Welcome to Reigning Grace Ranch, a desert sanctuary where we bring together human and horse to create life-changing opportunities for both. We empower and inspire youth, families, veterans, first responders and individuals to live the life they desire through experiential equine programs.
We are a unique nonprofit that relies almost exclusively on volunteers. By having almost no overhead expenses, nearly 100% of donations support direct ranch services that further our mission.
Our programs change lives one child, one person, one family, and one horse at a time. Working together, we provide the foundation that empowers our participants to heal, to build, to hope, and to live.
Our programs work. An array of supporting research is captured by this from the journal Encounter (2008): “The patience, loyalty, and kindness of a horse frequently engender positive feelings in a child, making a relationship with a horse especially helpful to a child who is having difficulties in life.”
The unique strength of Reigning Grace Ranch is built on the work of volunteers. Almost every task performed at this nonprofit home for rescued horses is done by volunteers. As such, our volunteers are so essential to us. We are more than a ranch and a nonprofit, we are a family! We are committed to service — service to our faith, service to our community and service to the horses we have rescued. Our volunteers passionately give their time, energy, and enthusiasm to serving our communities.
Join Our Team
Be a part of Reigning Grace Ranch! Those in our family of volunteers say it has changed their lives. Newcomers learn horsemanship skills. Those with ranch experience polish their skills and train others. There are several ways that you can join the family. You can volunteer your time by helping with day-to-day operations or assisting with tours and special events. There also are many ways, described here, to support the ranch as a donor. We would love to have you join us at Reigning Grace Ranch.
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Get to Know Reigning Grace Ranch
Reigning Grace Ranch is a unique nonprofit desert sanctuary that offers tranquility and refuge to Arizona youth and families in need. Set on 15 acres in the beautiful Sonoran desert, the Ranch is home to more than a large herd of rehabilitated and rescued horses, goats, chickens, donkeys, pigs. There’s also a tortoise named Truman and three resident cows Norman, Houdini and Woodrow.
We believe in second chances. At Reigning Grace Ranch very person and every horse has the capacity to find their inner strength and has a gift to share. We empower and inspire individuals by bringing horses, children, families, adults, mentors, and volunteers together.
Junior Wranglers Advanced
Reigning Grace Ranch offers middle school and high school aged kids (ages 11 – 17) to join in on becoming better horseman. Kids will have a horse assigned to them for the entire eight weeks. Sessions will start with horsemanship on the ground and build into becoming skilled from the horse’s back. Kids will have […]Find out more
Shared Equine Experiences Team Building
Led by Reigning Grace Ranch founders Amanda and Christopher Moore, staff at Reigning Grace Ranch organize and direct team-building sessions where participants work together to solve demanding challenges and carry out ranch chores. Satisfied clients have included Charles Schwab, NotMyKid, United Planners, the Carlisle Group, and other companies and organizations. Sessions typically are structured in […]Find out more
Join us for a one-on-one equine experience ages 8-18, that is truly one of a kind. Choose from the many options we have at the ranch. The heart of our session program is to provide a safe place for children, families, and horses to experience hope, healing and encouragement. By inviting children and families to […]Find out more
The very best way to get a good feel for what Reigning Grace is all about, what we do and what our needs are is to come on a tour! Our friendly and knowledgeable tour guides will lead you through the entire ranch, giving you a chance to meet our critters in Critter Corner and our […]Find out more
Training grounds for team members who aspire to mentor kids, help with community events utilizing the horses and help train both new volunteers and horses. In this 6 week class, our students will learn about themselves in ways they hadn’t thought of, self-reflection, energy, space and teach how to work with a horse both on […]Find out more
Walking Among The Herd Tour
Walk Among the Herd is led by one or both of the founders of Reigning Grace Ranch, Christopher and Amanda Moore. In this walk, you will hear stories of the ranch’s beginnings, plans for the future of the ranch, learn about the culture of RGR and experience why horses? This walk is required for anyone […]Find out more
Marvelous Minis was designed for our “littles” at the ranch! That’s right, miniature horses and children ages 5-7 years of age. The goal of Marvelous minis is to provide a unique equine experience that stimulates our children to develop problem solving techniques, increase the ability to self-regulate behaviors, increase cooperative teamwork and stimulate critical thinking […]Find out more
Easter Celebration: Rejoice For He Has Risen
Bring the whole family to Reigning Grace Ranch for a North Chapel Church Easter Service at 6:30am on Sunday, April 17, 2022. Praise and worship to the Risen King Reigning Grace Ranch, 28614 N 172nd St., Rio Verde, AZ 85263 (to view a location map, click here.)Find out more
Mane to Tail
This is designed for folks that want to experience the ranch, out of town guests and families that are not members of our volunteer staff. During this session, you will receive a quick tour thru critter corner, up through the paddocks and then to your final destination, the hitching rail, where you will be met […]Find out more
Family Night- Ice Cream Social
Enjoy a summer evening at Reigning Grace Ranch filled with sugar and fun.Family days at the ranch include arena volleyball, movies, ice cream topping bar, and activities for the whole family! So bring the family, grab a bowl of ice cream, and enjoy a picnic under the stars while watching Mister Ed and his wild adventures. For […]Find out more
Private & Private Riding Group Lessons
Reigning Grace Ranch believes in doing everything with excellence. Private Riding and Private Group Lessons offer you a chance to be coached one-on-one or in a small group to grow in your horsemanship skills and become skilled in the saddle. Your one-hour lessons are a great way for you to improve your horsemanship skills, and gain […]Find out more
Life Coaching Sessions with Equine
Reigning Grace Ranch founder, Amanda Moore, is certified through EAGALA and is an experienced life coach. Amanda will utilize horses to help you get unstuck from wherever you are in life. Whether you are searching for life purpose, guidance, desire to strengthen relationships or finding spiritual direction, she will help you discover your purpose and […]Find out more
Therapeutic Riding Lessons
Reigning Grace Ranch offers children and adults mobility and tactile riding lessons. This riding utilizes equine movement to develop and enhance neurological and physical functioning by channeling the movement of the horse. This concept that the individual and variable gait, tempo, rhythm, repetition and cadence of a horse’s movement can influence human neuromuscular development in […]Find out more
Heroes and Horsepower
This program is designed specifically for first responders and veterans. Our heroes will work closely with our staff of horses and humans to see the parallels of prey animals and their own experiences in the field. The program was created to support our nation’s heroes to plan for the future, increase emotional awareness, and to utilize coping […]Find out more
Our ROOTED Youth Group is a gathering focused on the needs of our tweens and teens! We meet on Monday evenings from 4:30-6:00pm for fellowship, worship together and to study God’s Word. This youth group will be highly experiential with the ranch animals at RGR. Rooted Youth Group will focus on apologetics for teens which anchors younger Christians […]Find out more
Education is an important part of what Reigning Grace Ranch believes in. Through our Horse Education program, we offer you opportunities to continue to learn about horsemanship, horse care, cattle care, and ranch life in both a classroom and experiential learning environment setting. These classes will involve equine nutrition and health, teaching and coaching classes, […]Find out more
National Prayer Day
Join members of the community for an hour of prayer for the ranch and Rio Verde.Find out more
Vaquero & Wrangler Session
RGR’s advanced Horsemen and Horsewomen. By invitation only. Location: Covered arena.Find out more
Community Volunteer Day
2nd Saturday of Every Month | Scottsdale Bible Church Volunteer Morning 4th Saturday of Every Month | Highlands Church Volunteer MorningFind out more
Volunteer Waterin’ Whole
Volunteer Waterin’ Hole is our monthly volunteer breakfast and ranch testimonial time held at the Ranch’s Market Street Light Open Air Event Center. We honor our volunteer of the month and share stories of inspiration and get to know our volunteer community at the ranch in more depth. In order to participate, each member must […]Find out more
Junior Wrangler Beginner
Reigning Grace Ranch offers middle school and high school aged kids (ages 10-17) to join in on our beginning level horsemanship class. In this class, your child will be led by one of our seasoned Vaquero team members. Your student will have a Reigning Grace Ranch horse assigned to them for the entire eight week […]Find out more
Reigning Grace Ranch is happy to invite the community to join us in a Christmas movie night. The movie this year will be “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” This is a free event and will include hot chocolate, kettle corn, and campfires! Please bring your own blankets, lawn chairs, and s’mores supplies. We are asking […]Find out more
Behavioral Health Services
Equine Psychotherapies Psychotherapy: Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is a way to help people with a variety of mental illnesses and emotional difficulties. Psychotherapy can help decrease or control troubling symptoms so a person can function better and can increase well-being and emotional regulation. Problems helped by psychotherapy include difficulties in coping with daily life; the […]Find out more
Rio Verde Foothills Water Meeting
Reigning Grace Ranch is hosting the Rio Verde Foothills Water Meeting from 10am-1pm in the Covered Arena. Please park in front parking and walk up to the covered arena. Please bring your own chair.Find out more
Women’s Bible Study
Come join us in our Women’s Lunch time bible study, in the classroom at Reigning Grace Ranch, Thursdays from 11:00am-12:00pmFind out more
Praise Night at the Ranch
Come join us at the Reigning Grace Ranch Market Street Light Open Air Event Center for a night of worship and a message! Gates open at 6:30pm. Bring a chair and dress warm, this is an outdoor event. Worship band will be led by Christopher and Amanda Moore and message by Dr. Bobbie Brewer. This […]Find out more
Anyone interested in mentoring this Winter and Spring season, please attend meeting! Must be an active volunteer and have gone through volunteer screening process to be eligible. Contact Misty at Misty@azrgr.org for more information.Find out more