Dumb Friends League
The Harmony Equine Center provides a safe haven for Colorado horses, ponies, donkeys and mules that have suffered from abuse and neglect. The equine center receives and cares for equines that are removed from owners by law enforcement authorities. Horses find relief from suffering and opportunities for new lives through the equine center. Top-quality care is provided by a knowledgeable, experienced professional staff that is on the premises seven days a week. Once the animals are restored to health, they are offered to responsible new owners through an application and interview process.
The Harmony Equine Center is open to potential adopters on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on other days by appointment at (303) 754-7190.
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Summer Events at the Harmony Equine Center
Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m. to noon
Thinking about getting your first horse? Already own a horse, but considering another? There are basic things you need to know so you and your horse will flourish. Presented by Scott Whinfrey, head trainer and professional colt starter. Register online.
Saturday, June 29, 10 a.m. to noon
Learn the steps it takes to get horses ready for adoption. Find out what to look for when choosing your impounded horse, from making the first contact to taking your first ride, and what to expect when you bring your horse home. This lecture with demonstrations will give you the answers and help you take the next step in finding your perfect horse. Participants receive a coupon for $100 off the adoption fee at Harmony Equine Center. Presented by Scott Whinfrey, head trainer and professional colt starter. Register online.
Monday, July 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Before heading back to school, spend a day with us learning about all things horses—from hay to z! This one-day camp for kids ages 12–15 will be spent exploring horse anatomy, body language, markings and more. This class involves observation of our wonderful Harmony horses, but no interaction with the animals. Understanding horses not only leads to better care of horses, but results in more compassion and empathy for our animal friends.
*Due to preparation and staffing costs, all camp fees are non-refundable.
Rescued to Ride
Saturday, July 13 & Sunday, July 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Join two Colorado horse-helping organizations at one don’t-miss event! Professional trainers Scott Whinfrey of the Harmony Equine Center and Jeff Derby of Rescued to Ride work with some of the adoptable horses at the Harmony Equine Center. Over the course of the weekend, Scott and Jeff will work toward starting each horse under saddle and introducing them to their first rides. Watch the trainers in action and learn valuable horsemanship skills during this inspiring and entertaining weekend. For more information, visit rescuedtoride.org.
Selecting a First-time Horse for Young Riders
Saturday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m. to noon
Is the young person in your family ready to ride? An impounded horse, restored and trained, is the perfect first horse for a young rider, and gives them a special opportunity to experience compassion, patience and bonding with a horse in need of a home. Learn how to find the right horse for your budding rider. Participants receive a coupon for $100 off the adoption fee at Harmony Equine Center. Presented by Scott Whinfrey, head trainer and professional colt starter. Register online.