Ready for Spring Training!

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Ready for Spring Training!


Thanks to Bonnie McCormick, we have a round pen! Local trainer Chris Mason has offered to polish some of our horses, hopefully making them and easy adoption choice.

3rd Annual Competitive Trail Ride

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3rd Annual Competitive Trail Ride

Join us for a day of challenge and fun, raising money for horses in need. Saturday September 22nd at the beautiful (and gracious) Linn Canyon Ranch!

Teton Equus – One-Day Fundraising Clinic

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With a mission to unite our horse community, The newly formed non-profit, Teton Equus will host a
One-Day Fundraising Clinic
at the Victor Community Arena
(Elm Street, Pioneer Park in Victor)
Saturday, August 11th
beginning @ 9am
Have a troubled horse? Need a tune-up on your riding position? Want to meet the other horse people in the valley?
Come and participate in our one-day clinic on natural horsemanship and balanced riding. All ages & disciplines welcome!!
Demonstrations in equine massage, dentistry, barefoot trimming and more throughout the day. Brats and Beverages! Handmade Goodies from Teton Valley Pony Club!
Help unite our horse community and improve our free public riding arena.
Register NOW for horse training or riding lessons by August 8th. Limited space available.
For more information or to register, email:

All proceeds from the event are to benefit the improvement of the free public riding arena in Victor’s Pioneer Park. *
*Suggested donations:$100 for 1hr natural horsemanship with Brian Thomas, $25 for a ½ hr lesson with Liz Peet Thackray. $5 Audit

More Horses Need Help

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More Horses Need Help

It’s that time of year again, when we are receiving more calls to take in horses. In the past two weeks, we’ve had to turn away another 4 horses. We are at capacity… financially and space-wise.

What’s New at HAPI

Posted by on Feb 26, 2012 in Horse Blog | 0 comments

May 2012

May 5th is the Tack Swap for the Teton Valley Arena. We will be there in the morning from 9am to noon with t-shirts, posters, information on the horses in our program and on other horses in our area that need a new home.  The Rendezvous goes until 3pm and will have the Teton Valley Community Animal Shelter also attending with animals available for adoption.

Come out and join us for the very fun Community Event!

April 2012

This month alone HAPI Trails has had request to take in 6 horses. After accepting 2, sadly we are now at capacity. We do not have the funds or the room to take more at this time without potentially jeopardizing the care of the horses already in our program. But! we still desperately want to help these horses. We are asking the owners keep them for as long as they can, while we try to find new homes. Please see our page with postings of other horses in our area that are in need of placement. We have 8 currently available for adoption, if you would like to foster or adopt one of theses horses to make room for more, please contact us asap.

April is Horse Health Month. Please donate today to help us keep these horses happy, healthy and ready for adoption! Thank you to Lindsey & Taylor from Basin High School for cooking the goods and having a Bake Sale that raised almost $200 for our Vet Day!

We had our Vet Day on April 14th which went very well. Thank you Dr. Summer and Katherine for being patient and spending time with each horse. As we all know many of  the horses in our program have unknown histories and don’t ‘take to’ farriers or Vets very well. But your kindness and patience helped them understand and they all did beautifully! Also Thank You to the volunteers who joined us for the event! It could not have happened without your wonderful help.

Dr. April, adoptee of Adams aka Amigo, helps Lily while Dr. Summer givers her a shot and checks her hoof injury.



































We will also be speaking at the Backcountry Horsemen of Pinedale meeting, the first Monday of the month. Thank you to Disney Burnette for inviting us to share our program with you and the members of the Backcountry Horsemen. I enjoyed meeting you all and thank you for the very gracious hospitality!


January 2012

HAPI Horse Reko with rider, Gena Howald, skier is Tim Groth -exhibition run.

In January we helped organize the Great SnowFest Skijoring Competition, and while our HAPI Team didn’t finish (on the second day, our skier Lania, had a bad crash coming off the second jump and fractured her shoulder!), it was still great fun. Even Laina says she’ll be back for next year (with full body armor we hope!) You can see photos of the event on the Teton Valley Foundation’s website and the Great Snow Fest Facebook page.

HAPI also hosted the Calcutta and was able to raise $900 for the horses!

Thank you Teton Valley Foundation for such a great community venue.

February 2012

Next, we had little Spirit being whisked off for adoption. After spending the day with Spirit, the family decided she was just right for them. The next week, she was off for a little training refresher course, and then home to be doted on by a family with 2 young girls. This summer you might find Spirit running barrels or bending poles at the local rodeo. Go Spirit!

March 2012

We have a new website! We’ve vamped it up a bit with better organization, more features, links and photos, and added a Gift Shop! Now you can buy HAPI t-shirts, jewelry, posters and more any time you want. Check out our HAPI Gifts page under Horse Blog and give someone the gift of hope. Gift item proceeds directly benefit the horses.

April 2012

April is Horse Health Month. Please donate today to help us keep these horses happy, healthy and ready for adoption!

We will also be speaking at the Backcountry Horsemen of Pinedale meeting, the first Monday of the month.

Trail Photos for July 10th at the Linn Canyon Ranch

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Trail Photos for July 10th at the Linn Canyon Ranch

Wanna see what’s in store for our ride? Check out the photos… and this is just a glimpse of the ride. The terrain is stunning!

"I think I see my house!"

Gena on Willow. This is Willows' first time on a trail! She loved it :)

We will be posting our list of obstacles here soon!