Awards & Associations

Partnerships, Accreditations & Awards

As a partner in The Right Horse Initiative, Days End Farm Horse Rescue (DEFHR), 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.

DEFHR is working with The Right Horse Initiative to promote the bond between horses and humans. We are good people for good horses, and everyone who loves horses has ownership in this movement. To learn more about The Right Horse Initiative, visit or click here to find out how you can help.


The Humane Education Coalition is an international alliance for collective impact. The mission of the Coalition is to advance the field of humane education for the betterment of all living things. The Coalition collaborates with partners in the human rights, environmental ethics, and animal protection sectors to achieve common goals, support their work, and foster respect and compassion among their constituents.

DEFHR is committed to taking part in the Humane Education Coalition’s mission to advance the field of humane education. As a Coalition partner, we are joining a growing worldwide community of agencies who are working toward a compassionate and sustainable future for all people, animals, and the planet. To learn more about the Humane Education Coalition visit their website at


The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Accredited status to Days End Farm Horse Rescue in September 2015.

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance awarded accredited status to DEFHR in 2015 based on evaluation of operations, education, horse health care management, facility standards and services, and adoption policies and protocols.

DEFHR has received Charity Navigator's highest rating for sound fiscal management for 10 consecutive years.

DEFHR was awarded the "Best In America" Award from the Independent Charities of America.

DEFHR was awarded the "Best In America" Award from the Independent Charities of America.

DEFHR is a GuideStar Exchange Gold Participant. Echoing its commitment to organizational transparency, DEFHR provides basic and financial information as well as details about DEFHR's impact and effectiveness through GuideStar.

Memberships & Associations

Organizations That Support DEFHR