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,
September 16th
6pm


CHR's Annual Mane Event Benefit
The Westin Hotel
10600 Westminster Blvd
Westminster, CO 80020

Upcoming Education: Classes and Clinics

Sunday,
July 30th

10am - 4pm
$55 per person
Purchase to Performance: Horse Ownership

CHR is not only a great place to look when searching for a new horse, but it’s also an amazing place to learn about what it takes to purchase a horse for the very first time.  Purchase to Performance is a fun, educational, interactive clinic for all ages. Whether you have been around horses but never delved into the wonder of horse ownership, or you are just starting your horse journey, this is the clinic for you. Our goal is to answer all of your questions when it comes to horse purchasing and ownership. Enjoy a day of learning, connecting with others in our community, and of course playing with horses!

This clinic is partially lecture based as well as interactive. Wear appropriate clothing for being outside with horses. Bring a note pad and pen. There will be a lunch break and participants must bring their own lunch.

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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,
August 13th

10am - 4pm
$45 per person
Painting from Life

If you have enjoyed Colorado Horse Rescue’s drawing and painting clinics in the past you are going to LOVE this new and unique artistic experience. Join us as we delve into the fabulous world of art and horses by working with live horse models. With the grand opening of our new indoor arena, we can now sit and enjoy watching beautiful rescue horses run and play and also learn about how they move. This is a great opportunity to unleash your inner artist.

Participants are responsible for bringing their own paper, pencils and canvas. Paint and brushes will be supplied at clinic. You must bring your own lunch.

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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,
September 24th

8am - 5pm
1-Hour Individual Sessions
$45 per person
$15 to audit
Problem Solving for You and Your Horse

This clinic explores the many struggles we as riders and horse owners must overcome to be better partners with our horses. We will look at issues such as bolting, spooking, rearing, biting, lethargy, willingness, and poor ground manners. We can even work on perfecting those hard-to-master skills like side pass, obstacles, and more! Learn to have a more solid relationship with your horse, and to be better partners both on the trail and in the arena. We encourage everyone who wants to learn more about horsemanship and leadership to attend. From big problems to small, we are here to help. As this clinic is designed to assist current horse owners with their horses, the ‘borrow a CHR horse’ option is not currently available.

Participants will have a 1-hour private session. You must contact Sarah (720) 494-1414 x 2205 or shofkamp@chr.org to sign up for your time slot upon registration. First session Begins at 8am, and space is limited to 8 participants. There will be a lunch break at noon and participants must bring their own lunch.

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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,
October 8th

9am - 12pm
OR 1 - 4pm
$45 per person
$25 to borrow a CHR horse
$15 to audit
Obstacle Course Clinic: Groundwork

Everyday life with a horse presents obstacles for us as horse owners to overcome. From leading with manners to trailer loading, everything in a horse’s world has the potential to be scary. Groundwork is an amazing way to reconnect with your horse and get both human and equine partners back on the same page. We will tackle problems like disrespectful leading, pushy behavior, lethargy, aggression, unwillingness, fear, trailer loading, and more. Join us in this fun, interactive clinic where we will work one-on-one with a horse to building a solid foundation of leadership. We encourage participants to bring their own horses if possible, but if you don’t own a horse, no problem! CHR is happy to provide an equine partner to help you learn and master these horsemanship skills on the ground.

Two duplicate sessions will be held. Participants may choose between the morning and afternoon sessions.

All horses outside of CHR are required to have updated vaccination records and a negative Coggins within the last 12 months.

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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,
November 5th

8am - 5pm
1-Hour Individual Sessions
$45 per person
$25 to borrow a CHR horse
$15 to audit
Round Penning Psychology

If you missed Round Penning earlier this year here is your chance!

This is an interactive clinic for both auditors and participants. We will begin to uncover the first steps in understanding the mysterious and often frustrating world of the horse. Working with horses is more than just domination and submission. It’s about building a foundation of trust and leadership, and it’s about learning their language and communicating with them on their level. Round Pen Psychology is the first step of building that unshakable relationship in your horse’s eyes. It’s also an amazing tool to help fix many behavioral or training problems. Do you have a horse that is disrespectful, aggressive, hard to handle, spooky, bolts, or won’t trailer? We can help address those issues and more! Learn to be the leader that they can not only understand, but trust. If you have your own horse, we recommend bringing him/her. Every horse is different and building a foundation with your horse’s specific needs is preferred. If you do not have a horse of your own but still wish to participate, a CHR horse can be provided to you for an additional fee. Auditors are encouraged to observe throughout the day.

Participants will have a 1-hour private session. You must contact Sarah (720) 494-1414 x 2205 or shofkamp@chr.org to sign up for your time slot upon registration. First session Begins at 8am, and space is limited to 8 participants. There will be a lunch break at noon and participants must bring their own lunch.

All horses outside of CHR are required to have updated vaccination records and a negative Coggins within the last 12 months.

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.

As an auditor, is there anything I should bring with me?
  • We ask auditors to bring a portable chair, and dress to be outside (this could include a hat, sunscreen, water bottle, or snack).

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

Will the clinic be held indoor or outdoors?
  • It depends on the type of clinic. Clinics that involve handling horses are generally held outdoors. 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?