Home Page of the Tidewater Region of the USERL

Greetings and Welcome to the Tidewater Region of  the United States Equine Rescue League Home Page. 

The United States Equine Rescue League, Inc. (USERL) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded for the protection of equines.  There are now 4 operational USERL states in the U.S.: North Carolina, Virginia, Indiana and Kentucky.  The USERL regions within these states operate under the corporation of USERL. 
VIsit the USERL Main website for more information. www.userl.org

The United States Equine Rescue League (USERL) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the compassionate care of equines. Our mission is to save, protect, and rehabilitate equines in need. We rescue abused, neglected, or abandoned equines; provide them with care and rehabilitation; and finally find them a compatible, loving home. We believe that education is the long-term solution to improving the lives of equines.

The Tidewater Region  is made up of  the folllowing regions: Prince George, Surry, Sussex, Isle of Wright, Greensville, Southhampton, Suffolk, Chesapeake, and Virginia Beach. 

All of our work is made possible by loving volunteers.  So if you are a Equine lover or animal lover that is willing to donate some of your love and time to a very worthy cause contact us. We are in desperate need of foster homes and foster homes with training experience are especially needed. If interested please fill out a Foster or Volunteer application.

In 2008  over twenty-five local horses have been given a second chance at a happy life. 
Donations of feed, hay, shavings and grooming supplies are needed.

Thank you for visiting our website and please email with any questions.


Regional Director/Investigator – Tidewater/NENC Regions Amy Woodard Email: cody1571@yahoo.com
Deputy Director- Bob Hummel         Email: Rhummel@lycos.com
Adoption Coordinator- Donna Mann     Email: dlmann3217@cox.net
Foster Coordinator- Amy Woodard Email: cody1571@yahoo.com
Marketing Coordinator- Michele Schmoll     Email: mschmoll@hughes.net
Transportation Coordinator- Karen Gruber  Email: gruber335@embarqmail.com
Volunteer Coordinator- Michele Schmoll      Email: mschmoll@hughes.net

Volunteer Information & Application

Volunteer Roles
USERL needs volunteers for many things that are unexpected or one-time. In addition to titled positions available throughout the organization, volunteers are needed for the following specific activities as well as a broad range of other jobs such as feeding, riding, grooming, stacking hay, handing out brochures, etc. 

Barn Checks 
Follow up on fostered and adopted equines, check on potential adopters or foster homes 

Information Booth 
Help with educational programs given by the USERL. Includes tending information booths, speaking to volunteers, clubs, schools, horsemen's associations, law enforcement, etc. 

Help at fundraising events like concessions, fundraisers and yard sales. 

Move horses where needed. Must have own truck and trailer

Sign up to Volunteer by filling out an our online application

Visit our our main website and you can sponsor a horse or donate to our region.  
Make sure you notate in the note area for Tidewater Region. Thank you for your support.

This page was last updated: July 30, 2013
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