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Homeschool Program is BACK!

Back again this school year is our popular Homeschool Education Program (ages 5-17). This program was designed exclusively for homeschool students and allows participants the opportunity to learn about equines by working hands-on with DEFHR’s own rescue horses. Students meet once a month from September - May. Participants will learn basic handling and care of horses while engaging in educational lessons and fun activities.

Registration has already started, and slots fill fast!

For more information and registration forms, please click here.

JOIN OUR TEAM

WANTED: P/T BARN ASSISTANT

Seeking a responsible, professional, hard-working individual to work two days/week at our satellite facility in Western Maryland. Applicant should live within 30 minutes of the Boonsboro area and have their own transportation. Up to 16 hours/week would be required, including one weekend day. Must be able to work mornings and late afternoons, but schedule may otherwise be flexible. Job responsibilities to include daily hands-on care of ~15 horses (feeding, medicating, grooming, turn-in/out), barn chores, and possible minor maintenance as needed. Position to be filled IMMEDIATELY.

Those interested in applying should email health@defhr.org.

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DEFHR Needs Your Leadership and Experience

DEFHR is looking to appoint 5 new board members to ensure we have the capacity and skills to oversee the next phase of our work; to include individuals with skills in the marketing, legal, development and fundraising professions coupled with a compassion for animals and support of DEFHR's mission.  For more information see board member job description.  If interested please download the application and email along with your resume to our Development Director, Caroline Robertson at development@defhr.org.

Click here for BOARD JOB DESCRIPTION

Click here for BOARD MEMBER APPLICATION

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2016 1st Annual
Polo For A Cause!

Saturday, October 15, 2016 help us raise MATCHING funds for our Equine Ambulance while we watch an amazing polo match set at beautiful Summer Hills Farm in Poolesville.  There will be a VIP tent with food, drink and live music.  Along with Stomping of the Divots, Julia Roberts Hat Contest and many chances to help us reach our goal of 20K so our donor will match your efforts!

Gates open at 3:30

Match starts at 4:00

ADMISSION (at gate on day of event)

  • $25 General Parking per vehicle
  • $50 Premier Tailgate parking per vehicle (only 25 sports available)

BYO chairs & blankets, dress to impress with hats so you can partake in the "Julia Roberts Best Hat Contest"

VIP Tent tickets go on sale October 5th - stay tuned for details...