Days End Farm Horse Rescue Hosts 25th Anniversary Fall Festival and Trainers Challenge
DEFHR Invites the Community to the Farm to Celebrate 25 Years of Rescuing Horses!
Days End Farm Horse Rescue invites the public to their Fall Festival celebrating a major milestone—25 years of rescuing horses and educating people. The festivities will begin with a Friday evening happy hour, September 19, 6pm to 9pm, at the farm. Saturday, September 20, will be the festival 11am to 4pm, with the “Hops for Our Horses” Beer Garden from 1pm to 6pm. Guests will be able to enjoy live music, food from the Lisbon Town Grill and Anheuser-Busch beer.
This year’s festival has something for the whole family. In addition to the “Hops for Horses” Beer Garden for the adults, there will be children’s games, pony rides, a petting zoo and a horse costume contest. Back this year will be the 3d annual Trainers Challenge highlighting 8 rescue horses that have been in 60 to 90 days of off-site training by talented professional and amateur trainers.
During the Trainers Challenge, trainers in both divisions will be judged on: the amount of progress they have made with their horse; the bond they have formed; their communication style in working with the horse; their patience, knowledge of the horse’s personality and clarity of cues; and the trust and confidence the horse has in its trainer. For more information about the trainers and their horses, visithttp://www.defhr.org/meet_our_horses/trainerschallenge.html.
The Fall Festival is a great way for families to spend a fun afternoon in the country while helping over 110 horses that DEFHR cares for annually. Vendors will add a shopping experience to the day, and DEFHR gear and gently used tack will be available for purchase.
Local businesses are invited to sponsor the event, which is expected to draw over 1,500 people. If you are an individual or business interested in sponsoring this year’s event, email email@example.com or call Caroline Robertson at 301-854-5037. All proceeds directly support DEFHR’s mission of ensuring quality care and treatment of horses through intervention, education and outreach. The organization has rescued and re-homed 1,922 horses from neglect and abuse since its founding in 1989.
The Fall Festival will be held rain or shine at DEFHR’s farm located at 1372 Woodbine Rd. (at the intersection of Routes 94 and 144), Woodbine, MD 21797. Hours are 11am-6pm (Festival hours are 11am-4pm and the Beer Garden hours are 1-6pm). Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children. Information about the event can be found at www.defhr.org. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-854-5037 or 410-442-1564.