Heaven’s Gait Ranch grants full scholarships to U.S. Military Veterans.
Through the gratitude and generosity of our donors,
we offer PATH International’s
Equine Services for Heroes at no cost to U.S. Military Veterans.
It is our honor to serve those who have served.
Heaven’s Gait Ranch awards partial scholarships to
individuals with special needs or disabilities
who qualify for financial need.
We are proud to launch The Andy Mueller Memorial Scholarship in 2018.
The Andy Mueller Memorial Scholarship Application
Eligibility & Evaluation Criteria
To be eligible to apply for
The Andy Mueller Memorial Scholarship,
candidates must meet
the following requirements:
- The candidate must have a disability or special need.
- The candidate must be registered and medically cleared to participate at Heaven’s Gait Ranch.
- The candidate must demonstrate financial need.
- The candidate does not receive IRIS program funds that could be applied to therapeutic riding.
- The candidate must be willing and able to participate in group lessons.
It is the mission of Heaven’s Gait Ranch to build
a compassionate community that
who recognize the need to heal
and challenge their adversity to grow.
Heaven’s Gait Ranch was founded under the guidance of our Christian values, built with the support of our generous donors, and has been blessed with the time and talent of our volunteers.
As a Member Center of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship
(PATH) International, Heaven’s Gait Ranch is also a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. This means that while we provide quality services under the highest standards of our industry, we also strive to make these services accessible to those in need.
The Andy Mueller Memorial Scholarship is named after Andrew Mueller, who rode at Heaven’s Gait Ranch until he sadly passed away in January 2018. As a former horse owner himself, Andy loved telling stories of his favorite miniature named Picasso.
Although he battled Parkinson’s Disease, Andy would light up when he came to the ranch, and his positive attitude, humor, and love of horses became contagious to those around him.
The Andy Mueller Memorial Scholarship is offered to individuals with special needs or disabilities who are interested in our therapeutic riding program at Heaven’s Gait Ranch but have demonstrated financial need that hinders their ability to participate. Candidates may apply once a year for a partial scholarship that enables participation in a group setting within our therapeutic riding program over the course of a nine week session.
Scholarships are awarded by the Board of Directors at Heaven’s Gait Ranch based on the number of eligible and deserving applicants per season, as well as the amount of funds available for financial aid each season at Heaven’s Gait Ranch.
Our program fees are generously subsidized by the kindness of our donors; therefore, our fees only cover a fraction of the actual cost to provide services. The fee for a 45 minute group lesson at Heaven’s Gait Ranch is $35.00 per participant, with a maximum capacity of four riders in the arena at a given time. The total fee for one participant’s nine week session of group lessons comes to $315.00. While these fees are heavily subsidized, we offer the Andy Mueller Memorial Scholarship to further ensure our programs remain accessible to those needing financial assistance.
Download and complete
The Andy Mueller Memorial Scholarship Application.
Scan and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org
or send to the following address:
Heaven’s Gait Ranch
Attn: Scholarship Application
940 S. Main Street
Cedar Grove, WI 53013
The applicant will be notified directly by the Executive Director of Heaven’s Gait Ranch
if and when he or she will be awarded funds. Please allow two weeks for review and processing.
If you have any questions regarding eligibility or the status of your application,
please contact Margaret Mary McClaren directly at 920-400-0628.