We had the pleasure of meeting Chad Nixon at the Stillwater Derby in 2019. He was the most dapper guest, fully embracing the Derby lifestyle. He was also noteworthy because of his generosity that evening. Since the Derby, we have learned just how generous and caring Chad is. Lucky for us, he also has a passion for Veterans and their families. We knew we needed to get him involved with the ranch if we could. Thankfully he joined our Board of Directors in early 2020, and we couldn't be happier to have him as part of the SR family.
"As a nation, we are better when our Veterans are stronger, healthier, and happier."
We are a nonprofit ranch for Veterans, Servicemembers, and their families. We provide ongoing programming around comradery, alternative therapies, family support, training and education. Here are a few examples of our ever-expanding programs:
Comradery - Cigars and S'mores Campfires, Flag Retirement Ceremonies, Veteran time with horses, gatherings and meals, retreats, events on dates with military significance.
Family Support - Family adventure camps, deployment and reintegration support, family activities, couples therapy, parenting classes.
Alternative therapies - ground-based equine therapy, mediation with horses, gardening, outdoor activities, music and art therapies.
Training and education - K9 PT, welding, auto mechanics, mental health education, education for civilians around military competence.