support AGHR this Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day "Giving From The Heart" Donations Drive to Benefit Animal Guardians Horse Rescue.
Our horses need you! Please consider donating this Valentine's Day.
If you can't make a tax-deductible donation here:
Then please consider donating by credit card or donating a gift from our
Amazon Smile or SmartPak Wish Lists here:
With Much Love and Gratitude from the Horses of Animal Guardians Horse Rescue, Inc.
AGHR and snow featured in the Parelli Foundation 2018 annual report
AGHR was a 2018 recipient of a small natural horsemanship education grant from the Parelli Foundation in Scottsdale, AZ, in 2018. We received a $1000 grant, half of which we spent on two new training tool kits and some educational materials. We are spending the other half on a fantastic Charity Parelli Clinic with Parelli Professional Susan Nelson at her ranch in Tehachapi on June 9, 2019. This will be a great learning experience for everyone, and we encourage all of our volunteers, foster caregivers, and adopters to attend!
We are proud to see an article featuring our story of Snow, one of our "wildies" who came from a closed sanctuary in Oregon over a year ago. The link is available below.
The story features Snow and has a nice little photo of her standing with our Jr. Ambassadors, Corianne and Becky Dellvon, holding their children's sized Parelli carrot sticks and savvy strings. Snow came to us with significant behavioral challenges, including bolting, avoiding being caught, kicking with hoof handling, and separation anxiety panic behavior. Since working with her more consistently in foster care using Parelli tools and methods, she has mellowed out a lot. She is now able to be haltered, caught, handled for basic grooming, and has shown improvement with her feet and vet care. We were even able to get a teeth float on her last year without too much struggle by our vet.
AGHR is very proud to be a part of the Parelli Natural Horsemanship Education Program. We encourage all of you to look at this article and keep abreast of how the Parelli Foundation helps organizations like ours so we can best serve the needs of our horses in the sanctuary and adoptions program.
aghr pulls senior mustang gelding from animal shelter
Tiny is a 22 year old BLM Mustang, pulled out of the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, and relocated to the comfort of a private home boarding stable in Simi Valley with Animal Guardians Horse Rescue, Inc. He needs sponsors and donated bags of Ace Hi Alfalfa Bermuda Pellets. Please help if you can by clicking here.
Thank you to our year-end donors
We are full of love and gratitude for you all. We want to pay special recognition to the Parelli Foundation for their generous Natural Horsemanship Education Grant, allowing us to purchase equipment and host a Parelli professional trainer to do a charity clinic with us this Spring. Also, we want to give special recognition to the J.W. and Sandra Mitchell Foundation for their generous contribution to our organization with a safety net donation this December. Your support and faith in our organization makes a world of difference! We hope all of you will join us again in 2019.
2019 Board of directors announced
Announcing the 2019 AGHR Leadership Team
AGHR Woolsey fire update
AGHR horses and properties are safe. We were evacuated in Simi Valley on Nov. 9, but returned home without property damage and loss on Nov. 11. We appreciate the efforts of Lori Warling, Thomas Willers, Jeff Carey, Pam Dirickson, Robert Dellvon, and Deborah Greene-Dellvon, to keep our horses and property owners safe and clear of any danger. We appreciate the public's support. In honor of those who have lost their homes in Oak Park, Thousand Oaks, Malibu and Agoura Hills, we are selling over 100 tack items for fundraiser sale and will donate partial funds to families who are displaced and have nowhere to return to. Please consider purchasing some of our sale items to help with this fundraising effort to put lives back together.
How you can help AGHR
GIVING TUESDAY is November 27, 2018. Here are the best ways you can participate and help AGHR:
Join us This GIVING TUESDAY to support Animal Guardians Horse Rescue, Inc. in Dinwiddie, VA, and Simi Valley, CA. See the "Get Involved" Page on this website with applications in the resources tab - print out yours to turn in today!
Rescue coverage to expand to virginia
In 2019, our Rescue is expanding coverage area to Dinwiddie, VA. We will be working hand in hand with another rescue sanctuary program on anti-slaughter legislation and rescuing horses from the Tar Heel and Canbury Feed Lots on the East Coast, as well as rescuing horses from the Ventura and Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control/Animal Services agencies on the West Coast. We encourage Board Members and Volunteers, Sponsors and Donors, and Foster Caregivers, to get involved in the Dinwiddie, VA area, and the Simi Valley, CA area. Contact us for more information.
now is the time to apply for your aghr volunteer position!
We are actively recruiting 2019 Board of Directors and Chairpersons to fill critical roles in our organization. Positions we have available include: President, Treasurer, Secretary, Volunteer Coordinator, Outreach and Events Committee Chairperson, Director of Program Development (East Coast in Dinwiddie, VA/West Coast in Simi Valley, CA), Fundraising and Bequests Officer, and Volunteer Mentor/Pro Bono Parelli Horse Trainer. These are unpaid, volunteer positions, because we are 100% non-profit. These positions require a minimum 10 hour time commitment per month. Candidates must be over the age of 18, honest, communicative, collaborative, motivated, dedicated, and proactive. Board Member terms are 12 months, renewable up to three years service time. Join our Leadership Team for a wonderful learning experience and to make a huge difference in the community in Dinwiddie, VA, and Simi Valley, CA.
Congratulations to our auction winner
Congratulations to Mary Tappan on winning our fine art auction "Wild and Free" painting, signed by artist Theresa Paden. Your generous $600 donation was very helpful to our horse rescue and we sincerely appreciate this donation for this amazing auction item. We hope it will bring you joy in your home for years to come.