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,
June 3rd
10am - 4pm


CHR's Summer Open House

Bring the whole family and enjoy and day of fun at CHR! Meet horses, tour the Rescue, watch riding demonstrations and shop our fabulous gift shop and thrift store. We will also be hosting a special ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate our brand new indoor riding arena.

Schedule of events

  • 10am – Training Demonstration
  • 12pm – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Indoor Arena
  • 1pm – Adoptable Horses Showcase
  • 2:30pm – Training Demonstration

This is a FREE event!

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

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

Upcoming Education: Classes and Clinics

Sunday,
April 23rd

9am - 3pm at CHR
$55 per person
Demystifying Equine Behavior

Part 1 of 3: Understanding the Horse Series
Have you ever wondered why your horse behaves a certain way, or why he reacts the way he does when scared, shy, or threatened? Why does he spook for what seems like no reason? Equine behavior is the core of understanding your horse and how he interacts with the world around him. Part indoor lecture, part outdoor demonstration, this clinic will help you to better understand what your horse is saying, and to improve the way you interact with one another. We will uncover how horses interact within their own species, and how we as humans can better communicate with them on their level. A round pen session is included, where participants will observe as human and horse learn to become one.

Bring a note pad and pen. An hour lunch break will occur at 12pm. Participants must bring their own lunch.

This clinic has sold out! Registration for parts 2 and 3 of the series is still open.

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

Colorado Horse Rescue
10386 N 65th St
Longmont, CO 80503
Wednesday,
May 17th

6pm at CHR
$45 per person
Common Equine Skin Conditions Clinic

Presented by Colorado State University field veterinarian, Dr. Luke Bass
Join us for another informative evening! Dr. Bass will discuss those pesky skin problems that your horse will encounter this summer. From the struggles with fly bite hypersensitivity to sarcoids, you will learn the latest therapy and research that is used to treat a variety of problems.

–Dr. Bass graduated from CSU in 2007 and then completed an equine internship at Pioneer Equine Hospital in Oakdale, CA. After completion of the internship, he remained at Pioneer Equine Hospital as an associate veterinarian focusing on ambulatory practice, reproduction, lameness, and dentistry for 5 years. After spending a year on the western slope with Colorado River Veterinary Services, Dr. Bass decided to return to CSU (with his family) as a faculty member in the Equine Field Service department where he focuses on equine ambulatory medicine and teaching of undergraduate equine science and veterinary students. In his spare time, Dr. Bass loves spending time with his family and friends, playing golf, and enjoying outdoor sports.–

Space is limited, preregistration is required.

Register Now

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

Colorado Horse Rescue
10386 N 65th St
Longmont, CO 80503
Sunday,
May 21st

8am - 4pm at CHR
$45 to participate
$25 to borrow a CHR horse
$15 to audit
Roundpen Psychology

Part 2 of 3: Understanding the Horse Series
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. Roundpen 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 a 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 at (720) 494-1414 x 2205 or shofkamp@chr.org to sign up for your time slot upon registration. All horses outside of CHR are required to have updated vaccination records and a negative Coggins within the last 12 months. First session Begins at 8am.

Participation space for this clinic has sold out! Auditors are still welcome to register.

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,
June 4th

9am - 12pm OR
1 - 4pm at CHR
$15 to audit
Building Leadership Hoof to Hand

Part 3 of 3: Understanding the Horse Series
Building leadership is all our horses want out of us as their human caretakers. It is our responsibility to be the best leaders we can be for them. In this exciting, interactive groundwork clinic, learn what it takes to give your horse exactly what he needs. Have a difficult horse you feel you just can’t connect with, or a specific behavioral issue you would like to work through? Tough to trailer, bolts under saddle, naughty behavior on the ground, disrespectful? Almost all problems, even those in the saddle, can be solved on the ground first. This clinic will allow you to redefine your relationship with your horse, build his trust, and strengthen your leadership skills. We encourage you to bring your own horse to the clinic so that we can work on your specific needs together. Don’t have a horse? No problem, CHR can provide you with an equine partner so you can start by learning what it takes to be a positive leader.

2 duplicate sessions will be hosted; participation space has SOLD OUT! Auditors are still welcome to register.

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?