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

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!

New Intakes from Humane Case December 2017

12/13/17: MHARF has just taken in twelve weanling to yearling age horses from a humane case. We cannot make any more information about this case public at this time, but you can view photos HERE. If you would like to make a donation to help us cover veterinary and intake costs for these poor babies, you can find donation information on our Donation Page. Please specify in the “Memo/Note” section that the donation is designated for this case. Thank you!

Horse Crazy Market 2017 a Great Success!

Thank you so much to Jeanne Klein and everyone who helped put Horse Crazy Holiday Market on! MHARF had a great time, met and visited with many great people, and raised a lot of money for our programs!

MHARF raises close to $9,000 on Give to the Max Day!

Give to the Max Day was on November 16th, 2017. On this day of state-wide giving MHARF was able to raise almost $9,000 with the help of our wonderful supporters. Thank you!

MHARF 2018 Calendars Now Available!

2018 MHARF Calendars are now available! Full-color spiral-bound calendars are $15.00 each plus $2.00 shipping. You can order online using PayPal or Credit Card through the link below. If you prefer to pay by check please Contact Us to order. Thank you!

MHARF Tack Sale in November Our Most Succesful Ever!

In Memory of Scott Mork

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” presented Monte at the competition on September 16th in honor and memory of Scott. MHARF was honored to present Scott posthumously with our annual Good Horsemanship/Good Sportsmanship Award. 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

Monte and the Scott Mork Team (Huppert Photography)

The 10th Annual MHARF Trainer’s Challenge and Promise of the Future Competition

Fletcher and Jeremy Kaiserlik 2017 Grand Champions

MHARF held the 10th Annual Trainer’s Challenge of the Unwanted Horse on Sept. 16th, 2017, at the Leatherdale Equine Center on the U of M St. Paul campus. The event also featured the Promise of the Future Training Competition for Young Horses. Both competitions were a great success! You can find all of the final results and the photo galleries by using the links below. Thank you!

2017 Trainer’s Challenge Results and Photo Gallery

2017 Promise of the Future Results and Photo Gallery

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.