March 2015

Runnin' WJ Ranch Horseshoe Review

Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow!

Last week, we had winter weather in Texarkana, which is rare for our growing town. On Wednesday, February 25, a beautiful blanket of snow covered the Ranch.


A fresh snow is always a great reminder of what the Bible says that Jesus does for us when we accept Him as our Lord and Savior:


"...though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool." Isaiah 1:18

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Cutting for a Cause

It's hard to believe Runnin' WJ Ranch's Fifth Annual Benefit Cutting Event is behind us. We had a great weekend, February 19-21, at Four States Fairgrounds Arena.


Although it was chilly on Friday, the weather warmed up for Saturday as many cutters from across the country competed.


There were beautiful horses and gracious people all gathered to support equine ministry.


On Saturday, Jake, Jace and Jaque, three students from Circle J Cowboy Church in Texarkana, AR, showcased a short routine in the arena to share with the cutters a little taste of what therapeutic riding is all about.


Also, three of our therapy horses from the Ranch, Checkers, Slick and Doc, walked around the arena to encourage everyone to adopt one of the 100 horses we will be training in our partnership with the Cowboy Churches.


Overall, we had a great weekend and our Fifth Annual Cutting Event was a great success.

Jace, Jaque and Jake

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Kadie and Doc

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Selene and Allison

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Sam and Patti Moore

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Runnin' WJ Ranch Staff

Back Row: Katrena Goodwin, Kadie Allen, Narda Launius, Mack Dean, Sam Clem, Aaron Tobey and Ron Isaacson


Front Row: Karen Aiken, Shelly Raulston, Alicia Guthrie, Brittany Rogers and Mary Lynn Patterson

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Tabitha

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Jaque

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Brittany, Shelly and Narda

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Jace, Jaque, Jake and Michelle Reichart

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Our Friends from Kohl's

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Brandon, Tracy and Alicia

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Mr. Ron and his tack holder

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Upcoming Events

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Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser

Saturday, March 28th, 8-10am

5110 Summerhill Road

Texarkana, TX

Runnin' WJ Ranch, A World for Children and Bowie County Child Welfare Board are joining together to show their love for kids and promote awareness of Child Abuse Prevention Month (April).


Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door.

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Runnin' WJ Ranch Benefit Trail Ride

Saturday, April 11th, 10am-6:30pm

562 COUNTY ROAD 3559 QUEEN CITY, TEXAS 75572

For more information visit: https://www.smore.com/ermus


Directions:

From Texarkana, TX: Go South on US Highway 59 for about 15 miles. You will see a church on the right and country road 3660. Turn right at 3660. You will come to a T in the road. Turn Left on 3659. Go about a quarter mile and turn right at the next church on 3559. Follow 3559 around a right angle turn. Soon you will see the fence and gate of the Mule Camp. Make a right hand turn into the gate. You are there.


DON'T PASS THE GATE OR YOU WILL WIND UP AT THE END OF A DEAD END ROAD AND IT IS HARD TO TURN A BIG RIG AROUND DOWN THERE.


From Atlanta, TX: Go North on US Highway 59 about 15 miles from the Walmart and Tractor Supply until you get to County Road 3660. Turn left onto 3660. The directions are the same as above from there.


FOR MORE INFORMATION: CONTACT KAREN AKIN AT (903) 293-9701 or (903) 838-3223.

Adopt a Child or a Horse

We have approximately 200 students participating in therapeutic riding sessions each week. Now that we are partnering with the American Fellowship of Cowboy Churches, we will be training approximately 100 therapy horses for equine ministries.


WE NEED YOUR HELP!


Would you, your business, organization, club, family or church consider partnering with us by making a monthly financial commitment of $100 a month (for horse sponsorship) or $25 a month (for child sponsorship)?


Call (903) 838-3223 today to find out how you can make a difference.

Runnin' WJ Ranch

Runnin' WJ Ranch, a Christian non-profit organization, opened its doors for therapeutic riding classes in September of 2001. The core of the operation is our 400 plus volunteers. Runnin' WJ Ranch is a PATH International Premier Accredited Center (www.pathintl.org). Runnin' WJ Ranch is under the direction of Executive Director, Sam Clem, and is funded by organizations, foundations and individual donors.