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DEFHR is proud to invite you to its 10th Annual WINES & EQUINEs a Wine Pairing Dinner & Auction Gala at The William F. Bolger Center in Potomac, Maryland, on Saturday, April 1st 2017 at 5PM. Auction items are donated and all funds raised from this event will pay for the critical care needs of horses in transition, humane education, community outreach as well as raising awareness about the prevalence of equine abuse and neglect.

The auction will be both silent and live and there is something for everyone - art, bucket list trips, experiences and much much more!  The silent auction is all electronic and online bidding begins on March 24th, continuing through cocktail hour on the day of the event ending at 7PM. During the silent auction cocktail hour be sure to enjoy a selection of wines and selfies with the horses.  Dinner service will start at 7PM and the LIVE auction will take place at 8PM. The Bolger Center is a hotel so consider making a night of it and book a room!

To purchase your tickets, make a donation or preview auction items CLICK HERE!

Copy of LegacyRegistration Open

Register for Summer Legacy Programs at DEFHR!

DEFHR offers 3 different Legacy programs varying by age for volunteers ages 7-17. Our Legacy Programs are a great way to jumpstart your child's volunteer experience while enjoying a full day of learning, fun, and friendship at DEFHR!

Participants will learn about a variety of topics relating to horse care and handling, that are reinforced through hands-on learning activities. We offer a Junior Legacy Program, Youth Legacy Program, and Legacy Varsity.

For more information, please visit our Education Programs page to download a registration form for any Legacy Program.

**Early Bird Special - $10 off before March 15th for one week long session per participant for Junior and Youth Legacy programs.

Sara Clinic

Horse Handling Clinic with DEFHR Head Trainer

REGISTER today for this 4 hour, hands-on clinic with DEFHR's Head Trainer, Sara Strauss. Learn ways to build a bond with your horse through groundwork - bring your own horse or use one of DEFHR's horses!

$75/person, Saturday, May 13th from 10:00AM - 2:00PM. To register click here to email info@defhr.org or call 301-854-5037. Limited number of participants, open to the public! Spaces fill fast, register today.  



To be filled ASAP!

We are looking for an empathetic and motivated individual to join our team of dedicated staff! Job responsibilities will include feeding, medicating, turning in/out, stall cleaning, volunteer/intern management, etc. Advanced equine handling skills is required and experience in education/public speaking is a plus. Barn Assistants require leadership skills to facilitate good working relationships with the public, volunteers, donors, staff and interns in order to provide excellent care for 70+ previously abused or neglected horses daily.

Benefits include health insurance, paid vacation, paid sick, direct deposit, and IRA. Pay starts at $9-9.50/hour.

Please send resume to health@defhr.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

As a partner in The Right Horse Initiative, Days End Farm Horse Rescue, is proud to support a national movement reframing the conversation about equine adoption. The Right Horse Initiative is a collective of industry professionals and equine welfare advocates working together to improve the lives of horses in transition through a dialogue of kindness and respect. To learn more about The Right Horse Initiative, visit therighthorse.org or click here to learn how to help.