“Enriching peoples lives through the use of nature, health, and horsemanship”
Equine-Assisted Riding Program
Horseback riding for adults and children with disabilities is recognized as one of the more progressive forms of therapeutic recreation. The ability to control a horse as well as one’s own body inspires self- confidence, responsibility and teamwork. Best of all, it is a thoroughly enjoyable experience, which creates a special relationship between rider and horse and pro- motes personal growth and achievement.

Some benefits of equine assisted therapeutic activities include:
  • Increased core muscle tone
  • Increased strength and flexibility
  • Increased self-esteem and self confidence
STEP Program
STEP stands for Student Transition Enrichment Program. This is a newer program out at the ranch and we are so excited to see it blossom. The STEP program provides a temporary, tailored work opportunity for disadvantaged or at risk high school and college aged students to learn the basic requirements for meaningful employment.

This program wouldnt have started without the continued support and partnership from the Eastern Oklahoma Country Technology Center.

Helping Hands of Hope Program
This is a wonderful new program that began at the ranch in 2017. With the help of generous donors and gracious volunteers, we identify people. businesses, or organizations in need and help them out with various projects of need. Carpentry, Roofing, Plumbing, Painting, there is no shortage of needs that we can't meet - but it all depends on help from the community!

Specific contractors and skills are necessary for these jobs so if you have skills in the following area and are interested in helping on a project in the future, please reach out.
Community Events Program
The Ranch opens its doors to local organizations such as Sooner Success and Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma (DSACO) to use our facilities to host their own events. If you are interested in learning more about our facilities, please get in touch - we would love to have you!

Hope Retreat Ranch also hosts its own annual event in April coinciding with Cowboy Poetry Week. This is a FREE cowboy themed event aimed at bringing the community together for a family friendly, outdoor event.