“The Heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals Knowledge.”
Stables At Creekside Glen
The Stables At Creekside Glen is a ministry dedicated to sharing the love of Jesus Christ through the recreational use of God’s creation, namely the horse. We use the horses as a platform to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to encourage the pursuit of Christ thereafter.
This ministry is located in Letcher County, Kentucky. God has blessed our ministry with 25 acres of pastures, 3 stables, 24 stalls, arena, trails, and a classroom that we are able to use in a variety of ways.
It is always exciting to see the different opportunities that God presents to us here at The Stables and even more exciting to respond out of Faithfulness.
The stable ministry has proven to be one of the most unique ministries of Southeastern Kentucky. These are the different areas the Lord has chosen to use the horses this past year:
Lil’ Buckaroo Boot Camp:
Each summer we host two week long camps where we are able to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the entire week’s activities. The kids get to participate in learning horsemanship skills, grooming a horse, saddling a horse, arts and crafts, recreation, and Bible study. The kids have a blast learning about Jesus as they learn how to take care of and ride horses. They participate in scripture reading at each station throughout the day. They sing songs about the amazing love of God and perform their songs for their parents on the final nights ‘Family Night’.
This is one of the most fun things that we get to host each year. As it continues to draw bigger crowds each year we are overflowed with joy as to the opportunities God has placed before us in these children’s lives.
Individual Riding Lessons:
We have many students who are involved with our riding lessons each year. At the beginning of each lesson we are able to give a devotional that pertains to what the lesson is about that day. We were also able to give each student a Bible to guide them through their trail ride of life.
Call or email for more information and scheduling.
Our loan Belgian horse, Rocky, and his black carriage also find an important role within our ministry. Rocky and the carriage are used for many different activities ranging from weddings to parades and even to rides for church groups.
Christmas is our biggest time to pull out Rocky for parades and carriage rides. One of the most enjoyable times we have of the year is watching the community light up when they get to ride in the carriage. It gives us a great opportunity to build relationships and share the love of Christ within the Christmas Season.
Helping Horse Program:
We have recently teamed up with a local elementary schools resource center teaching children who have autism how to care for the horse and ride the horse. After the grooming and horsemanship demonstrations, we lead them around and encourage communication, balance, and following instructions.
Then we offer the children an opportunity to take a wagon ride around our facility where the kids enjoy the view of the lake and the mountains. It has been the most rewarding times watching these little kids come to our stables and love on God’s horses. Every time we schedule them to come we get excited.
New to our summer camps is our Wrangler Camp for teenagers age 13 and older. The Wrangler Camp gives the participants a chance to learn Barrel Racing, Roping, Goat Tying, and Horsemanship Skills within a four day camp. Incorporated into this Wrangler Camp is a daily Bible Study which gives us a chance to focus on the main emphasis of the camp which is the saving Grace of Jesus Christ. The final day of the Wrangler Camp the participants get to show their skills in a Rodeo for their family and friends.
We have the Awesome opportunity to enjoy God’s great Creation in every season while on horseback. Whether
you use our horses or are able to bring one of your own you will not be disappointed in what God will reveal to
you here in the mountains of eastern Kentucky. Our trails consist of a trail for every level rider from a flat trail
along a piece of abandoned railroad track to climbs to the top of great overlooks.
Call for more information and to schedule a trail ride.
Our Wrangler Internship is designed to disciple teenagers in the love of Jesus Christ through the teaching of stable management and horsemanship skills. We find unique ways to teach our interns equine anatomy, equine care, nutrition, pasture safety, and riding skills while at the same time applying Biblical principles to everyday life.
The Wranglers meet with us on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week for their internship and also help out with many other horse related activities that we host throughout the year.
**We are currently looking for Head Wranglers and assistant Wranglers for the summer. They must have graduated from high school and are ready to work alongside us this summer serving in horse camps, trail rides, carriage rides, and more!**