The Haunted Barn is Baaack! Get your tickets today.

September 15th, 2014

The scary-fun starts up Friday & Saturdays this October 10th. We’ve got some spooky new treats in store. Pay Now. Get Scared (and Wait Less) Later. Save time waiting in line and get your tickets today. You can buy your tickets online for a specific night and time slot and save yourself hours of time waiting […]


Volunteer information

June 2nd, 2014

Diamonds in the Rough is always looking for volunteers. Each Volunteer is required to be at least 14 years of age or accompanied by an adult volunteer if under 14. volunteers must go thru our new volunteer orientation prior to starting. New volunteer orientations are  held the second Saturday of each month at 10am once […]


Trailer For Rent

May 18th, 2014

Diamonds has a 2horse bumper pull trailer to rent.  The Cost is 50 dollars per day and we now have a 3 horse stock bumper pull available for 75 dollars a day. Call 757-846-6076 to reserve   Plug for gold Two horse bumper pull          


Stormy’s Store

May 16th, 2014

Our used tack store is now open the 2nd Tuesday 10am-12pm and Saturday 12pm-2pm  of each month    


Meet our resident trainer Kelly Crepple

April 28th, 2014

Along with working with the rescues Kelly runs a full time training /lesson business out of Merry Oaks stables. She gives lessons from the very beginner to the advanced Rider. Kelly specializes in reining it is her passion but she also gives lessons in Western pleasure , hunter under saddle, barrel racing, competitive trail and much more.


Hours of Operation

February 3rd, 2014

NEEDED: Volunteers to assist with showing the barn on the weekends
NOTE: Anyone interested in a specific horse will need to complete an application (green) and leave it in the mail box on the table, AND contact Sonja for details and an appointment.

general lee

Retraining Horses

February 2nd, 2014

Horses in the Retrain group are now healthy enough to begin ground work, round pen work, or under-saddle work.

Diamnids in the Rough Manure Movers

Volunteer Information

February 2nd, 2014

Diamonds in the Rough relies on its volunteer force to care for rescued horses from Isle of Wight, surrounding counties and North Carolina. Volunteers give individual attention to rescued horses that arrive in poor health, ones that have been abused, or ones surrendered from loving owners who can no longer care for them.

Riddick - when he first arrived

Rescuing Horses

February 2nd, 2014

“Rescue Horses” have been with us for less than 30 days. During this time they are evaluated by the vet. We then decide a course for them and they move to be Restored, Retrained, or Re-homed (Adopted).

Riddick after with lots of TLC

Restoring Horses

February 2nd, 2014

Horses in the Restore Album are have been seen by the vet and farrier and are on a program to restore them back to health.