Think You Want to Buy a Horse?

Photo by Sarah Olive on Unsplash. How to buy a horse.

Should you go to a breeder or is a rescue a better place to buy a horse? With so many paths for first time horse buyers and long-term horse owners, it can be hard to decide. Should you spend a ton of money on trained horse, or do you get a horse that you’ll have train? You can Google until your hands hurt, or you can learn everything you need to know from a professional. Colorado Horse Rescue‘s Head Trainer and Clinician Sarah Hofkamp is one such professional.

She will be going over how to buy a horse and horse ownership at the CHR’s March 15th clinic. Thickets for the clinic is only $65 per person and will begin at 10 AM. This clinic educates horse-buyers on the intricacies of selecting the right horse and how to keep it happy and healthy. Also, CHR is a great opportunity to get involved in your local equine community.

About Colorado Horse Rescue

If any one facet of the Colorado horse community were building a better future for horses, it would be CHR. There slogan is, “We see it. We believe in it. And we are here to make it happen.” Colorado Horse Rescue is an impact organization that has been operating in Colorado since 1986.

The organization works to create a reality where safe solutions exist for every horse. Unfortunately, due to poor education and limited options, not all horses have a safe home and that’s why CHR actively seeks out and takes in all types of at-risk horses. They enable owners who have fallen on tough times to re-home their beloved horses without judgement. They do their best to make sure that no horses are sent to slaughter or unsafe conditions via auction or sale. Looking for a new home for you and your horses? Call the Colorado Horse Property team today for the best horse-person realtors in the state.

Leadville Ski Joring

Ski Joring in Leadville Colorado

March 2020 is a great time to be in Leadville Colorado. The city hosts all types of events like their Ski Joring and Crystal Carnival Weekend. Aside from Ski joring, join in the fun with mountain biking, Nordic ski races, a paintball biathlon, and many other kinds of winter fun! If Denver is the Mile High City, then Leadville is the Two-Mile-High City at an elevation of over ten thousand feet. Also, Leadville resides near the headwaters of the Arkansas River, right in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Leadville got its start as a mining settlement in 1859 during the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush, though it didn’t grow until 1877 when silver was found there during the Colorado Silver Boom. Today, Leadville focuses on its tourismhistory, and outdoor recreation.

What’s Ski Joring?

In regular skiing, the skier relies on gravity to pull them down the snow-laden mountain to the finish line. Ski Joring is a lot like regular skiing, however horses do the work of the gravity. Leadville Ski Joring is an amazing sport where a horse and rider race down snow-packed Harrison Avenue in Leadville’s downtown, pulling a skier who’s holding onto a rope. The entire street is filled with show jumps and obstacles for the skiers to maneuver through.

Ride your own horse or ski, bid on a team at the Calcutta auction, or line up on Harrison Avenue to watch the excitement. This an annual tradition, so there’s no ticket prices or waiting in line. In other words, it’s free to watch. Kids can get in on the action, too, and try ski joring behind a snowmobile. The event is held March 7-8, 2020 from noon to 3 p.m. both days! To insure the safety of the horses, riders, skiers, and onlookers, leave your pets and drones at home; they tend to scare the horses. If you are interested in Colorado horse property in Leadville, give the Colorado Horse Property team a call today!

Rocky Mountain Horse Expo


Organized by the Colorado Horse Council, the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo is one of the biggest events of the season. Kicking off the new year, this horse event brings great equine talent, including presenters and clinicians, from all over Colorado to center stage.This year, you can join in the fun from February 28th at 8:00 am to March 1st at 5:00 pm. The 2020 Rocky Mountain Horse Expo will be held at the National Western Complex at 4655 Humboldt Street in Denver. Tickets range from $12 to $55 depending on what event you want to attend and how many people you’re bringing. Parking is about $10 per day and kids under 5 get in free.

Rocky Mountain Horse Expo Events

The Colorado Horse Council’s mission is to bring horse owners and the Colorado horse industry together. The Council does this by creating a common voice between them through legislation and education. That is really what the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo is all about. The CHC respects all breeds and is not a discipline-specific organization. It also employs a full-time contract lobbyist, who works with the State Legislature on horse and agriculture-related issues.

The 2020 Rocky Mountain Horse Expo will fill the complex with many horse events. The Mane Event is a family show, for instance. Parents, bring your kids to meet many breeds and disciplines of horses. Also, the equine performances for the younger audience is geared towards the beauty and capabilities of the horse. Bring your horse and ride along with the professionals in the Ride With The Experts event. Also, don’t forget about the Art in the Park event. Meet artists like Dawn Key, Cindy Harrison, and Samantha Barela. In addition, for information about the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo, contact Colorado Horse Property today.

National Western Stock Show

National Western Stock Show

It’s that time of year again for horse lovers all over the state of Colorado to come together for The National Western Stock Show at the indoor arena on Humboldt Street in Denver. If you haven’t heard of the National Western Stock Show then you’re in for a real treat! The National Western Stock Show is a charitable organization that provides college and graduate level scholarships in agriculture and medicine for practice in rural areas. It also holds the Super Bowl of livestock shows every January for about two weeks. This year, most of the events will be held from January 11-26.

What can you expect from the National Western Stock Show this year? Well, there’s the first major professional rodeo of the season for starters. Then there’s a ton of events between two and four-legged athletes, from barrel racers to mutton busters. The circuit also includes fan-favorite MLK Jr African-American Heritage Rodeo. Bringing a flair of cultural pageantry, the Mexican Rodeo Extravaganza features Mexican-style bull riding, bareback riding, trick roping and Mariachis. These events are all choreographed by Jerry Diaz, a fourth-generation Mexican horseman. Perhaps the biggest event of the show is An Evening of Dancing Horses. This event brings the best equestrian talent together in front of live music from the Denver Brass.

That’s right. Altogether, the National Western Stock Show hosts nearly 20 breeds of cattle throughout the entire event. The event includes one of the world’s richest regular-season professional rodeos, world-class equestrian shows and Colorado’s largest agricultural trade show. Historically, the show attracts more than 660,000 guests each year. If you are looking to move to Colorado, why not consider a horse property? Colorado Horse Property has over ten thousand listings all over the state of Colorado. Contact one of our horse person realtors today!