|Posted by defhrhorses on April 20, 2013 at 6:15 PM|
Thoughts and prayers for Ziggy who is struggling with an impaction colic. Our staff, interns and vet will be spending the night caring for his needs.
|Posted by defhrhorses on April 17, 2013 at 3:45 PM|
Are you a motivated and encouraging individual who is interested in using your creativity and communication skills to enhance our volunteer program? If this sounds like you, we have a need that you might be able to fill! There is an open position at Days End Farm Horse Rescue for a part-time Volunteer Coordinator.
Interested applicants will need to be able to be available 3-4 days per week for a total of 24 hours, with Saturdays required.
For more information, please visit: http://www.defhr.org/about_us/help_wanted.html
|Posted by defhrhorses on March 14, 2013 at 6:50 PM|
Adult Legacy Program (NEW)
Who says kids get to have all the fun this summer? Take a break from the busyness of life and enjoy the Adult Legacy Program! This new program offers adults the opportunity to increase their horse knowledge while having a blast. The Adult Legacy Program was designed with fun in mind for our outstanding adult volunteers. This program, which takes place on a Friday evening and all day Saturday, allows for learning, creativity, friendly competition and an opportunity to ride.
The Adult Legacy Program includes:
• Ground training
• Horseback Riding Games
• Corralling Horses
• Herd Meeting with an expert
• Equine Painting & Bathing
• Tie-Dying t-shirts
• Campfire and Cookout (with beer, wine and soda)
• Three meals
• A great time with new friends
Regular Price: $200
Volunteer (over 20 hours) Price: $150
Only 20 spots available!
For more information or to register, visit the Adult Legacy Program webpage
Junior Legacy Program (NEW!)
Come experience a fun week! The Junior Legay Program will provide engage your 7 to 11 year old volunteer in activities that teach everything your child would like to know about horses. This three-hour daily program includes planned activities and hands-on time with horses and petting zoo animals. Each weekly seesion offers one riding opportunity.
The Junior Legacy Program will be held from 9am - 12pm on the following dates:
Don't miss this great way to jumpstart your child's volunteer experience at DEFHR.
Price per session: $100
Only 12 spaces available each session.
For more information or to register, visit the Junior Legacy Program webpage
Legacy Youth Summer Program Returns!
During the months of June, July and August all youths (ages 12 - 17) volunteering Monday through Friday must be registered in our Legacy Program.
This is an exciting program in which participants will learn a variety of topics during the sessions and participate in activities that reinforce the knowledge learned. In addition to the many structured learning activities, the youth will also acquire understanding through volunteering in the barn. Participants will also be given the opportunity to participate in a riding activity during each session.
Each session will accommodate only 20 participants per day, so registering ahead of time is critical. Hours accumulated during the DEFHR Legacy Youth Summer Program are eligible to count toward Student Service Learning (SSL) hours.
For more information, or to register, please visit the Legacy Youth Summer Program webpage
|Posted by defhrhorses on March 1, 2013 at 3:30 PM|
Letter from the Director; Kathleen Howe
Dear Donors, Friends, Volunteers, Staff and all others who have helped make a difference in the lives of horses at Days End Farm Horse Rescue, Inc. (DEFHR). I am writing today to thank you for all you have done to help me help horses since DEFHR began in 1989. I also want to let you know about some important changes coming to Days End Farm Horse Rescue;
I have thought long and hard for quite some time and have decided to retire as Executive Director of DEFHR effective September 15, 2013.
This is an exciting but bittersweet moment for me. Together we have worked tirelessly to build this organization and to make it the wonderful place it has become; but the time has come for me to move on. DEFHR has grown into an established, thriving institution that has transcended the two people who started it.
Since those early years when DEFHR was just an idea, I had three personal goals for DEFHR: that people are held accountable when they abuse their horses; that DEFHR will inspire others to help horses; and that DEFHR continues to grow after I leave. I feel that we’ve achieved the first two goals together. As to the third, with our incredible staff volunteers, community support, and your continuing contributions, I am confident that this organization, which has grown with an eye toward the future, will continue to do so!
As one of its founders, I will always be part of the DEFHR family. However, its continued success is not dependent upon me. Our amazing staff and a strong, dedicated Board of Directors will help define the next chapter at DEFHR. Our workforce is comprised of approximately 22 dedicated staff members and 1,300 volunteers each of who are deeply and passionately committed to DEFHR. Together our volunteers have donated over 57,223 hours just last year. As a team, staff and volunteers have accomplished incredible things. I am certain that their dedication, hard work, and commitment will continue to bring great success for the horses and DEFHR in the future.
What will I be doing?
Working with so many of you has been a highlight of my life. I will be forever grateful for your dedication and support…so this is not a goodbye. I will always be part of the DEFHR community – this family that we’ve created together. See you around!
|Posted by defhrhorses on February 27, 2013 at 4:55 PM|
We are seeking a responsible, positive, dedicated, and hard-working individual to fill a part-time Barn Assistant position, starting immediately. Must be willing to work four days a week (three weekdays and Sunday).
If interested, please email email@example.com ASAP for a job description and/or application.