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Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center Open House

Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center Open House

The ‘mane’ event of the summer returns on May 17

 

FRANKTOWN, Colo. (May 13, 2014) Horse lovers of all ages are invited to kick off the summer at the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center on Saturday, May 17, during its third annual open house and adoption day.

 

Taking place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Harmony Equine Center, located at 5540 E. Highway 86, just west of Franktown, visitors can enjoy guided tours of the facility, refreshments from local food truck vendors and activities for kids, as well as meet horses available for adoption. No RSVP is required and all ages are welcome.

 

In addition, professional horse trainer Brent Winston will offer trainings and demonstrations throughout the day, including how to trailer-load a horse, and how the Harmony Equine Center trains formerly abused and neglected horses so they are ready for adoption.

 

“We want the public to come and see what we are doing, not only to help the horses in our care, but to spread the word that there is a real need for a facility like this in Colorado,” said Garret Leonard, director of the Harmony Equine Center. “We also want to share our training knowledge with the public to help improve the lives of all horses.”

 

Guests can also learn about volunteer opportunities, training events and youth camps taking place throughout the summer at the Harmony Equine Center.

 

“We’re proud to be part of such a horse-friendly community,” said Leonard. “Our goal is to be not only a safe haven for abused and neglected equines, but also to serve as an educational resource for horse owners and potential adopters.”

 

The Harmony Equine Center is a private rehabilitation and adoption facility for horses, ponies, donkeys and mules that have been removed from owners’ care by law enforcement authorities. It is not a sanctuary or a rescue facility, and the center does not accept owner-relinquished horses. Adoption days are every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or by appointment.

 

To learn more about the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center or to see horses available for adoption, visit ddfl.org/equine or call (303) 751-5772.

 

About the Dumb Friends League

Founded in 1910, the Dumb Friends League is the largest community-based animal welfare organization in the Rocky Mountain region, helping pets and people in the Denver metro area and beyond. In 2012, the League expanded the scope of its services to include providing shelter, care and hope for abused and neglected equines in Colorado. The Dumb Friends League has shelters at 2080 S. Quebec St. in Denver and the Buddy Center at 4556 Castleton Court in Castle Rock, as well as the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center™ near Franktown. For more information, visit ddfl.org or call (303) 751-5772.

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