As a family-run farm, we understand the importance of supporting local organizations which provide support for people and animals in need within our community. Here are the nonprofits we have chosen to partner with as our way to give back!
Front Range Equine Rescue
Front Range Equine Rescue (FRER) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization working to end the abuse and neglect of horses through rescue and education. Since its beginning in 1997, Front Range has rescued thousands of horses with countless others benefiting from its educational and advocacy efforts. Rescued horses receive rehabilitation services, training assessment and either adopt to qualified homes or retire with the rescue if unlikely to adopt. National campaigns to protect wild horses and responsibly end horse slaughter are a significant part of FRER's work. Front Range currently has two locations, CO and FL.
Paradox Sports is a nonprofit organization in Boulder, Colorado that provides youth, adults and military veterans with physical disabilities the opportunity to rock and ice climb. Paradox Sports strives to make climbing facilities, parks, and open spaces more accessible by providing adaptive rock/ice climbing programs at climbing locations across the United States. As well, Paradox Sports delivers adaptive climbing training based on the first ever-adaptive climbing manual, written in 2015. Through its adaptive climbing programs, participants gain the self-confidence, skills, and independence to engage in the outdoors, access iconic landscapes, and belong to a community that provides camaraderie, support and overall well-being.
Colorado Springs Therapeutic Riding Center
Colorado Springs Therapeutic Riding Center offers equine-assisted therapy to people of all ages with special needs.
Our instructors and therapists are able to meet the individual needs of each rider by working one-on-one with them, using the horse as the classroom.
Through our various programs, we enable people with disabilities to improve their way of living and quality of life.
We also offer equine-assisted psychotherapy.
The Right Step
The Right Step, Inc. is a PATH, Intl. Premier Accredited therapeutic riding program with the mission of improving the lives of people with disabilities through the healing power of horses. We teach basic riding skills and horsemanship to people with disabilities ages four through adult in an adaptive manner to meet their individual needs. We are a small program with a big impact!
Drifter's Hearts of Hope
Drifter's Hearts of Hope is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization committed to circumventing the horse-slaughter pipeline.
In 2014, Drifter's Hearts of Hope was founded to give at-risk horses a second chance at a forever home. The organization's namesake is a papered Quarter Horse: a champion roping horse who ended up as a stray after an injury. He went from being found on the side of the road to the heart horse for the organization that would become Drifter's Hearts of Hope.
With the dedication and ongoing support of the community around us, DHOH continues to increase it's reach and impact in the horse community. We've seen many of our rescues go to wonderful loving, forever homes, all through the efforts of the members and supports of DHOH.
Rescue. Rehabilitate. Re-home. Repeat.
Ignite Adaptive Sports
Located at the base of picturesque Eldora Mountain, just 21 miles outside of Boulder, CO, Ignite Adaptive Sports harnesses the heart and dedication of the Front Range, surrounding mountain, and Northern Colorado communities to provide children and adults with disabilities access to Colorado’s amazing outdoor winter sports.
Join us for alpine and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, ski biking, and snowshoeing lessons.
Our dedicated team of trained volunteer instructors share their love of outdoor snowsports by providing winter sport lessons that are individualized to each student’s unique needs.
Our students inspire us daily with their strength, courage, and zest for life.
Friends of Colorado Avalanche Information
The relationship between the CAIC and the Friends of CAIC is an important public-private partnership that provides backcountry avalanche forecasts for everyone in Colorado–as well as; avalanche education for as many people as we can reach. The partnership allows FoCAIC staff to go to events, write grants, and build partnerships on behalf of the mission. And it keeps the CAIC staff in the snow so they can provide the best avalanche forecasts possible for you, the user. The FoCAIC is a non-profit organization that was created to financially support avalanche forecasting and education throughout Colorado.
Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center
The Mission of the Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center is to change the lives of people with disabilities by promoting their physical, psychological and social well being through equine assisted activities.
In 1980, CTRC started in a park, with three riders, a handful of volunteers and a few borrowed horses. Now, thanks to the unyielding commitment, vision and unwavering support of many wonderful supporters (individuals, foundations, corporations and service clubs) CTRC has a premier facility which allows special needs community members to benefit from CTRC’s premier Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) services year round. Their EAAT services includes therapeutic riding, equine assisted therapy, ground lessons, and specialized ASD and sibling services.
Routt County Riders
Routt County Riders advocates to implement positive change for cyclists of all types in Northwest Colorado. Based out of Steamboat Springs, we accomplish our mission through community outreach activities like trail maintenance and volunteer days, safety initiatives and education campaigns, social rides, Trail Ambassadors, and much more. We engage civically on both a local and nationwide scale, and advocate for trail diversity and road infrastructure improvements throughout the Yampa Valley.