Welcome to ROARR!

Robinson Outreach at RiverCross Ranch

strives to relieve the conditions associated with youth and elderly in need, by providing Equine Assisted Learning and related therapies.

Learn More

Welcome to ROARR!

Robinson Outreach at RiverCross Ranch

strives to relieve the conditions associated with youth and elderly in need, by providing Equine Assisted Learning and related therapies.

Learn More

Welcome to ROARR!

Robinson Outreach at RiverCross Ranch

strives to relieve the conditions associated with youth and elderly in need, by providing Equine Assisted Learning and related therapies.

Learn More

Welcome to ROARR!

Robinson Outreach at RiverCross Ranch

strives to relieve the conditions associated with youth and elderly in need, by providing Equine Assisted Learning and related therapies.

Learn More

Our Mission

Robinson Outreach at RiverCross Ranch strives to relieve the conditions associated with youth and elderly in need, by providing Equine Assisted Learning and related therapies.

ROARR’s Pancake Breakfast and Carnival

  • Date: July 03
  • Time: 11am-3pm

Pancake Breakfast and Carnival on July 03 from 11am-3pm. Pancake Breakfast - By Donation Carnival Style Games and Activities with purchase of a punch pass ticket.

Punch Pass Tickets: $20ea or 5 for $90

Purchase Online By June 24: $17ea or 5 for $75

Come and kick off your Summer with us! ROARR will be hosting our pancake breakfast along with fun carnival style games and activities - Fun for the whole family! Mini-golf, western style obstacle course, toddler farm course a cake walk and more!

Pre-purchase your punch passes early at a discounted rate before June 24 by clicking the link below:

Early Punch Pass Ticket Orders

Interested in volunteering for the Event?

Click Here To Volunteer

This event is supported by Birdies for Kids Presented by Altalink. Birdies for Kids will match punch pass ticket purchases and donations made at this event by up to 50%! Please see more information about Birdies for Kids below.

Birdies For Kids

Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by Altalink will match up to 50% of all Donations to ROARR.

We are excited to be a participating charity in Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by Altalink. We receive 100% of donations to ROARR, which will go directly to supporting at-risk youth in the Calgary and Surrounding areas! This opportunity also allows monetary donations to be matched up to 50%, so your donation goes even further!

If you would like to multiply your impact and support for ROARR please visit:

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About Us

The Robinson family has deep roots in the Springbank community and take pride in their generous contributions to this area for many decades. This long-time ranching family is now fulfilling a dream that will allow others to share in the beauty of their Springbank ranch. The ROARR foundation is doing exactly that – sharing the family’s blessings with others that are not as fortunate. ROARR's headquarters are located at RiverCross Ranch, on the Robinson’s Val Vista Ranch property just west of the Springbank High School.

Meet The Team

Janet joined the Roarr team as Executive Director in February of 2020. She brings years of experience working with seniors, children, and youth in the public sector.  She has extensively worked with Indigenous Relations, and Refugee families.  Janet looks forward to bringing her commitment to building stronger communities and empowering those in need with her knowledge and experience, as it relates to Roarr’s programming.

Volunteers are the heart of Roarr!  They help out with everything including, cleaning horse pens, trailering horses to home care visits, serving lunches to seniors, assisting our facilitators, and mentorship programs for our clients. Roarr’s programs would not happen without the hard work, commitment, and passion of each volunteer.

Marilyn is a Cochrane resident since 1998, she is married and has two kids. Marilyn is a certified facilitator of Facilitated Equine Experiential Learning (FEEL) and Equine Assisted Learning(EAL) and she feels very fortunate to be able to take her passion for helping people, especially youth, and love of horses and combine the two in a very rewarding career as an equine guided wellness coach. Both FEEL and EAL partner with the horses in a unique way that allows the learning to be both experiential and educational. Marilyn has always been passionate about helping people and working with horses. Being able to combine the two is a dream come true. Marilyn strives to provide a safe, non-judgemental and caring environment for people to be able to build confidence, communication skills, trust and respect. Marilyn is passionate about encouraging people on their journey finding joy in their authentic self.

Meet The Horses

Kisses
Hugs
Morning Star
Black Beauty
Chochi
Smoke
Don
Hammer
Lippy
Ruth

Board of Directors

Katrina Robinson
President / Founder
Merleen Hodgson
Chair
Deanne Robinson
Director
Niki Flundra
Director
Cathy Morrison
Director
Rochelle Zemlack
Director
Cyndie Baum
Director
Deb Archiblad
Director
Shelby Powell
Treasurer

Testimonials

  • T. Sieben- Multi Agency School Support Team (MASST) The customized Camps that ROARR has offered to children from the Multi Agency School Support Team (MASST) has been one of the best additions to our Spring and Summer programs to date. We have seen the positive impacts which come from Equine Assisted Learning and the feedback from our kids & families has been extremely positive. We hope to continue or collaboration with ROARR well into the future!

  • Jamie Gramlich - Clinician with Wood’s Homes In this setting, they have found safety, mastery, meaning, and belonging. We feel incredibly grateful to be able to be offered these opportunities for these youth who would otherwise, not have access to them. For many of them, it is one of the most healing parts of their time with Wood’s.

  • Pat Provost, Piikani First Nation Elder and Horse Spirit Elder Advisor Not only will this opportunity help break down the barriers, biases and prejudice that we face in the conduct of the Horse Spirit programming, but it will allow both Horse Spirit and ROARR to formally expand our reach to include youth from diverse cultural backgrounds including those living on and off-reserve.

  • M. Elder, Parent of Participants The differences in my children after completing this program are enormous. They were able to support their horse through new challenges, while regulating their feelings so that the horse was comfortable and could succeed. They became more aware of their surroundings and how their energy influenced others. It made them less focused on themselves and more focused on their environment and the people/animals around them. It built their confidence as they felt like leaders helping their horses. They physically relaxed every time they entered the area where the horses were. This learning has continued to impact them and has provided them with more tools to help them cope and thrive every day.

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