DAYS END FARM HORSE RESCUE (DEFHR) is proud to invite you to its 30th Anniversary Celebration at the 12th Annual Spring Gala – “EAT. DRINK. GIVE. At The Horse Rescue Gala” Join us at the newly renovated Laurel Track in Laurel, Maryland, on Saturday, April 6th, 2019 at 6:00PM for an amazing evening of cocktails, delectable food, a silent auction, and the fun adrenaline rush of shopping during the live auction to the quick tongue of fellow horsewoman and Maryland auctioneer, Lia Kvatum. Auction items are donated, and funds raised from this event will pay for the critical care needs for rescue horses, humane education and community outreach, and raising awareness about the prevalence of equine abuse and neglect. 

Invite your friends and family to help support abused and neglected horses in transition from Maryland and surrounding states. Everyone will enjoy the live and silent auction, as well as live music from guitarist Kevin Burns, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and an open bar. Check out the "Itinerary" page for details on the evening's order of events.

“EAT. DRINK. GIVE.” guests will be greeted by equine escorts. Yes! DEFHR horses will be there to remind us why we are all gathering together for this evening, and to help tell their stories of success. Following the silent auction, guests will receive a brief welcome by Erin Clemm Ochoa, DEFHR's Chief Executive Officer, and a few words from WJZ-TV News Anchor Denise Koch to honor our 30th Anniversary and to help kick off the Live Auction. Food, drinks, live music and entertainment are all included in the price of the ticket. 

Silent auction bidding will begin online a couple weeks prior to the event and all bidding is done through your mobile device – both before and during the event. Still have your beloved flip phone?  THAT IS OK! We will support you at the event at our bidding kiosk. Please do not let your lack of upgraded technology hinder you from attending and bidding!  

FYI - We are still accepting donations for the auction. We are especially requesting:
  • Getaways - Do you have a rental property somewhere interesting where you wouldn't mind donating a week’s stay? 
  • Experiences - Do you work for a cool company or an amazing restaurant or do you know someone noteworthy or famous?
  • Art - Are you an artist, a collector of art, or even a jeweler? We would love to have one of your pieces!
  • Entertainment - Do you have access to "to die for" seats at a pro sporting event, concert or another kind of event or experience?
Email: DEVELOPMENT@DEFHR.ORG with details.