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About Our Foundation

We are Dedicated To The Welfare of Equines And Ranch Animals In Our Care


Our amazing team of on site staff and  community volunteers are committed to  providing  for the well-being of all animals at the Ranch.  Whether it's a boarded horse or one of our many equines rescued from the brink of slaughter,  we are passionate about quality care.   From facility management and bio security to horsemanship and proper veterinarian care, we strive to do our best with limited resources.   Follow our good work on Facebook at Castlewood Ranch Foundation, Inc..

The History Of Castlewood Ranch


Kelly Marie, CEO and founder of Castlewood Ranch Foundation, has been an avid animal  and horse lover her entire life.   She has over 40 years of equestrian experience and is also an ardent animal lover.     She rides English and used to be an avid field hunter.   She has been trained by the Royal  Canadian Mounted Police and started the Mounted Ranger unit for a local  County Parks Department.   Despite Kelly's riding style, she  respects all  approaches to riding and training horses -as  long as it is kind to the horse and safe for both horse and rider.   

Castlewood started out solely as a horse boarding operation.  But, Kelly  saw the need for another energetic, nonprofit to support  the never ending stream of at risk equines and ranch animals being slated for slaughter or euthanasia.   In order to make a difference, she restructured her horse boarding operation into non-profit efforts  promoting education, rescue, rehabilitation, re-homing and permanent sanctuary for selected at risk  ranch animals.  When you board at Castlewood Ranch you are actively supporting equine and ranch animal rescue.

Our Primary Mission Is To Rescue At Risk Equines


While we occasionally rescue a variety of ranch animals, our primary mission is is to rescue equines from the brink of slaughter. 

Our  goals include the following:

  • Reduce the number of unwanted animals through the promotion of aggressive  spay,  neuter and castration policies.

  • Provide for the well-being and rehabilitation of rescues  in our care while  soliciting lifelong,  loving homes.

  • Promote  responsible  animal ownership  through  education and youth programs like  our Cowpoke Kids Club.

  • Nurture donor  and volunteer relations while actively engaging in fund raising activities including operation of our "Cowgurl Collective" non-profit store.

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