Robinson Ranch 1231 E. Ardmore Rd Phoenix, AZ 85042
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Halloween Fall/Festival

Free – Halloween/Fall Festival on Wednesday Oct. 31, 2018 from 4PM to 9PM.
Hay Rides through the neighborhood for trick or treating, Haunted House, Games, Music, Food, Drinks, Costume Contest, and more.
Sign up to be a Fall Festival Committee member or Sign up to Volunteer, Your donations are always needed at: Info@RobinsonRanchAZ.org or call 602-268-4972

Summer Horsemanship & Adventures!

June & July :

  • Beginning Horsemanship
  • Foundations
  • Horsemanship 1

REGISTER NOW!

summer camps

Special Olympics 2015 at Robinson Ranch

Robinson Ranch is excited to announce  … we are rolling out our Special Olympics Equestrian Team!!!

Our Special Olympics Equestrian Team will provide equine sports training and competition horseback riding for those with intellectual disabilities and we are proudly associated with Special Olympics Arizona (SOAZ).  All volunteers will be certified through the State office and we will utilize the State’s requirements/policies, forms and insurance to maintain a safe environment for our riders.
We are currently recruiting committed volunteers to assist with Special Olympics events to be held on Sunday, November 15th and Saturday, December 5th. We are seeking individuals interested in helping with administrationfundraising and working one on one with the client as side-walkers, horse handlers, and horse leaders.

Class A Volunteer Application (all volunteers)

Volunteers working one on one with our clients must fill out the Special Olympics Arizona Class A Volunteer Application (attached).  Once complete, you may turn this in with your Robinson Ranch Volunteer Application (if your application is more than 1 year old, you must RESUBMIT it) at our main office.  Please list Robinson Ranch as your delegation, Tanya Splets as the contact and Coach as your area of interest.
Additionally, all volunteers (whether you work with the client or not) must complete the Special Olympics Arizona General Orientation Quiz and the Special Olympics Protective Behaviors Training Course.
Follow the links below; please be sure to print your results and turn them in with your application.
General Orientation 
 
Protective Behaviors Training
 
Let our Volunteer Director, Karissa Utter know if you are interested.
 
PLEASE TAKE YOUR ONLINE QUIZZES & SUBMIT YOUR DOCUMENTATION BY October 31st. 
We look forward to having you part of our team!!!!
 
Happy Trails,
 
 
Tanya Spelts
Robinson Ranch Special Olympics Local Coordinator
(602) 268-4972

8th Annual Neighborhood Halloween Party & Hayride

Join us for the Robinson Ranch 8th Annual Neighborhood Halloween Party and Hayride!

 

DATE: Saturday, October 31, 2015
TIMES: Neighborhood Halloween Party begins at 4:30pm.  Hayride start at about 6:15pm
LOCATION : Robinson Ranch – 1231 East Ardmore, Phoenix, AZ  85042

VOLUNTEER CONTACT: Karissa Utter, 602-496-0976, M,W,F 9am-12pm

There will be food, games, costume contests, prizes and more! Lots of Spooky, creepy, ghoulish things are in the works! Also, kids will trick-or-treat and go through a neighborhood Haunted house as part of the tractor-drawn hayride.

The Event is FREE, but Speed Passes for the hayride can be purchased online at 

For more information, please call 602-268-4972.

VOLUNTEER NEEDS (All volunteers MUST be in costume)

Flyer Distribution: (5 people needed) – If you would like to spend about a half hour of your own time walking the neighborhood or taking flyers to local businesses, we could use your help.
Decorating:  (5 people needed) – We need help decorating the trailers, tractors and entire ranch. We need 1 person the week prior, Saturday October24 th at 9:30 am to work with 25 ASU students and an additional 4 people to help decorate Friday evening October 30th around 5pm. We have mostly all the décor we need, however, if you would like to donate spider webbing, we could use as much of that as we can get.

Prizes: We would love to have a variety of prizes for the kids on Halloween!  If you can donate a prize, please let us know.

Halloween Day (October 31, 2014)

 
Hayrides: (4 people needed)-We need personnel to ride on the wagon, collect the speed pass receipts and make sure the kids & adults are safe    be on site at 5pm.
Games: (5 people needed)-1 person per 2 game stations. Be on site at about 3:00 pm to help set up game stations
o    Human Spiderweb Game (yarn needed)
o    Mummy wrap (toilet paper needed)
o    Zombie sores (toilet paper, Elmer’s  glue & paint needed)
o    Witches Stew (straws, construction paper cutouts, bowls)
o    Musical Tombstones (Folding chairs decorated as tombstones, tape recorder with creepy music)
o    Apple bobbing
o    Costume contest
Master of Ceremonies(MC): (1-2 people needed) to make announcements, give away prizes, run costume contest, etc…. and stay with the PA system as needed (keep the music going, etc).
Food: (2 People for cooking and serving at the grill & 1 person to collect the donations to be there at 3:30pm) We are asking a $.25 donation for hotdogs, $.25 for chips and $.25 for small bottles of water.
Food: If you can donate hot dogs/buns, condiments, charcoal/lighter fluid, paper good, glasses, utensils, candy for games, chips, bottled water (the tiny bottles), or any other Halloween treat, that would be wonderful!  Please bring food by 3:30pm.

Cleanup: (5 People needed from 7-10pm)

Cash Donations: If you know of any business that would like to donate cash, or you would like to help, please contact John at 602-268-4972. The rental of the tractor and other costs are high and any little bit will help!

Thanks for all your support and hope to see you this Halloween!!!!!

Link for signing up for Halloween Party:

We’re using VolunteerSpot (the leading online Sign-up and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming Sign-ups.

 
Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
 
1) Click this link to see our Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot: https://vols.pt/mxu4gh
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.
 
Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Robinson Ranch After School Clubs

After School Clubs – 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Beginning October 5th

            *** Register before October 1st to get 40% off!

  • Monday: Barn Club
    • From the foundations of horsemanship to advanced horse handling, this after school husbandry program meets once a week. (This is not a horse riding program).
  • Tuesday: Character Club
    • This after school class focuses on building upon the pillars o character using equine assisted activities to teach your child the important of having good character.
  • Wednesday: Pony Tales Literacy Club
    • Your child will love to read and write when the characters are right in front of them as the story unfolds! This after school program is designed to get children excited about reading and writing by introducing them to real farm animals.
  • Thursday: Urban Farm Club
    • Students will participate in the planning, planting, caring and harvesting an urban garden. They will also learn how to care for small farm animals and maintaining habitats.

Register for Side Walker, Horse Handler / Leader Training & Workshop

Session Location Start Date Times  
Side Walker Training & Workshop Robinson Ranch 5/23/2015 9:00a – 10:30a
Horse Handler Training & Workshop Robinson Ranch 5/23/2015 10:30a – 12:30p
Horse Handler Training & Workshop Robinson Ranch 5/30/2015 9:00a – 10:30a
Horse Leader Training & Workshop Robinson Ranch 5/30/2015 10:30a – 12:30p

Robinson Ranch – Training Class: Horse Handler and Horse Leader

Robinson Ranch – Training Class:  Horse Handler and Horse Leader

Join us Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 9 am to 12 noon for:

Horse Handler and Horse Leader

Training and skills testing.

 

Our horses are the backbone the programs at Robinson Ranch. We need trained, caring individuals to assist in the care and handling of our horses. Want to be involved with our horses? Then this workshop is for you! (Required for Special Olympics Volunteers).

Workshop Schedule:

9:00          Horse Handler Training.

Caring for our horses is an essential part of the program at Robinson Ranch. As a Horse Handler you will be responsible for haltering and leading horses between paddocks, grooming the horse, tacking the horse up for lessons, and making our horses feel loved and appreciated. Some experience with horses is necessary.

10:30          Skills testing to certify as a Horse Handler.

You will be tested on the skills practiced in the training class.

11:00           Horse Leader Training:

                  Horse Leaders focus on the horse, leading and controlling the horse in the lesson. The Leader must also be aware of the rider, instructor, side-walkers, and any potential hazards in and around the arena. Report any horse related problems to the instructor.

 

11:30           Skills testing to certify as a Horse Leader.

You will be tested on the skills practiced in the training class.

 

A Horse Leader MUST certify as a Horse Handler and Side-walker prior to being a

Horse Leader. Knowing how to safely and calmly control a horse from the ground is key.

All volunteer positions and certifications follow PATH Int’l core standards and guidelines. The safety of our students, horses and volunteers is paramount and all procedures for handling must follow Robinson Ranch guidelines.

For more information and to reserve your training spot:

Registar at www.RobinsonRanch.org If you have Questions please contact Robinson Ranch at (602) 268-4972 or E-mail to: virginia@robinsonranchaz.org.

Robinson Ranch – Training Classes: Side-walker, horse leader

Robinson Ranch – Training Classes: Side-walker, horse leader

Join us Saturday, May 23, 2015 from 9 am to 12 noon for:

 

Side-walker & Horse Leader

training and skills testing.

Are you a volunteer who would like to assist in lessons?? All lesson volunteers MUST certify as a Side-walker prior to holding any other position. (Required for Special Olympics Volunteers).

No horse experience is necessary to be a Side-walker.

Workshop Schedule:

9:00          Side-walker Training.

Side-walkers focus on the rider, listening to the instructor, relaying and interpreting commands to the rider and other support team members as necessary while ensuring the overall safety of rider during mounting and lesson.

We will discuss and practice various side-walking techniques.

10:00         Skills testing to certify as a Side-walker.

You will be tested on the skills practiced in the training class.

10:30         Horse Handler Training.

 

Caring for our horses is an essential part of the program at Robinson Ranch. As a Horse Handler you will be responsible for haltering and leading horses between paddocks, grooming the horse, tacking the horse up for lessons, and making our horses feel loved and appreciated. Experience with horses is necessary.

11:30           Skills testing to certify as a Horse Handler. You will be tested on the skills practiced in the training class.

You MUST certify as a Horse Handler prior to being a Horse Leader, exercise rider or Coach/Instructor

For more information and to reserve your training spot:

Registar at www.RobinsonRanch.org If you have Questions please contact Robinson Ranch at (602) 268-4972 or E-mail to: virginia@robinsonranchaz.org.

Summer Camps at Robinson Ranch

Robinson Ranch Summer Camps

These are Family camps bring everyone!

 

  • Kroc Camp Adventure start 05/26/2015
  • Kroc Camp Extreme Starts 05/26/2015
  • Vacation Bible School Starts 05/26/2015
  • Horsemanship Camp Starts 06/01/2015
  • Tombstone Horse Camping (3-Day) Trip 06/12/2015
  • PineTop Horse Camping Trip(3-Day)(is being Rescheduled to July)

 

All other Summer Camping trips, Day camps, and away camps that are 1,2, 3 or 5 day horse camping trips either in phoenix or out of town are currently being scheduled.

Please e-mail Events@RobinsonRanchAZ.org .

for more Information or call 602/268-4972.

Note: You must own or have a leased horse to ride in  out of town trips, camps, etc.. but a horse is not required for you to go.  Please call the office for leasing information.

 

Blue Ribbon Horse Shows

Blue RIbbon Horse Show

Time: 9/12 4pm to 7pm
Organizer: Robinson Ranch
Location: AZ Horse Lover’s Park

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PLEASE NOTE: WE HAVE MADE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES TO OUR 2015 SHOW DATES

  • November 15th Show is now Triple Judged and starting at 8:00 am
  • December Show is now Double Judged and starting at 9:00 am all other show dates will remain the same

2015 Blue Ribbon Horse Show Dates (All dates are tentative)

All shows will continue to be double judged unless notated that it is **triple judged**.

Robinson Ranch/Blue Ribbon Horse Shows reserve the right to change Horse Show dates and Camps according to needs, but we will give you plenty of notice by Website, email, Facebook or Twitter.

 

No shows in
July or August
Saturday

September 12, 2015

4:00 pm
Horse Lovers Park – Main Arena
Sunday
October 18, 2015
9:00 am
Horse Lovers Park – Main Arena
**Triple Judged** Sunday
November 15, 2015
8:00 am
Horse Lovers Park – Main Arena
Sunday
Dec. 13, 2015
9:00 am
Horse Lovers Park – Main Arena

Past Events:

WHEN: Sunday, February 22nd at 9:00am

WHERE: Arizona Horse Lovers Park: 19224 N. Tatum Blvd. Phoenix, AZ

blue ribbon horse show •	Arizona Horse Lovers Park


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