Front Range Equine Rescue

A nonprofit organization

Front Range Equine Rescue works to end abuse to horses through rescue and education. Horses are rescued from auctions, the slaughter pipeline, assisting animal control seizures and owner surrender. National campaigns focus on responsibly ending horse slaughter and working to keep protections for America's wild horses.


"It's been a few years since I adopted Gretchen/ Saffron. She has turned out to be an amazing horse. She loves trail riding and jumping in the arena. FRER is a wonderful organization. I am so grateful that they took such good care of her. They were very concerned that she would go to a good home and I can't imagine Gretchen/Saffron finding a better place. She loves hanging out with her friends Momma and Lakota our two other horses. She spends her winters in Silt on a 100 acre alfalfa field and in the spring, summer and fall riding all the beautiful trails around Aspen. Thank you so much for the service you provide for rescued horses."

Nikki Dodge, Aspen, CO
Gretchen, Arabian Mare adopted

"We adopted our first horse a few years ago from FRER. Levi! What a sweet, older horse. He was the perfect age for teaching us so much and building our confidence. It didn't take long and we adopted our second horse from FRER. Hawkota; a great second horse.

As with any new endeavor, there are always questions that come up no matter how many books you read or experience you gain through volunteering. (And we did receive a lot of hands on help and guidance volunteering at FRER). Continued support and assistance was only an e-mail away. We certainly appreciated everyone's patience and understanding, knowledge and education.

Since our first adoption, we now have had the pleasure of owning seven horses. All but one came from or associated with FRER. Oh the stories we can share: from funny to heart touching. All our horses bring us joy, each in their own way. They are amazing animals; a genuine gift from God.

It is our hope that you enjoy these incredible animals in every aspect, on the ground, in the saddle, for fun and leisure, competition or emotional well being......
If you are adopting, prepare yourself for a remarkable ride! You'll never look back or regret it."

Lynn and Devyn L. Elbert, CO
Levi, QH gelding, 2011
Hawkotah, paint gelding, 2011
Lilly, Paint mare, 2012
Phantom, March 2013
Derby, March 2014

"You've heard the expression "when one door closes, another door opens"…..
I have been associated with Sandy Rose and her staff at Victory Hill Training Center in Salida, CO for about 2 years where I have worked with two horses. During my weekly visits, I constantly admired the amazing work Sandy and her staff do with the horses from Front Range Equine Rescue.

One especially….a fuzzy, white, winter coated, 3 year old pinto filly named Anna really caught my eye. Every Saturday I would stop at Anna's stall, give her kisses and think some lucky person will become her human partner.

In January, my 17 year old palomino leopard Appaloosa mare died suddenly and unexpectedly. It was very shocking and heartbreaking. I thought I would never find another mare that would ever come close to her. After the death of my mare, Sandy suggested I take a serious look at Anna. She was so friendly, quiet, with a soft, beautiful eye. Hard to believe that this equine creature was once in a potential "kill buyer " situation at a sale barn.

I found the Front Range Equine Rescue adoption process to be uncomplicated and the adoption fees very reasonable.

I wholeheartedly support the mission of FRER. I attended a fundraiser clinic with Debbie Bibb in Evergreen, CO two years ago and learned a great deal about FRER.

I have a beautiful western pleasure prospect, a great trainer at Victory Hill Training Center and feel so blessed to be able to help in some small way."

Barbara W, Buena Vista, CO
Adopted Anna, palomino paint mare

"My Ellie, Thoroughbred, 26 years old this year, my best friend, my confidant, my pocket pet; a big thanks from the bottom of my heart to FRER and Hilary for saving her. She has a forever home with me."

Kari W, Falcon, CO Adopted Ellie, TB mare

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Front Range Equine Rescue

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8455 Kirk Drive
ColoSpgs, CO 80908



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