Please join us for 18 holes of golf, prizes, lunch and…horsing around is encouraged! All proceeds from the tournament go towards the care, medicine and feed of the horses and programs at Bearfoot Ranch.

Where: St. Marlo Country Club
When: October 24 2017

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Hoof and Hay Classic

First annual Bearfoot Ranch Hoof and Hay Classic fundraiser golf outing at Chateau Elan Golf Club was a great success! Big THANK YOU to all volunteers and golfers!

Special thanks to Bill Holland for the idea and initiative and most of the planning and execution!

Photos by Bearfoot Ranch co-founder Melanie Vaughan


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Bring in the Fall, bring in the Fun at Bearfoot Ranch!  Fundraiser in support of our upcoming winter hay bill.

Food, music, raffles, cakewalk, pony rides, tack sale, flea mart, silent auction, bucking barrel, bobbing for apples!

Admission: $2 adults, $1 kids. Donations accepted!

Chili cookoff entry fee; $10

Chili cookoff contact: Tristin Randall 678-520-9400
Festival contact: Darrith Russell 770-889-0000

Saturday September 26 2015 12-6pm
9220 Waldrip Road, Gainesville, GA

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It’s Christmas in July at Kendra Scott-Avalon, Alpharetta, GA with Bearfoot Ranch, 501(c)(3) Therapeutic Riding Center, Cumming, GA. Please join Bearfoot Ranch, and mascot (mini-pony), “Cotton”, at Avalon, Wednesday, July 15th from 6-8:00 p.m., as we celebrate the launch of Kendra Scott’s Mystic Bazaar Jewellery Collection 2015. Plus, on Wednesday only, Kendra Scott-Avalon will donate 20% of sales from 6-8:00 p.m. to Bearfoot Ranch.

Kendra Scott-Avalon, July 15th Happenings

Bearfoot Ranch, Mascot, Mini-Cotton

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  • 20% of all proceeds from 6-8:00 p.m. July 15th, 2015 donated to Bearfoot Ranch
  • Meet Cotton, our mascot/mini-pony and check out why she loves Kendra Scott-Avalon & its Fall collections.
  • Have your picture taken with our Bearfoot Ranch mascot, Cotton (the mini-pony)
  • Sips and sweets provided
  • Learn about Bearfoot Ranch, PATH Member, Therapeutic Riding Center

Can’t make it to the unveiling of Kendra Scott’s Mystic Bazaar Fall Collection 2015 in person? No problem. Kendra Scott, Avalon is donating 20% of all phone orders to Bearfoot Ranch. Just call Kendra Scott-Avalon store and place your order at 678-392-3886. Don’t forget to check out the event on Kendra Scott-Avalon’s Facebook for event details and really cool Fall fashions. Please share with your friends and come out to support Bearfoot Ranch! We’ll see you there!

A Jewellery Launch Worth Shopping

Bring the family, bring your friends! Come enjoy sips and sweets, and make a difference while you shop Kendra Scott’s stunning new arrivals! And don’t forget to purchase stocking stuffers/holiday gifties and take a free photo opp with “Cotton”, (Bearfoot Ranch mascot).

About Kendra Scott

In 2002, with just $500, Kendra Scott launched a mini-jewelry collection.  Today, Kendra Scott Jewellry is a global, multimillion-dollar brand sold at renowned retailers like Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales and 1,000+ specialty boutiques worldwide.  Austin, Texas remains home to Kendra Scott’s flagship store and design studio headquarters, where each Kendra Scott piece is meticulously designed. As the Kendra Scott brand continues to expand, Kendra remains committed to the company’s founding philosophies, “Family, Fashion & Philanthropy”, which have helped direct its course.  As a mother and business woman, Kendra’s “family first” mantra continues to be a core value for her and the company. Philanthropy is also a driving force for this fashion-forward and savvy entrepreneur.

About Bearfoot Ranch

Bearfoot Ranch is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, PATH Member Center (Therapeutic Riding) and Horse Rescue facility located in Forsyth County. Bearfoot Ranch is dedicated to providing therapeutic riding lessons and other riding activities in a safe, effective and compassionate environment. The center furthers its students’ knowledge of horses; offers lessons to children and individuals with special needs regardless of ability; and challenges them to reach their potential through the love of horses. Bearfoot Ranch also acts as a rescue facility for horses that have been abused or neglected, and has two locations in Forsyth County.


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At Bearfoot Ranch, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) PATH Member center, we are always on the look out for ways to grow our therapeutic riding program. Our entry into the Wells Fargo Works Project Contest is the perfect opportunity for Bearfoot Ranch. The cash prize and business expertise offered will help plan and implement some of our short term goals. This includes, staffing, volunteers, licensed mental health programs, and a veterans program.

 “Winning this grant would help us meet our goals so much faster,” said Edie Ahola, President and PATH Certified Therapy Instructor.

Help Bearfoot Ranch Win $25K
Please take a minute out of your day to vote for Bearfoot Ranch. You can vote once per day thru the voting period,  which ends Sunday, July 19th, 2015. You can help Bearfoot Ranch win expert guidance, mentoring, and $25K just by voting for us in the Wells Fargo Works Project Contest. Check out our entry and vote today, everyday up until Sunday, July 19.
Vote Here for Bearfoot Ranch.

Your Vote Counts, Here’s How to Vote
A person may vote one entry per day, everyday through 07/19/15. Get out your votes today!

Finalist Prizes:
A total of twenty-five (25) $1,000 cash prizes will be awarded — $1,000 to each entrant whose entry was among the top 25 highest-scoring
entries as determined by the Judges and voting public.

Grand Prizes:
Five (5) Grand Prize winners (“Winners”) will be selected from the Finalists whom will receive $1000. In addition to the $1000, each Winner will receive business mentorship for up to 6-months and $25,000 cash.

About Bearfoot Ranch
Bearfoot Ranch is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, PATH Member Center (Therapeutic Riding) and Horse Rescue facility located in Forsyth County. Bearfoot Ranch is dedicated to providing therapeutic riding lessons and other riding activities in a safe, effective and compassionate environment. The center furthers its students’ knowledge of horses; offers lessons to children and individuals with special needs regardless of ability; and challenges them to reach their potential through the love of horses. Bearfoot Ranch also acts as a rescue facility for horses that have been abused or neglected, and has two locations in Forsyth County.

Media Contact
Jaymie Christine
925-437-1905
JaymieChristine@gmail.com

Fund Development Director
Wendi Fareri
678-313-2756
Wendi.fareri@gmail.com


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…where horsing around is encouraged!

Bearfoot Ranch Summer Camp Starts June 6th, 2016
Sign up Now! Only 8 slots per week. June 6th and June 13th are SOLD OUT!

Download your Summer Camp 2016  form Click here for PDF Form


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Enroll for Bearfoot Ranch Kroger Rewards:

KrogerCommunityRewards.com

  • Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with your organization(Bearfoot Ranch) after you sign up.
  • If a member does not yet have a Kroger Plus card, please let them know that they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.
  • Click Here to Sign In/Register
  • Most participants are new online customers, so they must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box.
  • Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions.
    You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.
  • Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
  • Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.
  • Update or confirm your information.
  • Enter NPO number 70258 or “Bearfoot Ranch”, then…
    select Bearfoot Ranch as your organization from list and click on confirm.
  • To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page.
  • REMEMBER, purchases will not count for your group until after your member(s) register their card(s).
  • Do you use your phone number at the register?  Call 800-576-4377, select option 4 to get your Kroger Plus card number.
  • Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.

     


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Ed Dabney, World Renown Horse Trainer Provides Gentle Horsemanship Skills

 

  • Bearfoot Ranch adopts gentle-horsemanship techniques to benefit both horse and athlete for upcoming
    SOGA (Special Olympics of Georgia), Forsyth County
  • 25 Forsyth County equine community members attended 2-day horse clinic
  • Future equine education clinics scheduled at Bearfoot Ranch for Forsyth County Equine Community

Gainesville, GA Forsyth County – March 24, 2015– Bearfoot Ranch Inc., 501(c)3, hosted “Six Keys to Harmony” gentle-horsemanship 2-day clinic with world renown horse trainer Ed Dabney, last Saturday, March 21, 2015. Forsyth County horse riders listened and learned the art of gentle horsemanship, which provides horse and rider essential communication, respect, and safe and natural riding skills for all levels.

 

“We decided to adopt the gentle-horsemanship techniques of Ed Dabney, as we believe his classical training approach will benefit not only our horses, but our athletes, and their handlers. As we prepare for Special Olympics of Georgia 2015, using gentle horsemanship techniques will enhance our training methods, and allow us to continue our quest of providing healing with horses in a safer environment, ” said Melanie Vaughan, Bearfoot Ranch Board Member.

Continuing Education Benefits Riders and Community
Bearfoot staff, patron, and equine community members learned simple ways of establishing trust and command using rope halters and lead lines. Even riders that have been in the saddle for over 20 years learned fascinating new tricks. The event raised over $1000 from its Forsyth County equine friends, and is planning future clinics to help educate the surrounding equine community, as well as raise funds to help pay hay and vet bills.

Dabney, trainer for the horses used on FOX’s series “Sleepy Hollow”, has also provided horses for major motion pictures and travels around the world teaching the art of establishing control of the beautiful animals. He believes that kicking and smacking a horse isn’t the way to earn trust and there are keys to establish gentle control, making the relationship between horse and rider a harmonious one.

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For more information on upcoming Bearfoot Ranch Clinics, visit their website at
www.bearfootranch.org or connect to Facebook and search events.

 About Bearfoot Ranch
Bearfoot Ranch is a 501(c)(3) non-profit equestrian center located in Forsyth County and is
dedicated to providing therapeutic riding lessons and other riding activities in a safe, effective and compassionate environment. The center furthers its students’ knowledge of horses; offers lessons to children and individuals with special needs regardless of ability; and challenges them to reach their potential through the love of horses. Bearfoot Ranch also acts as a rescue facility for horses that have been abused or neglected.

 

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Media Contact
Jaymie Christine
925-437-1905
Jaymiechristine@gmail.com

Fund Development Director
Wendi Fareri
678-313-2756
Wendi.fareri@gmail.com

 

 


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Bearfoot Ranch supplied therapy horses, training facilities, and coaching and volunteer support for Forsyth County Special Olympics equestrian team competing in the annual Georgia Special Olympics State Horse Show. Definitely one of our favorite events of the year!

More photos from the event here.

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Comfort of Cotton

This beautiful lady is blind and deaf. Cotton stood so still for her to put her hands on him. It was amazing.

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Wells Fargo’s iconic stagecoach visited the Forsyth County Special Olympics Equestrian team in training at Bearfoot Ranch
                                               


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Bearfoot Ranch is proud to host the Forsyth County Special Olympics team! Article in June 23 issue of Forsyth County News (view as PDF):

Bearfoot Ranch - Forsyth County News


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New Mounting Ramp!

Eagle Scout project by BSA Troop 415 provided our long-awaited wheelchair accessible mounting ramp for the therapy riding programs at Bearfoot Ranch East. THANK YOU Troop 415!
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2013 Summer Camp

Summer camps are open for registration!

Come join us at Bearfoot Ranch for a wonderful summer camp experience! There will be lessons in the arena in the mornings, trail rides in the afternoons, plus some fun activities in between. Suitable for children ages 9 and up.



Camps will be during the following three weeks in June:

  • June 10-14
  • June 17-21
  • June 24-28

Camp runs from 9:00am to 4:00pm each day. Dropoff up after 8:30am, pickup no later than 4:30pm.

Cost is $300 per week. Contact us about discounts for siblings or multiple weeks.

$50 non-refundable deposit per child is required to reserve a slot for each week. $250 balance is due on first day of camp (check or credit card). Register and pay deposit here.

Bring your lunch and adventurous spirit for a horsing around good time.

Items to bring:

  • Lunch (snacks and water provided)
  • Long pants for riding, optional shorts for games and activities
  • Closed toe shoes only – no sandals, flip-flops or crocs.
  • Sunblock / insect repellent
  • White tee-shirt for tie-dyeing

To register and reserve your slot, please visit the camp registration page.

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Venture Crew 573 out of North Gwinnett and Lanier high schools camped out and spent several hours making our new trails safe for our riders and horses.
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Kelsey’s Riding Lesson

Kelsey (and mom!) gave us permission to photograph her therapy riding lesson at Bearfoot Ranch East. Kelsey is an excellent rider, fun to be around, and a joy to teach.
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