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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

Equine Welfare Network Guardian
We are proud to be a *2017 Guardian and share our horse care & use practices with the public.

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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 and shelter of horses.

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.


Wish List Items


There are no wish list items posted at this time


*Guardians 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. The Guardian Designation is awarded annually.