Horse Rescue in The Heart of LI Wine Country
Here, amidst the warm atmosphere and bucolic setting of Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard lies a horse haven unlike any other on Long Island. Horses whose lives were at risk have, through love and dedication, been given a second chance. Here, they not only find sanctuary, but are given the opportunity to become ambassadors, helping to educate the public about the need for legislation to protect horses. Since 2007, the same patience and loving attention that goes into making wine at BHFV has gone into nurturing these beautiful rescued horses back to health and exuberance. In 2012, Baiting Hollow Farm Horse Rescue, Inc., was formed as a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization.
Horse lovers of all ages can come visit and walk around our main parking area to see certain of the horses who are generally out of their barn and in corrals on nice weather days. Tours of their paddocks may be available for groups of 24 or more with advance notice. There is a required $5.00 tax-deductible donation per adult and for children 12 or older. Most of our horses were once marked for destruction and now lead safe and secure lives.
Let Your Voice Be Heard – Stop The Slaughter
By reviewing the pages and pictures on the bhfhorserescue.org site, you can learn more about their cause and importantly, with no cost to you and only a few minutes of your time, you can navigate to the Take Action Now – Help Stop Horse Slaughter page where you can very simply copy a letter and paste it into an e-mail which you can then easily send to your two Senators. The letter requests that they support legislation to stop the slaughter of horses in this country (recently made legal) while making it illegal to transport horses to Mexican and Canadian slaughterhouses. Your voice can help save the lives of young, healthy and sweet-tempered horses that are sold at livestock auctions in the U.S., and either killed in American slaughterhouses or inhumanely killed every day across our borders. It only takes a few minutes of your time.
Enjoy Our Wine
Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard proudly features a selection of delicious wines which are dedicated to horse rescue. In fact, a portion of the profits from these wines are contributed to horse rescue efforts. These wines are available in BHFV’s Tasting House, in select restaurants and stores and in our online store (click here); Mirage, a delicious red blend, is named after an adored Arabian princess. It’s the perfect joining of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Angel is a slightly bold, partially stainless steel and oak-aged Chardonnay, dedicated to the horse that started it all back in 2007. She’s a beautiful Thoroughbred filly whose spirit touches everyone she meets. Savannah Rosé, made from our luscious and fruitful Cabernet Sauvignon grapes is named after an amazing Thoroughbred filly who was rescued in October of ’09 when she was only a year and a half. She and her half-sister Sienna are enjoying the good life on a huge estate in the Hamptons. While savoring this off-dry Rosé with its bright strawberry, raspberry, rhubarb-vanilla aromas and flavors, think of Savannah. Finally, there is Sweet Isis one wonderful dessert wine which is made from Riesling grapes. It commemorates a re-homed Egyptian Arabian who, along with her half-brother Sultan were former sanctuary residents of ours for countless years.
Join the countless guests who visit These Horses each weekend. Horses helped build this country. We owe this effort to them.
We need your help…
In order to support our sanctuary, save the lives of more horses, prepare them for re-homing while educating the public about stopping horse slaughter, it is essential that we have your support to continue our work and expand our capabilities.