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NLHR visits Equine Affaire

NLHR Board Members Lynne and Elizabeth and Member Farm Volunteer Gabrielle enjoyed a visit to The Equine Affaire in western Massachusetts. The Equine Affaire is the largest gathering of industry enthusiasts in the region, and is a great place to learn more about all...

Welcome, Elizabeth!

Elizabeth Johnston, an experienced horsewoman and social media expert, has joined the NLHR Board of Directors as our marketing director. Elizabeth brings a passion for horses, dedication to rescue, and great energy and ideas for the NLHR crusade. Elizabeth owns two...

Choose NLHR for your Amazon Smile charity

Any time you shop with Amazon, go to www.smile.amazon.com first, so that Amazon will donate a portion of the proceeds from your purchase to charity. Be sure to choose Northern Lights Horse Rescue for your charity the first time you visit and, from then on, they’ll...

Double your doubled impact with corporate matching

NLHR doubles the impact of donor dollars by investing in effectiveness, not infrastructure (learn how). Now you can “quadruple” your impact with corporate matching. Participating employers can match your donations to NLHR. Just search on “Northern Lights Horse Rescue”...

Make Art, Support a Horse!

Join us in Saco, Maine on Sunday, December 3rd from 2 to 4 pm at “Painting with a Twist” at 4 Scamman Street for an afternoon of art creation. Painting with a Twist® sessions are “fun art, not fine art. Invite your friends, sip your favorite beverage (BYOB) and enjoy...

Thanks to MSPCA and private blanket donors

Blanket season is here, and generous donors have donated used blankets to member farms to help keep the rescues warm this winter. With the New England seasons, horses need not just a winter blanket, but a rain sheet and light blanket as well. It’s important that they...

Choose NLHR for Giving Tuesday on November 28

Giving Tuesday, the global giving movement, is November 28 this year. Many worthy causes benefit on Giving Tuesday through the power of social media and collaboration. Giving Tuesday is about more than donating dollars, as well; it’s about giving your time, your...

Welcome, Member Farm Hillside Equestrian Meadows

Hillside Equestrian Meadows in Wolcott, CT has joined the NLHR Member Farm network. NLHR is a collaborative network of Member Farms, and it’s at these farms where the hands-on rescue work takes place: owners lend valuable stall space to horses in need, and then...

Calendar coming soon!

Save a spot on your holiday shopping list for the NLHR 2018 calendar, coming soon. Place your order at https://northernlightshorserescue.org/shop/ . All proceeds go to the...

Board members head to Equine Affaire

The Equine Affaire is the largest gathering of equine enthusiasts in New England each year. It takes place in western Massachusetts, and features all things equine - from the horses themselves to equipment, transportation, and everything in between. Two members of our...

Blanket season is here!

Winter is hard upon us now in New England, after an unusually warm fall. We're getting ready at member farms, sorting and fitting blankets! Fit, form, and function are all part of the plan. The right size blanket, a suitable style for that horse, and whether it's a...

Young Mare Looking for the Right Home

Cute little Standardbred mare Nina “fell through the cracks” and ended up bound for slaughter at the age of 2 years old. A young woman rescued her off the truck with the best of intentions, but soon found she did not have the means to support Nina. And so after an...

Three Standardbreds Newly Rescued from Slaughter

Former Maine Standardbred racehorses were rescued this June from the kill pen in Pennsylvania, where they were bound for slaughter in Mexico or Canada. A volunteer organization collaborating with the Standardbred Retirement Fund in the area was able to facilitate...

Large Donor Dollars Re-give Perpetually

In the NLHR business model, donor dollars have twice the impact because, rather than funding board or buildings, we reimburse the costs of feed, hay, farrier and vet services only. We leverage the infrastructure of existing barns, and so avoid the costs of buildings...

Advocating for retiring racehorses

Two of the rescue horses currently in our member farm network are Standardbred horses who featured prominently in front page headlines of Maine's largest newspaper December 18th. NLHR advocates for aftercare of these Standardbred racehorses in Maine, making front page...

A warm welcome

Important organizations in the regional and national rescue community welcome Northern Lights Horse Rescue (NLHR) to the community, recognizing NLHR as innovative, professional and committed to the important work of helping horses in crisis and striving to eliminate...

A Vision for Aftercare for Racehorses in Maine

There was a front page article published December 18, 2016 in Maine's largest newspaper about aftercare for Standardbred racehorses in the state. We'd like to address some of the counterpoints made by opposing views to the Standardbred Rescue community and others...

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