Blue Horse Mukwa exists because there is a real need to save horses and other animals that have been tossed aside. Our mission is to give each animal the quality of life it deserves.

Blue Horse Mukwa Equine Retirement & Rescue Center

Blue Horse Mukwa Equine Retirement & Rescue Center is a certified 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded 1999 and located on Rt. 49 in Chase City, Virginia. We are 100% volunteer run and operate solely on donations. We DO NOT sell or adopt out horses, but are dedicated to providing a permanent home and sanctuary to horses that have been  abused, abandoned, and neglected. We also provide sanctuary to PMU foals, PMU mares and donkeys.

Blue Horse is home to a number of former thoroughbred racehorses that were either injured on the track or were not earning a profit. These horses are now happily living among our equine family members. Blue Horse was conceived when Gitchie came to live with us in Virginia Beach. He had been a Caisson at Arlington National Cemetery and was in need of a buddy. The rest is history. We saw a great need in the equine world to take in horses that otherwise may have met a horrible end. Our outreach programs include working with local children and teens to foster leadership and compassion through interaction with abused and abandoned animals. Our slogan, "Healing Horses, Heals Humans, Where Every Life Matters," is demonstrated each day in the loving care and devotion that is offered with every flake of hay, every scoop of grain, and every drink of water. For many of our residents, Blue Horse is a tiny slice of heaven right here on earth.

Blue Horse is also home to many abandoned or abused dogs. Most are hounds abandoned after hunting season. Dogs that are suitable for re-homing go to carefully screened forever homes. Ones that are not suitable for re-homing remain at Blue Horse.


We Are Listed as a Top-Rated Nonprofit by GreatNonprofits

Since its founding in 2007, GreatNonprofits is a leading provider of reviews and ratings for non-profit organizations throughout the U.S. and our organization is Top Rated!

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Blue Horse Mukwa Equine Retirement & Rescue Center
Is Verified By the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

Our organization is proud to be Verified by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries. Blue Horse Mukwa Equine Retirement and Rescue Center was awarded Verified status on November 25, 2013, which means that we provide quality care for our animals and meet the highest standards set aside by GFAS.


Blue Horse Mukwa Equine Retirement and Rescue Center is located in Chase City, Virginia. We are a registered and respected 501(c)(3) non-profit charity that provides lifetime care for unwanted horses.


25859 Hwy 49

Chase City, VA 23924

(757) 439-4206

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