US$4,635.00raised of $14,900.00 goal
No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities
For 7 years, Rancho Ventura (Happiness Ranch) started a journey to build a community of self-assured children and adults by fostering unique bonds between them and the farm animals they have come to love – many are rescued animals. And, due to the current crisis, it would be very difficult to find good homes for them.
Having used all our savings during the COVID-19 crisis due to mandatory government closures and restrictions, Rancho Ventura urgently needs your help to feed, care and build a shelter for 20 horses, sheep, rabbits, tortoise, dogs, cats and more.
Rancho Ventura is located in Alajuela, Costa Rica, and is a family-owned Equestrian Center founded in 2013 by spouses Chrissy Boudreau and Roberto Quintana. The Center teaches farming, animal care and equestrian experiences: including riding lessons, showjumping, natural horsemanship and equine therapy. The Center also finds sponsors to bring children from underprivileged areas - including children from community child-care services and those with families facing financial hardship.
The Center was closed for 8 weeks and is now reopened - but now at a capacity of 25%. We understand the government’s response to COVID 19 by closing and limiting facilities, however, we did not or could not stop operations: animals, still need to be fed, require veterinary care and need to be sheltered.
Rancho Ventura have received help from family members who have provided the use of a property in another city resulting in lower facility costs. However, we need to build new shelters on this new property. In the meantime, animals still need to be fed and cared for.
We kindly ask for your support to raise $14,900 to care for these animals and build shelters for them. Your generosity will save these animals and continue to allow them to enhance the lives of underprivileged children by providing scholarships for riding lessons, equine-therapy and horse camps - plus farming experiences and a whole lot more.
Donors are welcome to visit Rancho Ventura to see the fruits of their contributions.
With joy in our hearts, we will keep you posted with all updates!
Thank you for your time and consideration.
- Christine Boudreau
SeptemberUpdate posted by Christine Boudreau at 11:48 pm
Hope you enjoy it!!!
A bit of us before COVIDUpdate posted by Christine Boudreau at 08:03 pm
Hope you enjoy!Thanks for all your donations!https://youtu.be/41rI3PJ5TcQ
Happy Mother's Day!Update posted by Christine Boudreau at 11:36 pm
Tomorrow, August 15 we celebrate Mother’s Day in Costa Rica. We want to send a special message to all the mothers around the world. From the Rancho Ventura Family to yours!!
Thanks!Update posted by Christine Boudreau at 12:00 am
Thank you all for your constant help and support !Wanted to share with you all our beautiful sunset that we had yesterday ! Please help us keep sharing our link for more donations! Thanks!
Thanks to our helpers!!!Update posted by Christine Boudreau at 06:56 pm
Our volunteers are the best!! This was a few weeks ago. Right now we are back in lockdown. Please keep supporting us. Thanks!
THANKSUpdate posted by Christine Boudreau at 06:38 pm
Thank you so much for all your help! We still have a bit go! Please help us share this link. Thanks again!!!!
Thank you all for your help!!Update posted by Christine Boudreau at 09:29 pm
Thanks!! We still need a bit to go! Please help us share!! Thanks again!!" Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ..Anatole France
Thank you all for your support !!!!Update posted by Christine Boudreau at 12:08 am
Thank you all for your support !! Hope you have a very Blessed week! This is Dante..... that’s him 😂 He thinks he is tiny though
Happy weekend !Update posted by Christine Boudreau at 01:00 am
Hope you have a great weekend !!!! Thanks for all your donations !!!!
Gracias!Update posted by Christine Boudreau at 09:26 pm
Agradecemos a una de nuestras alumnas por hacer tan lindo video!