Our Ranch

Founded in 2009, Charis Youth Ranch has existed to provide sanctuary for horses and humans alike. Whether a race horse from off the track or a senior friend seeking a soft landing for his last years, Charis is a safe haven for horses who have found themselves in, or at risk of entering, the slaughter pipeline. 

On December 31, 2021, Charis Youth Ranch unexpectedly lost its lease at the Trilby location and were forced to move. After a herd reduction via several adoptions, and an exhausting 90 day move, we were able to find temporary housing for our horses in several locations. Thanks to generous foster homes and four different boarding facilities, we are taking a pause to catch our breath and seek our new home. We still have the ongoing cost of board, hay/feed and care for the horses during this time. A dedicated crew of volunteers are still caring for our senior equines in one location. 

Charis Youth Ranch is expectantly hopeful for its new home and looking forward to continuing our mission of providing a sanctuary for kids and horses.