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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!

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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.


We are HIRING a Summer Youth Program Leader!

Get ready to have the time of your life this summer! A job at Days End Farm Horse Rescue provides you with the perfect opportunity to make a difference. You’ll find yourself engaged in meaningful work, and you’ll have an absolute ball doing it!

Two Summer Youth Program Leader positions are currently available. Summer Youth Program Leaders will be in charge of instruction and supervision of DEFHR’s Legacy Program. The Legacy Program runs June 12, 2017 to August 18, 2017 (Monday through Friday) from 8:00am – 5:00pm. The Legacy Program, which is sponsored by Days End Farm Horse Rescue, teaches youth volunteers a variety of equine related topics that are reinforced through activities catered to the lesson taught. Legacy Program participants are youth ages 7 – 17. This program enables participants to take their horse and Days End knowledge to a new level while having fun!

If you’re interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity please contact Nicky Wetzelberger with any questions, or click here to download an application to apply.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2017



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.