About Us

Owner/Founder

Through the different phases in life, Robin Fitzgerald has always had a horse to turn to and experience a peace that only they can bring in such a unique way. God's beautiful creation speaks and declares His goodness and kindness, thru every season of life. Her vast experience with horses, turned into a passion that became a dream God vividly dropped into Robin's heart. 2nd Chance Youth Ranch was established eight years ago, and it exists to provide wonderful opportunities for youth, families, and the surrounding communities to learn, grow, and heal  in the company of horses and the power of God's perfect love!  Because everyone in life deserves a second chance.

Ranch Directors

Justin and Renee Petrick, a Firefighter/Paramedic and Assistant Director/Preschool Teacher, have a passion to share God's perfect love to youth and their families. Justin and Renee have served numerous ministry settings with youth, men and women of all ages, individually and as a couple, for over a decade. The most valuable experience of all was discovering God's incomparable goodness and restorative nature. His love truly changes everything. Justin and Renee are honored to be a part of administrating His love to the surrounding communities by carrying out the mission of 2nd Chance Youth Ranch. 

EAL Program Directors

Todd and Angel Bateman founded Hillside HOPE Thru Hooves ministry in 2005, using their passion for horses to bring hope and healing to those who are broken. Through using Equine Assisted Learning (EAL), 2nd Chance Youth Ranch has partnered with Hillside HOPE Thru Hooves to provide a faith-based sanctuary for individuals, families, and groups to experience hope, healing, and personal growth through the love of Christ.