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 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 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

Lulu and Daisy were some of the first horses to be a part of our program. Recently we have had Rockstar and Cinder join us. They are the four amigos now. We refer to them as “The Mini's”. They play dress up with the kids during camps, get painted and taken on parade often and are part of our community outreach programs with the elderly when they come to visit. They really are Dreamhaven’s little angels in horse hair.

       

NUTTER BUTTER

Nutter is a 17 year old Palomino Quarter horse. He is one of the favorites here at Dreamhaven. Handsome and good natured, this big palomino is our confidence builder for those nervous but eager riders. He has a heart of gold and can be trusted with any rider. We affectionately call him our Eore. We often say out loud “okay, if you say so”. Nutter is surely what we call our “million dollar horse”.

   

JIMMY

Jimmy is a 19 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 11 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.

   

PERLA

Perla is a 9 year old Icelandic pony. Her mane is bigger than she is! We are excited for her to be joining our team and we have a feeling she will be one of the ranch favorites.

     

SMOKE 'EM

Smoke’m is a 13 year old Bay Overo Paint. He is one of the newer horses that have now found his place at the ranch. 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!

   

WYLIE

Wylie is a 17 year old bay/roan Arabian. Because of his Arab breeding he is a high energy level/endurance horse. He’s that one horse that loves attention and has to be in the middle of everything!

     

CHARLIE

Charlie is our newest addition. He is an adorable Hackney cross pony. He is smart, sweet and very willing to most things that we ask of him. We welcome Charlie to the Dreamhaven family and look forward to next session season because we are sure he will be a favorite!

     

   RANSOM

Ransom is an 18 year old Missouri fox trotter. This means he is gated. He loves when he gets the chance to be groomed by all the kids here at the ranch. He certainly is a handsome guy.

     

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.

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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 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 they embody a quiet wisdom and natural cur...

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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...

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October 3, 2017
A custom holiday card that cares Greet your friends and family this holiday season by showing your support for worthy causes. While the back of the card suppor...
Fall Classes are now available
August 30, 2017
We are excited to begin programs again for the fall of 2017. Registration is now open!      
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July 31, 2017
Be an Active Supporter: Become a Monthly DHR Donor Help support our Mission DHR Support Option 1 : $20.00 USD - monthly Option 2 : $30.00 USD - monthly O...
Tack Sale 2017 Fundraiser
May 8, 2017
Our 1st annual Tack Sale Fundraiser was a wonderful success. We were able to raise over $800! Thank you for your support. We still have fantastic items availabl...

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