Our Programs

At Charis Youth Ranch, all the programs we offer have a simple purpose; to connect kids and young adults from all walks of life with our horses. While the connection is simple, it causes dynamic change and personal growth in each individual. Our horses are our greatest tool in working with kids. For the kids, our horses are shoulders to cry on, trust builders, wise teachers, mirrors, and inspiring. Often, a horse has a way of breaking down barriers and bringing out the individual where traditional therapy and counseling has failed. Each of our horses are unique and have a story, just like the kids we serve.


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We invite y’all out to the ranch for a rip roaring good time ! June 20th-24th 2016

 Each day we will have skits, snack, a bible lesson, sing along time, games, and a craft. What better setting to learn about Gods love than our beautiful 30 acre ranch? Sign up now: www.vbscharisyouthranch.eventbrite.com

Each day we will be exploring a theme and learning about Gods ultimate love on the ranch:







Equine Adventureboysrunninginpen Youth Program: This is a fun program aimed at 5-12 year olds. We offer 1 hour 15 minute group (6 max) classes on Mondays Tuesdays or Thursdays (each class meets for 1 hour 15 minutes at the scheduled time for 6 consecutive weeks). We have 20 scheduled classes to choose from this year which allows us to serve 120 kids. Our focus is safety, learning, adventure, and fun for us and our horses! Kids learn the basics of horsemanship and enjoy the beautiful setting of the ranch.

Registration is open: www.equineadventure.eventbrite.com   

If you are interested in learning more about this program please contact our program director  for more info. 

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We have an exciting program for our 13-17 year old friends that just want to be around horses and help us at the ranch! If you are a horse crazy teen or you are the parent of a horse crazy teen we are now accepting applications for our Junior volunteer program this Summer!! email us at charisyouthranch@gmail.com for your application. (10 spots are available for 2016, we will open additional spots if our staffing allows)


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Triumph typYouth Program: This is a group program aimed at 13-18 year olds. We work with other non-profit groups, rehabilitation centers, church groups, and individual families. Group sizes range based on the groups needs. We tailor our sessions to the group while addressing each member as an individual. Our focus is safety, service learning, teaching horsemanship skills, and providing an open, grace filled environment. The lessons allow the kids to interact with the horses while promoting character building and strengthening relational skills. Kids in this program absolutely love it! If you are interested in learning more about this program please contact our program director.

Our 2016 program is already full!

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We offer opportunities for youth and adults to complete community service hours on the ranch. For safety reasons we will not schedule community service hours during our youth programs, but we will make every attempt to accommodate your schedule. Please contact us for more information charisyouthranch@gmail.com











New Life Thoroughbred Rescue


We would not have any youth programs without horses and all of our horses are rescues! 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 take in other horse breeds locally who need a second chance. We would love to continue to develop our property and expand our facility to accommodate more of our beloved warriors who desperately need forever homes. Currently our retraining program is volunteer based (and our volunteers are amazing!!), but we have plans to develop a professional retraining program in multiple disciplines. We hold on to our horses as long as they need us.  Occasionally we offer a horse for adoption when the time is right. Check out our horses page to meet our amazing equines. If you are primarily interested in adoption, we encourage you to contact us directly, please visit our contact page!!  

Programs In Development


Veteran Program: “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free” Galatians 5:1. We are surrounded by people who have answered the call to serve their country through military service. While some have visible wounds, many have invisible wounds. We believe horses are intuitive and offer veterans the respect and healing that they need. This is an idea and passion that we are currently developing. If you are interested in partnering with us in forming this program please visit our contact page and get in touch with us.

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