Healthy Alternatives for Children

Provide children and their families with the opportunity for physical activity, being part of a group, and learning skills.

Therapeutic Horseback Riding

We provide therapeutic riding lessons in group and individual formats to special needs individuals. Our riders face a variety of challenges including Down syndrome, autism, visual impairment, physical and mental developmental delay, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder etc. Therapeutic riding provides the opportunity to improve multiple things simultaneously including balance, strength, and coordination.

Anti-Bullying Program

One of our programs at the ranch will be focused on bridging the gap between our special needs individuals and others. Through the ranch we will pair special needs individuals with those who do not have special needs and focus on building those bonds through group activities such as Camping, Swimming, Kayaking, Trail Rides, Arts & Crafts etc.

Get back to nature

If you really enjoy spending your vacation ‘in nature’ or would like to try something new and exciting for the first time, then you can consider coming out to the ranch. There are so many fun things to do and so many great animals to meet! Call us for more details.

Board Of Directors

Founded by Lynn Joyner and Jennifer Weir the board of directors has been carefully chosen to provide Empowerment Ranch with the support it needs to operate most efficiently. Our board of directors are all volunteers and are not paid for their participation.

Lynn Joyner


Jenn Weir


Penelope Royer


Darlene Music