Come horse around at the Harmony Equine Center open house
The Harmony Equine Center is a private rehabilitation and adoption
facility for horses, ponies, donkeys, and mules that have been
removed from owners’ care by law enforcement authorities.
Information provided by the Denver Dumb Friends League
Horse lovers of all ages are invited to kick off the summer at the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center on Saturday, May 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for its third annual open house and adoption day.
The Harmony Equine Center is located at 5540 E. Highway 86, just west of Franktown. Visitors can enjoy guided tours of the facility, refreshments from local food truck vendors, and activities for kids, as well as meet horses available for adoption. No RSVP is required and all ages are welcome.
In addition, professional horse trainer Brent Winston will offer training and demonstrations throughout the day, including how to trailer-load a horse and how the Harmony Equine Center trains formerly abused and neglected horses so they are ready for adoption.
“We want the public to come and see what we are doing, not only to help the horses in our care, but to spread the word that there is a real need for a facility like this in Colorado,” said Garret Leonard, director of the Harmony Equine Center. “We also want to share our training knowledge with the public to help improve the lives of all horses.”
Guests can also learn about volunteer opportunities, training events and youth camps taking place throughout the summer at the Harmony Equine Center.
“We’re proud to be part of such a horse-friendly community,” said Leonard. “Our goal is to be not only a safe haven for abused and neglected equines, but also to serve as an educational resource for horse owners and potential adopters.”
The Harmony Equine Center is a private rehabilitation and adoption facility for horses, ponies, donkeys, and mules that have been removed from owners’ care by law enforcement authorities. It is not a sanctuary or a rescue facility, and the center does not accept owner-relinquished horses. Adoption days are every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or by appointment.
To learn more about the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center or to see horses available for adoption, visit ddfl.org/equine or call 303-751-5772.