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.
make a difference with a donation to AGHR!
From August 1 through August 15, we are having our Annual Fall Donations Drive Fundraiser. We are asking our followers and supporters to donate to our cause by purchasing something we need on our wish list. The following items are sold at Theresa's Country Feed Simi Valley, Moorpark Hay Company, Tractor Supply Company, Kahoots Feed Chatsworth/Moorpark, and Big Al's Feed Simi Valley, where we frequently shop for supplies:
1. Quality bales of orchard grass
2. Bags of Mountain Sunrise alfalfa/bermuda pellets
3. Gallons of Bronco Gold fly spray refill
4. Quarts of Bronco Gold fly spray bottles
5. Horse & foal size fly masks (no ears preferred, but with ears is fine)
5. Pelleted or crumbles psyllium (any brand)
6. Integrity Lite Senior Feed (Low Starch & No Molassas)
7. Bute medication
8. Annual Dewormer Rotation Packs (www.valleyvet.com)
9. Prestige 5 Way + WNV Vaccinations (www.unitedvetequine.com)
10. Equi-Nile West Nile Virus Vaccinations (www.unitedvetequine.com)
11. Pine shavings
12. Pelleted pine shavings
13. Cedarest bedding
14. Antibiotic ointment
16. Vet wrap
17. Hoof thrush medication
18. Waterproof horse blankets (size 74, 76, or foal size) (used, clean, excellent condition fine)
19. Fringe to sew on the bottom of our fly masks to keep flies from making mouth summer sores
20. Bags of wheat bran & gallons of mineral oil (to store for colick emergency)
21. Rubber stall mats (affordably priced at Tractor Supply Company)
22. Metal feed cans
24. Himalayan salt rocks
25. Parelli Natural Horsemanship Training Tools & Equipment (used excellent condition fine)
26. Printer paper
28. Postage stamps
29. Gift cards/certificates to Theresa's Country Feed Simi Valley, Moorpark Hay Company, Kahoots Feed Chatsworth, Kahoots Feed Moorpark, Big Al's Feed Simi Valley
30. In-kind donations of any amount ($1 and up are all tax-deductible)
31. Pro-Bono Photography, Videography, Graphic Arts Printing, Tshirt Printing, Horse Training
All of our horses need increased sponsorship. But we are also in need of generous donations to help us off-set costs.
You can also easily donate things to have them delivered to us via our AmazonSmiles Wish List. Ordering via AmazonSmiles will help provide us with donations of items we need, and amazon will also donate a .5% fund for each purchase to our rescue for fundraising. Here is the link if you would like to use it to make a donation or share it with others: http://www.animalguardianshorserescue.org/donate.html
Here is our PayPal address: (If you don't want PayPal to take fees, then send it to "Friends & Family - email@example.com"). https://www.PayPal.Me/AGHorseRescue
For the next two weeks, we are asking our friends and supporters to please make a contribution, anything helps...and share this email with all of your contacts, asking them to do the same. We are offering a fun and simple contest for the next two weeks...
1. Make a purchase from our wish list.
2. Photograph yourself with the items you have purchased.
3. Email us your photograph with a brief statement about what you purchased, where you got it, from what wish list, and why you chose to purchase your donations for our rescue. Tell us what the rescue means to you and why you choose to help support our cause.
We will highlight the "Most Generous" donor, the "Silliest" donor, the "Most Frequent" donor, and the "Most Active" donor, on our social media pages and website. Winners will be announced around Aug. 15. Winners will receive a free rescue Tshirt and an equine portfolio for the horse of your choice. All donors who contribute to this Donations Drive will receive a thank you note, recognition on our social media pages, and donors over $75 in contributions will receive a tax-deductible receipt in the mail. Tax receipts can be available for any amount purchase by request.
The donor who contributes the greatest amount of valuable goods from our wish list will receive an invitation to come and meet our horses and take photos and pet and groom them in a special one-on-one day.
Every dollar counts. And every horse needs additional supplies.
Let's make this Fall Donations Drive the BEST one EVER!!! Please participate and let's have fun doing this great little contest for a great cause!