Northwest Horseback Search and Rescue is a volunteer, non-profit 501 (C)(3) group registered with the state of Washington .   Our operations are authorized by the King County Office of Emergency Management, a division of the King County Sheriff’s Office.

Our search and rescue members carry out a tradition of helping others by dedicating time, information, skills, equipment, and money to the relief of suffering, and to the humanitarian cause of saving lives.  

Our members are trained, willing and able to go out at any time in any type of weather (as long as our own safety is not compromised) to search for lost or missing persons, and to aid and assist them in any way needed including emergency medical care. If required, we are trained and equipped to physically transport them to safety either by litter or on horseback.

Our volunteers pay for and maintain their own horses, trucks and trailers and self-deploy when called by responsible authority to help with a lost, missing or injured person

Northwest Horseback Search and Rescue volunteers operate as emergency workers under the legal authority of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and the Washington Administrative Code (WAC).  

Northwest Horseback Search and Rescue, a volunteer organization, would like to acknowledge the generous support of the following companies

Puget Sound Energy

Master Builder Association of King & Snohomish County


Puget Sound Energy

All images copyright. Many thanks to Savanah Kent for her images