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CHALLENGE RANCH
January 27, 2010

A beautiful Ranch with about 25 horses and ponies of all sizes and breeds. The Ranch is open six days a week, year round to benefit under privileged and disadvantaged children. The children learn how to ride, general horsemanship and participate in all the ranch activities. The atmosphere is very friendly, the horses are well kept, the young people are well supervised and the standard of instruction is high, with qualified and experienced Volunteers.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the difference this program makes in children's lives. They become confident and able to accept responsibility. Their ideas of what may be possible for them in life broaden considerably.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

meeting the other Volunteers - wonderful people. Spending time with the young people on the Program - inspirational.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

teenager to much older! All were enthusiastic. Twice a month a great group of Navy guys arrive and help with the heavy stuff!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

create similar Ranches in other areas. It would not expand here - as to be too big/busy would spoil the great atmosphere Challenge Ranch has. Challenge Ranch could really use a tractor though!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I instruct two riding lessons per week, and have done so for the past three years.