Community spends the weekend at Kids & Horses Ranch |

Community spends the weekend at Kids & Horses Ranch

by Alexis Roman Hill, executive director of Kids & Horses

Special to The R-C

Kids and Horses brought out their best tack to sell to the community. Horse lovers, wild donkey owners and curious garage sale collectors came to the ranch to see the wide array of tack that Kids & Horses had collected from donors over the years.

“My husband and I want our children to grow up riding and we are always looking for tack sales to pick up deals. This one is great!” Said, Lindsey Lewallen.

Kids & Horses made close to $1,000 at their tack sale that was from 9am-noon at the Kids & Horses ranch located in Minden, Nevada at 2869 Esaw Street, off of Stephanie Way.

The next day, August 29, 2010, Kids & Horses celebrated their students with their annual play day and community barbecue. Although there were clouds in the sky, the weather was refreshing and the students had a great time playing musical horses, red light green light and boys against girls barrel racing. After the competition, all of the students received ribbons which they proudly wore at the barbecue that was held at the ranch after the games. Over 75 people came to the Kids & Horses ranch to tour the facilities, meet other supporters and volunteers and congratulate the students.

“This is the most successful barbecue we have ever had, not only because of attendance but because of how long people stayed to enjoy each other’s company.” stated Kids & Horses instructor and equine manager Judy Holt.

If potential supporters may have missed the weekend of events, Kids & Horses invites the community to their Western barbeque, silent/live auction and Sierra Star Search fundraiser, Saturday, September 11 at 5pm at the Crystal Bay Club, Crystal Bay, NV. This gala event helps Kids & Horses fund scholarships for students in need and assists with expanding programs to serve the dozens of children on our waiting list. This evening will include: Dinner, silent/live auction event, surprise entertainment and the ever-popular youth talent contest for scholarship money, Sierra Star Search – Kids Helping Kids. Exciting auction items are always a feature of the annual Kids & Horses fundraiser. Please contact their office at 775.771.5512 or if you are interested in learning more about the fundraiser and sponsorships. To buy tickets for the fundraiser, please go to or buy them at the door.

About Kids and Horses:

Kids and Horses is a 501(C) 3 that was founded in April 1999 by Sam Waldman. This educational program offers horsemanship as a means of therapy used to improve strength, coordination and self esteem. 

Kids & Horses is a bridge leading to a life of freedom and self-fulfillment for children and adults with physical and/or emotional disabilities. This program offers horsemanship as a means of therapy that improves strength, balance, coordination and self-esteem. More than a riding program, Kids & Horses is a philosophy that is based on the concept that every human being, regardless of their disabilities, can benefit from an equine relationship. Kids and Horses is a NARHA (North American Riding for the Handicap Association) premier accredited center and is the only center of it’s kind in northern Nevada.

Kids and Horses has benefited those who are faced with blindness, paralysis, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, autism, emotional issues, amputation, and many other impairments. Scholarships are available for students and no student has been turned away because of financial difficulty.

Information, Alexis Roman Hill, Kids and Horses, 775.771.5512,

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