About the Ranch

Dreamhaven Ranch is a faith-based organization and a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Although the ranch is not associated with any particular denomination, the basis of our belief rises from the same Judeo-Christian values that our nation was built upon. We believe in a Sovereign God and the saving grace of his Son, Jesus Christ. It is our greatest desire to serve God by the demonstration of our faith through action. Faith on the ranch is demonstrated through "living example" to those we work with. It is our highest honor to serve children and families of all backgrounds with the same loving grace that has been given to us.

Susan and Terry Thayer purchased their dream property in 2010 after working and living in Boise, Idaho for nine years. Seeking a rural lifestyle reminiscent of their childhoods, they wanted a chance to share their love and compassion for animals and people. Dreamhaven Ranch is a place where children and their families can experience relief from a frenzied world and experience hope, peace and the love of God through horses and nature.

Nestled in the foothills near Eagle, Idaho, Dreamhaven Ranch is six acres of rural landscape at its best. The ranch house and barns are sheltered by towering pines and the irrigated horse pastures and sandy paddocks are surrounded by a rustic post and pole fencing. A large, lighted arena sits next to ten wooded acres and a covered spectator area keeps visitors shaded while watching equine activities. Chickens and playful dogs meander in the soft grass of the expansive yard near the bountiful vegetable garden, outdoor fire pit, and soothing water fountain.

There is something healing and peaceful about this place. It is refreshing, relaxing, revitalizing.

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Our Mission

The mission of Dreamhaven Ranch is to offer children and their families, regardless of their circumstances, a safe rural environment to discover faith, hope and trust by the grace of God through the unconditional love of a horse.

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The Horses

The Horses

Anyone who has spent time around horses knows that they embody a quiet wisdom and natural curiosity. Along with the physical pleasure of learning to ride a horse comes the emotional connection to a nonjudgmental and loving friend.

THE MINI'S

Miniature horses - Daisy and Lulu were some of the first horses to be a part of our program.

Our third miniature horse addition, Sonny came to us last summer! Sonny is very good with the children, and thoroughly enjoys his job of pulling a cart!

Recently we've added two miniature Mediterranean donkeys named Snickers and Candy - they have the best personalities and bring much laughter to our lives!

All of our mini's play dress up with the kids during camps, get painted and taken on parade often! They are also part of our community outreach programs with the elderly when they come to visit. This crew really is Dreamhaven’s little angels in horse hair.

JIMMY

Jimmy is a 22 year old Multi Colored Paint. He is the all-around favorite at the ranch.  He came to us a sore, exhausted horse with little or no personality but has blossomed into a multi-talented horse. His talents range from trail riding, hunter hack jumping to being a calm lesson horse for the kids. Jimmy can have a bit of a tude from time to time and with that comes his “look”, which says a lot about his unique personality.

WINSTON

Winston is an 14 year old Morgan Chocolate Palomino. Everyone loves this handsome boy! He has a big personality and loves to be in the middle of everything. This is the first season that the kids have ridden him. He is doing pretty well with an occasional “Winston Moment”. He is an amazing therapy horse as he is so funny & amusing but he is very sensitive and intuitive to the people around him

SMOKE 'EM

Smoke’m is a 13 year old Bay Overo Paint. He is a very handsome boy with a big heart. He’s a pretty calm dude. He has won many ribbons showing with his previous owner, so you could say he is a winner who also loves to run!

 

 RANSOM

Ransom is an 20 year old Missouri fox trotter. Ransom is our resident therapy horse. He loves when he gets the chance to be groomed and bathed by all the kids here at the ranch. He certainly is a wise, and handsome guy with a beautiful heart.

VIRGIL

Virgil is a 22 year old Arabian/quarter horse. This guy has lots of get up and go for his age. He is so sweet and thoughtful to everyone out here at the ranch. He is enjoying his new role out at Dreamhaven and has a special heart for the kids.

GOTCHA

Gotcha has been a fabulous addition to our program! He is a purebred Paso Fino, and he is world champion in multiple disciplines. Gotcha takes his new job at Dreamhaven very seriously, and takes great care of his riders.

Lady

Lady is a 16 year old Paint, and Dreamhaven's only Mare. She is a very tall, gentle girl and has been a welcomed addition to our equine family. Many of our Ranch Leaders learned to ride on Lady, and we're excited that she's teaching the next generation of riders!

Willie

Willie the Tennesee Walker is a 23 year old gelding is quite the tall drink of water. Willie was donated to the ranch in 2018 after many years of independence. Even in his senior years he is learning some new tricks, and warming up to his new role in our programs. We love Willie for his goofy personality and easy going style.

Dutch

Dutch is a 10 year old Rocky Mountain / Draft horse gelding, and Ms. Susan's new baby. He is a spunky little fellow - he is thoroughly enjoying his new luxury life and all his equine friends at Dreamhaven.

Duke

Duke is an 11 year old American Quarter Horse. Duke came to live at Dreamhaven Ranch in 2017 and at the time was severely underweight and malnourished, but with some time, lots of love and attention Duke has really blossomed. Our "golden boy" loves to make friends and show off his goofy personality  - it's safe to say he is now living comfortably.

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About the Ranch

Dreamhaven Ranch is a faith-based organization and a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Although the ranch is not associated with any particular denomination, the basis of our belief rises from the same Judeo-Christian values that our nation was built upon. We believe in a Sovereign God and the saving grace of his Son, Jesus Christ. It is our greatest desire to serve God by the demonstration of our faith through action. Faith on the ranch is demonstrated through “living example” to those we work with. It is our highest honor to serve children and families of all backgrounds with the same loving grace that has been given to us.

Susan and Terry Thayer purchased their dream property in 2010 after working and living in Boise, Idaho for nine years. Seeking a rural lifestyle reminiscent of their childhoods, they wanted a chance to share their love and compassion for animals and people. Dreamhaven Ranch is a place where children and their families can experience relief from a frenzied world and experience hope, peace and the love of God through horses and nature.

Nestled in the foothills near Eagle, Idaho, Dreamhaven Ranch is six acres of rural landscape at its best. The ranch house and barns are sheltered by towering pines and the irrigated horse pastures and sandy paddocks are surrounded by a rustic post and pole fencing. A large, lighted arena sits next to ten wooded acres and a covered spectator area keeps visitors shaded while watching equine activities. Chickens and playful dogs meander in the soft grass of the expansive yard near the bountiful vegetable garden, outdoor fire pit, and soothing water fountain.

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"Horses change lives. They give our young people confidence and self-esteem. They provide peace and tranquility to troubled souls. They give us hope!"

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The Horses Anyone who has spent time around horses knows that they embody a quiet wisdom and natural...

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Terry & Susan Thayer
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Dreamhaven Ranch has offered one-on-one mentoring sessions for children, group visits for assisted living residents, and volunteer opportunities for adults who wish to help with chores around the ranch. Here are a few of the comments from participants. Dreamhaven Ranch has been one of t...

Latest News

Fall Carnival
August 22, 2018
Fellowship Nights are back
April 3, 2018
We are excited to announce our 2018 Fellowship Nights. They will be held on May 3rd, June 14th, July 12 and Aug. 2nd from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. We would love to hav...
Summer Ranch Camps
March 5, 2018
Dreamhaven Ranch Camps are back for 2018. Sign up HERE  
Spring 2018 Classes now available!
February 9, 2018
Sign-up HERE for Spring Classes.  Ranch Camp sign-ups are coming soon.

Contact Us

  • Address: 2641 N Haven Dr. Eagle, ID 83444
  • Phone: 208-830-2705
  • Email: dreamhavenranchidaho@yahoo.com
  • Website: http://dreamhavenranch.org