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WANTED! 2016 Trainers’ Challenge Sponsors

MHARF is seeking sponsors for the 2016 Trainers’ Challenge of the Unwanted Horse!

We have many levels of sponsorship available for both corporate and individual sponsors.

Please email us at for complete information on sponsorship levels and what advertising sponsors receive in return.

All donations are tax deductible!

Click here to watch this video to see what the Challenge is all about!

MN Help a Horse Day

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!