Horses available for adoption as of 11/24/14

November 24th, 2014

To view current horses available please go to the top of the homepage  where you see the horses photos can click on the adopt me button located by the description . This will allow you t scroll thru all the horses available.

Thank You to all our Volunteers and Attendees

November 5th, 2014

    The phenomenal success of this year’s Diamonds in the Rough Haunted Barn fundraiser reflects the ever-increasing support and partnership of our community.  On behalf of our non-profit equine rescue, I want to express our heartfelt “Thank You” for the countless volunteer hours, donations, and attendance that made it a success.   The Isle […]

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Volunteer Information

October 28th, 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.


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.

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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.

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.