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Hay Chix and Nutrena Sponsor 2016 Trainer’s Challenge! Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available!

2016 Challenge posterMHARF is thrilled to welcome back Hay Chix  as a sponsor for the 2016 Trainers’ Challenge of the Unwanted Horse! The Hay Chix have been sponsoring the Challenge since the very beginning and we can’t thank them enough for agreeing to be this year’s $5000.00 Grand Championship sponsors!

MHARF is also thrilled to welcome Nutrena as our $3,000.00 Reserve Championship sponsor! We are thankful for and greatly value this new partnership!

We want to give a special thank you to the University of Minnesota Equine Center for donating the use of the Leatherdale Center for this event for the NINTH year in a row! We truly couldn’t have this successful event without your help and generosity!

For the second year in a row, Horse Crazy Market will be sponsoring our “Freestyle” Class.  Thank you to all the horse-crazy folks at HCM! Your partnership is also extremely important to us!

Espana Silk will be sponsoring our “Best Groomed” Award with a gift basket full of All Natural Grooming Products. Thank you to Espana for joining us again this year with your amazing products!

And the Valley Equestrian News will be joining us again in 2016 as a General Sponsor! Be sure to check out the Valley Equestrian Online –it’s a great resource for horse owners!

We still have many levels of sponsorship available for both corporate and individual sponsors.  Please see our Event Sponsorship page for more details!

All donations are tax deductible!

Click on the video on the right hand side of the page to see what the Trainer’s Challenge is all about!

MN Help a Horse Day

Help a Horse Day Update: Unfortunately we were not awarded any of the grant money from the ASPCA for our Help a Horse Day event. However, we thought it was a great day for all involved. Thank you to everyone who supported our event!

MHARF and Truhaven Ranch want to thank everyone who braved the rain to make it to our MN Help a Horse Day event on Sunday, April 24th! We had almost 200 people attend throughout the day! A special thank you goes out to our presenters: Investigator Wade Hanson of the Animal Humane Society of MN, Kari Cedergren of the MN Horse Welfare Coalition, Dr. Julie Parks of Northwind Equine Veterinary Dentistry, Katherine Bloomquist LLC (equine law specialist), Leda Mox and her crew of equine sports massage therapists from Armstrong Equine Massage, Romawai the Animal Whisperer from Joyful Spirit Healing and Wellness, and the Hay Chix! Gayle Belden was our wonderful announcer, Mary Elizabeth Photography was our official photographer, and the U of M Equine Club provided the food! Thank you to all of the trainers who brought their horses and to judges Jim Jacobson, Cyndee Wadsworth, and Nancy Porter for giving the trainers tips on presentation! And to all of the volunteers–you are all amazing! We can’t tell you how much it means to have so much help with an event–including set up and clean up. It makes it so much easier for us! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Help a Horse Day Photo Gallery

Thank You JJ!

Last month, JJ, 11, of San Francisco, presented a check for $2,000 to the Minnesota Hooved Animal Rescue Foundation. For the past six years, JJ has been visiting Minneapolis and riding KT Scarlett O’Hara, a sweet-tempered Arabian who was adopted in 2008 by his aunt, Sue Ann. Moved by the story of Scarlett’s rescue by MHARF from a hoarding case involving 23 Arabians and a donkey, JJ was determined to help MHARF. To raise the funds for his donation, JJ sold his gently used clothes and toys, collected recyclables, saved his allowance, and solicited contributions from friends and family. One of JJ’s favorite activities while in Minnesota is to visit the animals on the MHARF farm. When he grows up, JJ would like to work with animals, designing and building mechanical limbs for horses and other creatures with missing limbs! Thank you JJ–you are amazing!