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FAQ’s About Galloping Grace Youth Ranch

What forms do I need to participate in GGYR’s programs?
In order to be on the premises, GGYR will need a signed waiver on file from a parent or guardian for each person onsite. Waivers need to be filled out in the presence of GGYR staff/ volunteer. Please plan to arrive a few minutes early on your first visit in order to fill out your waiver, which we will provide.  Release forms must be renewed at the start of every year. Our insurance dictates that anyone who does not have a current/complete release form cannot be allowed involvement in our activities and programs. If you would like to volunteer, please visit our Volunteer page for more information.
How can I get my child involved in GGYR’s programs?
Contact us at to inquire about our Junior Leader Program, Summer Camps, or one of our other youth oriented programs.
What ages and what kinds of children does GGYR serve?
Galloping Grace Youth Ranch serves all children between the ages of 4 and 18 depending on their physical ability. If you have questions concerning your child’s abilities, please contact us. 
Can we visit the ranch?
We would love to have you out to the ranch even if it is just for a visit. We are open to the public by appointment only. Please feel free to contact us at to schedule something.
Does the ranch ever close?
GGYR works by appointment only throughout the year. However, our programs scale down during the months of September through April due to safety issues during winter weather.
Is GGYR a residential facility?
At this time, GGYR is a day-use facility only.
Can visiting families or groups be hosted overnight on the GGYR facility grounds?
We are unable to host overnight guests, families, volunteer groups or participants due to the limited size of our facility. Our insurance also does not cover this type of ranch activity.
Is Galloping Grace Youth Ranch a religious organization?
No. The ranch is not associated with any particular religious congregation. Faith on the ranch is lived not preached. It is our greatest desire to serve God by the demonstration of our faith through action by our love for Him and the support of families. It is our highest honor to serve children and families of all backgrounds.
Do you make the ranch available for special events such as birthday parties?
Currently the ranch will not be available for events outside of the scheduled sessions.  As we grow and gain a broader volunteer base, we hope to accommodate more special events.
Where is the youth ranch located?
We are at: 1500 Sea Rd., Rio Rancho, NM 87144 Directions: North on Unser to Northern West on Northern 2.3 miles to Rainbow North on Rainbow .5 miles to Sea Rd. East on Sea Rd. to 1st gate on the left  CLICK FOR MAP
Where do I park when I come to the ranch?
For the safety of the children and animals, we request that parents and visitors follow the signs and park in designated areas only.
What should my child/I wear to the ranch?
Due to the unpredictable weather on the ranch, we recommend paying close attention to the clothes your child or you wear. Layers are a good idea for rapid weather changes. Required Attire: Long Pants Sturdy shoes with closed toes and closed heels or boots Good to Remember: Water/Snack Sunscreen Hat Here are a few additional suggestions for COLD weather: Several layers of clothes (as the weather moderates you can help them shed layers) Warm Coat Gloves Knit Cap Warm socks

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Galloping Grace Youth Ranch

1500 Sea Rd NE Rio Rancho, NM 87174