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Equine Welfare Network Messenger

We are a 2017 Messenger!

We are proud to be an EQUUS Foundation Messenger and share our horse care & use practices with the public.

The Messenger Designation is awarded annually. To retain an existing EQUUS Foundation Messenger designation and apply for an EQUUS Foundation grant in 2017, organizations must provide all required information and update their Messenger information on or after January 1, 2017 and not later than April 30, 2017.



Messengers are organizations on the Equine Welfare Network that demonstrate a commitment to public transparency and accountability by their willingness to publish and share extensive data about their operations.

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La Crescent Area Healthy Community Partnership



La Crescent Area Healthy Community Partnership
8526 Union Ridge Drive
Hokah MN 55941
507-894-2210

Tax ID/EIN: 20-2665775
Year Founded: 2010
Last Updated 2017-04-01

Public Charity


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Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation):  Public Service

Our organization operates programs involved with providing equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) using certified instructors for individuals with special needs.

Our organization is directly responsible for the care of horses to provide its services.

100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.

Our organization conducts its horse-related programs at one facility.


Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
To provide enjoyment and enrichment to the lives of individuals through the use of animal assisted activities and equine therapy.

Horse-related programs:
Windy Ridge Ranch Therapeutic Riding center is a 501 (c) 3 non profit organization and is supported by the La Crescent Area Healthy Community Partnership group. Being a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, Intl. (PATH, Intl.) Center Member, WRRTRC strives to provide a therapeutic riding program that safely and effectively meets the needs of individuals in Houston County area with physical, cognitive and/or developmental disabilities. WRRTRC is the only recreational equine related program in Houston County, MN that serves individuals with special needs by offering its recipients the opportunity to enhance their emotional, physical, and psychological development through the use of the horse. <br />Since the organization’s conception, the the ranch has expanded to include youth day camps. Camps include horse related games, crafts, music, and activities along with a basic skills horseback riding lesson. Windy Ridge Ranch is also launching the implementation of a youth development module Pony Club program. Students participating in Pony Club will include the beginner rider mastering basic skill levels and advancing to intermediate. Future plans include the development of a youth-at-risk program and a Books at the Barn reading component.

Non-horse-related programs:


Volunteer Opportunities


AAA Volunteers
Windy Ridge Ranch is currently accepting applications for various positions including certified instructors, leaders and side walkers. Application available on website.

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