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Mission & History

Our Vision

A state free of equine abuse and neglect.

Our Mission

To rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home God’s neglected or abused equine through programs of shelter, adoption, education, and assistance.

Our History

Horse Haven of Tennessee, Inc. was formed in 1999 by Nina Margetson. She realized that there was no one acting on behalf of the neglected and abused equine in Tennessee. Since its formation, HHT has cared for more than 1,300 horses and remains the largest nonprofit equine welfare organization serving the entire state of Tennessee. 

The organization assists law enforcement officials by transporting and caring for horses that are seized during criminal abuse and neglect cases.

The horses are then cared for while the cases are litigated in court.

Staff and volunteers are the backbone of this organization and make daily care possible.

Certifications and Associations

  • GFAS
  • 2023 Equus Guardian
    2023 Equus Guardian
  • Guidestar