mexico for slaughter. The Kill Buyers are paid per pound for horse meat shipped overseas for human consumption. The plight of these horses is inhumane—and horrific.
Circle A’s goal is to save as many as possible from the gruesome trip to slaughter. Our horses come to us depleted, sad, starved, lame, injured, and abused both mentally and physically. They are in need of veterinary services, dental, special grain and supplements, as well as farrier work. Most importantly, they need love and compassion, and learn how to be a horse again.
Circle A Home for Horses, Inc. provides farm tours and Equine-Facilitated Learning programs for at-risk children living in shelters, group homes, residential treatment facilities and recently, Seton Youth Shelter’s Mentoring Children of Prison Programs. Equine facilitated learning (EFL) is a widely accepted alternative mental health intervention, replacing traditional office based, counselor-patient therapy. Based on a six-week, planned program, neglected or abused horses are paired with children identified as at-risk, as well as children with histories of neglect, abuse, or trauma, substance abuse and eating disorders.
We love sharing our rescues and telling their stories, so feel free to schedule a farm tour. Drop us a line!
4345 Charity Neck Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23457, us
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: By appointment