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Equine Welfare Network Messenger

We are a 2017 Messenger!

We are proud to be an EQUUS Foundation Messenger and share our horse care & use practices with the public.

The Messenger Designation is awarded annually. To retain an existing EQUUS Foundation Messenger designation and apply for an EQUUS Foundation grant in 2017, organizations must provide all required information and update their Messenger information on or after January 1, 2017 and not later than April 30, 2017.



Messengers are organizations on the Equine Welfare Network that demonstrate a commitment to public transparency and accountability by their willingness to publish and share extensive data about their operations.

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Rosie's Ranch



Rosie's Ranch
10556 E. Parker Rd.
PARKER CO 80138
720.851.0927

Tax ID/EIN: 27-2462198
Year Founded: 2010
Last Updated 2017-05-15

Public Charity


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Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation):  Public Service

Our organization operates programs involved with providing equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) using certified instructors for individuals with special needs.

Our organization is directly responsible for the care of horses to provide its services.

100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.

Our organization conducts its horse-related programs at one facility.


Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
The mission of Rosie's Ranch is to provide a family-centered atmosphere where children with deafness or oral language challenges expand their listening, verbal and literacy skills by engaging in activities with horses and "neighborhood friends", under the guidance of highly trained and qualified staff.

Horse-related programs:
ALL of our programs involve the magic of the equine connection and house an inclusion model where children with and WITHOUT special needs are joined together for the purpose of learning to ride and care for horses and they end up learning and caring about each other.<br />All programs require safe practices and the use of helmets.<br /><br />Parent & Tot Sessions: Language enrichment sessions for children and their parents from ages 1 to 5years. Leaders and Side walkers care for, keep safe, and help the child relate to the horse. limit of 10 children per session. The children rotate among 4 stations, one of which is riding. <br />Pony/Horse Camp; for children 5 yrs to 10 yrs. Children are dropped off at 9 and picked up at 3pm. Program Executive Director wrote a curriculum, and guides the parent involvement meetings. 12 children per week are divided into 3 groups.<br />These groups rotate through 3 stations comprised of: riding, art,horsemanship class.<br />Wranglers Round-Up is geared for children 11 - 13 years<br />Lessons: can be small group or private.<br />Community Service Project Host: Rosie's Ranch is the recipient of BoyGirl Scouts, Eagle Scouts, churches, School field Trips, Missionaries, local School and the service hourse they require. . This is free to any one to the general public.

Non-horse-related programs:
Attend School Service Fairs, speak at local service organizations,(Sertoma, Rotary, etc) Host Community Work Days, Volunteers walk in the Parker-Days Parade to support the community, RR is a member of the Chamber of Commerce,
Speaks at the local Universities (CU Boulder) and local Churches, provide scholarship to children in need or with special needs that sometimes results in a loss of income for Rosie's Ranch, works with international organization i.e. Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing to host an open house when the convention is in town, host booths in Community Service Fairs. Host a Kindness Day, for children, horses and other pets,


Volunteer Opportunities


Horse Leader, Side Walkers, Barn & Office Helpers
Join the Rosie's Ranch Team! Trainings will be offered to enhance your horse experience, teach new skills or show you the procedures in our Office. There is a place for EVERYONE! Bring your family out on any Sunday from 1 - 4 to join in ranch chores!
We welcome everyone from our community. Please call by Saturday to reserve your spot.

Grant Writer, Social Media Or Data Collection?
Do you have some grant writing skills? Or maybe you are a computer whiz? Or you love to crunch numbers and make charts? YOUR volunteer time is needed at Rosie's Ranch. Contact us so we can find the perfect place for YOU!

Wish List Items


Camper's Clubhouse Needs Finishing
Join the Rosie's Ranch family for our Spring work day. We are focusing on the Camper's Club House Project that needs its final touches.
Volunteer your time, send items, or make a donation and we will do the work. We need: front decorative door (barn door style), insulation, and interior sheet rock. It's home away from home for many of our day campers! The Camper's Clubhouse provide a sense of community and a safe place where we are all the same...viewing the horses from the bay window. This inspires conversation, drawing and writing. Join us!

Literacy Project 2017
Rosie's Ranch is giving every day camper and every Parent and Tot Family a copy of the book, Horses and Ponies. We have ordered 400 books to give away. Our campers will be reading to each other, reading to the horses and ponies and will take the book home at the end of the week. Join us in funding this project.