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Grateful for an amazing 2023!

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2022 End of Year Newsletter

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Serve and Celebrate!

Mark your calendar! Saturdays, April 27 and May 4!

Join us for our Ranch Clean-up on Saturday, April 27, from 1-4 p.m.  Grab your work gloves and help us prepare the ranch for the upcoming Roundup season!  All ages welcome.  We will be pulling weeds, trimming branches, cleaning stalls, fixing fence, and numerous other needs.  Sign up as a volunteer as an individual, family, or group.  Come for an hour or three.  Later in the evening, from 7-9 p.m. we need crafty volunteers to organize our baskets for the upcoming silent auction. Thank you!

Saturday, May 4th, is our Friend-raiser Celebration! Tickets are available online or email us at for more information. Invite your family and friends!

It has been an exciting start of our 2019 season. This past month we have been blessed by the arrival of 75 baby chicks, completed our first Jr. Wrangler Leadership Camp, shared about Guided Hope at Berthoud’s “A Day of Kindness,” […]

By |April 17th, 2019|News & Announcements, Our Farm Animals, Roundups, Volunteer|Comments Off on Serve and Celebrate!
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Sharing Loss and Celebrating Hope

We hope you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!  We are reflecting on an amazing year of Roundups serving hundreds of children, adults, and families and eager to share stories in our end of year news.  We are grateful for volunteers and financial donations that keep our programs free of charge and look forward to 2019!

We have two important things to share with you.

First, we are grieving the loss of our beloved Butterscotch.  At 31 years of age, he lived a full, wonderful life, serving hundreds of kids who have learned to love, trust, hope, and find encouragement under his care.  We will have a special memorial blog dedicated to him.  Please share your Butterscotch pictures with us to include!   I cry as I write these words as we miss him so dearly.  Thank you, Lord, for giving him to us to launch our Guided Hope Roundups years ago.

Secondly, we invite you to celebrate at our annual […]

By |November 28th, 2018|News & Announcements, Our Farm Animals, Roundups|Comments Off on Sharing Loss and Celebrating Hope

Sunday’s Paper!

Today’s Longmont Times-Call shares a story about Guided Hope!

Join us on Saturday, April 28th, for our 5th Anniversary Celebration!

With Guided Hope, Berthoud family shares farm to help families heal

Free work/play program is celebrating its fifth anniversary

By Pam MellskogFor the Times-Call
POSTED:   04/07/2018 04:55:47 PM MDT | UPDATED:   ABOUT 14 HOURS AGO

From left: Kira Scoma, 14, swings while her sister Jessika Scoma, 11, plays on the haystack inside the stable at Guided Hope farm in Berthoud on Thursday. (Matthew Jonas / Staff Photographer)

More information

For more information about Guided Hope, visit

Fifth anniversary celebration

What: Guided Hope’s fifth anniversary celebration and “friendraiser” fundraiser featuring a silent auction and dessert auction, western BBQ buffet, animal ambassadors and children’s program

When: 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 28

Where: Calvary Church, 2101 Gay St., Longmont

Suggested donation: $15, adults and teens; $7, children ages 4-7; and free for children 3 and younger

More information: Call 303-717-8372 or email

She calls mucking out stalls and disassembling a pig […]

By |April 8th, 2018|Board of Directors, Hope Trail, News & Announcements, Our Farm Animals, Roundups, Volunteer|Comments Off on Sunday’s Paper!
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Living Nativity on December 10

Join us on Sunday, December 10th, to celebrate the birth of Jesus with our barnyard friends!  Everyone is welcome at our annual Living Nativity.

Kids and adults are welcome to play a part.  Bring your own costume, or borrow some of our pieces.  Adult volunteers for costumes, beverages, parking, animals, and information desk are also needed!  If you have costume pieces or extra fabric to donate, please let us know.

Arrive by 2:00 p.m. if you would like to have a role in the story.  No speaking parts or rehearsals required.  It will be narrated and you will be guided through your part.

Story and worship will begin at 2:30 p.m.  Stay for hot chocolate and fellowship with friends and animals.

Free of charge.   We will be collecting items for the House of Neighborly Service.  Click here for a list of needed supplies.

We love animals, but kindly ask that you keep yours at home for the day 🙂

Questions?  Call Kaarin at 303-898-5567 or email

By |November 9th, 2017|News & Announcements, Our Farm Animals|Comments Off on Living Nativity on December 10

Open Ranch Day Highlights!

Over 170 guests and volunteers enjoyed a day of fun in the sun together!  Although we had a snowstorm the day before, Praise God that Sunday afternoon was brimming with new and returning Guided Hope friends.  Kids and adults enjoyed horseback rides.  Baby goats got lots of hugs.  New chicks came out to play.  Llamas showed off their fiber.  Ace archers flew arrows.  Painters decorated barn boards and birdhouses for our new Hope Trail.  Not to mention cupcake decorating for Butterscotch’s birthday!  Many thanks to our amazing volunteers who gave their time and energy to keep everything safe and fun!  It was a blessed day.  We hope to see many families returning for summer Roundups!

By |May 25th, 2017|News & Announcements, Our Farm Animals|Comments Off on Open Ranch Day Highlights!
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Welcome, Jet!

Exciting news! “Jet” has joined our herd! This beautiful, big bay is actually a registered Paint horse, just like Butterscotch. As a former rodeo queen’s horse, he has been around crowds of people and loves the attention. He is careful to walk slowly for a beginner, yet easy to trot. He is ready for kids and adults alike to work on their horsemanship skills… as long as they spend time giving him grooming attention  He has been busy serving guests this month and learning the ropes from Butterscotch, Scout, Zeta, and Smokey. Come and meet Jet!

By |April 7th, 2017|Our Farm Animals|Comments Off on Welcome, Jet!
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Butterscotch’s 30th Birthday!

It’s Butterscotch’s 30th Birthday!! We were blessed with this amazing horse as our first donation to the ranch when we started in 2012. He continues to be an incredible teacher to our GH kids. Although he is our tallest horse, he gives confidence to the smallest beginners when they first approach…calming any anxieties as they learn to groom, trust, and prepare for a ride. Yet, he has the experience and movement to put smiles on an advanced rider. Our Wranglers get their exercise keeping up with his extended trot! We are thankful that he continues to look and act like a horse half his age, and always has a heart to serve. Happy Birthday, Butterscotch! Thank you for the hope and encouragement you share with our guests. We love you and look forward to celebrating with you at a special Open Ranch Day on April 30th, from 2-4 p.m.! Stay tuned for details on Butterscotch’s upcoming birthday party 🙂


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