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Meet Jim Stefan, Zuma’s volunteer of the month for April. Jim arrives at Zuma’s very early 3-4 days a week. He works very hard, he is self motivated, dedicated and a real pleasure to be around. Jim also has a real affinity with nature and below is a photo of a butterfly he saved at Zuma’s.
The Zuma’s team met Jim when he visited our booth at the Rocky Mountain Horse Show http://www.rockymountainhorseexpo.com/ last month,and we are so glad he stopped by!
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Sustainable funding is the dream and necessity of every non-profit, in order for Zuma’s to have the day to day operations cost covered we need a well connected promotions person.If you have financial connections in the Colorado area, and are looking for a part time position, why not help Zuma’s grow the endowment fund.
This position is a contract position and compensation is only limited by you! The better your results, the bigger your compensation. Get involved in helping the very worth while organization build sustainable funding so that the mission of helping at risk youth and their families learn a better way.
Zuma’s Rescue Ranch provides Experiential Learning opportunities for those members of our community needing hope for a new life, we teach the skills necessary to succeed at life. Thus far in 2010 we have assisted 20+ families and their children learn a better way to communicate, problem solve and develope successful coping skills.
Become part of the giving back, join Zuma’s team and market the endowment. Contact Jodi Messenich 303-346-7493
Zuma’s was host to the first training for Roxborough Elementary students,”Zuma’s Ranch Hand Training Certificate” program held both Saturday and Sunday. Two sets of 15 children and 4-6 parents participated in a 4 hour volunteer ranch hand trainings seminar. We were lucky to have beautiful weather both days and except for a little mud from the snow melt it was a perfect weekend.
Each morning began at 9:00 am with a 45 minute explanation of Zuma’s history and current day activities. Most every child participating has some exposure to horses making the training a bit easier. An important word learned by our eager young boys and girls, Philanthropist, that day they all became young philanthropists. The art of giving back to their community was conveyed and explained and to our surprise, 4 hours later they all remembered the word taught to them first thing in the morning.
Reaching children in elementary school with the hands on lesson in giving back is one that will take them far in our world. Learning first hand about disadvantaged members of our community and how even they could help out is a good first step in to compassion and empathy. The kids, all were moved a bit to hear the plight of rescue horses and at risk youth living in their very neighborhood.
Saturday was not without excitement, one of our rescued gelding got spooked by a rider on horse back coming up the hill behind him and did what horse do so well, ran and ran right through the fencing into a pasture with two mares. This was a great learning opportunity for them to know not to get in front of a running horse and to always be aware where the horses are when you are in their paddocks or pastures.
Later that day some of the kids observed a horse get spooked while being led into the stables, that horse reared onto its hind legs and attempted to run from the handler. Another opportunity to show them the unpredictable nature of prey animals.
Sunday just 15 minutes after the Roxborough Elementary group left our Club House, the Denver Equestrians Riding Academy at Zuma’s held its first of 11 introductory seminars. This gave us just 15 minutes to clean the room and sett up the next program….. WOW so fast our head spun, but we did it.
20+ people came to learn about Zuma’s history and our new Riding Academy open to riders from ages 3-93 and meet our 5 trainers skilled in Dressage, Eventing, Equitation and of course the history of the facility, Hunter Jumper disciplines. Our participants were given a brief history of the facility, description of the programs and a tour of the facility meeting all of our equine partners. Following the tour each group was given an opportunity to groom and tack a horse.
Following the tour and demonstration our invited guests were treated to food and beverages prepared by our in-house chef, husband of the program Director Corinne Lattau, Chef Troy Lettau. Though the food was not of Troys normal caliber, (5 – star preparation) it was just perfect to end our day with.
Eight new clients enrolled in the riding academy on Sunday, and are all looking forward to our February 1 start date. Each person riding in our academy will learn all aspects for horsemanship, horse care and facility management. 50% of the academy fees go directly to support Zuma’s rescued horses and at risk youth. Join Denver Equestrians Riding Academy and ride horses that only lesson 1x per day, horses that are skilled and happy to do their job.
For more information about joining the academy please email : Corinne Lettau firstname.lastname@example.org
To support Zuma’s Rescued horse and at risk youth please donate.
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Join Zuma’s Crew out at the picturesque Ranch in Littleton for our Open House event on July 24, 2009. Come out and see firsthand equine therapy horses, meet the Board of Directors and network with other philanthropic Denverites.
Enjoy cocktails, catered delights, horse-drawn carriage rides by Blue Moon Carriages, and a Silent Auction to benefit our cause, featuring some great auction item, all in a beautiful Ranch setting.
For more information, check out our events page.