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Adoption Process

Step One

Check out all the horses that Equine Welfare Society has available for adoption.  If you find one that interests you, please contact our trainer, Chanda Bolyen, via email or telephone (434) 282-7252.

Step Two

If you’d like to set up a time to come and meet an adoptable horse and try him or her, please fill out an on-line adoption application.

Step Three

Equine Welfare Society requires two riding trials for horses in our training program and one visit for companion horses or un-started young stock.  This helps us determine the compatibility of the horse and adopter.

Step Four

Upon both parties agreeing to proceed, Equine Welfare Society will call the references on the adoption application and schedule a time to visit the property where the horse will live. Click here to read more about what a farm visit entails.

Step Five

After completing a positive farm visit, the adopter will need to complete the adoption agreement as well as submit the non-refundable adoption fee. The adopter will have two weeks to take the horse home, however Equine Welfare Society is happy to deliver your new horse, free of charge within four-hours from Keswick, Virginia.

After the farm inspection, Equine Welfare Society welcomes any veterinary pre-adoption examinations and will release the results and any radiographs from the Intake Exam on the horse of interest to the adopter.

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