On the Ranch

History of the Ranch
Silver Buckle Ranch, originally established as the Silver Buckle Rodeo Club in 1977, began as a working rodeo program created to combat juvenile delinquency, substance abuse, gang involvement, and truancy among Clark and Cowlitz County youth through the promotion of rodeo events and horsemanship. 

In 2000 Silver Buckle Ranch restructured, received 501(c)(3) status and officially changed from a working rodeo program to an equine-assisted activities ranch for youth by 2002.

Silver Buckle Ranch is now a non-profit organization that specializes in programs that help improve mental, emotional and physical health while nurturing personal growth in life skills. This is done through ranch and horse assisted activities.  One of our core programs is Ranch HANDS (Ranch and Horse Activities that Nurture and Develop Skills). This program is for youth 5-18 years of age.

We also offer one-on-one riding lessons.  To learn more about Ranch HANDS and other ranch camps, visit our Programs page.  


Our Facility

Silver Buckle Ranch, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, operates on 40 acres in Brush Prairie, Washington.

Brush Prairie is located in Clark County, northeast of Vancouver, WA.

The facility offers:

  • Office and Classroom
  • 60 X 180 Indoor Arena
  • 150 x 280 Outdoor Arena
  • Horse barn with 11 stalls
  • 7 additional stalls along side our indoor arena
  • Hay and Maintenance Building
  • Horse pastures.


The facility is designed to accommodate year-round activities and programs.
Our arenas are available for rent for activities and events.