Give the Gift of Kindness with a Special Occasion MHARF Equine Sponsorship!

MHARF is offering our popular “Meet, Greet, and Bring a Treat” sponsorship opportunity for Mother’s Day! Give your mom the gift of kindness by sponsoring a pregnant mare at MHARF! We also offer gift sponsorships for birthdays, anniversaries, and any other occasion! Please Click Here for more information on sponsorships!

Annual Spring Tack and Rummage Sale!

Be sure to join us for our annual spring Tack and Rummage Sale! Once again the Zimmerman Civic Building will be packed full of great stuff! The sale takes place during the Zimmerman All-City Rummage Sale–so make a day of it! Click Here for Map!

We are always looking for help with sale set up (Monday May 7th through Wednesday May 9th), running the sale, and clean up on Sunday afternoon (May 13th). If you would like to help, please Contact Us! Thank you!

In Memory of Andrew Phipps

Everyone at MHARF wants to extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Andrew Phipps. Andrew passed away unexpectedly at age 22 on February 12, 2018. Andrew had a lifelong love of horses and worked many hours caring for them at a stable in Afton, Minnesota. Andrew is the beloved son of Chuck and Ann Phipps and brother to Samuel and Graham.

Because of Andrew’s love of animals, his family has generously designated MHARF as recipient of memorial donations. We cannot thank them enough for thinking of us at this tragic time. Our thoughts and prayers are with Andrew’s family and friends.

Please Click Here to read Andrew’s full obituary and learn more about this wonderful young man.

For options for making a memorial donation please visit our Donation Page.

In Memory of Mary Lee Marly Whiting

MHARF is extremely grateful to have received a donation from the Estate of Mary Lee (“Marly”) Whiting. Marly was an animal lover, dog trainer, and accomplished horsewoman who showed American Saddlebreds throughout her life. How very kind of Marly to remember MHARF in her estate planning so that many more equines will continue to benefit from her generosity! We also want to thank her Estate Trustees, Roberta Cole and Sheryl Juhl for all of their assistance! You can find Mary Lee Whiting’s full obituary HERE.

Hold Your Lady Tight Night

The first ever Hold Your Lady Tight Night at the James Ballentine Uptown VFW in Minneapolis on 03/31/18 was held as a benefit for MHARF and it was a big success! Thank you so much to event organizers Morgan and James and to everyone else who helped and came out to support us!


2018 MHARF Trainer’s Challenge Application Period is Now Closed but Promise of the Future Competition Applications Are Being Accepted Until May 1st!

The 11th Annual MHARF Trainer’s Challenge of the Unwanted Horse will be held on Saturday September 22nd, 2018, at the Leatherdale Equine Center on the U of M St. Paul Campus.  For the second year in a row, the Trainer’s Challenge will be featuring the “Promise of the Future” which is a separate in-hand competition for horses too young to be started under saddle. The Promise of the Future competition is a great way for less-experienced or younger trainers to gain experience in the world of horse-training competitions before moving on to under-saddle events! We are no longer accepting applications for the main Trainer’s Challenge but the application window for the Promise of the Future Competition is open until May 1st!

Now Accepting Photo Entries for the MHARF 2019 Calendar!

Our 2018 calendar has sold out and we are currently accepting photo submissions for our 2019 calendar! If you have photos of past or current MHARF equines that you would like to submit, we would love to see them! Please make sure you include the name of the photographer and also permission from anyone who appears in the photo. Photos can be sent to Thank you!