Blue Rose Ranch, Inc (Springfield, CO)


  • Name:Mrs. Cheryl Webb
  • Title:Executive Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Blue Rose Ranch, Inc
  • Address:30997 US Highway 287
    Springfield, CO 81073
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:3037967739

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  • Mission:
  • Blue Rose Ranch, Inc. is dedicated to the care and rescue of horses. In addition, we train and rehabilitate horses to the end that they can be successfully adopted to qualified persons with qualified facilities. We believe in the therapeutic nature of the interaction between horses and people, and that working with horses promotes responsibility and self esteem. According to these beliefs, Blue Rose Ranch partners with Springfield and Baca County through our established youth riding and volunteer programs. We also welcome community, youth, and civic groups to the ranch.

  • History:
  • Blue Rose Ranch, Inc. was founded in 2006 by John and Cheryl Webb because of their concern regarding the growing problem of unwanted horses and the typically inhumane treatment of horses caught in the transport to slaughter facilities. The Webb’s had volunteered for many years at rescue operations in the Denver area, and searched for an acreage suitable to establish a facility that would allow horses to experience a natural life, thus leading to horses better prepared to be adopted to new permanent homes. Blue Rose Ranch operates on 832 acres in SE Colorado. Most of the main ranch is grassland over which the horses roam and graze, with a portion planted for hay and baled each season for use by the rescue. The rescue also has corrals, shelters, and horse training facilities. The location of the main ranch, two miles north of Springfield and along U.S. Hwy 287, allows easy access for volunteers and high visibility for the rescue operation. The rescue operates on three additional ranches where horses are released to graze. We find that when horses experience this natural horse life, there is healing from emotional abuse. Our horses are monitored daily for their safety and well being. Blue Rose Ranch currently has capacity for 50 horses.

    The greatest change from the original purpose of the organization’s founding has been the development of the youth riding and community programs. While the expectation of volunteers wanting to work with horses was anticipated, and while we always appreciated the therapeutic nature of working with horses, the organized programs were an outgrowth to meet the needs of a community with few outlets for youth in the towns in Baca County. The ranch also provides programs in cooperation with scouting organizations, church youth and church family groups, as well as 4-H. We recently piloted a horse companionship/walking program for adults and senior citizens.

    Our observations and work in the horse industry have led us to believe that the future of horse rescue lies in Rural America, where land can still be purchased for a relatively low cost. Most horse rescues are operating and frankly, attempting to survive on very small acreages in and around populous areas where access to feed, stables, range land for grazing, and virtually all things needed for healthy horses, are impossibly expensive, restricted, unavailable and labor intensive. We are expanding our work and believe our innovative model of horse rescue is the solution, going forward, for both the increasing numbers of unwanted horses in America and for horse rescue operations that seek to be sustainable and solvent in the years ahead.

    We were pleased and grateful to receive grants for the organization in 2011 from the Animal Assistance Foundation, the Anschutz Family Foundation, the Colorado Unwanted Horse Alliance, El Pomar’s Hambrick Fund, and the national organization, ASPCA, demonstrating recognition of our contributions to alleviating the issues regarding unwanted horses. We greatly value each of these partnerships.

  • Year established:2006
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:8
  • Advisory board size:6
  • Staff size:2


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:Operating
  • Tax ID:20-4541576

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:204541576
  • Organization Name:BLUE ROSE RANCH INC
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:BLUE ROSE RANCH HORSE RESCUE
  • Care Of Name:% JOHN M WEBB
  • Organization Address:30997 US HIGHWAY 287
  • Organization City:SPRINGFIELD
  • Organization State:CO
  • Organization Zip:81073-9501
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:December, 2006
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:D200
  • Asset Amount:$197,916
  • Asset Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • Income Amount:$98,344
  • Income Code:3 ($25,000 - $99,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$98,344
  • Last Updated:2/25/2018 5:06:39 pm

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