Cedar Springs Ranch

An outreach ministry of Cedar Springs Church:
Is an animal and equine assisted services and horsemanship ranch

Our Vision is:
To serve God by maintaining an environment that nurtures relationships with encouragement and hope by sharing the Truth of how Jesus heals us. 

Our Mission and Philosophy at CSR:
Is to be intentional in our relationship with Jesus and with others through programming that enhances social, physical, mental, and emotional skills through partnerships with horses and other small animals.

The Values in our Ranch environment:
Support and serve individuals and groups who need a place to find peace, understanding, and an authentic and genuine benefit in their journey toward well-being.

Ministry Purpose:
God supplies all our needs by having our team members work together, making sure the animals, pastures, and barn are cared for, worked with and manageable for all who come to the ranch. God creates new ways of bringing people together through program participants and their families, interactions with volunteers, and others who are connected to our enriching environment. The Holy Spirit works within those who love Jesus so we can encourage the disabled, hurting, lost and broken hearted soul through, love, grace, and mercy. The Holy Spirit moves people to be open to the opportunities and interactions we provide with what we say and do in their presence and in our sessions.

Why a Therapeutic Horsemanship Ministry:
“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit” (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, Psalm 34:18). When we serve and support our community members that experience physical, mental, and emotional turmoil or disabilities we provide an opportunity to engage the hearts of those who need a safe place to just be, to have fun, and be set free. 

In the News

“A lot of the mental benefit comes from the connection that happens, but it is really that innate sense that they have to connect with us in any way that the human mind is ready,” said Monica Schaefer. “Some people call it the magic of the horse.”

What’s been Happening

Christmas Adventure Camp – November 2022

LOVE>hate Project – September 2022

Adventure Day camp – July/August 2022

Hartford Fourth of July Parade – July 2022

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony