Starting the Ranch

Founders and Directors Matthew and Micheline had been praying for years to have a tangible way to reach out and help children. Matthew and Micheline attended a seminar at Crystal Youth Ranch in Oregon in 2010 and they knew exactly how they wanted to connect with broken children - through broken horses. The initial plan was to build a barn on their 20 acre property in New Sewickley, PA but after 5 years of arguments from neighbors and the township, God has led the Ranch to a new location. Minutes from Brush Creek Park in New Brighton, PA Matthew happened upon a 50 acre horse farm for sale. It is on a road he rarely used but found it on Mother's Day 2014 while he was taking the kids out for the day to give Micheline a break. Prayers have been answered! The new location of RYYR needs a lot of work but through the efforts of board members and volunteers progress is happening. We now have two pastures, a level hayloft, drainage around the barn, level stalls, and footing for our indoor arena. 



Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
— James 1:2-4