One of our very own is competing in the ATFO (Appalachian Trainer Face OFF) this year, Maddie went down May 11th and chose Riddle to be her project horse, She has 100 Days to work with Riddle and get her trained. Then she will take Riddle back down to WV and she will be adopted out at that time. What is ATFO you ask? Here is a brief description, Make sure you follow our Facebook page for update on the progress of Maddie and Riddle.
Operating in one of the nation’s most economically challenged regions, Heart of Phoenix found through necessity there was a need to create innovative ways to get a large number of horses trained and adopted each year on a small budget. Our answer to this was the Appalachian Trainer Face Off, a training competition that began in 2017.
The ATFO currently is the largest equine event in West Virginia, hosting over 1,000 people in attendance over the course of the 3 day August event each year.
This event has helped make a rescue organization an equine leader in our state.
The ATFO horses previously without much hope of adoption for 100 days. Learn more about them at: Heart of Phoenix – Appalachian Trainer Face Off