Get Involved!

Throughout the year, Colorado Horse Rescue hosts fun and exciting events for all ages. We also offer a variety of educational classes and clinics for equine enthusiasts. Timing can vary from an afternoon or evening session, to a full weekend of hands-on horse activities. Please note that space is limited for most events and clinics. Refunds are considered on a case-by-case basis.

For classes that involve hands-on work with horses, there may be an option to bring your own horse if you register as a participant. This is dependent upon space availability, requires proof of a negative Coggins and a health certificate, and may include additional fees for boarding. Please contact CHR to make arrangements.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, January 7th
- Sunday, January 23rd

CHR at the National Western Stock Show

Longmont too far of a drive? Visit us at the National Western Stock Show’s vendor area! Chat with staff and volunteers to learn more about the plight of the disadvantaged horse, and how to get involved. Merchandise will also be available for purchase, and proceeds go directly back to supporting the CHR herd.

Booth #1928. See you there!

Visit the NWSS website for more information.

Questions? Contact Carol Brice at (720) 494-1414 x 2201 or cbrice@chr.org.

National Western Complex
4655 Humboldt St
Denver, CO 80216

Upcoming Education: Classes and Clinics

Sunday,
February 12th

10am - 4pm
$45 per person
Capturing the Horse on Canvas: An Equine Art Clinic

Taught by CHR Trainer and artist Sarah Hofkamp, and open to all ages and experience levels, this fun, hands-on, educational clinic provides you an opportunity to either begin or perfect your artistic skills. The first half of the session consists of learning basic equine anatomy and how to draw it, both standing and in motion. Afterwards, the second half is all about taking what we’ve learned and bringing it to life with paint! You don’t have to be an artist to walk out of here with a beautiful one-of-a-kind piece of art. Sign up now, as these classes fill up fast. Limited to 10 participants. Please bring your own lunch. There will be a short break.

Register Now

Questions? Contact Sarah Hofkamp at (720) 494-1414 x 2205 or shofkamp@chr.org.

Colorado Horse Rescue
10386 N 65th St
Longmont, CO 80503
Sunday,
March 12th

10am - 4pm
$45 per person
Equine Photography

If you didn’t get a chance to join us for the last Photography Clinic, now’s your chance! Join us at CHR as we learn the ins and outs of what makes a picture worth a thousand words! Looking to improve your photography skills in general, how to take better artistic photos, or perhaps what makes a good horse sale photo? We will cover it all. Everyone wants to capture beautiful and breathtaking pictures of their equine companions, join us and learn how! This is NOT a clinic to learn about your camera and participants are responsible for providing their own camera. With beautiful spring color, gorgeous horses, and a fun, interactive learning environment, let the Colorado Horse Rescue teach you about capturing the beauty of our amazing equine subjects.
Limited to 12 participants. Please bring your own lunch. There will be a short break.

Register Now

Questions? Contact Sarah Hofkamp at (720) 494-1414 x 2205 or shofkamp@chr.org.

Colorado Horse Rescue
10386 N 65th St
Longmont, CO 80503

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring my own horse?

Can I borrow a CHR horse?
  • Yes, there is a $25 fee to borrow a horse.

How old to you have to be to attend this clinic?

Will the clinic be held indoor or outdoors?
  • It depends on the type of clinic. All clinics that involve handling horses are held outdoors. (As of now, CHR does not have an indoor arena). Some clinics are more of a lecture format and are held indoors.

What is your cancellation policy?
  • CHR does not offer refunds, except in case of emergency. We do offer refunds if WE cancel a clinic. These are the options:
  • You can donate the amount to CHR
  • You can use that amount as a credit toward a future clinic
  • You can get a full refund if applicable

If I choose to audit, do I have to stay all day?
  • Auditors are welcome to come for as little or as long as they choose.

What does your facility offer?
  • We have an air conditioned/heated office with a bathroom, water fountain, and small kitchen. The kitchen has a microwave, refrigerator/freezer and an electric kettle.

Can I bring my dog?
  • We ask that you leave your pets at home when attending a clinic.

Could you give me more information about the clinician?