Cinco de Derby
You’re Invited to HGR’s first major Chicago fundraising event
on Saturday, May 5th from 5-8 PM
at Butch McGuire’s Tavern & Grill!
Located at 20 W. Division St., Chicago, IL 60610, Butch McGuire’s
has generously offered to donate
20% of all proceeds from 5-8 PM on Saturday, May 5th
to our therapeutic riding program at Heaven’s Gait Ranch!
Join us for food and fun on
Cinco de Mayo & Derby Day!
For more information call 920-400-0628!
Thank You to all who attended our Dine to Donate fundraiser on
April 17th at The Stilt House!
A generous portion of the day’s proceeds supported Heaven’s Gait Ranch
by allowing us to purchase an AED for our therapeutic riding center!
Thank you, Mr. Goggin, for your generosity & support!
Thank you, Lake Church Pub & Grill for Hosting Your March Meat Raffle on behalf of Heaven’s Gait Ranch!
We broke a new fundraising record on St. Patrick’s Day with Lake Church Pub & Grill. Thank you to all who came out in support of our therapeutic riding program. You are amazing!
Please check out our Final Newsletter for 2017 and hear which one of our horses was
awarded Equine of the Year at Heaven’s Gait Ranch!
Thank you, Bonnie & David Dickmann for generously donating blankets to Heaven’s Gait Ranch this winter!
Ember, Levi, Jack, & Mac appreciate the warmth you sent from Washington!
Scheduling At a Glance
Winter 2018: Private lessons begin January 3, 2018.
Winter 2018: January 15 – March 16
Spring 2018: April 3 – May 31
Summer 2018: June 18 – August 16
- Riders may sign up for private lessons at HGR at any time. Our indoor arena allows us to offer therapeutic riding year round. Trails remain open weather permitting.
- To ensure group lessons are properly staffed with volunteers, we offer group lessons throughout the year at specific times. Please see the session dates above.
Contact us at 920-400-0628 or go to FAQ for HGR to learn more about our programs.
Hot Off the Press
HGR Business Profile by Joe Poirier
Heaven’s Gait Ranch’s all-in owners and volunteers provide an outlet for those in need of connecting
Horse Rider Hazel Diamond enjoyed a leisurely walk on a horse named Ellie. Assisting (from the left) were business founder Brian McClaren, instructor Micah Keshemberg, and lead walker Ashley Navis.
Thank You to all who attended The Heaven’s Gait Hayburner!
Thanks to your generosity and support, we had a very successful turnout from The Hayburner at Newport Shores this fall! We sincerely appreciate all those who came out to support our cause, especially those who sponsored riders in our therapeutic riding program, veterans in our Equine Services for Heroes program, as well as our therapy horses who make these lessons possible!
Three out of six program horses received full sponsorship for 2018, including Ember, Simpson, and Mac! We are still offering sponsorship opportunities for Ellie Mae, Jack, and Levi. Please contact Margaret Mary at 920-400-0628 if you’re interested in learning more.
Family Heirlooms Treasured at Heaven’s Gait Ranch
Thank you, Vicki Metz for donating your beautiful Western saddle to Heaven’s Gait Ranch, and thank you Ben & Roberta Eberhardy for building such an adorable stand!
All our visitors enjoy petting “Drummer Boy” as he keeps us company in the office. For new riders, he’s the perfect role model to help us teach safety rules and horsemanship skills before ever entering the barn.
Special thanks to the Eberhardy family — especially Gene & Cheri — for supporting our programs and believing in our mission.
Girl Power on the Ranch
We are proud to announce Ellie Mae as the first female therapy horse to serve individuals with special needs and disabilities at Heaven’s Gait Ranch!
Thank you, Cheri Eberhardy for donating such a wonderful companion and gentle spirit to our program!