Today, on Memorial Day, we honor those who have fallen in service to our nation.  
We thank all of our military families and invite them to join us for our special Military Family Roundup on June 18. Details below.


  • Wrangler Volunteer positions are available. Help us serve our guests this summer. Click here to apply. 
  • June 2-August 2: Registration for Summer Family Roundups on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays is open! Click here to apply!
    • New this year – Special Saturday Group Roundups:
      • June 18: Military Families
      • July 9: Families with Medical Hardships
      • July 23: Foster and Adoptive Families
      • August 27: Families Experiencing Grief
      • September 10: First Responders
      • September 24: Foster and Adoptive Families


  • June 4: Berthoud Day Parade! 11 am. Sign up as a Ranch Hand to walk with us in the parade. Click here. Come by our booth near the Berthoud Rec Center to say “Hi!” after the parade.
  • July 22: Ranch Retreat Night! We will have a potluck, fellowship, and worship.





Goats, Goats, and More Goats… No Kidding!

We welcomed Clover’s sweet doeling to the world on March 20 at 12:30 am. She was our first new arrival of spring 2022. In our long-standing tradition of matching kid names with the doe’s first letter, Clover’s new doeling was named Cora. She is growing fast!

Cherish had twins in the early hours of May 7. Feliz took the prize on Mother’s Day when she gave birth to triplets at 4 am. Feliz had one boy and two girls. It was a long couple of days of late night kidding, but we are thankful for five new blessings! It is a joy to sit in the straw and hold our sweet baby goats!

A Wonderful Saturday

The last Saturday in April was an exciting day on the ranch! In the morning, we received a thoughtful donation from a kind young man and his coworkers! Then, we had a successful ranch cleanup. In the afternoon, we wrapped up the day with our first Wrangler training of the year with some eager volunteers. Thank you to everyone who donated their time and/or provided a financial gift to Guided Hope that weekend! We appreciate you!

Summer Wrangler Volunteer Opportunity

Teens and adults, we need you! If you would like to serve ranch guests at our upcoming Roundups while working with our sweet Animal Ambassadors, click here to complete our Wrangler Volunteer application. We would love to talk to you about what it means to be a Wrangler at Guided Hope!

We are so grateful for the Wrangler trainings we completed this spring and the servant-hearted participants who made it all possible! We love our Wrangler Volunteers!

Thank You, LifeBridge Student Ministry!

Students and leaders from LifeBridge Christian Church blessed us with their time and talents on April 16! They repaired and prepared our office building for new paint inside and out. Thank you, Ranch Hand volunteers! 

Ranch on the Road to Marshall Fire Evacuees

We were invited to bring hope to Marshall Fire evacuees and community volunteers in January. Without hesitation, we accepted the invitation to serve our neighbors to the South whose worlds were recently turned upside down.

Our Wrangler volunteers and Animal Ambassadors brought smiles to the faces of Marshall Fire evacuees and community volunteers on January 12. It was a blessing to see our goats, chickens, mini horses, and rabbits comfort people of all ages. No matter if they were being hugged, held, or groomed, our animals loved spending time with the sweet people in Louisville! We were honored to partner with LifeBridge Christian Church and Ascent Community Church to make this outreach event possible!

Join Our Animal Sponsorship Program

Our Animal Sponsorship Program is an exciting way to partner with Guided Hope! June is the month of our yearly hay buy, so this is a great time to sponsor one of our beautiful horses! Jet, Parker, Rio, and Scout are Guided Hope’s ranch geldings (pictured above, from left to right).

Partner with Guided Hope in caring for your special horse at the ranch! Be sure to put the name of the animal that you would like to sponsor in the comment box at payment time. We offer llama, goat, and rabbit sponsorships, and monthly donations for our Guest Roundup operational needs to help us keep our programming free of charge.

Below are our sponsorship packages for our special horses:

Horse Sponsorship: Cowboy/Cowgirl
$100 per month covers the average feed costs of each horse.

Horse Sponsorship: Buckaroo 
$50 per month covers the average vet and farrier costs for each horse. 

If you would like to support Guided Hope in this way, click here for information.

Thank You, Donors!

A HUGE THANK YOU to our supporters who use their King Soopers’ accounts to donate dollars to Guided Hope! Last quarter we received $129.08 because of the King Soopers Community Rewards Program! We are praising God for every penny sent our way!

If you’d like to support our ranch this way, follow the directions below:

Using your existing King Soopers loyalty card, log in to your online account (if you don’t have one, you will need to create one), click on Community Rewards, enter Guided Hope or SE725, and click Enroll. Now, whenever your loyalty card or alternate ID is used at checkout, King Soopers will donate dollars to Guided Hope at no cost to you! Get started: King Soopers

Also, we want to give a HUGE THANK YOU to our supporters who use their AmazonSmile accounts to donate dollars to Guided Hope! 

If you would like to support us every time you shop on Amazon, simply add our name to your Amazon account. Visit, sign in with the same account you use for, and select Guided Hope. Remember to checkout at to generate donations for Guided Hope. Tip: Add a bookmark to make it easier to shop at The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Guided Hope at no cost to you! Get started: AmazonSmile

Photo: Courtesy of Liberty, our 10-year-old alpaca vicuna 🙂

Thank You, Ranch Hand Barn Team!

An immense thank you to our loyal Ranch Hand Barn Team volunteers who care for our animals every week! Rain, snow, or shine, they make sure our critters are well loved. We could not do it without you. Thank you!

Mentor Individuals • Strengthen Families • Share Hope • Inspire Service

Show me your ways, Lord. Teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.
~ Psalm 25: 4-5