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Far View Horse Rescue
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Rescue, Rehabilitation, Education and Placement
Far View Horse Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Breckenridge/Fairplay  organization.  The main ranch is located on 40 beautiful acres near Fairplay, Colorado and offers individual rehabilitation pens as well as cross fenced pastures with shelters and a stream.  Some horses are located at the Breckenridge Equestrian Center in the summer months.  

Our Vision:  Finding our rescued horses successful partnerships with new owners, through caring youth and adult volunteers plus horsemanship education.

Mission: We are a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing shelter, care, rehabilitation, and adoption services for abused, neglected, abandoned and unwanted horses. FVHR is committed to reducing the number of unwanted horses by providing community resources through equine education, information and referral services.

FVHR is able to accomplish their goals with many youth and adult volunteers.  The youth programs allow kids to learn more about caring for horses, responsibility and create bonding relationships with these incredible horses. 

Located in Breckenridge and Fairplay, Colorado
Mailing:  P.O. Box 1529, Fairplay, CO 80440:  

Far View Horse Rescue Fundraiser Event Date Set

Far View Horse Rescue certified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

by Gena Osborn on 12/04/16

The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Verified status to Far View Horse Rescue as of December 2, 2016.

Verification means that Far View Horse Rescue meets the criteria of a true equine sanctuary/rescue and is providing humane and responsible care of the animals. To be awarded Verified status, an organization must meet GFAS’s rigorous and peer-reviewed animal care standards which are confirmed by a site visit and they must also adhere to a demanding set of ethical and operational principles. The verification status also provides a clear and trusted means for the public, donors and grantors to recognize Far View Horse Rescue as an exceptional organization.

“We are proud to announce the recent verification of Far View Horse Rescue,” said Valerie Taylor, GFAS Director of Accreditation. “The dedication and passion of Far View’s volunteers is remarkable, which allows for such attention to be paid to proper rescue and rehabilitation of neglected, abandoned, and unwanted horses.  In addition, Far View’s dedication to finding the rescued horses successful homes with new owners and providing horsemanship education demonstrates the organization’s commitment to equines-in-need in Colorado.”

“We are so thrilled and proud on our progress of being Verified by GFAS,” said Kimberly Kissmann, Executive Director of Far View Horse Rescue. “This has made us so much more safety conscientious and we will continue to strive to become even better in every way, every day.”

Purina Horse Feed & Clydesdale Surprise to Rescue

by Gena Osborn on 11/05/16

The Far View Horse Rescue received a huge surprise today!    Purina Horse Feed donated two tons of horse grain to the Rescue today, but wait there is more.  The gift was delivered on flat bed truck that was led into the Rescue by the Budweiser Clydesdales.    Over 40 volunteers were at the Rescue for a Purina video shoot when 8 world famous Clydesdales rolled in.    The Far View Horse Rescue is so grateful for the grain donation by Purina in conjunction with A Home for Every Horse Program.  Watch for the professional video that will be released around the end of November.   

Thanks for great 6th Annual Horsing Around Event

by Gena Osborn on 05/28/16

Another successful Horsing Around Fundraiser for the Horse Rescue!   Thousands of dollars was raised with the BBQ, pony rides, silent auction, games, crafts and more!   Hundreds of kids and adults enjoyed a beautiful day at the Breckenridge Equestrian Center.  Thank you to everyone that donated, volunteered and participated in the 2016 Horsing Around Event.   Special thanks to Breckenridge Grand Vacations that sponsored the pony rides.   

Get your Far View Horse Rescue 2016 Calendars!

by Gena Osborn on 12/03/15

Limited number of 2016 Far View calendars are available for purchase.  The beautiful full color calendars have great photos of the Rescue and horses that you can enjoy all year long.   Calendars are available for $20 each by calling Kimberly at 970-376-2103.  Hurry, supplies won't last!

Colorado Gives Day - Dec 8, 2015

by Gena Osborn on 11/04/15

Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide initiative that raises millions of dollars for various Colorado non-profit organizations online over a 24-hour time period. 
The Far View Horse Rescue is excited to participate in the Colorado Gives Day for the first time.The donations received have a major impact on daily operation at the Far View Horse Rescue and allows the organization to improve and expand.  
Since we know most people are busy, you may schedule your donation now to ensure your contribution is done on Dec 8th.  Simply go to the Colorado Gives Day page on the Horse Rescue web site to learn more!