About Us

Moved by the positive effect that horseback riding had on her own daughter, who has epilepsy and related learning disabilities, Jackie Sloan, and her family, made it their mission to bring therapeutic equestrian programs to children and teens of all abilities – right in the heart of Los Angeles.

The Ranch offers unique therapeutic equestrian programs, including private therapeutic riding lessons, confidence-building social groups, book clubs and therapeutic teen camps.  The Ranch moves at “just the right pace,” becoming a refuge for the families it serves, and holding families close during often-tumultuous times.

Our programs are growing each week, and we now serve over 75 families a month, 50% of whom are funded partially or entirely through contributions from donors.  This means that more families will have the chance to experience how motivating horses can be to children who are struggling to make a connection.

The Children’s Ranch Foundation is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, and your donation is tax deductible under applicable laws.  Your contribution will help us continue our mission of bringing therapeutic equestrian programs to children and teens with special needs — in the heart of Los Angeles.