Monika Kerber

Monika is the president of Villa Chardonnay, Horses with Wings. She is a long time horse and animal lover and has been riding English for the past 25 years. Monika saved her first horse about 20 years ago when she rescued a thoroughbred horse from the slaughter.

Professionally Monika has her MBA and a B.A. Degree in Marketing and Graphic Design background. She is also an entrepreneur who has owned several successful businesses including a small chain of restaurants and a French Bistro.

Melajim won his last thoroughbred race when he was 3 years old, he was won in a purse by a wealthy horse racer, but they did not care for him, they had many other much more expensive horses. Monika learned of Melajim from her veterinarian. He told her that they were going to send him to the slaughter, but she stepped in just in time to rescue him. He had a disease with in his tendons, when she first got him he needed daily shots. Monika contacted the owners and saved her first baby. She nursed him back to health. She continued on, by riding him, competing and winning many ribbons in horse show jumping.

Monika has been loving horses and all animals her whole life and is a firm supporter of ASPCA and PETA among others. Monika has dreamed of making a home for horses, saving them and most important, just giving them love. Her heart is so big that there is always room for more horses in it!

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About Us

"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.