The 10th Annual MHARF Trainer’s Challenge of the Unwanted Horse  and Promise of the Future Competition was held on Saturday, September 16th, 2017, at the Leatherdale Equine Center on the U of M St. Paul Campus.  Here are the Results!

The first Promise of the Future Training Competition was held on Saturday, September 16th, 2017, at the Leatherdale Equine Center on the U of M St. Paul Campus.  Here are the Results!

Scott Mork with Pablo the mustang

It is with very heavy hearts that we report the news that long-time MHARF friend and advocate for horses Scott Mork has passed away. On 09/01/17  Scott lost his courageous battle with cancer. Our hearts go out to his wife Melissa and the rest of his family and friends. Scott had been training the young mustang Monte over the summer for our Promise of the Future Training Competition. He viewed this as a chance to do something meaningful for a horse during the time he had left. Monte acquired a whole team of fans who continued with his training when Scott could not do so. The “Scott Mork Team” will be presenting Monte at the competition in honor of all of the hard work Scott put into him. We want to offer out heartfelt sympathy and say thank you to all of Scott’s family and friends.

You can see a full list of gifts given in memory of Scott on our Scott Mork Memorial Page

Thank you to our 2017 Trainer’s Challenge and Promise of the Future Sponsors! For the complete sponsorship list and links to their websites please Click Here!

MHARF Trainer and Horse Featured in Four News Stories!

Morganne Reinboldt and Radin, her 2017 MHARF Trainer’s Challenge horse, were recently featured on both KWWL and KCRG News in Iowa and in the Cedar Falls Courier and Cedar Falls Gazette. MHARF is proud to have Morganne and Radin as representatives!

UNI Student Turns Rescued Horse’s Life Around

UNI Student Trains Horse for Adoption

UNI Student Spends Summer Training Horse For Adoption

Linn County Woman Spending Summer Training Unwanted Horse

Donkeys Rescued from Severe Neglect in Pine County

MHARF’s newest intakes are Seven Donkeys who came from a Pine County, MN, humane case. This is a recent and ongoing case so please check back for updates. You can read the FOX 9 News story by clicking Here!

Generous Donation Allows MHARF to Replace Barn Roof


This spring MHARF was able to replace the roof on one of our barns with the help of a generous donation from the Doug and Louise Leatherdale Foundation. This barn has large stalls that we use to foal out mares who are pregnant at intake. It is also used for intensive care cases. This new steel roof will keep horses safe and dry for many years to come! Thank you to the Leatherdale Foundation!

MHARF Horses Featured in ASPCA Article!

MHARF horses Sally Forth and Patriot were recently featured in an article from the ASPCA to celebrate the organization’s national Help a Horse Day! Sally and Patriot were among the horses transferred to MHARF from the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) after a large humane case in North Carolina. You can read all about it here: After a Life of Neglect, Two Horses Transition from Terrified to Trusting.