An informative and powerful article about a proposed housing development that threatens the Ranch, as well as the wider Atwater Village equestrian area. Click HERE to read the article.
Los Angeles Magazine tells about threat to The Children’s Ranch. Click HERE to read the article.
TranZitions Summer Workshop Presented by Robin Shipley and Sonia Dickson-Bracks, “TranZitions” Summer Workshop is designed to inspire and engage teens in the skills that are necessary for success as they transition into their post-secondary life. A detailed brochure can be found here. This workshop is ideal for teens in and
Jackie, Founder and Director of The Children’s Ranch Foundation, earned her B.A. from Harvard College, and her J.D. from Southwestern Law School. Jackie began riding as an adult, alongside her daughter, Addie. Moved by the positive effect that horseback riding has had on Addie’s development and self-esteem, Jackie left her
Our therapeutic riding team is made up of a therapeutic riding instructor and a therapeutic assistant who support the student in safely learning the basics of riding and horsemanship. The session includes ranch chores, horse care, and riding instruction. 45-minute session.
In 2008, Jackie was honored with a Jefferson Award. ABC News’ Michelle Tuzee prepared the following piece on Jackie and The Children’s Ranch. Click here to watch.
Public radio station KQED based in San Francisco did a lovely piece on Jackie and The Children’s Ranch Foundation. Click here and have a listen!
This unique riding program is for children who need extra support to safely and meaningfully interact with and ride a horse. With the support of a therapeutic riding instructor and two therapeutic assistants, the child is able to experience the horse in a controlled, therapeutic setting, all while being able
“Ranch Play” is a non-riding program that introduces children to the Ranch’s furry critters, including rabbits, chickens, guinea pigs, duck and horses. Ranch Play allows the child to learn the rules of the ranch and establish a positive bond and working relationship with staff before introducing riding into the mix.
Ranchers’ Club* offers teens the opportunity to become a true member of a group dedicated to “running the Ranch,” serving their community, and enjoying one another’s company. Meeting on Saturdays, once each month, teens refine their knowledge of basic ranch chores, horse and critter care, and group horse exercises (including
“Saddle Club”* gives middle and high school aged kids a chance to be part of a larger group, fostering a shared sense of ownership and responsibility at the Ranch. The group meets on Saturdays, once each month. Saddle Club kids work together learning riding games, completing Ranch projects and caring
“Horseplay Sunday”* is designed for elementary school aged children who are ready to be a part of a larger group. Meeting on Sundays, once each month, Horseplay kids refine the social skills needed to successfully interact with peers – while working together on riding games, Ranch projects, and caring for