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Jan
16
Quiet Winter Months
posted by: Tony Vornberger on January 16, 2020 at 10:17 AM
January and February are slower guest months for us but it's a time for our team to get caught up on maintenance projects and promotion and planning for events coming up this year.  It is a great time for service projects and getting service hours in for school and scout requirements.  If you are 16 or older looking for service hours let us know.  I would recommend you apply to volunteer and get connected to us, so that way when your ready the process for approval is completed.  
 
 

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Dec
19
Exciting Year for the Potter's Ranch Riding Center
posted by: Aaron Barker on December 19, 2019 at 11:51 AM
Potter’s Ranch Riding Center

Our Therapeutic Riding programs offer opportunities for all individuals. Our core program, teaches adapted riding skills to children and adults with physical, emotional, cognitive and behavioral challenges. All participants work towards individualized goals in a safe, fun and compassionate environment.

NEW in 2019 Equine Assisted Learning where participants from elementary, middle and high school come to the Ranch to work with our Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning, our horses and trained volunteers weekly throughout the school year.
Our facilities include Indoor and Outdoor arenas, sensory trail and classroom adapted for our clients’ needs.
We have openings for New Clients in 2020!!  Contact us:  ridingcenter@pottersranch.org or visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pg/PottersRanchRidingCenter
 
PRRC Volunteer Program

While the Potter’s Ranch Wranglers have always been our steady source for volunteers, this year the Barn offers even more volunteer opportunities for those who love horses & serving others. Become a Side WALKER, Horse HANDLER, Trail GUIDE, or give horse baths & clean stalls and earn the opportunity to become a Potter’s Ranch Praise Rider! Our Praise Riders are an all-volunteer drill team that performs a precision drill to Christian Music at Annual Ranch Round-Up Fundraising Gala. Email joellen@pottersranch.org for your Volunteer packet! See you at the RANCH!
 
2019 proved to be a year of Baby BLESSINGS!

We received Norfleets Hy Sierra (barn name Sierra) in September of 2018, in February it became apparent Sierra was having a baby! On May 26, 2019 the Ranch welcomed a Dun Colored Colt to the herd. We held a Facebook name the baby contest and PAYSON STORM was the winning name, and of course Payson was a huge hit during summer camp. Payson will begin his training here at the Ranch in a New Program for 2020. (Stay tuned for more details to come)
We were also Blessed with 3 baby fainting goats (again a surprise God had in store for us) Hannah and Hope joined the Petting Zoo in September and we were blessed with Isaiah in February and then Ezekiel and Isabella in March.

AMOS was donated to the Ranch in March of 2019 by Kelly Pulley of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Amos has been a huge addition to the Petting Zoo and to Our Ranch Summer Horse Camp programs! Each week we had a different theme and Amos was a Pirate for “Q” marks the spot Treasure Hunt week, a jester for Medieval Mayhem week, a COWBOY for Wild, Wild West Week and GOLD Medal Winner for Ranch Olympics Week! 
Amos is a name that means “to bear a burden”, it’s also a name of a book in the Bible but we also learned from one of our Children’s home boys that AMOS means “Add Me On Snapchat” Amos says, “You are welcome to add him on Snapchat-if you can find him there!”
 
KIDS QUEST SUMMER HORSE CAMP

New in 2020! We are adding to our Day Horse Camp Monday-Friday 9-4 with a NEW Overnight option on Thursday Night, camp out at Tipi Village and participate in the Parent Horse Show on Friday evening!
NEW in 2020 is a RESIDENT Horse Camp where kids get checked in on Monday and stay till the Parent Horse show on Friday evening! Campfires, Night Hikes, Hay Rides, Theme Parties & so much more every evening at resident horse camp!

PRRC Riding Lessons

For Beginners through Advanced riders PRRC offers Western, Hunt seat, Jumping or Ranch Trail lessons year round in our Indoor & Outdoor Arenas. Tuesday-Saturday morning, afternoon or evening lesson times available.                                      
We OFFER:
Private Lessons $40 per hour
Semi Private $35 per hour per person
Group lessons (3-5 riders) $25 per person per hour
Buy 6 lessons and receive ONE FREE lesson! Call for Details

TRAIL RIDES
With 640 acres we offer miles of beautiful Kentucky trails for your Trail riding adventure! Schedule your group trail ride today.

 
 

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Dec
18
Special Thanks to Financial and In-Kind Supporters
posted by: Aaron Barker on December 18, 2019 at 3:27 PM
Watching the Lord work is amazing.  He does great and marvelous things in our lives each day.  What is even more humbling is seeing the Lord move through others to help during our fundraisers. 

As such, we want to take space to welcome those who have contributed to God's work here at Potter's Ranch this year.  Although this is does not compare to the rewards each will recieve from Jesus, it is nevertheless truly from the heart.

Financial Supporters

RJ Lightner Foundation
CMI
Heritage Bank
 
Ace Hardware, Independence
Answers in Genesis
TaxStrategyPro.com
Kathy & Donald Ttee / Merrill Lynch
Tutt Family Foundation
Ohmer Construction
Gordon Food
Centennial
Economy Linen
Meade Tractor
Paul Tuemler Gas
George Budig Foundation
Edward Jones / Brad Shippe
Steve Claypool / HSPI Trinity
US Bank
Velvet Soul
Steve / Remax
Riegler Blacktop
Tuemler Gas
Jack's Glass
Send U leads
Southern State
Florence Hardware
Dr. Fromme DVM
Double Eagle Services Expedites
Washington National / John Rogers
NetClicks

 
In kind gifts
 
Dream Street Chiropractic
Ace Hardware
Amaco
Ark Encounter
AWE
Boot Country
Creation Museum
Pam Dimmerman
Graters Ice Cream / Nicole Paul
Heritage Bank
Jeanette Lightner
Jessica Morehouse
John Rachford
Kandice Smith Photography
Kinman Farm
Linda Detrick / Promise Ponies Mini-stry
Matt Pearson
Nancy S. Whitley
Noah Smith Band
Prayer Warrior Paracord / Tony Vornberger
Remax / Amy Duncan
Rick Parker / Tony Vornberger
Rural Ingenuity
Tandy Leather
Tractor Supply
Wendy Pearson
Kathy & Donald Ttee / Merrill Lynch
Shamrock Farm
Jim Bray

 
 

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Dec
18
The Director's Chair
posted by: Aaron Barker on December 18, 2019 at 3:23 PM
Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous be shaken. Psalm 55:22
                                                           
            We are so thank you for all the Blessing the Lord has provided this year.  If you didn’t get a chance to visit us this year, we hope that we will see you soon.  Potter’s Ranch continues to grow and we were very excited to add Dyslexia Camp to our Kid’s Quest programs and will see both day and residential camp return.  Registration has opened for all out Kid’s Quest Camps.
 
            We continue to lift Chef Dave up in our prayers. Our beloved Chef Dave suffered a stroke while at work in March. I’ve been given permission to share this fundraiser in the hopes some of their financial burden is lifted. Please share and consider a donation. Thank you!!!  

Go Here:  https://www.gofundme.com/f/chef-dave-brueggemeyer039s-family?sharetype=teams&member=2620322&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=p_na+share-sheet&rcid=a6f342009b964b26ad9bdf3b2d5a4d8d&fbclid=IwAR1QwBRclwQHArY0fv9Y18hEpz1cdVImcc6KoZK24Ue97Dy0Kf37lnQyNqk

Christmas Adventure
The Boone County Business Association partnered with us again to provide coats and hats for each of the students who attended this wonderful event this year.  If you would like to sponsor a child for next year, you can go to https://www.pottersranch.org/donate.php  $50 will cover the cost for each child but any donation is welcome.


 
 

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Dec
04
Children's Christmas Adventure
posted by: Tony Vornberger on December 04, 2019 at 10:45 AM
We were very blessed by the Children's Christmas Adventure this year.  The students and teachers from New Haven Elementary were great.  Special Thank You to our volunteers, The Boone County Business Association, Kohls, and Honey Baked Ham in Florence from their time and gifts that made this event amazing again this year.  You can check out the pictures on our FaceBook page.
 
 

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Nov
08
Children's Christmas Adventure
posted by: Tony Vornberger on November 08, 2019 at 4:35 PM
There is still time to sponsor a child for our Children's Christmas Adventure.  $50 will sponsor one child.  This year our student are coming from New Haven Elementary School. Still have projects for volunteers to do before the event as well.
 
 

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Oct
09
Gala Round Up Event
posted by: Tony Vornberger on October 09, 2019 at 9:36 AM
And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work2 Corinthians 9:8
            We were truly blessed by the Gala Round Up this year.  Staying faithful to the journey we felt God was leading to have a western theme at the arena.  The team did an amazing job on the decoration and the food.  We were blessed this amazing sponsors and donations.  The Praise Riders gave a wonderful demonstration of their skills. The band Justified was awesome.  The weather was prefect too.
            A special thanks to all the gave money, items for the auction and of course all the time our volunteers gave to make the Gala Round Up a night to remember.
 
 

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Sep
14
Gala Round Up Event
posted by: Tony Vornberger on September 14, 2019 at 8:42 AM
We are really looking forward to our Gala Round Up event this year.  This is our 4th annual event and we are excited to have a western theme to the event.  Our very own Praise Riders will be putting on a demonstration followed by a roping demonstration.  The band Justified will be performing on stage.  There are already lots of amazing items in the auction, some very anticipated items every year and some exciting new one.  The event will end with smores around a camp fire and our cute petting zoo animals will be available to entertain and be loved on.  Hope you will attend.  Tickets can be purchased by going to https://pottersranchevents.eventsmart.com/ . You can purchase individual tickets or sponsor a whole table for your organization, church, or family.
 
 

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Sep
14
5K Family Fun Run
posted by: Tony Vornberger on September 14, 2019 at 8:30 AM
We want to thank everyone who came out and participated in our first 5K family fun run.  We had a wonderful time hosting the event.  Thanks again to all our wonderful sponsors, NetClicks, US Bank, Steve Madden from Remax, Riegler Black Top, CMI, James and Michele Weyman, and Tristate Running.
 
 

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Jul
26
Last day of our camps for this summer
posted by: Tony Vornberger on July 26, 2019 at 10:22 AM
We were so very blessed to have completed a busy 5 weeks of day camps and our first residential dyslexia camp, 6 weeks when you include the Boone County Conservation Camp.  I hope you have been following all the pictures and post from the staff these weeks.  If you haven't we hope to have pictures posted on the website soon.  Thank you all for your prayers and support these weeks to make the most joyful fun filled weeks for our campers.
 
 

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