• What We're All About

    Charis Youth Ranch home of New Life Thoroughbreds is a registered Colorado non profit 501(c)(3) corporation. Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and sanctuary retired racehorses by transitioning them from a life of racing into new careers or providing sanctuary for life. Additionally, we endeavor to connect youth from all walks of life with these rescued horses to learn unconditional love and trust, which facilitates healing for both equine and child.
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  • We Love Our Horses!

    Our ranch is situated on 30 beautiful acres and we currently house 17 horses. While we are primarily focused on Thoroughbred rescue, we do take in other breeds from time to time, and have a variety of horses that have found sanctuary with us. Visit our programs page to learn more about New Life Thoroughbred rescue.
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  • Take a Tour of Our Place

    We are passionate and dedicated to what we do. We need your support to continue reaching out to kids, and saving the lives of deserving horses. Every drop adds to the ocean and your donation seeds into each kid, each horse, and each volunteer that we have. Thank You for your support. Please visit our Support page for more information.
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Its spring!! We are so happy because we are already getting kiddos scheduled for our Summer offerings!! We anticipate serving 200 kids on the ranch this year, we are so excited! Our Summer schedule (starting in June) consist of 8 Equine adventure sessions, 2 days a week of group sessions for our residential treatment teens, one day a week sessions for our day treatment teens, an afternoon teen class one day a week, and a week long VBS in June. As you can tell, our Summer is going to be full with kids on the ranch 5 days a week.

Our  group programs are closed enrollment. However, our equine adventure program, our VBS week, and our afternoon teen sessions are open enrollment. Additionally we are offering a junior volunteer program for older kids who are interested in learning about handling horses and helping out around the ranch. We still have spots available, although we fill up quickly. Please email me at charisyouthranch@gmail.com for additional information on our enrollment process and openings. I am so excited about each and every kiddo we will serve this year!!

Currently we have 8 kids enrolled in our Junior Volunteer program. We are running a 6 week Saturday morning groundwork training for them. They were allowed to pick any horse on the ranch (only two were off limits: our crippled filly Liberty for health reasons, and our beautiful Percheron mare Angel for training reasons) to work with each session. Our focus in this class is increasing the bond between the horse and handler, building skill in handling our horses on the ground, and sharpening our communication skills with our horses. See our facebook page for our post on one of our pairings and to follow our junior volunteers as they increase their skills and serve along side us on the ranch.

Thank you for your support of our horses and kids. We are so thankful for each of our prayer partners, our financial partners, our supply donors, and our volunteers. Without all of you the ranch would not be touching so many lives. We will keep you updated as our Summer sessions near the starting point, and our Junior Volunteers progress in their skills.

Enjoy the beautiful spring !!


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Would you consider donating to us financially? Spring is already here and Summer is around the corner, our amazing equine partners deserve our very best care year round, and your support makes that possible!! Donations can be made through our paypal, Gofundme, or through sending us a check in the mail. Thank you so much! To arrange a tour of the ranch and see what your donations are doing please contact us!!Liberty
 Pictured here is Liberty, our 10 month old rescued filly. Liberty is scheduled for surgery April 20th 2015. We are fundraising for her surgery with a goal of $5000. You can make a donation directly to her care and help us to bring her freedom from pain!! 



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Thank you to each of our sponsors who have either donated time, money or materials to our cause.  We truly appreciate each and every one of you!



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