SOURCE: Northwest Equine Stewardship Center

NWESC is a non-profit providing veterinary services to rescue horse organizations.

February 10, 2011 13:00 ET

Northwest Equine Stewardship Center (NWESC) Announces Expansion of Rescue and Horse Rehabilitation Programs at New Snohomish, WA Facility

80 Acre Property Enhances Rescue Horse Rehabilitation and Educational Programs

SNOHOMISH, WA--(Marketwire - February 10, 2011) - Northwest Equine Stewardship Center (NWESC), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting a mutually beneficial relationship between horses and humans, today announced the opening of a new facility on 80 acres in Snohomish, Washington. The facility provides NWESC with multiple pastures, a 70 x 130 foot indoor arena, and a six stall barn with meeting rooms. The move to this new facility will allow expansion of NWESC's rescue horse rehabilitation programs, enhance their educational training programs for veterinary and vet tech students, and expand the Equine Facilitated Learning programs.

"We couldn't have asked for a better facility," said Dr. Hannah Evergreen DVM, Director and Founder of NWESC. "We now have the room to accept many more horses from neighboring shelters and provide a high level of veterinary care right in one location. Having new stalls adjacent to a large covered riding arena and round pen allows us to get the horses rehabilitated faster and ultimately be adopted in a shorter time. The multiple pastures provide room for the horses to socialize with each other and improve mentally as well as physically."

The new NWESC facility is well suited for training of students of veterinary medicine and the community, and for performing Equine Facilitated Learning. "The facility is clean, well lit, and dry which is critical for us in the Northwest," said Evergreen. "We are now able to handle many more students and people who can be helped by our programs. The meeting rooms at the facility are perfect for classroom training."

With horse abandonment on the rise, the expanded role of the NWESC is of great relief to the equine community. Evergreen continued, "We are able to take the pressure off of other rescue facilities by providing veterinary care, farrier care, and training for their horses. This new facility definitely helps bring together horses and humans in need. We are lucky to have strong and ongoing support in terms of donated time from the local equine community."

A "Spring Fling" fundraising benefit event featuring Leigh Shambo, Equine Facilitated Therapy specialist, will take place on March 12th, 2011 at the new NWESC facility. Proceeds will benefit NWESC. To learn more about Northwest Equine Stewardship Center, or to obtain details on the fundraising benefit, please visit http://nwesc.org

About Northwest Equine Stewardship Center

Founded in 2009, the Northwest Equine Stewardship Center (NWESC) is a non-profit organization that builds mutually beneficial relationships between horses and humans by encouraging community responsibility and stewardship for all horses. Located in Snohomish, Washington, the NWESC works directly with non-profit horse rescue organizations, animal control, veterinary schools and the local community to provide veterinary care and rehabilitation for rescue horses, and educational and therapeutic opportunities for humans.

Contact Information

  • CONTACT:
    Hannah Evergreen DVM
    Director and Founder
    NWESC
    206-940-8589
    Email: Email Contact