Hope Rising's Western Weekend & Trail Ride for Hope

The 7IL Ranch

Cat Spring, Texas April 4th & 5th

 A family-friendly weekend featuring equine demonstrations, trail rides, camp-fire cookout, camping, games and church in the dirt. 

Dr. Lew Sterrett "The Horse Whisperer"

Equine Demonstrations

Reserve Camp Sites & Equine Lodging at 7IL Ranch

Pro Rodeo Inductee & EGALA Certified Equine Specialist

Gayle Brittain

Equine Therapy Demonstrations

Gayle Brittain & Sherri Clement 



and Trail Ride for Hope


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Hope Rising announces its 3rd annual Western Weekend and Trail Ride for Hope to be held at the magnificent 7IL Ranch in Cat Spring, Texas, April 4th and 5th.


Ride For Hope from Hope Rising TX on Vimeo.

This family-friendly event is designed to raise awareness about the hope and healing offered to survivors of human sex trafficking and abuse through the work of Hope Rising.


Nestled in rolling green hills west of Houston, east of Austin and south of College Station, 7IL Ranch offers miles of meandering, bluebonnet clad paths and trail riding opportunities.


Campers are encouraged to attend, with or without a horse, as there are activities planned for the whole family. Guests will witness the power of an equine therapy session and learn how horses can be trained to overcome their fear of unknown obstacles.


Internationally acclaimed, Dr. Lew Sterrett known as “The Horse Whisperer”  will be onsite with a powerful performance demonstrating leadership as he works to break and ride a young colt named, Cowboy.


Meet The Horse Whisperer, Dr. Lew Sterrett from Hope Rising TX on Vimeo.

Dr. Lew is a highly sought-after speaker and trainer specializing in Biblical leadership and development. He holds many national awards for his influence in leadership and has been named as one of the most influential people by the Moody Bible Institute.


Saturday evening, guests will enjoy a chuck-wagon dinner prepared by real-life cowboy cooks as they tap their toes or dance to live music round the campfire.


There will be auction items featuring the work of local artisans, and raffle tickets may be purchased for a chance to win a  12 gauge pump-action shot-gun, or a guided South Texas hog hunt.


On Sunday, the Cowboy Church of Brenham will be providing “Church in the Dirt” along with hearty breakfast tacos. A fellowship lunch will follow the service along with a demonstration from Pro-Rodeo Inductee Gayle Brittain about how equine therapy is used to provide healing and stability to survivors of PTSD.


* Trail riders must bring their own horse with proof of negative coggins.


* 7IL Ranch offers campsites, electric RV hookups, campsites and equine boarding facilities. Please reserve these accommodations separately at





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Ticket Options

Adult Weekend Pass with Trail Ride $150

Adult Weekend Pass without Trail Ride $100

Youth (12 & Under) with Trail Ride $75

Youth (12 & Under) without Trail Ride $50

Sunday Pass with Trail Ride $75 (Kids 12 & Under Free Admission)

Sunday Pass without Trail Ride $50 (Kids 12 & Under Free Admission)

*Trail Riders Must Bring Their Own Horse

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Headline Sponsorship

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newsletter, and web + 8 free
tickets + 20 raffle tickets +video + 1 free group equine therapy demonstration

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Premiere Sponsorship

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newsletter, and web + 6 tickets to
attend event + 15 raffle tickets+ video

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Raffle Sponsorship

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newsletter, and web + 4 tickets to
attend event + 10 raffle tickets
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Hope Sponsorship


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newsletter, & web communcations + 2 tickets


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Horse Sponsorship

Sponsor the care, feed and boarding of an Equine Therapy for one month.
Purchase a Horse Sponsorship Here

Schedule of Events

Date April 4th & 5th 2020




9:00 – 12:00 pm Optional Trail Ride


*Bring Your Own Horse


*Negative Coggins  Required


12:00 – 1:00 Lunch


1:00 – 1:30 Rope the Dummy with Gayle Brittain


1:30 – 2:00 Practical Application of Equine Therapy


2:00 – 2:30 Equine Massage Therapist


2:30- 3:00 Break


3:00 – 5:00 Sermon on the Mount with Dr. Lew, the Horse Whisperer


5:00 – 5:30 Break


5:30 – 6:00 Raffle


6:00 – 6:30 Chuck Wagon Dinner


6:30 – 8:00 Program & Live Music, Children Activities


*Camp Site Fees Not Included


Sunday Schedule


9:00 – 10:00 Sunday Breakfast


10:00 – 11:00 Church in the Dirt – provided by Brenham Cowboy Church


11:30 Sunday Lunch


12:00 Equine Therapy Demonstration

 12:30 Teaching a Horse to Cross Obstacles and Overcome Fear

1:00 Games and activities


2:00 Afternoon Trail Ride
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