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ANIMALS AT THE HIGHER GROUND FAIR

​Wonderful, entertaining, and one-of-a-kind exhibits featuring the animals of the Rocky Mountains!
 

HORSES

Mountain Shadows Equine Revival is in the process of establishing a horse rescue network between Wyoming and Northern California. With so many horses being sold by the pound in Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado to feedlots which ship the horses to Mexico for slaughter, we are on a mission to help change the face of the rescue horse! Mountain Shadows is a small scale rescue that focuses on several horses at a time. Each horse to go through the rescue receives an extensive amount of training to help ensure it will not ever be in a bad position again.

Rescue Horses Exhibit:

Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Horse Presentations and Demonstrations

Click the link above to see the schedule/descriptions of presentations and demonstrations Mountain Shadows Equine Revival and their rescued horses will be participating in throughout the weekend, including providing horses for horse advocate, trainer, international clinician, and award-winning author, Anna Blake's powerful demonstrations that shed light on the mystery and magic of the Power of the Horse.

 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN RAPTOR PROGRAM
The Rocky Mountain Raptor Programs is a Fort Collins based 501(c)3 non-profit that works in the northeastern Colorado and Southeastern Wyoming region to rescue, rehabilitate, and release injured birds of prey and provide educational opportunities to thousands of community members. Seeing over 300 injured individuals each year, the RMRP provides any necessary treatment and care to recover injured eagles, owls, hawks, falcons, and vultures to our natural world, supporting a healthy and balanced ecosystem. Non releasable ambassadors bring the joy and wonder of wild raptors up close to people of all ages through educational opportunities at schools, libraries, and other public venues. Public support helps provide for the care of the patients and ambassadors and has allowed the RMRP to serve the region for more than 30 years. Come out and see live animals with the Raptor Foundation. Their exhibits also include Raptor Themed merchandise, including: t shirts, hats, stuffed animals, books, jewelry, photo cards

 

Rocky Mountain Raptor Presentation: Rocky Mountain Raptors will also be giving a presentation, “Radical Raptors”, by Jessica Miller. Radical Raptors presentation will be on what Rocky Mountain Raptor Program does, bring out the raptors and introduce them, talk about their histories, what threats and challenges raptors face in the world and how community members can help support them in daily life.

LLAMAS AND ALPACAS

One of the Higher Ground Fair’s headlining events, the Llama & Alpaca Performance and Fleece Show, showcases llamas and alpacas from all over the Rocky Mountain Region.

Llama & Alpaca Shows:

Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Fleece & Fiber Shows:

Saturday & Sunday, All Day

SEARCH AND RESCUE DOGS

The use of dogs in search and rescue is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. Dedicated handlers and well-trained dogs are required for the use of dogs to be effective in search efforts. Search and rescue dogs are typically worked, by a small team on foot.

Search and Rescue Dog Exhibit:

Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


THERAPY DOGS
Join team members from Rockin' E Dog Training and Consulting, and the Alliance of Therapy Dogs for a fun exhibit to meet and play with Therapy Dogs!Do you ever wonder what the difference is between a Therapy dog and a Service dog? Well at the Higher Ground Fair’s Therapy dog tent you can learn the difference between the two and what it takes for a dog to become a certified Therapy dog! You can speak with a variety of different Therapy dog teams from different areas across the six rocky mountain states! This is a perfect chance to learn their stories and meet all the different kind of dogs that can become a Therapy dog!

Therapy Dogs Exhibit:

Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


LEARN HOW YOU CAN EARN FREE ADMISSION:
https://www.highergroundfair.org/volunteer