Stolen Horse International, Inc.™, also known as NetPosse, is a large network of equine organizations, volunteers and horse owners joined together to educate the horse industry about the problem of missing and stolen horses, disaster situations and much more. We provide information for horse owners and organizations regarding long-term responsibilities for equine protection, as well as focusing on bringing horses home™.


 Stolen Horse International, Inc., which was founded by Harold and Debi Metcalfe, was started because of the theft of their horse Idaho in 1997. The alert for Idaho was the first of this kind on the internet, one that helped bring her home to her family 51 weeks after her theft.

 Started in 1997, Stolen Horse International was a registered 501(c)(3) public charity in March 2003. The purpose was to assist horse theft victims in the search and recovery of stolen horses. Since 2003, the organization has grown and encompasses all lost and found, missing or stolen horse situations.

Our network can round up a modern day version of a posse moments after a report is filed on www.netposse.com. An alert and call to action goes out to a network of organizations, individuals, businesses, law enforcement and recovery specialists bent on returning a missing horse.

Join with us as we increase public awareness on horse theft and the many others ways horses are missing.  Join our email list and like us on Facebook to help us help victims around the world. 

Stolen Horse International, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) status, making donations to the horse-theft-recovery network tax deductible. Horse enthusiasts can donate online through PayPal or send money to: 
Stolen Horse International, PO Box 1341, Shelby, NC 28151


Stolen Horse International, Inc. is not just about stolen horses. Lean more about our reports at the reports tab. You can file reports for the following:

  • tolen Equine - Criminal Theft         
  • Missing Equine - Lost /  Escape 
  • Missing Equine - Civil Case
  • Searching for Equine
  • Searching for Equine History
  • Criminal Acts - Equine
  • Found Equine
  • Stolen Tack / Equipment
  • Stolen Trailer / Tractor
  • Stolen Livestock
  • Found Animal - Natural Disaster        
  • Lost Animal - Natural Disaster


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