2018 TRAINER ANNOUCEMENT

We want to thank you everyone who applied for this year’s FACE OFF. The willingness of a trainer to take part is incredible and much appreciated by all of us! We were nothing short of blown away by all of the applications, and we wish that we could have every qualified applicant in the competition. […]

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Announcing Patrick King as a Judge for 2018’s FACE OFF

Heart of Phoenix, on behalf of the Appalachian Trainer Face Off​, is THRILLED to announce one of judges for next year’s FACE OFF will be Patrick King. Patrick is an incredible clinician, but as his website says, “More than a clinician… Teacher. Coach. Mentor. Adviser.” Head over and check out his awesome page. in in […]

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Why take part in the APPALACHIAN Trainer Face Off?

To us, the most tremendous AWARD and REWARD is knowing you’ve changed the life of a horse that has previous suffered unspeakable neglect by your training efforts and by showing the HORSE WORLD what that horse can do when given the opportunity. 

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Buckeye Nutrition

Heart of Phoenix LOVES BUCKEYE feeds. Hands down, their Safe and Easy Performance is the best feed we have ever used, and that is why this sponsorship is even more awesome!!! We believe in the products! Buckeye is awarding a $250 cash prize to the winner, as well as A WHOLE PALLET of FEED drop […]

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Apply to Adopt a “FACE OFF” Horse

All Appalachian Trainer Face Off horses will receive approximately 100 days of kind, knowledgeable and thorough training by one of our approved contestant trainers leading up to A TWO Day event during the 5th Annual Heart of Phoenix Open Fun Show on August 25th and 25th of 2017.

This event takes place at the Winfield Riding Arena.

Prior to August 25th, Applications for adoption of any of the 8 contest rescue horses will be accepted and processed. Approved candidates may BID on the horses starting on August 25th at 7am. Bids will be accepted until approximately 7pm (will be steamed live on Facebook with exact time) on August 26th, following the close of the event and the announcement of the winner of the event, as well as winner adopters of each horse.

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What is the Appalachian Face Off?

Submit your Application by May 1st! Across Appalachia, Horses are abandoned and neglected and left unstarted in astronomical numbers. Our states’ former mine sites are covered in feral horses in need. Thousands. Our counties are unable to keep up with the number of unhandled horses being released, unkempt and maltreated. Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue, […]

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