Q: Where do you offer your Diamonds in the Rough Program?
A: Our commitment to our vision of changing children’s lives through our program remains strong. To demonstrate our passion for our Diamonds in the Rough program, even though we do not own our own ranch property yet, we contract with two separate facilities to operate our program on a smaller scale until a ranch home is found. Currently we have 23 students in this life changing program for the 2011/2012 program year.
Q: Can we visit WHY Ranch?
A: Yes, we welcome you to our current program locations by reservation. Please request this by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are applying for your child to enter our Diamonds in the Rough program, you can do that when you visit. We hold our program sessions on Saturdays during the school year. We take the summer off. Please call or email to schedule your visit.
Q: Is WHY Ranch a residential facility?
A: No. Our program is held on Saturdays and is not a residential program.
Q: When will you have your own ranch property?
A: We are currently raising money to purchase our own ranch site. We hope to reach our goal and be operational at our own ranch by 2014.
Q: How can I request Amy Meyer (Founder & President of WHY Ranch) to speak to our group?
A: You can call the Ranch office (702) 644-9177 and speak with one of our helpful staff to schedule a speaker for your group or meeting. Amy enjoys sharing about WHY Ranch and often brings a student and parent to share their life-changing experience in our Diamonds in the Rough program.
Q: Can I donate my tack and/or horse equipment?
A: Yes! God provides and we have most of what we need in regard to tack. However, we’re always on the lookout for something that will make our little tack room complete. Please contact our office to see if we are able to accept your donation and arrange a time to deliver it with the “In-kind” Donation Form. We also want donors to be aware that if we are unable to use tack, we will find a good home for it or sell it to raise funds for the ranch. Many individuals may prefer to sell tack themselves and donate part of the proceeds to the ranch – we will gladly accept that also.
Q: Can I donate my horse to the ranch?
A: We have accepted horses from different types of situations in the past. However, since we do not have our own facility and use a host facility and their horses we ask that you contact us regarding your donation. Before we accept any horse it must be in good health and suitable for a child’s riding program such as our Diamonds in the Rough. Because of this, we are selective in the horses we accept as donations. The ranch is rarely able to accept horses with limitations due to age, behavior problems, or soundness. If you are looking for a home for your horse, visit our Contact Us Page to let us know. We will put the word out to our connections in the community. Please continue your search as well.