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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
Our used tack store is now open the 2nd Saturday and Tuesday of each month
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.
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.
Horses in the Retrain group are now healthy enough to begin ground work, round pen work, or under-saddle work.
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.
“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).