© 2015 by Iron Horse Christian Youth Ranch

                      EID# 20-3913413 

                      DLN# 507121002

                   Public Charity 501(c)3

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The vision of Iron Horse Christian Youth Ranch- "If we can reach the youth of today, it is our future for tomorrow".  We started over 16 years ago with youth education classes and riding instruction.We became a 501(c)3 in 2005. We continue to have a passion to share quality care for horses. Iron Horse Christian Youth Ranch started with a prayer for a mission field in our community. We believe there is great similarity in the relationship we can have with the Lord and the relationship we share with horses. It is all about  communication and yielding.


Equine Programs  


  • Sponsorship   ( Hug a Horse Program) -  Sponsorship helps to provide care and rehabilitation for the horses.

  • Fostering -  For those who are willing to care for a horse at their ranch/home as horses come available off site we will post.  References and application is required.

  • Thank you for Dr. Kim for recently fostering Frodo to keep her pony company after the loss of her horse Jet.

  • Current - May 2019 -

  • Willow is available for part time foster/lease on site.

  • Titan is on pasture and we bring him over as needed. 

  • Freddy is available for onsite Foster/Sponsorship.

  • Coco is on pasture and we bring her over as needed.

  • Mini's - Miss Kitty/Little Joe are available for onsite Foster/Sponsorship.

  • Cuddles is available for part time foster/lease on site.

  • Horse Rehabilitation -   Horses surrendered, donated, purchased or saved are accessed at IHCYR  for health needs, farrier care and  training.  

  • Homeschool/Club Groups/Individual Equine Education available by scheduling special times. 

  • Family Equine Education -Third Sunday at 2:30-3:30

  • Suggested Donation $10 per person/$25 per family/$40 for a group/club

  • Register 48 hours in Advance and we will send you a confirmation for the class

  • Equine Assisted Learning: 

  • Horse Powered Reading (HPR)

  • Horse Amazing Math  (HAM)    

  • Experiential learning that nurtures the development of life skills such as trust, respect, honesty and communication interactively with horses.

  • There are unique activities developed for each student

  • Suggested Donation for EAL,HPR, HAM $40

  • Schedule an appointment time before attending any class to see what would be best suited for you and get acquainted.

  • The WWH and AAH are classes follow CHA INSTRUCTION STANDARDS -there are fees for the educational classes that were taught at HCHE with free field trips.    The Horse Care & Anatomy Educational Classes (WWH,AAH) that were previously taught at HCHE are now offered with  horses  (T&T  riding)  following  the classes.  We desire above all to honor God as best as we can showing His  grace and truth in love by demonstrating how our relationship with horses relates to the relationship we have with Him.

  • ship with horses relates to the relationship we have with Him.

  • CLASSES - August 17, 2019 - May 2020 Classes  

  • WWH and AAH classes will be held on Mondays each summer starting in June thru mid- August. We do not have Saturday classes from May thru June each year.   Saturday classes resume mid August each year.  

  • Sunday / Monday classes for WWH and AAH available based on enrollment.

  • 24 hour minimum notification required when not attending a class or it will be counted as attended. 48 hour is greatly appreciated.

  •  Donations for the support of the horses in our care are greatly appreciated! - feed(hay and grain), farrier, supplements, blankets, fly masks vet care as needed. We appreciate donations above the educational class fees - Thank you!

  • WONDERFUL WORLD OF HORSES CLASS - 8  classes $85.00 to support the horses

  • These classes have  some homework assignments and will include a presentation on a topic from class. 

  • Sunday WWH 2:30 pick up is 3:30-3:45

  • small class size

  • This class will combine with the Equine Education Class on the 3rd Sunday of the month.

  • ALL ABOUT HORSES CLASS (AAH) - 4 classes $160.00  with Discount $136.00 (groups only)

  • T&T CHA Horsemanship riding follows each AAH Class -(no charge for T&T&CHA )

  • (15% Discount for Military, Villa members, single parent, First Responders or homeschool families-  to support the horses) 

  •  These classes have some  homework assignments and will include a presentation on a topic from class. 

  • AAH Level 1

  • Saturday 1:30 

  • (Level 1 students may arrive when we open stay until 3:00 or  later with prior permission)

  • small class size

  • AAH Level 1& 2 combined

  • Saturday 1:30,  2:30 and 3:30  larger class -(size will vary) Level 1 and Level 2 until close of day.

  • Sunday 3:30 with offsite riding at other location on some classes.  Permission is required for off site riding.

  • Private and Semi Private Riding Lessons available by appointment - please call and leave a message,  text, or email for information or set up an appointment for programs and classes or Lessons. 

   Social Programs

Parents Night Out at VillaKids this Saturday September 28 5-10 pm. Horses will be at Villa Kids from 5  to dark, for the PNO program. Register at VillaKids for this fun hands on time with horses.  All registration is done through VillaKids.  A great time to have some time while your kids enjoy Western Days at Villa!

  • IHCYR will assist specific types of court ordered community service. We no longer participate with Front Range Community Service  Appointments are mandatory. Parent/Guardian must supervise minors for any type of community service

  • Volunteering available by appointment. Requirements: Volunteer application, set up an appointment for onsite visit. We are open for volunteers during our current class times or by scheduling volunteer hours  to help care for the horses. (cleaning, feeding, grooming)

  • SPRING BREAK HORSEMANSHIP DAYS - Completed in 2018 We do not have any scheduled at this time.

  • Ages 8 - 17  March, 26 2018  Monday and March 29, 2018  Thursday 

  • 9:30am to 4:00:pm. This is offered  2 days. This is a fundraiser for IHCYR Susan Kamlan (CHA Riding Instructor) will be donating her time. Please let know if you are interested in volunteering or have any questions(contact ihcyranch@yahoo.com or text 719-243-0843. 

  • Riders need to weigh less than 165 - 170 lbs. (25% of horses weight with tack) Description:  These are days filled with riding and learning about horses. This will be an unforgettable time you child will not want to miss. Activities include CHA Horsemanship lessons - English or Western, barn chores, horse group games, building teamwork with horses and with each other.

  • What to wear:  Long pants, boot( hard and smooth sole, at lease one inch heel that covers the ankle. We provide helmets if you do not have your own riding helmet.(ASTM-SEI)

  • What to bring:  Water bottle, lunch, snacks for your child, hat that covers ears, warm jacket. 

  •  VillaSport  -   Completed for 2019

  • Please contact Villa Kids to register

 The students are instructed in safety, and riding fundamentals. This includes the responsibilities of  horse care, anatomy, and owning a horse. Each day will have a schedule of  horse related care, grooming/ bathing the horses and ground exercises.  We will have time for crafts and games with a lunch break at the picnic area and play ground. Miniature Horses  will be part of the classes. We will have fun understanding these amazing animals. The camp leaders create a supportive and encouraging atmosphere to help your child gain confidence and skills. We will begin in prayer, themed with specific Biblical principals that represent the yielding of the horses in the same manner our lives need to yield to God and learn of His great love for us..


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