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Paradise Ranch

Paradise Ranch



Paradise Ranch is a ministry dedicated to impacting people with Jesus by building Christ-like character through quality horsemanship programs. In short, it is a place where horses and lives meet for the glory of God!


About Paradise Ranch

Paradise Ranch consists of a herd of approximately 40 saddle horses, four draft horses used for wagon rides, three outdoor arenas, and 360 acres of trails. The Ranch also has three-season housing, a central bathhouse, giant firepit, and Mercantile dining/meeting facility located at our Western themed Frontier Village.


Paradise Ranch Programs

Paradise Ranch operates year-round with 10 weeks of Summer Camp that serves and impacts hundreds of campers each summer. Check out the Paradise Ranch Summer Camp page for information on the perfect summer camp for your child.


The Ranch also specializes in customized retreats for Girl Scout troops, schools, 4H groups, homeschool groups, businesses, churches, women's groups, and professional horsemanship groups. With a variety of horse-related activities to enjoy such as: Trail Rides, Wagon Rides, Arena Lessons and Games, Cattle Sorting and Herding, Team Building, and much more, your group will have fun and grow closer together. Whether you are looking for an hour experience or a multi-day retreat, the Staff at Paradise Ranch will work to make your stay enjoyable and fulfilling.


Paradise Ranch also offers a unique teaching and interactive demonstrations called Parable of the Horse. These demonstrations, done on our site or off-campus at your desired location, combines horse training with educational, spiritual, and/or leadership building lessons. Our trained staff will show how working a horse through different obstacles and maneuvers relates directly to issues and responses we face in our every day lives.


Contact Us

 Contact us today for information on we can serve you at Paradise Ranch. Please call 231-873-3662 or e-mail Brian VanTimmeren at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it