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Bed & Breakfast Allows Guests to Ride Horses Rescued From Slaughter

Cherry Wood Bed, Breakfast & Barn offers guests a unique experience to ride rescue horses. The charming B&B, located in Zillah Washington, is owned by Pepper Fewel, her husband Terry, and their daughter Tiffany.

The B&B not only draws people in for its beautiful location in Yakima Valley’s Wine Country but also for the many horses that call the facility home.

What makes the horses at Cherry Wood so unique is that almost all of them were rescued from slaughter.

Our beautiful herd on a beautiful morning.

Posted by Cherry Wood Bed Breakfast and Barn on Saturday, 1 June 2013

Riding the Rescue Horses at Cherry Wood B&B

The Fewel family has been saving horses for over 15 years. It all started when Pepper visited a feedlot where horses were being kept for slaughter.

“I could see these amazing horses that no fault of their own, it’s like a dog pound they’re there, and I watched these horses in that feedlot and it was overwhelming for me to tell you the truth,” she told KIMA news.

After her experience, the family began to take in abused, malnourished, injured and elderly horses.

If you are looking to purchase a horse, please consider a rescue. We can work with you to find and rehabilitate just the right partner for you.

Posted by Cherry Wood Bed Breakfast and Barn on Thursday, 20 June 2013

Since they began their rescue program, they have saved over 100 horses that were unwanted by others. Many of the horses they rescue are over 25 years old.

After they are rescued, Tiffany, a professional horse trainer, works one-on-one with each horse.

She oversees their rehabilitation and training to ensure they are getting the proper care they need. The goal for each horse is to have them rehomed or stay at the B&B for guests to ride.

The horses that enjoy trail rides take guests on leisure rides around the local wineries. For the horses that can’t be ridden, they live their days peacefully on Cherry Wood until they get adopted to a loving home.

She not black, but she’s a beauty with a story to tell. Grab a tissue and come read about our Bonita.

Posted by Cherry Wood Bed Breakfast and Barn on Sunday, 18 March 2012

Visiting Cherry Wood Bed and Breakfast

Guests are welcomed to stay in one of the luxurious teepees the B&B has to offer. While there, visitors can relax and enjoy the stunning views of the wine country.

For the trail rides, guests get the unique opportunity to ride through sun-soaked vineyards. During the ride, Cherry Wood stops at two wineries for tasting and enjoy a delicious picnic lunch. The B&B also offers hay wagon winery tours as well.

Gorgeous day and a great ride, but we sure are missing Tiff the Wrangler while she’s at her Feldenkrais training.

Posted by Cherry Wood Bed Breakfast and Barn on Saturday, 25 September 2010

All the proceeds from Cherry Wood go to funding and caring for the rescued horses. The Jewels plan to continue saving as many horses as possible.

Rescuing horses has become a passion for the family and they share their love with those who visit their B&B.

Share your thoughts, or ask a question:
Comments 7


Caroline Newman

Sunday 5th of September 2021

Do you try to find the horses family? I know how they love each other and have a close bond. It so painful and sad to see the family's broken up especially with very young fouls. Then ripped apart. I know Skydog does that. They go back and seek information and try to find family members. Sometimes it works. Happy endings for those lucky ones. Thank God for those of you that do whatever you can. It's a blessing. I hopefully will be able to go to your B&B someday.

Helen Plummer

Thursday 24th of June 2021

I would love to relocate out there I've been riding horses since I was 6 I could help I can be a trail guide I can train the horses that seem untrainable... I competed in the rodeo for 9 years and horses are My One True Joy I have no kids no family and my horses have all passed I didn't buy any more because I knew I didn't want to stay in the DC area if that's something that interests you please email me I would love the opportunity thank you

Janet Austill-Libbert

Monday 21st of June 2021

Although I can no longer ride, I just want you to know that what you have done is so important and unbelievable. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.


Monday 21st of June 2021

Thank you for saving these amazing animals. If I lived closer to you I would ask if I could volunteer to help you take care of the horses feeding grooming etc for nothing for free because they are amazing animals and I I'm in love with horses they're so beautiful they're so majestic. Thank you, [email protected]

Dolores Incremona

Sunday 9th of May 2021

I adore horses. I have ridden since I was 4 years old. however, I am a disabled veteran who has balance issues and I walk with a cane. I am a veteran of two wars. I would love to be around horses and even ride one, if you agree. I would come with my companion. My only dream is to ride a horse again.

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