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

MHARF 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!

Mary Elizabeth Photography will be joining us again this year as our official event photographer! Be sure to stop by MEP’s booth to check out the beautiful photography and handmade rope halters and leads!

The Animal Humane Society of Minnesota will be joining us again this year, this time as our Veterinarian/Farrier Class sponsor. AHS has been MHARF’s valued partner for many years, working with us to rescue equines from situations of neglect, abandonment, and abuse.

Our Pleasure Class is being sponsored by a generous anonymous donation in honor of three adopted Challenge alumni: Valentina, Black Magic, and Raayna.

Our Trail/Obstacle Class is being sponsored by a generous anonymous donation in honor of Sasha and Derek Kohlhase of Dart Ranch.

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 Halter/Condition class prizes this year, as well as 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 an advertising 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!

2016 Diamond in the Rough Competition

Please join MHARF and our friends at Truhaven Ranch for the 2016 Truhaven Ranch “Diamond in the Rough” Competition on August 20th in Winsted, Minnesota. Click Here for complete event information!

Trainer’s Challenge Preview and Tack Sale!

A Trainer’s Challenge Preview event, hosted by Sasha and Derek Kohlhase of Dart Ranch, will be held at the Leatherdale Equine Center on Saturday, August 27th from 9:00 to 5:00. This will be a casual event consisting of open arena time for the 2016 Challenge trainers to bring their horses to work in the arena. The public is welcome to stop by at any time throughout the day to watch the training and to meet the trainers and horses. However, if you are looking to meet any trainers and horses in particular, we highly recommend contacting that trainer (contact info can be found HERE) ahead of time to find out if and when they plan on being at the event. MHARF will also be having a Tack Sale at this event!
Thank you to Sasha and Derek for planning and hosting the Trainer’s Challenge Preview! Sasha and Derek are both training horses for the 2016 Challenge and were recently featured in an article, “Horses Who Have Been Mistreated and Neglected Find Solace at a Bradford Township Farm”, in the Isanti County News by Rachel Kytonen.

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