2017 MHARF Calendars Available!


Our 2017 Calendars are available for sale! Beautiful full-color 12-month spiral bound calendars full of photos and stories of MHARF horses past and present. 100% of proceeds go right back to MHARF!  The cost is $15 per calendar plus $2 shipping for first calendar (additional calendars ship free). If you prefer to pay by check you can use the contact form at the bottom of this page to request instructions. Thank you!

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2016 Trainer’s Challenge Results Are In!



And THANK YOU to our 2016 Event Sponsors!

MHARF was 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 was 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 joined us again this year as our official event photographer!

The Animal Humane Society of Minnesota joines 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 was sponsored by a generous anonymous donation in honor of three adopted Challenge alumni: Valentina, Black Magic, and Raayna.

Our Trail/Obstacle Class was 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 sponsored our Freestyle Class.  Thank you to all the horse-crazy folks at HCM! Your partnership is also extremely important to us! HCM had a sales booth at the event this year and donated a percentage of sales back to MHARF!

Espana Silk sponsored 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! Espana also had a booth at this year’s event and gave out free samples!

St. Croix Saddlery sponsored our Trainer Gift Bags with goodies and certificates for our trainers! Thank you to St. Croix for joining us again this year–we know the trainers appreciate all of the great gifts!

Thrivent Financial is sponsoring our Printing and Advertising costs with a gift of $250.00. Thank you to everyone at Thrivent Financial!

Our “People’s Choice” Award was sponsored by an Anonymous Donation of $100 in honor of “All MHARF Volunteers”!

And the Valley Equestrian News joined 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!

Check out Raw Designs. This company donated a pair of suede fringed jeans to our Silent Auction!

Click on the video on the right hand side of the page to see what the Trainer’s Challenge is all about!


MHARF Trainer’s Challenge Trainers in the News!

Sasha and Derek Kohlhase of Dart Ranch who both trained horses for the 2016 Challenge  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.