Our Mission: To provide individualized equine related therapy to people with physical, developmental, emotional and social disabilities
Robinson Ranch first opened itsâ€™ doors to students with special needs in 2000. Life-long horseman, John Robinson had a vision to work with Equine and special needs individuals and the journey began. Classes ran almost exclusively through DDD Services (Division of Developmental Disabilities) and consisted of mostly children and adults with mental/emotional challenges for the first several years.... (read more) The word of Johnâ€™s work began to grow exponentially; calls were streaming in from across the State with people asking if there were openings in the program or if they could assist in any way. In September 2008 John, Jerry Riggs and Fred Colbert had an idea to expand the program and service offerings. From this â€œmeeting of the mindsâ€ the program grew to what it is today.
We currently serve an average of 40 students a week. More than 60 volunteers help our dedicated staff keep the program running on a day to day basis. This staff includes certified instructors, Therapeutic Riding Instructors in Training, a program coordinator, a volunteer coordinator, a marketing/fundraising manager, an equestrian specialist, a financial consultant, 2 part-time barn caretakers and a hard working maintenance crew. A volunteer Board of Directors continues to help shape the future and financial stability of Robinson Ranch.
As Robinson Ranch has grown and matured it has also become known within the industry for providing quality workshops, safe therapeutic & regular riding classes, instructor training and maintaining the industryâ€™s highest standard level as outlined in the NARHA (North American Riding for the Handicapped Association) Accreditation book. Everyone at Robinson Ranch continues to strive for education, high quality and a commitment to looking toward the future.