Equine Assisted


HOPE Ranch is a beautiful 8 acre ranch in the hills south west of Rochester, Minnesota, that specializes in:

  • Equine Facilitated Staff Development
  • Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP)
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2017 SStar Camp

youth camp For Social skills and relaxation

SSTAR Camp is ideal for youth seeking to develop tools and strategies needed to make good choices. Experiential activities with H.O.P.E. Ranch horses will help youth learn about:

« Group Cohesion
« Personal safety
« Trust
« Self-image
« Relationships
« Peer pressure
« Empowerment
« Bullying
« Saying good-bye

How is SSTAR Camp different?

« Utilizes EAGALA and other experiential activities
« Licensed mental health professional facilitator
« Special education teacher facilitator
« All equine related activities are done on the ground


July 18th – 21st
8-12 year olds

August 22nd-25th
12-16 year olds

Split into similar age groups
$300 registration fee per child/per class

Call: 281-3033 to Register or email officeadmin@hoperanchteam.com

2016 Rendezvous & Carnival – Save the Date!


The 2016 HOPE Ranch Rendezvous & Carnival has now been scheduled for Saturday October 1st from 10 am until 3 pm. Please save the date!!

Come join us for a day at the Ranch! There will be activities for all ages, including:

*Horse Grooming
*Equine Assisted Development Demos
*Silent Auction
*Bake Sale
*Photo Booth
*Petting Zoo
*And so much MORE!

Open to the public, free admission, free parking, and free and paid activities available.

Fundraiser to provide scholarships and animal care.

Or, plan to participate as a volunteer at the Rendezvous & Carnival.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/5KLAcC
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact us and we can sign you up manually.