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  1. Our Team
  2. In Memory
  3. Mission, Beliefs. Goals
  4. Gifts
  5. Media

1. Our Team

The RHR Equestrian Society (RHRES) is a registered non-profit Society in Nova Scotia, Canada. The ranch is located on more than 22 acres at the border between the communities of Beaver Bank and Mount Uniacke.

The board of directors for RHR Equestrian Association is comprised of volunteers, each committed to sustaining and advancing the programs, events and fundraising efforts made by and on behalf of Rocky Hollow Ranch Nova Scotia (RHRNS). Many more volunteers and supporters of all ages, beyond the Board, make RHRNS possible.

1. Our Team

Officer and Directors, 2023-2024

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2. In Memory

*Founding Director, the late Joan Evans, passed away suddenly in the Spring of 2019. Her presence, laughter and good advice are dearly missed by her family and friends. She is missed every minute at Rocky Hollow Ranch. RIP

3. Mission, Beliefs, Goals

From the desk of Marylyn Andrews.

The RHR Equestrian Association supports equestrian students at RHR. Special attention and support is provided to students functioning at various levels of physical, cognitive and social-emotional ability.

The association purchases adapted and specialized equipment, and funds improvements and enhancements to the facility and surroundings. 

Rocky Hollow Ranch is a community-based, holistic-thinking organization that supports individuals in the community by providing opportunities for experiences and programming that promote physical, social and emotional well-being. 

The programs at Rocky Hollow Ranch provide opportunities for personal growth. At Rocky Hollow Ranch students:

  • build friendships
  • have fun
  • experience the best of community
  • learn, respect and practice ranch health and safety, for themselves and others
  • learn to be more accountable for their responsibilities and community
  • learn to be more respectful, compassionate and helpful to people, horses and other ranch animals
  • feel accomplished
  • feel like they belong
  • feel healthy and strong
  • feel safe.

4. Thank You!

Donation from Robert Samuel “Bob” Kirby (Sept 13, 1953  – February 20, 2022)

In lieu of flowers, donations were made to Rocky Hollow Ranch (a place near and dear to his grandchildren’s hearts.) We were humbled to receive a gift of $1000.00.

Bob donated so many beautiful plants (strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, cotton candy blueberries) to our garden and over the years taught us how to keep them healthy.  He educated us on how to grow our peach trees and our grapes. We will miss him dearly.  Hugs to heaven!

We purchased a Waltons Traditional 18” Bodhran Players Drum with some of the money received.  Every time we use this to help our students keep the rhythm of their activity (riding or archery) we are reminded of him.

5. Media

Dubois, Sheryl, March 4, 2021. “A barn-family lifestyle; it’s more than volunteering in Beaver Bank.” Chronicle Herald. Digital. Viewed April 2, 2021. <https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/lifestyles/local-lifestyles/a-barn-family-lifestyle-its-more-than-volunteering-in-beaver-bank-559756/>

Rent, Suzanne. April 30, 2020. “Stable owners look to feds to pony up with financial help.” Halifax Examiner. Digital. Viewed April 30, 2020. <https://www.halifaxexaminer.ca/featured/stable-owners-look-to-feds-to-pony-up-with-financial-help/>

Dubois, Sheryl. Monday, April 9, 2018. “Rocky Hollow Ranch: A lifelong dream come true.” Chronicle Herald. Print and Digital. <RockyHollowRanchNS.com/>

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