DreamCatchers is a mentoring program that provides the opportunity for youth to develop a relationship with a horse, regardless of their financial status. Simply put - we never turn a child away from the program due to their family's inability to pay. While we are not a therapy program, we do provide connection, compassion and partnerships with our participants. We work with individuals and small groups to help participants gain an understanding about horses and the basics of riding.
We are a nonprofit, so we accept donations of any size to cover the care of our horse, the funding needed to increase our herd as we grow, and sponsorships for our participants.
We offer three basic programs:
Youth Experiences: Youth between the ages of 5-18 are invited to meet our horse(s), learn safety around them, care and grooming, and if they choose, the basics of Western riding. As participants and the horse(s) become more comfortable and familiar with each other, more advanced skills are introduced.
Adult Experiences: Provide the same services as our Youth Program to adults age 19 and older.
Group Experiences: This is for mentoring groups, after school programs, daycares, and other small groups. This option is tailored to meet the specific needs of each group; organizers are required to discuss expectations with our Executive Director before scheduling any sessions. *We do not provide birthday parties or other social gatherings.
WHAT OUR PARTICIPANTS SAY
“I am grateful for Dreamcatchers because the horses make me feel happy and calm.”
Gavin, age 11
"I am so grateful for Jodi’s decision to create DreamCatchers Ride. My daughter had been asking for horse lessons but I couldn’t find affordable lessons as a single mother. DreamCatchers Ride has allowed my daughter to grow in self confidence as she develops a relationship with horses."
"This is the program I've been searching years for. My son loves working with the horses and has gained so much confidence, perseverance and patience through the program. As a single mom, there's no way I could afford a program like this without Dreamcatchers. We're so grateful."
SPONSOR A PARTICIPANT
No participant is ever turned away from DreamCatchers due to the inability to pay. Sessions are $25 per hour, and sponsorships are key to our success. Please consider sponsoring a participant at $25-$100 per month.