Colorado Horse Rescue Network has assisted more than 1400 horses since 2013, including numerous castration and euthanasia clinics as well as open shelter days. We are proud to hold a platinum level with GuideStar for transparency. A board of 11 members oversee CHRN, and our members hail from counties all over Colorado and several surrounding states.
Ima Bit Of Heaven
Ima is a legend in the cowhorse indstry. An own son of Smart Little Lena and out of a full sister to Peptoboonsmal. He was a top 10 sire until he became sterile and was dumped at auction.
Chas earned more than 100k on the track. He saw the races at Churchill, Arlington and Oaklawn. He retired after injury in Colorado and became a permanent resident here in 2018.
Sawyer is our permanent "Goodwill Ambassador" pony. You will see him at CHRN events offering pets, pony rides and photo ops. He was surrendered to us as a possible euthanasia in 2022, but has recovered beautifully.
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Our mission statement.
From authors to ranchers to breeders and trainers
Colorado Horse Rescue Network was established in 2013 after several founding members saw the need for a state wide organization to help needy equines. CHRN has a central facility in Rush, CO and a network of foster homes all over the state. We actively rescue horses from a variety of situations to prevent them from entering the slaughter pipeline or entering into abusive or neglectful homes. CHRN maintains a network of foster homes and transporters all over Colorado. CHRN always has fully vetted and evaluated horses available for adoption as well as resident horses in need of sponsorship. CHRN is governed by a board of directors, which are made up of a variety of professionals, from authors to ranchers to breeders and trainers. We pride ourselves on our high standards of ethics. We strive to help every horse we meet, regardless of it's history. Many horses are rehabbed, and some we give that final gift of freedom to pass on without pain or suffering. In 2015 we instituted our Buy Out Program, which has gained national notoriety. Please join in our adventures online by following our Facebook group, Colorado Horse Rescue Network, through the link below!
The platinum standard.
Platinum Level, GuideStar Approved!
GuideStar is the world's largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. We envision a nonprofit sector strong enough to tackle the great challenges of our time. GuideStar’s Nonprofit Profiles provide you with the information you need to make smart decisions, build connections, and learn from each other to achieve your missions. You can see all of CHRN's IRS documents and filings on Guidestar.