New Volunteer meeting Cancelled Saturday July 12th

July 7th, 2014

ATTENTION DITR VOLUNTEERS… CHANGES TO THE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM ARE IN THE WORKS.   Changes are in the works for our DITR volunteer program.  Our vision and mission remains the same, but we are re-organizing to become more efficient with manpower and the “re-train” portion of our rescue program. The DITR board  appreciates your patience as […]

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 […]

Yellow Level Clinic Dates

May 27th, 2014

DITR’s trainer and experienced red level volunteers offer free clinics during the spring and summer months.  DITR emphasizes safety and consistent handling of rescues in all training.  The clinics give yellow volunteers “hands on” practical experience in handling rescues and cover other relevant equine topics.  Green level volunteers are encouraged to audit clinics.  Guests are […]

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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          

Stormys Store

May 16th, 2014

Our used tack store is now open the 2nd Saturday and Tuesday of each month    

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).