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Our services are provided by dedicated, caring professionals and volunteers.

Certified Equine Professionals and Licensed Mental Health professionals partner along with our horses in therapy teams to provide Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.

Professionals, educators and volunteers will provide opportunities in expressive arts, construction projects, farm management, gardening, other outdoor activities.

Hope Reigns Ranch director and founder KIKI MARSKE has been an avid horsewoman for over 20 years. Kiki has been certified by:

           *EAGALA-Equine Assisted Growth and            Learning Association as Horse Professional

           *NARHA North American Riding for the Handicapped Association as a Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor
 

           *The OK Corral Series-Family Therapy

           *The National Horsemanship Safety Association.
 

She is to date the only person in the Midwest to have received all four certifications. She also has participated in numerous natural horsemanship clinics including Tom Curtain, Leslie Desmon, Dave Saey and Michael Richardson which have given her valuable insight into horse behavior.

JENN WINBERG, also an avid horsewoman, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Rockford College and has nine years experience in working in social services with homeless families and youth in the juvenile justice and foster care system.  She started riding at the age of six and has experience in natural horsemanship, barrel racing, and instruction of able bodied riders and those with special needs.  She has received the following certifications:

           *EAGALA-Equine Assisted Growth and            Learning Association as a Horse Professional

           *NARHA North American Riding for the Handicapped Association as a Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor

           *National Horsemanship Safety Association

Jenn has competed in rodeos throughout the Midwest in Barrel Racing and will be running the Cowgirl Camp sessions. She serves as an Instructor for both able bodied and special needs riders.

 

Jenn receiving her Certifications from the nationally recognized EQUEST Training Center in Dallas, Texas

Kiki with Ace, her Tennessee Walking Horse.

OUR HORSES come in a variety of sizes, colors, personalities and backgrounds. Almost all of them have been abused, neglected or unwanted at some point in their lives. They have found Hope Reigns Ranch to be a safe loving refuge that fosters and restores their trust in humans. Their history, variety of personalities, and size facilitate opportunities for growth, and discovery and connection for anyone who comes to our farm.

Kiki Marske with Major and Kippy.

Jenn’s love of and kinship with horses is evident as she hugs Blue, her favorite retired Barrel Racer.