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Who We Are

Founded by Sharon Regan in 2017, Sea Star Horse Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to providing exceptional care and lifetime sanctuary to abused, abandoned, and neglected horses.

Located across from Monastery Beach and Point Lobos in Carmel, CA; The sanctuary is a natural refuge inhabited by Monterey pines, cypress and maritime chaparral. In this place of elemental harmony, horses, humans, birds and wild animals converge on ancient native land.

We believe in nurturing the body, mind, and soul of each horse in our loving care. We value each member of our horse family as they are. We don’t use our horses for any purpose, their work is done. We strive to cultivate “horse wholeness” by providing comprehensive veterinary care, specialized nutrition, natural training, connection-based grooming techniques and holistic care. We respect and honor the essence of the equine spirit.

Our Mission

Sea Star Horse Sanctuary rescues, rehabilitates and provides lifetime sanctuary to ponies and horses at risk of needless slaughter, who are old and/or injured, or who have been abandoned with nowhere to go. All rescued horses receive the best of care and management throughout the remaining years of their lives. Sea Star Horse Sanctuary seeks to improve the quality of life of the horses at its sanctuary by providing quality feed and veterinary care and ensuring the horses are properly exercised.


Most of our horses come from abusive or neglectful backgrounds


We provide state of the art therapies to help our horses heal and recover


We use grooming an opportunity for fostering deeper connection and developing trust with our horses



Our horses flourish knowing they have a loving home and purpose

Some of the ways you can support Sea Star Horse Sanctuary


When you visit you’ll know right away that it is a special place. Our sanctuary is home to amazing horses and each has a special story.


Our growth has been thanks to the many foundations that have provided grants to fund specific projects that make lives better for our horses, or that help us spread their message.

Planned Giving

By including Sea Star Horse Sanctuary in your will, you will be able to continue providing a second chance for abused and unwanted wild and domestic horses.