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Rock Ranch founders Dan and Marie LaRock will host an open house Thursday, Oct. 8, for the new indoor riding arena, office and stall facility west of Hills. The almost eight-month long project was supported by donations and allows the Rock Ranch to offer equine therapy and rudimentary lessons for children through senior citizens regardless of the weather.
A year ago, Dan and Marie LaRock dreamed about an indoor arena for the equine-assisted therapy and riding programs at their nonprofit Rock Ranch. Marie, who works full time for the ranch, spent much of 2019 rescheduling or canceling the outdoor classes due to the multitude of inclement days. When...
As construction continues in the background at Rock Ranch west of Hills for a new indoor arena, Dan and Marie LaRock (far left) work with volunteers Monday to prepare the ranch and its horses for the 2020 therapy sessions. From left are Dan and Marie LaRock and volunteers Lisa Dinger, Alexis Gardner-Swenson, Dolores Bundeson, Sylvia Fick, Michaela Abels and Gus Jacobson.
Dreams of a Rock Ranch indoor arena are becoming a reality as builders lift the rafters into place this week. Dan and Marie LaRock began their equine therapy program in 2016, and for the past two years, they dreamed of an indoor facility to avoid weather-related program cancelations. Seven months...
Dan and Marie LaRock hold the plans for an indoor arena to expand the therapeutic riding program through their Rock Ranch program. A pledge campaign is currently underway to raise $680,000 for the project.
The pairing of horses and humans at Rock Ranch is leading the nonprofit program on a path to expansion. Dan and Marie LaRock started Rock Ranch in 2016 at their acreage near Hills as a place for children to learn about horses and how to ride them. Today Rock Ranch has a senior saddles program for...
Each Wednesday evening until the Rock County Fair in late July, 4-H horse project members will be learning horsemanship basics in the newly resurfaced arena at the Rock County fairgrounds in Luverne.
The Rock County 4-H Horse Project participants kicked off their 2015 season Wednesday, May 13, with the first of 11 sessions to help 4-H’ers learn to ride and be eligible to show at this year’s Rock County Fair. The sessions take place each Wednesday evening from now until July 22. Each of the 42...
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