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.

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2018 MHARF Trainer’s Challenge and Promise of the Future Competition Applications Now Available!

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 now accepting Trainer Applications for both events!

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!