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.