June 2015

Runnin' WJ Ranch Horseshoe Review Newsletter

We love our volunteers!

On Monday, we honored our volunteers with an annual banquet. We had our largest crowd to date, with over 275 chairs filled with our priceless volunteers and their families and friends.


An annual banquet could not begin to show our volunteers how valuable they are to the Ranch.


If you are a current volunteer or former volunteer, thank you for loving our kids and investing in the Kingdom of God! You will forever be a part of our Ranch family!


Volunteer Banquet 2015 Awards:


Horseleader of the Year-Camille McGinnis


Sidewalker of the Year-Shirley James


Teen of the Year-Shelby Martin


Group of the Year-Bowie County Women's Center


Elizabeth McLain Spirit Award-Jona Garrison (volunteered 152.5 hours)


Extra Mile Award-


Ron Isaacson, Mack Dean, Mike Guillory (volunteered 164 hours)


Special Recognition:


Judy Godwin (horseleader and takes care of our Ranch fish tank)


Andy Bourne (does leatherwork for our Ranch tack supply and is a horseleader and substitute horseleader)


Suzi Wright (horseleader and horsecare)


Taylor Burton (horseleader and 3rd highest amount of hours-136)


Volunteer Callers- Angela Dean, Charlotte Martin, Phyllis Shiner, Nannette Pope, Alicia Guthrie-Assistant Volunteer Coordinator


Fundraising Event Coordinators-


Patti Moore- Benefit Barrel Race


Brett and Lisa Davis- Benefit Cutting Event


Brian and AJ Frost- Benefit Team Roping Event


Karen Akin- Benefit Trail Ride

Narda Launius and Camille McGinnis

Pictures by Ken Cox
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Shirley James and Narda

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Karen Akin, Shelby Martin and Shelly Raulston

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Narda with Bowie County Women's Center

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Narda, Karen, Jona Garrison, Shelly and Brittany Rogers

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Narda, Ron Isaacson, Karen, Mike Guillory, Mack Dean, Shelly and Brittany

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Taylor Burton and Judy Godwin

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Runnin' WJ Ranch Mission Team

These gentlemen travel through the community building wheelchair ramps for families in need of one and assist with other home repairs. You might see their black trailer with the Ranch logo on the side around town!
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Aaron Tobey and Collin Bullard

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Eighth Annual Benefit Barrel Race

Thursday, June 18th, 8am to Sunday, June 21st, 10pm

Four States Fairgrounds Entertainment Center

The Eighth Annual Runnin’ WJ Ranch Benefit Barrel Race will be held June 18-21 at Four States Fairgrounds Arena. We had over 1,700 rides last year and we are looking forward to another great race!


For more information, visit our barrel race website at:

www.runninwjbarrelrace.webs.com or email psmomma@aol.com.


Please join our Facebook event page at Runnin' WJ Ranch Eighth Annual Benefit Barrel Race and visit our online flyer!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Vacation Bible School Help!

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Can you believe it's time for Vacation Bible School?


Every year, local churches adopt us during their VBS. They might collect pocket change as a love offering or donate necessity items used around the Ranch on a regular basis.


If your church would adopt the Ranch this year during your Vacation Bible School, we would be incredibly grateful!


Here is a needs list for collection:



  • Paper towel
  • Toilet Paper
  • Antibacterial Soap
  • Hand Soap
  • Band Aids
  • Coffee
  • Coffee Creamer
  • Lysol Disinfectant Spray
  • Gel Air Fresheners
  • Facial Tissue
  • Wet Wipes or Clorox Wipes
  • Dish washing soap
  • Dish washing detergent
  • Coloring Books, Crayons



Thank you for your support!

Change a Life Today!

We are challenging local businesses, churches and families to consider making a monthly commitment of $10, $15, $20 or $25 to help an underprivileged child participate in therapeutic riding. Thank you for your prayerful consideration!

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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 its 400 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.