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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:  
     FarViewHorseRescue@comcast.net      

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.”

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Volunteer Day
Saturday, May 6th 
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Help make a difference at the Horse Rescue by doing projects  after a busy winter season.   Afterwards, enjoy a bbq and meet other volunteers.   Come out as long as you can, even if it's only a few hours!

Horsing Around 
Family Fun Day
Saturday, June 3
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Breckenridge Equestrian Center
710 Wellington Road, Breck

Pony/Horse Rides, Games, Crafts, BBQ, Gymkhana, Silent Auction, music and more!