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..
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.
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: