Celebrate the holidays with H.U.G.S. Ranch. Volunteer at our Christmas Open Houses and spread some cheer! Click Here to sign-up!
Sponsor a Horse!
Help us take care of our horses! Click here for more information!
Classie, Sante, and Prince have been sponsored!
Check out their page (under 'The Horses' tab) to learn more!
Our Fall Family Festival was a success thanks to our volunteers and those who donated items and supplies!
Buist Community Assistance Center (food and supplies)
Dreyer Produce (pumpkins)
Chris Potter and Connen Gravel (up front parking work! Works and looks great!)
ACP Entertainment (bounce house)
Lynn Misiak (flyers)
Ed Shaarda (horse presentation)
DVS (promo video)
Silent Auction Item Donations:
Grand View Orchard
The Gift Shop in Byron Center
Other wonderful people!
Our mentors and wranglers from the summer
Group from YATEC of West Michigan
Group from Byron Center Bible Youth Group
All others who helped! THANK YOU!!!
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like us to come and speak about our programs or call 616-312-5254.
Comments from 2013 Sessions
"SO HAPPY! A dream come true. Talks about her mentor and Promise 7 days a week. We talked about God bringing the sunshine every Thursday so we could see and feel His beauty everywhere. The love flowed from the mentors and helpers the moment we came to the ranch. Thanks for bringing a great positive to a sad situation in her life. Nothing but praise and happiness. God is seen every step of the way."
"My grandchildren were very traumatized. I knew they were going to start equestrian therapy but didn't know when. I was visiting their home and I heard giggling and laughter and play. I even got hugs spontaneously that day. Later I found out that they had had one session of therapy. I am here at their last session and I see life back in their eyes. I get spontaneous hugs and 'I love yous'. I see self confidence in them. I am so grateful to God for the help they have received."
"She really enjoyed her time with all the volunteers and her horse, Prince. After she was done riding, she would talk about her experience to everyone she would talk to. My wife and I were very pleased and impressed with all the people at H.U.G.S. Ranch. They were all great. I would recommend this activity to anyone. They really do great work here."
"The girls LOVED coming to H.U.G.S. Ranch! It was so wonderful that it was an experience that they could all participate in. No one had to be jealous adn they got to create some fun memories together. It's so nice that there are so many volunteers to give them so much attention. It also feels like a very safe place. I wasn't worried at all about the girls."
"I liked getting the mail and brushing him. It was the first time I've ever cleaned their feet. My favorite thing was riding without holding on."
"Thank you for H.U.G.S. Ranch! As a mom, I have seen my son become more verbal about the things that cause him anxiety. I really think horseback riding has empowered him to put words to his feelings. Thank you!!"
"I learned that bareback riding isn't that hard. You have to trust the horse so that you know where you are going. Getting off a horse is much easier than I thought. You can trust horse if they can trust you."