Welcome to the Ranch

Offering hope. Changing lives.

Scenic Hills Youth Ranch stirs up hope with the help of a horse. These magnificent animals meet participants who have been through trauma and difficult life situations exactly where they are and walk with them through their pain and healing. Many of the horses of SHYR have their own stories of rescue and redemption which they use to offer hope to both kids and families. SHYR is a faith-based organization providing sessions free-of-charge.

2024-Project ‘Cart Before the Horse’

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UPDATE: As of 5/23/24, we have raised about half of the funds needed. The shed’s delivery date has been moved back as we wait for the doors to arrive and be installed. We should still have it prior to our first day of sessions in June! The pastures have been made and the horses are living in them. The arena has been completed and we are fine-tuning it to get it just right! Thank you to everyone who has prayed, given and supported us as we transition to a new home!

Thank you 100 Women Who Care- Eau Claire! We were thrilled and blown away to be chosen as their August Impact winner! 🌟 Together they donated over $15,000 to help Scenic Hills Youth Ranch continue offering hope and changing lives for kids and families in Western Wisconsin!

🐴 Markquart Gives Back 2022 RECIPIENT 🐴 In our increasingly complex world, Scenic Hills Youth Ranch provides a place of simplicity through mentorship and horses. They strive to inspire hope and purpose in youths throughout Western Wisconsin that have been through life challenges or traumas.

Thank you LWML for inviting our Founder/Director to speak at your Regional Fall Rally!

Thank you to all who attended Women with Purpose. We appreciate you!

Who we serve: Serving Western Wisconsin: Bloomer, Colfax, Barron, Rice Lake, Ladysmith, Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, Mondovi, Fall Creek, Menomonie, Baldwin, River Falls and the surrounding area.

Mikki and Emerson watching kids in sessions from the new outdoor box stalls.

She became more confident, happy, social, and found joy in life again- 2021 Participant