Established in 2014, Circle A Home for Horses is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of at-risk children and rescued equines through paired bonding, learning, and fellowship. We are a fully functioning equine rescue, saving horses from situations of slaughter/abuse/inhumane treatment. After transporting these horses to our rescue located in Virginia Beach, VA, our incredible team of dedicated volunteers and staff begin the healing of body, mind, and soul of these deserving animals. They work tirelessly alongside our equine veterinarians, farrier and equine dentist to rehabilitate these horses to a healthy state. Some of our horses find forever-homes with adoptive families and others go to work and pay-it-forward for our community’s youth.
In our Hampton Roads community, we partner with several organizations (such as The Barry Robinson Center) who provide treatment for emotionally challenged, at-risk youth. Through our outreach programs, we are able to bring these children to our farm for direct interaction and emotional connections with rescue horses that have demonstrated the proper qualifications for the program. A symbiotic relationship of healing is formed and experiences are created that these children might not otherwise be afforded.
Thank you for visiting our website, please feel free to contact us with any questions.
Valerie Banks Amster
Assistant Volunteer Coordinator
Angel Program Coordinator
Adoption & Aftercare Coordinator
Director of Technology
Through your generous donations, dedicated support, and our treasured volunteers, we are able to fund our mission of making a positive impact on the lives of rescued horses and the youth they serve through our outreach programs.