We need your help!
We are all facing an unprecedented situation and doing our best to help with collective efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.
We know that COVID-19 is having a significant effect on individuals, children, families, businesses, and in many other unforeseen ways. This has caused unintended challenges and concerns for everyone. It has presented us with immense challenges; we know you are also probably going through a lot as well.
COVID-19 has forced Circle R Ranch to cancel our summer overnight and day camp programs. We are also not open for our horseback trail riding, children and adult riding lessons, birthday parties, or special events. School groups are not able to attend. Groups have had to cancel. Our animals have not been able to provide the joy to children and adults since March 15.
We are doing everything we can to minimize our expenses. We have taken drastic steps to save money: laid off all staff, reduced utilities to buildings, and deferred payments where possible.
Despite all efforts, horse and animal expenses have not changed with their daily feed of hay and grain, vet visits, and health care. Each horse can cost an average of $250.00 a month (unfortunately the horses are not eligible for EI or CERB…).
Our horses and the experience they provide mean so much to so many people. Many of you may have enjoyed a special relationship with one or more of our animals here at the ranch.
We have decided to reach out for your support. This is a very hard thing for us to do, as we know many of you may be in similar circumstances. For those of you who might be in a position to help, we have launched a Horse and Animal Sponsorship Program. Please know that anything helps. No contribution is too small.
Sponsor one of the 52 horses, ponies or farm animals. All animal sponsors will receive:
– A photo of your sponsored horse, pony, or farm animal
– A sponsorship certificate
– With your permission, we will display your name or family name, business name, or logo on our website donor list
(See photo gallery below of our furry friends)
- Horse or pony: $100/month
- Share the cost of a horse or pony: $50/month
- Pig (Ginger): $40/month
- Goat (Judy or Angie): $40/month
- Chicken: $25/month
- Custom monthly amount
- Herd Sponsorship: $500/month
- One-time donation
All sponsorship fees go directly to the feeding and care of the horses, ponies and animals during these exceptionally difficult times. You may stop your payments at any time. Circle R is not a charitable organization and therefore cannot issue tax receipts.
We are proud and grateful for the support of the Circle R community over the past 55 years. We are hopeful that our community will come together once more in this unprecedented time to ensure that Circle R Ranch will be able to continue to offer quality programming now and for future generations. When we share a strong and clear focus on caring for each other we will endure, we will re-open, and we will be together again. Thank you for your support.
Together, we are stronger!