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 two cows named Norman and Houdini.
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.
Equine Assisted Mentoring Group Young people need a strong sense of who they are, what they want to stand for and what kind of life they want to have. The type of reflection usually falls between the cracks in standard school curriculum and traditional character education. All “Be Somebody” activities are chosen at the discretion […]Find out more
What does it take to be a true horseman or horsewoman? In our Horsemanship program, we focus on grit, integrity, honesty, initiative, and discipline. Class sizes are kept small so that each child receives a semi-private lesson each session. Areas of focus: Round penning Ground work Retrieving and returning the horse from the paddock Haltering […]Find out more
Corporate 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
Horses are amazing. In short order they can establish a connection with you. Spend time working with one and you will emerge with a new and better sense of yourself. That’s what you can expect from the Trail Makers Workshop at Reigning Grace Ranch. Workshop participants are paired with a horse — their partner — […]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
Being a Wrangler with Reigning Grace Ranch is not something to take lightly; it is much more than just a title or being part of a team. Being a Wrangler requires a special person who realizes the importance of being charged with helping horses and children prepare for the tasks ahead. The Wrangler team consists […]Find out more
Veterans & First Responders Programs
Reigning Grace Ranch provides a quiet sanctuary for military veterans and first responders to go to experience therapeutic healing through equine-related activities by highly skilled instructors, staff and trained volunteers. We want to give back to our service men and women by offering a combination of equine facilitated learning, therapeutic ground work with the horses and volunteer […]Find out more
Private Coaching Sessions
Reigning Grace Ranch is a leading practitioner and Arizona pioneer in the growing field of equine therapy. A 2017 summary of research published in a highly regarded journal (Health & Social Care in the Community) cites the “value of [equine therapy] for enhancing children’s and adolescents’ emotional, social and behavioral functioning.” Programs at Reigning Grace […]Find out more
Walking Among The Herd
Join Reigning Grace Ranch Founders, Amanda and Christopher Moore as they give you an overview of “a-day-in-the-life-of-a-horse.” If you are have an interest in horses, volunteering, the history of Reigning Grace Ranch or just have a thirst for knowledge, this workshop is for you! Learn about herd hierarchy, equine verbal and non-verbal communication, facts and […]Find out more
Horses can have a positive and enriching effect on children. Younger children can benefit from learning how to interact with and handle an adorable miniature horse. Topics covered in the class will include: how to halter, feed, walk and groom a miniature horse as well as delightful and engaging stories about mini horse antics and […]Find out more
Be Somebody Special
Differently-Abled Children Young people need a strong sense of who they are, what they want to stand for and what kind of life they want to have. The type of reflection usually falls between the cracks in standard school curriculum and traditional character education. This class is offered to children that are differently abled. It […]Find out more
A Cowboy Christmas Eve Celebration
Celebrate A Cowboy Christmas Eve with North Chapel Bible Church and the Reigning Grace Ranch Worship Band. Join us this Christmas Eve to celebrate a very special Country and Western-themed Christmas Eve. When: Thursday, Dec. 24th @ 4pm Where: Reigning Grace Ranch, 28614 N 172nd St., Rio Verde, AZ 85263 (to view a location map, click […]Find out more
North Scottsdale Farmer’s Market
Come vote for the best critter costume and support RGR! Reigning Grace Ranch has a booth at the North Scottsdale Farmers Market! We will have pigs, some of our miniature horses, Finn, one of our adorable baby goats, Truman, our African Sulcata Tortise and one of our sheep-herding guardian dogs! Come vote for the best […]Find out more