Who We Are

Riata Horse Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Lakeport, California.

Our Mission

Our mission through our Rehoming for Life program is to improve the lives of abused or neglected equines and facilitate lifelong adoption into dedicated, knowledgeable loving homes. Our goal is also to be an educational resource for any group or individual that wants to improve their relationship with and care for horses. We aim to inspire healing for both horses and humans through positive interaction and equine-guided assistance. Our mission also includes helping people suffering from PTSD by fostering healing partnerships through educational and therapeutic workshops.

We strive to be a partner in the equine community by providing awareness and educational programs for helping horses in need. Our California horse rescue facility can accommodate ten rescued horses on any given day. Our foster home programs can accommodate additional horses for rehabilitation and future adoption. By having groups and individuals become involved in the daily activities of Riata Ranch Rescue, we bring awareness of proper horsemanship and equine care.

We are a 100% volunteer organization: our volunteers pour their dedication and determination into providing daily care for all of our horses. Our Board of Directors is composed of dedicated horsewomen who collectively have many years of experience volunteering with other horse rescues. Each member has hundreds of hours of training in Natural Horsemanship through the Parelli Method, and most do personally own a rescued horse.

Tax-deductible donations are the foundation of our horse rescue and adoption process. As a 100% nonprofit organization, we strive to make the most of what our generous donors are able to provide. All funds are dedicated completely to the welfare of our horses.

Horses change lives. They give our young people confidence and self-esteem. They provide peace and tranquility to troubled souls. They give us hope!

— Toni Robinson