Our Residents

Adahy which, in Cherokee means (Lives in the woods) is a wild mustang that arrived last year from Nevada in need of a home, we…
AJ is beautiful and sweet, with stunning blue eyes!  He is in his upper 20's and his owner could not longer afford to care for…
Amelie was dropped as a kitten along with other 3 more babies.  They were all very little and almost died since they were just dropped…
Angelo Mio is one of many dogs and animals who suffer in other countries. She has been in Taiwan for the first year of her…
Annie is our sweet little mule, she came from Norco.  Her previous owner was diagnosed with a serious illness and could no longer care for…
Arabella came to us a long time ago, she is a beautiful Arabian! Come visit Arabella when you can!  She loves the attention.
Ari is a very gentle soul and very shy. He is a gelding and was abused and tormented by a stallion. When we got him…
Little Arthur was rescued from the Moreno Valley Shelter just hours before he was going to be put down. He has a leg injury and…
"Asher Dov" is a very sweet baby.  He was rescued from Taiwan where he was scheduled to be euthanzied at the age of 2 months…
Baggy is a big black boy that was left at the gate 3 years ago along with other kittens, malnourished, dehidrated and with eye infections. …
Ballarina used to be a dressage horse and sadly was being given away for free.  When horses are advertised as free, you many not realize…
Yes, just like the football star! Bart is another Tennessee Walker who is a very handsome boy and likes to run the show in the…
Bashira, one of our beautiful mares who suffers from a neurological disorder, stopped eating and pooping last week. With these alarming signs, Monika started her…
BB was found in a garbage can looking for food.  Monika found him and enticed him with some food...he happily came along!  He is very…
Bella is a Tennessee Walker and she is young and beautiful! She has tremendous emotional/psychological issues and can be slightly dangerous. She became fast friends…
Bingo is one of 22 orphaned wild Mustangs rescued by Villa from the Fallon, NV mustang round ups.  Bingo took well to his training at…
Brownie is a chestnut Arabian who was previously abused.  She is can be difficult at times and we are working with her and training her…
Buddy is such a sweet baby!  He is missing an eye, but he doesn't really care. Buddy came from another rescue in the area that…
Carly is a speciall little kitty, she was abandoned and living in a car when she was originally picked up.  Villa Chardonnay worked with another…
Carter loves to roam free at Villa Chardonnay! He has a girlfriend and her name is Ballarina...they often stroll through the grass on the front…
Cayatano is simply adorable!   At only 4 months when we got him, he is still quite the baby. He loves to play with his friends in…
Mademoiselle and Coco are two sisters that were rescued from the killer shelter in San Bernardino 3 years ago.  We were asked to please rescue…
Chardonnay was our first rescue in California. She is a beautiful 12-year-old palomino, the color of a lovely glass of Chardonnay. She has become our…
Charity and Mandy arrived to Villa Chardonnay about a year ago.  Charity was with her new mommy for four months when they found out that…
Cher is on of the three horses we rescued from Vacaville, she is also completely blind. Sadly their owner of 20+ years passed away and…
Chip and Dale came to us together!  They are very sweet little Shetland Ponies.  They have been together for years, and they are the only…
 Chip & Dale are two little pony brothers that arrived to Villa Chardonnay on March of 2012 and roam free in the property as a…
Chiquita is so sweet and tender.  She is quiet and just enjoys making everyone happy.  She has a kind little face and is LuLu's best…
This is little "Chloie", she came to our lives last year after being dumped in a high killing shelter after her owner of 10 years…
Cortana is a sweet shy little cat. Her little front legs are slightly deformed, but it doesn't slow her down too much!  She is very…
Daisy is a beauty...don't you think? She is a very petite Palomino who used to compete, but is no longer stable to be ridden.  She…
Dakota, a 27-year-old gelding, came to us with Nevada and Ziggy. They are all very close friends. The three horses were abandoned in a stable…
Danny has suffered a great deal of abuse in his short life.  He is only 10 years old and already suffers from temendous injuries.  He…
Dante is a sweet boy and very handsome!  He loves his friend Chester and has become the object of affection from Bingo.  Whenever Dante is…
Diamond was a therapy horse for years until her therapy program closed down.  She is one of four horses we rescued who have spent their lives…
Diamonds came from a killer shelter in OC, she was going to be put down and due to her medical condition she was not one…
Miss Duchess is partially sponsored by Ginger Roach! Miss Duchess is a beautiful 18 year old Thoroughbred! She is the grand daughter of Seattle Slew,…
Duke is a 23 year old quarter horse.  He has some various health and leg issues and is not able to be ridden. Duke is…
Erik is a Wild American Turkey! He is amazing—he is so social that he follows people walking around the ranch. He will follow them anywhere…
Fafa is one of the three siblings hit by a car when they were puppies.  He has a severly twisted leg and also chronic back…
Fargo is a sweet baby who came with his friends Poppy and Roberta. He is a happy boy and came to us from a lovely…
Fast Eddie came to us from another rescue in the area that could no longer care for him. He is quite a bit older and…
Fawn is quite a lady!  She is sweet and very very old.  She is nearly 40 years old.  She loves carrots and her friend Julie…
Fifi is the sister of Fafa and Tutu.  The three babies that were hit by a car when they were puppies.  Fifi has a permanent…
Flora, Fauna and Merryweather are the pony's that came together last year from being part of pony rides that after becoming old and sick were…
Fuzzy & Joy are a brother and sister that came to Villa Chardonnay a year ago after the house where they lived was sold out…
Jaky is an orphan wild mustang from the round-ups in Nevada that came to Villa Chardonnay 3 years ago with three more orphans ... Kikapu,…
Jasmine has become very good friends with Jane! Jane was not a social horse and it is wonderful how she brought out the good side…
Julie is a very sweet girl! She hangs out with her best friend Fawn, they came together from their previous home.  We will always keep…
Junior is our largest goat!  He loves to give "butt rubs" he will stand next to you and start rubbing your butt with his head! …
Kassie is a sweet mare, such a good girl! A beautiful 25 year old Arabian, Kassie came to us in 2012 with lameness issues. She…
Kekoa is a  very sweet young Thoroughbred, he has retired at Villa Chardonnay after a career ending injury on the track.  He has a lower…
Kikapoo is one of 22 orphaned wild Mustangs rescued by Villa from the Fallon, NV mustand round ups.  Kikapoo (on the left) cannot be separated…
King Arthur arrived at Villa Chardonnay a couple of years ago.  He was very emmaciated and neglected and with the proper nutrition, veterinarian care, love…
King David and Sultan were rescued from a defunct Thoroughbred racing farm in Orange County. There were 40 horses on the farm and Sultan and…
KittyHawk is a beautiful big girl, she is a 24 year old Thoroughbred.  Like many older horses we work with KittyHawk to keep her weight…
Kiwi is a very special little girl.  She was living in a very difficult situation of neglect and she could no longer emotionally handle the…
Libby is a beauty and huge!  She lives in the "big horse" paddock with the big boys. She is very warm and kind and loves…
Lilly is a sweet horse who came to us in 2012. She loves to be loved and is always looking for a carrot or cube…
Little "Moshe" was born at Villa Chardonnay on October 2014 out of "Madame" a mare that was sent to the slaughter pregnant with her daughter…
Lulu was the first cat that was ever rescued at Villa Chardonnay.  8 years ago after we move into the property Lulu came everyday for…
Lumi is our resident tri-pod.  She is very gentle and don't be surprised if she jumps on you a little if you come to visit.…
Mademoiselle is one of 13 pregnant mares that were rescued from the Fallon feed lots. Shockingly 13 pregnant mares were sent there with a straight…
Majek is a very handsome 23 year-old gelding. However, he knows he is handsome and is quite the ladies man! His human owner was diagnosed…
Malach is a sweet girl with such a sad story.  She was very neglected at a ranch.  While other horses were getting fed, Malach was…
Mandy is a big fluff of joy.  She is sweet to everyone...and she is also missing an eye and nearly blind in the eye she…
Meg is on of the three horses we rescued from Vacaville. Sadly their owner of 20+ years passed away and the property where they have…
Merryweather, Flora and Fauna are the pony's that came together January 2015 from being part of pony rides that after becoming old and emmaciated.  After…
Meyuchad is a very "special" mare—that is what her name means. She has café colored freckles all over and is very pretty. She often has…
Moniarch is a beautiful thoroughbred, she is about 14 years old. She was up for adoption for over a year and due to her career…
Monet came as a little surprise out of a wild mustang mare we rescued last year who was pregnant but we were not aware of…
Montee is a 13 year old Lab mix that we rescued when she was a puppy in Mexico City along with her brother Paris.  They…
Mr. Beans is adorable!  He loves people and his Waken, the horse we was surrendered with when he first arrived. He is very sweet and…
Mystical arrived at Villa Chardonnay along with her sister Smoke Gray Lady several years ago from the slaughter and both pregnant by the same stallion…
Nemo is the sister of Kiwi, both have severe emotional problems and fear of people.  They are very shy and have been through difficult relationships…
Neshima means "Soul" and this baby is just that. She is the soul of her little herd. She is very peaceful and always comes running…
Nevada, a beautiful 29year-old paint mare, looks much younger than her years. Nevada is actually the proud mother of Ziggy. Nevada, Dakota and Ziggy came…
Nitro Active is pretty famous around Villa Chardonnay! He is the great grandson of Triple Crown Winner, Secretariat!  And he starred on a CNN television…
Orangino is our only outdoor cat. He came to the property about a year ago as a feral cat and you will often see him…
Pai, was about 10 months old, an orphaned Wild Mustang.  His mother was killed in the Fallon, NV round ups.  Pai was headed for the…
Paris was rescued from the streets of Mexico.  He is mostly black lab with a little bit of rotty in him.  He is the oldest…
Pedro is a sweet horse!  Very well mannered. He is an ex border patrol horse who has seen a lot of mileage.  Pedro was surrendered…
Pinky was named as such because when she first arrived she got into the magic markers, particularly the pink one and had pink marker on…
"Pinky Chiquita I" came along with two more siblings as they were abandoned in a garage of an empty house in San Gabriel.  She is…
Preeney is a cute mare!  She can be a little bossy, so not all the boys want to hang out with her! She is doing…
Prince, a young Arabian and is very handsome and he knows it! He is a very good horse and we have broken him, trained him…
Little Pumpkin is a smallest mini pony we have!  She has severe Cushing's Disease and needs a special diet and medication called Pergolide.  The cost…
Purple Heart is so shy that for the first 4 months here at Villa she would not let us get close enough to let us…
Ralphie is a very playful and sweet boy.  He was going to be killed at the OC Shelter along with another kitty and we named…
Reggie came to us from Northern California.  He has various injuries and can no longer be ridden. He is doing well and improving, he is…
Robbie has been at Villa for over 7 years now.  He is an angel and very good with children riding him. Robbie is very safe…
Roberta is a sweet mare who came with her friends Poppy and Fargo. She is a sweetheart and came to us from a lovely lady in…
Rocco is not a horse! Sometimes goats need rescuing too! Rocco came with Gus, an Arabian gelding. Rocco has epilepsy and is on medication.  He…
Rhombi came to us from a children's riding program.  He came up lame several times and could no longer be riden.  He was being given…
Sam, a 20 year old gelding, is a completely blind horse who came to us in 2013.  Its amazing how well he does!  He used to be…
Sammy is a big beautiful Hanovarian, he is stunning.  We partnered with the Humane Society of the Desert to to rescue him. He has ringbone…
Scarlett was removed from a home and rescued by Villa Chardonnay. She was completely emaciated and had been completly neglected for no reason. This family…
Little Shadow, nicknamed Pankecito, was found by our CEO, Monika Kerber, as a delapitated residence in Riverside County.  Shadow came with serveral other kitties that…
Sherman is doing great! He is the sweet thoroughbred that was saved on New Year's Day by the N.A.R.T. Team from Norco! We have had…
Smoke Grey Lady is such a difficult story to tell.  She came to us with her sister Mystical a few years ago.  She was terribly…
Smoke Gray Lady arrived at Villa Chardonnay with her sister Mystical both pregnant and on their way to the slaughter.  Both fillies were born only…
Snoopy is a little pony that arrived at Villa Chardonnay around a year ago.  He is little but certainly he is a Romeo and likes…
Snowball magically appeared with his friend Thanksgiving (another turkey) just 2 days before Thanksgiving in 2014.  We think someone was saving them!  They were literally…
Sonny is a sweet gelding, and is one of the three horses we rescued from Vacaville. Sadly their owner of 20+ years passed away and…
Sorely, a 28-year-old gelding, came to us with Jetta, who has since passed on. They had been together for more than twenty years and were…
Sultan and King David were rescued from a defunct Thoroughbred racing farm in Orange County. There were 40 horses on the farm and Sultan and…
Little Surprise is adorable. She is a little Welsh Pony, about 27 years old,  who has had a very tough life. She was rescued with…
Sydney is the smartest dog we have ever seen.  She can practically talk and communicate with you. Because she is so smart she is also…
Fast Eddie came to us from another rescue in the area that could no longer care for him. He is quite a bit older and…
Tuto is a sweet girl that has been through so much.  She was hit by a car when she was less than a year old. …
Vatel is an ex racing horse off the track.  He is a beautiful thoroughbred and knows it! He seems to be in love with Lady…
Voros is such an amazingly sweet cat.  We have never felt his claws, he is so gentle he will put his paws on your face…
Wilbur is adorable and now Rocco's best friend. He talks all the time, he sounds a little like Katherine Hepburn in her later years—all shaky…
Wilbur is adorable and now Rocco's best friend. He talks all the time, he sounds a little like Katherine Hepburn in her later years—all shaky…
Yuri was rescued from a condemned house in San Bernardino where couple dozen cats were living in terrible conditions.  There was a man living in…
Ziggy, a 23 year old Palomino gelding, is such a sweet boy and what a good patient! Yes, that is Ziggy coming out of surgery…

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"In their eyes shine stars of wisdom and courage to guide men to the heavens." - Jodie Mitchell

Villa Chardonnay, Horses with Wings, is a sanctuary dedicated to the compassionate care of animals, primarily horses. We provide love, a home and critical care for abused, neglected, slaughter bound and abandoned creatures.