Youth Legacy

Youth Legacy

SPRING BREAK PROGRAM! DEFHR invites youth to come to the farm over their spring break to have fun in our Legacy Breakout Program! It's a full day of horses and fun - including games on horseback.

When: Monday April 8th, 9AM - 4:30PM

To register your child for Legacy Breakout, click here to download a registration form!

Please Note: All youth wanting to volunteer at Days End Farm Horse Rescue (DEFHR) on weekdays during Summer break must be enrolled in DEFHR's Youth Legacy program or be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The Youth Legacy program is for volunteers ages 12-17 and is a great way to jumpstart your child's volunteer experience at Days End Farm Horse Rescue (DEFHR)! Enjoy a full day of learning, fun, and friendship at DEFHR!

Participants will learn about a variety of topics relating to horse care and handling, delivered through classroom instruction and reinforced through hands-on learning activities. Participants will also be given the opportunity to participate in one riding activity during each session.

A typical daily schedule includes:

  • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM : feeding and horse care
  • 10:00 AM - Noon : barn chores
  • Noon - 12:30 PM : lunch break (Youth should bring a packed lunch.)
  • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM : special topic educational instruction and activity
  • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM : feeding and horse care
  • 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM : end of day wrap-up

Cost*: $150 per one-week session

Each session will accommodate only 30 participants per weekly session, so registering ahead of time is critical.

To register, click here: Legacy Registration Form Youth 2018.

Questions? Click here to e-mail DEFHR.

For more information about DEFHR's Financial Aid Program, please click here to e-mail DEFHR's Community Outreach Director. 


Parent: "This was a fantastic program. I liked very much that my son got an opportunity to do real work and get a lot of time working very closely with the horses. The Student Service Learning hours were an added benefit. The price was a real value. I would definitely recommend this program to others."

Parent:"The staff were absolutely phenomenal! Staff were super patient with my child, adjusted expectations to meet his needs, and helped build his self-confidence with praise and encouragement."

Parent:"I had envisioned my child becoming involved with an activity larger than herself. The results were amazing. I think the horses have found a new best friend."

Parent:"We were very satisfied with our Legacy week with DEFHR. Telling lots of friends about it. We'll be back next year for sure!!"