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East Coast Ranch Ministry Clinic and Fellowship 2019
Saturday September 28, 2019 9:00 AM to Sunday September 29, 2019 5:00 PM
Shepherd Youth Ranch
3017 Brassfield Rd Creedmoor, NC 27522
Please plan to join us for our fifth annual East Coast Ranch Ministry Clinic and Fellowship!
We have compiled a lineup of amazing speakers from as far away as Pennsylvania and Florida to share their wisdom, experience and inspiration with all of us called to participate in similar ranch ministries. We will have founders, leaders, volunteers and directors from similar ranch ministries speaking and teaching throughout the weekend. Topics will cover all aspects of ranch ministry management, inspiration, horse training, fundraising, marketing, working with children, spreading the gospel, and so much more.
The goal of this event is to bring together people actively participating in a ranch ministry or any kind of Equine Therapy, as well as individuals interested in finding out more about ranch ministries or horse related rescue and wellness programs. We hope to share ideas, educate, network and shoulder with each other in prayer and fellowship over the weekend.
Our 2019 event is being held at the wonderful Shepherd Youth Ranch in Creedmoor, NC. Shepherd Founder and Executive Director Ashley Boswell and her team will be speaking on many fantastic and unique programs they offer at their ranch. In addition, we are blessed to be hosted at the nearby Hope Reins of Raleigh for our Saturday night BBQ dinner! Hope Reins is only 20 minutes away from Shepherd and has invited us all over to share their ministry and ranch with us.
This event is being organized by Alison Boyd of Wings of Hope Ranch (VA) and Patti Bryan of Walk on Water Ministries (FL).
COST: The cost for the 2-day event will be $149 per person and includes 2 full days of education, fellowship, lunch and snacks on Saturday, lunch and snacks on Sunday and the special BBQ at Hope Reins on Saturday evening. After August 1, 2019 the price will increase to $179.00.
EVENT SCHEDULE and OVERVIEW: The final line up of session titles and speakers/topics is outlined below. We may be adding more sessions but the following sessions have been confirmed for 2019! The final times and order of events will be shared by 4-1-19.
SPEAKERS AND SESSIONS CONFIRMED FOR 2019:
Ashley Boswell, Executive Director Shepherd Youth Ranch, NC and her team will be sharing on many of the amazing topics she has included in her ministry over the years including: "Introduction to Biblical Based Equine Therapy Model & Certification", "How To Keep Your Horses Happy with Liberty Training", “Mighty Mini Ministry” They are small but they have a mighty impact for the kingdom and your ministry. How to incorporate miniature horses in your equine ministry and “The Resolution Revelation” 13 Resolutions based on His Revelation to grow your faith and ministry.
Erica Geppi, Senior Director Faith Outreach, The Humane Society of the United States, "Dominion & Stewardship: A Biblical View of Animal Welfare"
Patti Bryan, Founder and Executive Director, Walk on Water Ministries, FL "Fun-Raising: Inventive ideas and inspiring stories to help fund your non-profit ministries."
Chris Cyr, Certified Equine First Responder and Founder of the National Hovercraft Rescue Task Force, FL, "What to do during time of disaster: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Florence and Harvey."
Checkpoint One (team of 3 presenters), VA. Kevin C. Mills is a Senior Fire Medic for Hanover County, Virginia, Kristin Fitzgerald, Checkpoint One’s Co-Founder and Equine Program Director, and Experiential Practitioner specializing in Equine Assisted Learning. She is also a certified EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth And Learning Association) Equine Specialist. Andy Kaufmann Co-Founder and Executive Director. Andy is a US Army Lieutenant Colonel who served for more than 20 years all around the country and the world. Andy was an OH58D Kiowa Warrior Pilot and retired in 2009. Andy is a Certified Equine Specialist and is on the EAGALA Military Task Force. The Checkpoint One Team will be sharing the equine therapy they do with Veterans and First Responders in a session entitled: “Equine Assisted Therapies/Stress management/Peer Support Development”
Rene' Burgland, Retired NASA Engineer, Horse/Volunteer Trainer at Walk On Water Ministries and HART: Hidden Acres Rescue for Thoroughbreds from Cocoa Florida, will be teaching and demonstrating sessions entitled “The Join up: Gentle Horsemanship. Part 1 and 2.”
Hannah O'Connor, Program Director and Ashley Boswell, Executive Director of Shepherd Youth Ranch, NC. Will share about their successful 24-week program called "Trail 2 Success: Interpersonal and Trauma Focused Equine sessions for youth referred by the NC Department of Public Safety and the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council."
Andi Masch, Session Supervisor, Wings of Hope Ranch VA, "How To Apply The 5 Love Languages When Working With Your Rancher (child client)."
Anna Mooney, Finance Manager for Wings of Hope Ranch and Session Leader, VA. "How To Engage With Your Rancher and Share the Gospel (Child Client)"
Barb Foulkrod, Vice President, Hope Reins of Raleigh NC. "Making Champions! Creating a Culture of Engagement and Healing".
Elizabeth Love Kennon, Equine Manager at Hope Reins of Raleigh NC, "Hope Reins Horsemanship: A philosophy and approach to working with horses who help humans heal."
Hilary Schofield, Director of Programs, Hope Reins of Raleigh NC. "The Pathway to Hope and Healing: Creating a sustainable and effective equine assisted outreach program model."
Hil Cooler, Founder at Hooves to Freedom, GA "Resilient Faith: You will have what your faith expects!"
Joy Currey, Founder of CORRAL Riding Academy, NC. "Developing Emotional Intelligence with At Risk Youth."
Megan Verhoff, Board Member, Quiet Pastures at Green Oak, PA "In the Crosshairs: Staying clear minded and ministry focused even when under attack."
Sherry Kendall, United States Equine Rescue League, VA. “The Upside/Downside to Horse Rescues”.
Keri Altland, Volunteer Coordinator & Instructor Support, Green Meadow Farm, PA “Creative Lessons: Intentionally bringing Jesus, Mentorship, and Play into Sessions “
Daniel Alexander, Area Director at the wonderful non-profit called Mission Triangle, in NC. He will share decades of experience organizing and running successful non-profits with us in his session "Growing Healthy, Strategic Organizations".
Wendy Atkinson, Occupational Therapist and Session Supervisor with Alison Boyd, Founder and Executive Director at Wings of Hope Ranch, VA. "Understanding Sensory Issues and How Horses Address and Heal."
JC Mason, contemporary Christian recording artist, Worship Leader, and Executive Director of Psalm 108 Ministries, a non-profit Equine Ministry called Steadfast Trail in Spotsylvania, VA will be leading our praise and worship time Sunday morning. Following, she will share her inspiring ranch ministry testimony and the healing concept of teaching others to have an “outward” focus.
CLINIC ADDRESS: Shepherd Youth Ranch 3017 Brassfield Rd, Creedmoor, NC 27522
ACCOMMODATIONS: (A host hotel will be organized and shared here very soon!)
Saturday, September 28, 9 am to 8 pm: The schedule will include hands on horse demonstrations, educational sessions, lunch, more educational sessions, followed by a cookout dinner and fellowship time at Hope Reins of Raleigh.
Sunday, September 29, 9 am to 5 pm: Will include hands on horse demonstrations, educational sessions, lunch, followed by more educational sessions.
We look forward to seeing you this fall! If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us!
Wings of Hope Ranch
PO BOX 1674
Ashland VA 23005
Facebook: Wings of Hope Ranch Montpelier VA
Registration for one person to attend the 2 day clinic before 8-1-19 (minimum age 16)
Registration for one person to attend 2 day clinic AFTER 8-1-19 Minimum Age 16
When and Where
Shepherd Youth Ranch
3017 Brassfield Rd
Creedmoor, NC 27522
Sat, 28 Sep 2019 9:00 AM to
Sun, 29 Sep 2019 5:00 PM
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