Picasso came to us in October 2017. Rescued from a kill pen, this gentle 17 year old gelding had no hope left in his eyes.

Severely malnourised with rope and wire burns on every pastern, he began the road back to health.

After 3 weeks in quarantine, a look of hope in his eyes.

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He has gained about 100 pounds and still needs more. His wounds have been treated and one will require surgery.

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He has made fast friends with Tory, another of our rescues.

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He is becoming a beautiful boy!

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Our Horse Rescue--Cashvan Family Memorial Equine Fund (CFMEF)

Laminitis, the #2 killer of horses worldwide, 

What is CFMEF?

We are a 501c3 tax deductible rescue fund that was founded in 2002 at the encouragement of Deborah Cashvan. Ms. Cashvan saw the tremendous emergency effort and the long hours of dedication employed to save her own horse by Serenity Equine.  Ms. Cashvan saw the sadness we all experienced when people called wanting our help and were unable to afford treatment. Through a generous donation from the American Equine Fund (set up by Ms. Cashvan' father- a true horse lover), we were able to gain 501c3 status and start accepting the cases that would have never been able to come to us. 

CFMEF, which operates at Serenity Equine, makes it possible to save lives and simultaneously advances our knowledge of how laminitis affects each individual differently.

We desperately require funding if our work is to continue....please think of us whenever you can for as much as you can. Even $10.00 buys a salt block or a bottle of fly spray.

Please read on to find out how you can make a difference...

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cfmef_jack_4aPlease Help Us at Cashvan Family Memorial Equine Fund!

We have a constant need for funding. The horses are very grateful for any and all help.  Unlike some organizations, 100% of every dollar given goes directly to the horses in the CFMEF program and, your donation is tax deductible.

All the funds that we use to rescue these horses must come from you. Every cent you spend is directly spent on medicines, surgical supplies, feed, bedding and general needs of the patient. Without your support, we cannot survive. Every horse takes thousands of dollars to heal. With surgery, rehabilitation, bandaging, feeding, worming, vaccinating....well you get the idea.......and WE REALLY NEED YOUR HELP.

A check can be mailed to CFMEF at 2954 Evington Rd, Evington Va. 24550. Please include your return address so we can send you a tax-deductible receipt.

There are other ways to support CFMEF listed below -- we appreciate your help.  Together, we can make a difference!

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Meet the Rescue Horses of CFMEF

Our amputees (Gideon and Jack) have permanent homes at Serenity Equine. We would love to share their stories with you, as well as list the horses ready for their new Forever Home.   A modest administrative fee of $ 250 is charged for adoptions to approved homes only.





 Chief passed in 2017 at the age of 30 from a life long battle

 with contracted tendons and laminitis. He was a gentle soul

 and dearly loved by us all.