The Founders

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Doug and Marie Allen are both native to North Georgia and have a passion for providing a place where children and animals can feel at peace and feel loved. They are active members at First Baptist Church of Gainesville and serve throughout their community.

Doug has used his extensive grading and land development background in developing and building the ranch. He does not like the spotlight but Marie insists that the ranch would not be possible without him. He has created a beautiful place for children and families to visit and feel at home.

Marie has a background in local and foreign missions. She loves to trail ride and spend lots of time in the barn. She says, “If it is therapeutic to me, why would it not be to others?” It was through witnessing hardships in childrenʼs lives and their difficulty in expressing them, she realized that her love for the equine and young souls could work together to find hope in this world.

The horses are a vessel of love, hope and healing to the broken.The Allenʼs have actively been using their horses as a therapeutic ministry to children throughout their community and feel blessed to provide a ranch exclusively for children and horses facing difficulties in life.