Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. - Helen Keller
Swiftsure Ranch Therapeutic Equestrian Center owns 191 acres of woods, hayfields, a trail system,s and facilities that sit along the Big Wood River. This beautiful space specifically and primarily used for equine-assisted activities and therapies holds one in-door arena and 1 large outdoor arena. This is an ideal setting in the spring and summer months when the weather is good and we can host over 5 camps for special groups, such as Camp Rainbow Gold – A camp for youth with cancer, Idaho School for Deaf and Blind, and Veteran’s camps, as well as over 110 riders a week who come for individual or group equine-assisted riding lessons and/or activities.
In the fall and winter months when temperatures are low and not best for many of our riders who have low circulation, or sensitivities to cold, space for lessons can become an issue.
We have set out to begin a capital campaign to enclose our outdoor arena, which can host up to six lessons at once, if needed, in the colder months. In the last year, we have raised nearly half of the cost to cover our outdoor arena. We are still in search of visionary investors to finish the project.
By enclosing the outdoor arena it would allow us to give 25 to 45 additional people equine-assisted riding lessons and activities, a week. It would also allow us to host additional special camps and groups in the winter months, and more space for Equine Facilitated Learning and Psychotherapy programs, which we are also eager to provide.
Our long-term plan is to build an administrative annex that would accompany the outdoor arena, and build our capital reserves to potentially start an endowment.
We would love to have you join our team of investors in enclosing our outdoor arena and helping us make the future bright for our participants. If you are interested, please find out more from any of the links below.