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To provide an inclusive therapeutic environment where children, with and without special needs, are able to connect with an equine partner and each other, under the guidance of qualified staff, building self confidence, literacy, and language skills through educational and equine assisted activities. 

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How did Rosie’s Ranch get its name?
Once upon a time, in 2010, Mary and Kirk Stathes bought a 10-acre parcel of horse property.
It was Mary’s dream to have a facility where kids and horses could be together. Mary knew that Horses leave foot prints on your heart, there was just no doubt about that. And besides, it’s just impossible to interact with a horse and walk away unchanged.
At a private celebration, after the closing, Kirk said “What should we call the ranch?”
The answer came in an instant! Rosie’s Ranch Mary exclaimed!
Rose was Mary’s horse. Mary’s dream horse! who was purchased in 2004 when Rose was 4 years old. A gray Holsteiner Warmblood mare, 16 hands, bred for jumping, from Crooked WillowFarms. That was the perfect fit and from that day forward and that’s how Rosie’s Ranch came to be.

Rosie's Ranch is an IRS accredited charity with 501(c)3 status. Donations are tax-deductible, following IRS guidelines. Click the button below to donate.

Diego with Riley Jane at 'Cross the Meadow Farm while Rosie's Ranch was under construction.

Meet Mary Mosher-Stathes                                            

Mary Mosher-Stathes, has two passions in life: spending time with her horse, Rose, and teaching deaf children to communicate. 
In April 2010, Mary bought a horse ranch in Parker, Colorado, in order to merge her two passions. She and a dedicated board and group of volunteers are creating a family-centered, authentic Western atmosphere, where children with deafness or other oral language hurdles can expand verbal and reading skills through equine connections.

Mary dedicated 40 years to educating  children with deafness and helping them listen and speak. She has received numerous state-wide and national awards for her work, including the 2007 Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year Award. In her retirement she and her husband built her dream, her vision... a very special equine facility for children. A warm supportive and welcoming place where children with special needs learn from their peers and children without special needs learn how to "be" a friend to someone very different than themselves. Most recently, in 2018, Mary was honored at the 44th Sportswoman of Colorado Annual Awards Celebration for work creating Rosie's Ranch. That special award was for EMPOWERMENT.  


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