help aghr earn our spot as a top charity
We are looking to earn our Top-Charity Status on www.GreatNonprofits.org for 2021.
If you love our work, then tell the world! You have an opportunity to help us make even more of a difference in our community. GreatNonprofits, a review site like TripAdvisor or Yelp, is honoring highly reviewed nonprofits with their 2021 Top-Rated Awards. Won't you help us raise visibility for our work by posting a review of your experience with us? All reviews will be visible to potential donors and volunteers. It’s easy and only takes 3 minutes!
We need a minimum of 10 five-star ratings and stories for 2021 in order to earn our 2021 badge and seal of transparency. Would you please kindly write a quick review?
Go to greatnonprofits.org/org/animal-guardians-horse-rescue-inc to get started!
meet barrister, our spring horse of the month!
Barrister is a 21-year-old Thoroughbred Cross gelding, 16hh and sweet as pie. He is a gentle giant who loves people and attention, lives alone without concern for other horses, stands nicely for grooming and ground handling, and walks nicely on leadline on street trails (with no rider). Barrister is current on everything, barefoot, and friendly. Barrister has one "very large flaw" and that is he has Apteism, a condition with scar tissue on his sheath making it impossible for him to retract his penis. It does not hurt or bother him at all, and the Shelter Vet said he had this condition for years, with no medication or maintenance required. He is a happy go lucky guy with no problems urinating, rolling and just being a horse. Barrister will be participating in the Humane Society of the United States Forever Foundation Training Program this year and may be coming available for adoption in a the near future. He will participate in the National Adoption Challenge Showcase with the HSUS and Carter Ranch Horse. Barrister currently makes a lovely companion/ground work horse. Saddle training is not guaranteed through our rescue. Keep your eye on Barrister for future adoption availability. If you are interested in this sweet boy now, please turn in an application, which is available on our Resources page, and we may consider him adoptable to the right home. Natural Horsemanship experience and training preferred.
AGHR to participate in 2021 hsus forever foundation training program
In addition, some of our horses will be participating in the 2021 National Adoption Challenge and Showcase! For more information, check out the HSUS webpage here:
From the HSUS website
To help equine rescues place more horses, the Forever Foundation provides trainers and volunteers with a video-based learning program and hands-on training to enable them to safely and efficiently work with their horses and prepare them for adoption.
The program has proven to be one of the most effective equine adoption training initiatives in place. By creating a reliable network of rescues across the country with consistent practices, the program is making a difference in the lives of tens of thousands of horses and the people who care for them.
In 2021, participants in the Forever Foundation will have access to unique online training education and challenges designed to help advance, engage, motivate, and reward your team as they work to successfully prepare your equine for adoption.
Program Features:Volunteer Training and Tracking
Equine Training and Tracking (Ground & Riding)
Training Challenges & Rewards
Hands-On Training Clinic
Director Reporting Features
Adopter Education Resources
Plus, those who successfully participate in the Training Challenges, will be eligible for the Equine Adoption Challenge & Showcase!
Hurry! Ends this Friday, March 19, 2021!
We only need to raise another $500 to meet our fundraising goal.
Help support AGHR by shopping online at our See's Online Storefront. With so many varieties of candies to choose from, it's easy to check everyone off your Spring Holiday list. Orders will ship nationwide directly to you or your gift recipient. Fundraising will end on March 19, 2021, so act now!
Click here to go directly to the See's Yum-Raising site.
January 2021 starts off with a natural disaster in simi valley
January 2021 brought one of the most severe wind events to our area in recent history. This is the aftermath of the 80 mph wind gusts that blew through most of Ventura County, causing widespread damage and power outages. Luckily none of the rescue horses were seriously injured or killed when this 70 foot pine tree crashed on our paddock barely missing the barn.
aghr is proud to have earned the platinum seal of transparency for another consecutive year
Animal Guardians Horse Rescue has earned a 2021 Platinum Seal of Transparency! Now, everyone can see our strategy, metrics and achievements. Check out our updated #NonprofitProfile on Candid at https://www.guidestar.org/profile/46-1912260
december 1 is the day to donate
December 1, 2020 is #GivingTuesday and AGHR needs your help. Any contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $5,000. Every little bit helps. And on #GivingTuesday, Facebook will match $7 million in qualifying donations. Thank you for your support and generosity.
aghr: a year in review
As this 2020 year comes to an end, the Board of Directors of Animal Guardians Horse Rescue, wish to express our gratitude for your time, support, and dedication to our cause. Over this past year, we have trained five volunteers, contracted with three new foster caregivers, and saved the lives of 12 unwanted and euthanasia-bound equines. We are proud of our accomplishments, and account much of our success to our dedicated rescue family members. Without your undying support, this last year would not have been so joyous, successful, and meaningful to the equines we work with. You are the lifeblood of our organization and we appreciate you.
Some highlights of 2020 include our completion of the Equine Welfare Grant in Natural Horsemanship Education from the Parelli Foundation. We worked with The Thibaults, 4-Star Parelli Professional Trainers to assist us in a series of personalized trainings for Apache and Tiny. We adopted out four of our beautiful rescue horses. We were successful in intervening with many cases of suffering, and fates of euthanasia or abandonment at shelters. We have saved 12 horses in one year, and assisted in the placement of three privately owned horses in need, this past year. We feel that we have been lucky.
We have succeeded with online and virtual fundraising, and begun a regular Dine4Horses restaurant fundraiser program. We have begun collaborating with therapy programs to begin a wounded Veterans emotional therapy program in 2021! We have collaborated with Homes For Horses Coalition, Parelli Foundation, and more. We have received our 2020 “Top Charities” badge from Great Nonprofits. And we have stayed healthy, compliant with the CDC regulations, and stayed open with modifications during this Covid-19 pandemic. We Thank YOU!
2020 executive director's report
I hope this note finds you in good health and spirits! Happy holidays and happy new year! This is Deborah Greene-Dellvon, the Executive Director/Founder, President on the Board of Directors of AGHR. I am very passionate about animal and equine welfare and love volunteering with AGHR. This year, I am proud to have developed a new leveled Direct Horse Care Volunteer Program, assisted with the Executive Committee, and Chaired special events. I am proud to have partnered with the Parelli Foundation, Stacked Restaurant, Blaze Pizza, and Lemonade Restaurant, as well as CoZzy Comfort Linens, Auctria Auctions, and PRC Wines International, PetPrana, LLC, and The Equine and Canine News. I am grateful to Susan Nelson Thibault and Maurice Thibault, Certified Parelli Natural Horsemanship Trainers, for their training support to our Fosters and Volunteers, and to the Parelli Foundation for their Equine Welfare Grant to pay for that. I am grateful to two large donors, as well as the Mitchell Foundation, for their support at #GivingTuesday. Overally, despite veterinary emergencies and challenges with four of our horses, this year has been very successful. I am pleased to have adopted four horses into loving homes, and to provide a permanent loving sanctuary placement for eight.
Enjoy your holidays! And come see us again in 2021!
With Love and Light,
Deborah Greene-Dellvon, Executive Director/Founder
2020 President on the Board of Directors
Animal Guardians Horse Rescue, Inc. • AGHRPresident@gmail.com • email@example.com
Cancelled - Fundraiser at blaze pizza in thousand oaks on dec. 31
UPDATE: December 5, 2020
This event has been cancelled due to updated COVID-19 restrictions.
Date: Monday, December 31, 2020
Time: Any time between Noon and 7 p.m.
Location: Blaze Pizza - 3980 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Ste. 3, Westlake Village (Thousand Oaks), CA 91362.
CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE TO DOWNLOAD THE FLYER!!
Blaze Pizza Thousand Oaks is our rescue's honorary Dine4Horses monthly fundraiser restaurant for December.
Please help Animal Guardians Horse Rescue Inc. collaborate with Blaze Pizza Thousand Oaks for a great cause.
TWO WAYS TO SUPPORT OUR ORGANIZATION:
Donation amount excludes proceeds from tax and gift card purchases. Excludes 3rd party delivery or phone orders. Alcoholic beverages excluded. Event proceeds void if flyers are distributed in or near the restaurant.