Wild Places is a year-round sanctuary for domesticated equines (horses, mules, donkeys) that have been abused, neglected, injured, or abandoned, as well as wild horses and burros. Wild Places is also dedicated to promoting the welfare of equines through public education. Wild Places is an all-volunteer organization.

As a non-profit organization, all funds are based on personal and business contributions, grants, and fundraisers. With the current hay prices, which are exorbitant due to the drought and hay shortage, the average cost to shelter, feed, shoe, and provide veterinary care for a horse is around $2,600 per year (or even more for horses with medical conditions), so donations are always needed!


Inspired by the smash hit, Master Chef, we invite YOU to be a chef or judge! A three-course themed dinner will be created by three local chefs, with a specific challenge, and ALL plant-based! Sample portions of an appetizer, entree, and dessert will be prepared. Judging criteria will include: Presentation, Taste, and Originality/Creativity. Judging begins at 6pm (time subject to change) on Valentine's Day (Feb 14th)!
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Click here to sign up as a chef
Click here to sign up as a food taster


A fundraiser in the style of "The Amazing Race" was held in Colorado Springs, with all proceeds benefitting Wild Places Equine Rescue! Twelve teams of two people raced around the city to compete for prizes. Clues provided in each leg led the teams to the next destination or directed them to perform a task, either together or by a single member of the team. The team that arrived first in the final leg, Cerian & Phillip, was awarded the grand prize -- a weekend stay, meals, and jeep tour in Ridgway, Colorado! Prizes were also awarded to the 2nd place and 3rd place teams, as well as to several teams who arrived first at various checkpoints during the race. And those who gathered the most votes for their teams also received prizes. Join us in 2014 when we'll do it all again! If you'd like to be notified when registration opens, send us an email!
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Click here to vote for your favorite team
Click here to see a short video of the race
Click here to see photos of the race
Click here to see photos of the awards dinner
Click here to see our fabulous sponsors and prize donors

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