Mountain Valley Horse Rescue offers a variety of programs ranging from preschool partnerships to veterans health and wellness rehabilitation and even employee engagement/team building - please contact Amy Ben-Horin for more information.
October Volunteer Clinics
We are looking to keep our horses in shape and well mannered during our slower times at the ranch and we need your help! We are looking for volunteers that are hoping to continue to move through our Volunteer Levels to work with the horses in a variety of ways. October 20th we will be offering clinics that will help you move from the Blue Level (Basic Volunteer) all the way through our Orange Level (Roundpen/groundwork) and even a driving clinic to work with Stormy! This training is free to current volunteers and we are asking for a $20 donation from any community members that would like to join us to learn more. Clinics will start at 2pm and registration is required. Email Amy@mvhr.net for more and to register.
Mini Horse Heroes
Back by popular demand!
The Mini Horse Hero Program is a preschool program for kids 3-5 years old and their parents/care givers. Kids will spend time with the horses while exploring developmentally appropriate concepts related to preschool learning targets. Each day will be filled with movement, songs, crafts and of course quality time with our rescue horses!
Our fall session starts on September 21st and will meet the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month through November. Daily activities will run from 9:30am-12 pm.
Cost: $240 - The fall session has been sponsored by Higher Elevation Healing Arts Center and is now only $120 for all 6 sessions!
Payment and Registration are required to reserve your space. We do have a minimum requirement of at least 5 kids and a max of 10.
Fall Mini Horse Heroes is currently full! Stay tuned for more about our spring session.
Mountain Valley Horse Rescue offers whole classes the opportunity to come out to the ranch!
Groups work on communication, teamwork and leadership as they interact with our rescue horses in a variety of settings including learning how to lead horses in the round pen. Class visits include four rotations throughout the day- round pen work; service; scavenger hunt/team building initiative; and craft.
R.E.S.P.E.C.T. School Programs- MVHR offers 2nd and/or 3rd grade classes the opportunity to come out to the ranch. During this full day program students learn about responsibility, empowerment, stewardship, perseverance, empathy, cooperation and trust. Entire classes will rotate through 4 stations that embody our R.E.S.P.E.C.T. values and include service, groundwork, a craft and the amazing race! A MVHR staff will visit the class prior to their ranch day to provide information about the rescue and prep students on what they will need. Reservations must be made in advance as space is limited.
Horses Through Colorado History- New this year, we are working on a program for 4th graders! This program will look at horses throughout Colorado history and works to tie in state standards. Contact Amy for more information or to schedule your visit! Spaces are limited to specific dates.
If a full day program does not fit within your class schedule, contact us for a variety of service opportunities for groups at the rescue. Students will still have the opportunity to get to know our horses and will develop relationships with the horse of their choice as they complete service projects around the ranch.
Vail Valley Homeschool Programs- We are excited to offer the Homeschool community the opportunity to come together at the rescue monthly. While kids develop horsemanship skills. This year we will be tying in an academic component where kids will learn more about the rescue and advocacy while incorporating our R.E.S.P.E.C.T. (Responsibility, Empowerment, Stewardship, Perseverance, Empowerment, Cooperation, Trust) core values.
This program will meet the last Tuesday of every month starting Sept. 25th and go through May 28, 2019.
Cost: $200 for all 9 sessions
Registration is required. We do have a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 kids enrolled.
Register now by filling out the form below:
Summer 2018 Mountain Valley Horse Rescue Horse Heroes Summer Camp!
Our Horse Heroes Summer Camp, allows campers to build connections with their “own” rescue horse as well as a riding horse. This 4-day program includes the development of horsemanship skills along with either a riding lesson or a trail ride (lessons on Tues. & Thurs.; trail rides on Wed. and Fridays).
Through their time with the horses, kids will also develop a sense of R.E.S.P.E.C.T (Responsibility, Empowerment, Stewardship, Perseverance, Empathy, Cooperation and Trust). These values will be reinforced with daily activities.
Limit of 12 campers each day and all campers must be 8 years or older.
Program days Tuesday- Friday and are from 9am-4 pm (due to the community interest in Eagle County, MVHR will offer a pick up and drop off in Wolcott at 8:30am and 4:30pm)
Cost Per Session: $400
Registration and payment is required to reserve your spot.
Session 1: 6/19/18- 6/22/18- FULL: Waitlist ONLY
Session 2: 7/17/18-7/20/18- FULL: Waitlist ONLY
Session 3: 7/31/18-8/3/18- FULL: Waitlist ONLY
Session 4: 8/7/18-8/10/18- FULL: Waitlist ONLY
Session 5: 8/21/18-8/24/18- FULL: Waitlist ONLY
Registration is open! Click the Register Now button to reserve your spot!!
High School Rescue Club
Mountain Valley Horse Rescue (MVHR) is excited to provide high school students with the opportunity to get more involved in our rescue efforts. This includes gaining a deeper understanding of horse knowledge (general, horsemanship and riding) while building the leadership skills necessary to help advocate for the over 6,000 unwanted, abandoned and/or abused horses in Colorado!
This club is free to youth that can make a year-long commitment to MVHR. This club is kicked off with a week long leadership retreat at the ranch June 5-8th. Students are then required to assist with one summer camp session, monthly service days and the development of a fundraising/outreach campaign.
An application for Rescue Club can be obtained by sending us an inquiry form using the"Learn More" button below