The Appalachian Trainer Face Off, unequivocally, unites trainers with a rescue organization that saves the horses in the most need through out the United States.
 
Sansa will forever stand as an Amazing testament to the value of the spirit of the horse to survive, thrive and forgive.
 
Heart of Phoenix, our fosters, trainers (Brenda Hanson being this lovely girl’s trainer) and volunteers go all the miles when a happily ever after is on the horizon.
 
The ATFO competition exists as a uniting force to bring horse trainers and equines with potential in need of an opportunity together be showcased.
 
August 23-24 in Winfield, WV, this public competition is a DO NOT miss.
 
Plan to look at over 30 horses that are adoptable for this event now.
 
Attend both days in August.
 
Support, share and tag friends.
 
 
And share Sansa’s story. . .one where a yearling QH filly was seized in a herd in West Virginia, unlikely to survive. Where she thrived thanks to the care she received from her foster until she made it to HOP. And then ended up as a 3 year old, unstarted candidate in the 2018 Face Off, selected by Brenda Hanson.
 
She ultimately won, found a home with an $8,000 adoption fee and was in a 2019 Horse Illustrated Magazine feature.
 
Never underestimate the power of action, faith, try and team work.