About Us

Richardson Equine Rescue in Van Horn, TX  is a small rescue/shelter that provides an individual safe haven and care to rescued horses including horses saved from slaughter. We are non profit and obtained our non profit status , 501c3, from the IRS on October 2, 2012.

Our mission is to provide a safe environment, medical care, and loving attention to unwanted horses, donkeys and mules.  When they are ready, our equines are available for adoption.

We are an Owner Placement Shelter
As an owner placement shelter, we receive horses from the Humane Society, auctions and private owners who can no longer take care of their horses.

Owners relinquish their right of ownership when they sign their horses over to us. We care for the animals until we find “forever homes” or they are accepted as a sanctuary horse.  Sanctuary horses remain with us the rest of their lives.

Meet the Team


Lynne Richardson

Founder & CEO

Manages the day to day business and works with the horses.



Dave Richardson

Vice President

Works with the horses, keeping them healthy and loved.


Security Team: Paco, Shawna, King, Buster and Jake

This team keeps the horses and donkeys safe.

Contact Us:

Email:  info@richardsonequinerescue.com

Cell Phone:  484-529-8038

Mailing Address:  PO Box 1028  Van Horn, TX 79855