The horsemanship program has been part of Fort since the beginning in 1956, with some of the first horses named Pokey and Rahab. Today, over 65 years later, the stables continues to share pony rides for the little ones, trail rides, winter sleigh rides, Cowboy Truth, and of course a wagon ride to Wrangler’s Breakfast. Each experience brings adventure, connection to creation, and time with family and friends. For many young campers, the stables are a place to try something new.
However, the main barn, tack house, and the loafing shed need serious attention to accommodate the number of horses, as well as the care of the animals. Fortunately, a 20-acre land swap with the DNR a few years ago opened an opportunity to re-imagine the horsemanship area just when it’s needed most.
This project is critical to continuing Fort’s tradition where the stables are a place of special relationships that impact lives for future generations of campers.
Please prayerfully consider making a sacrificial gift to the Fort Future for the stables project.
Anticipated project timeframe – 2025/26