Summit Valley Horse Center provides rehabilitation to rescued horses so that they are more likely to be adopted into their forever homes. We also aspire to enrich the lives of our community of volunteers and visitors to Summit County by providing them the opportunity to learn about the nature of horses, how to communicate with them, and to experience the well-known benefits of horse-person connections.
People helping horses helping people
We realize this mission by
Partnering with rescue organizations
Partnering with horse rescues in Colorado to bring abandoned or neglected horses out to our ranch each summer, so that our trained volunteers help them become safe and adoptable.
Providing Learning Opportunities
Partnering with local youth and adult agencies
Our Unique Contribution to Summit County
1. We offer “unadoptable” rescue horses a second chance at life.
2. We make it possible for people of all ages & backgrounds to experience the joy of human-horse connection.
Message from our President
2023 is a very exciting year for SVHC as we have added a new Executive Director, Lizzie Kanetsky, and a new Ranch Manager, Morgan Offutt, both of whom have grown up in the equestrian business and have extensive equestrian program experience. We are launching an all new equestrian format of activities and programs including; rescue horse gentling and training involving coaching of volunteers in horsemanship principles and training techniques, programs for our youngest volunteers utilizing our mini horses, riding lessons for our teen through adult volunteers and training of our rescue and boarded horses in obstacle course performance relating to trail riding. We will also be offering many opportunities for partnering organizations to bring their participants to the SVHC programs to fulfill their summer program objectives.
2023 also brings an expansion of our Board of Directors with exceptional Board members with extensive experience in organizational management and fundraising. They have initiated numerous new volunteer committees focusing on events, fundraising, advertising and facilities development. Our Thrift store also continues to grow and financially contribute to support the expansion of the Horse Center operations.
---Craig Robelen President