JULY IS BLUE STAR RANCH MONTH and A NEW CONTEST ANNOUNCED!

July 01, 2020

JULY IS BLUE STAR RANCH MONTH and A NEW CONTEST ANNOUNCED!

Purchases made through the HERO COLLECTION during July 2020 support BLUE STAR RANCH. An equine-assisted safety-net provider for mental health services with internationally recognized certification Blue Star Ranch's horses help veterans overcome known barriers to engaging and staying in treatment. They can help families in post deployment transition build resilience.

During the month of July, partner with OUTWEST SHOP's fundraising efforts to support the FREE ongoing programs offered by the Blue Star Ranch team as well as the veterans they serve, the volunteers, staff and...of course..the horses! Due to COVID-19 most of their planned fundraisers have been cancelled. But this important work, and the up keep of the horses, must continue! Help us help them and be a HERO to our veterans!
MORE ABOUT BLUE STAR RANCH - MEET THE STAFF


Blue Star Ranch prides itself on being a true therapeutic healing center; Meaning they have fun, smile a lot, enjoy the outdoors, and provide an amazing transition location to help those who need it. 
Blue Star Ranch
MORE ABOUT BLUE STAR RANCH:TESTIMONIALS
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was first brought to the attention of the medical community by war veterans. Hence the name “battle fatigue” and “shell shock syndrome.” However, PTSD can occur in anyone who has experienced a traumatic or series of traumatic events. As with most mental health problems, PTSD is a result of many factors, including the severity of the trauma experienced and even how a person’s chemical makeup processes that trauma.

Based in Newhall, CA Blue Star Ranch was featured in the Santa Clarita Magazine recently. 

Santa Clarita Magazine Article on Blue Star Ranch

Blue Star Ranch - Our Veterans, A Silent Majority
Santa Clarita Magazine, December 29, 2019
They are trained to sacrifice themselves for us on the home front. They do it with patriotism and pride in our country and way of life. They do it for their families and all American families. Yet many civilians treat them like the enemy, even though they (the civilians) do not know why.

Spouses know that the person that left to protect our country was their beloved family member. And they spend hours praying their loved one will return to reunite with them. When they do there is great joy and celebration. This can last several weeks or months, until the spouse realizes that the person that came home was not the same person that left. They don’t understand why they can no longer communicate with their spouse. They don’t understand the things that are happening every day. So, I am going to attempt to give you a little peek into the life of our PTSD veterans.
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COUNT ME IN! HOW CAN I SUPPORT OUR VETERANS AND BLUE STAR RANCH?
EASY! SHOP THE HERO COLLECTION
20% of your Hero Collection purchase, made between July 1st and midnight July 31st (PST) is donated to Blue Star Ranch. Our ace pilot, Champ, is at the ready! Your purchase ships quickly and on August 1st the month's total donation will be on its way.
OutWest Shop Hero Collection
But wait...there's more!
Enter to win Two Cool T-Shirts from Original Cowgirl Clothing or M&P Speed Shop!
How to Qualify:
1. Enter the HERO Contest between Wednesday, July 1 and midnight Friday, July 31, 2020 (PST)
2. An order from the HERO COLLECTION automatically enters you into the contest.
3. Each item you purchase from the HERO COLLECTION counts as one contest entry. i.e. purchase 3 items, receive 3 entries.
4. Winner will be chosen by random on August 1

Winner receives two T-shirts, Tanks, or Ball Caps of his/her choice from Original Cowgirl Clothing and/or  M&P Speedshop. Pick two! Junior, Women's, Men's and Unisex sizing offered. Wide range of designs. Made in the USA. Free shipping. $60 value.
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Browse M&P Speedshop

ABOUT THE FOUNDERS OF BLUE STAR RANCH
Nancy Zhe Founder of Blue Star Ranch

The ranch was founded by Nancy and John Zhe. Nancy spent 27 years designing equine therapy programs for children and adults with various life challenges i.e.; disabled children and adults, at-risk youth, recovering coma patients, recovering cancer patients, senior citizens, and so forth. John served two tours in Vietnam and knows first hand how difficult the adjustment is when soldiers return home.

Nancy and John met in 2006, married in 2008, and founded Blue Star Ranch in 2014. They are joined by a wonderful staff, advisory board, and simply unique equine therapists.

The Blue Star Ranch T-Shirt says it all: I'm A Patriot First! We're All One Herd. This handsome t-shirt will be available on our website for purchase soon. Founder Nancy Zhe wears it with style!

Mark your Calendar! Thursday July 16
Nancy Zhe joins hosts Gary Holt and Bobbi Jean Bell on "Saddle Up America" on the Equestrian Radio Legacy Network - listen live or podcast.
11am-12pm (PST), 12-1pm (MT), 1-2pm (CST) and 2-3pm (EST)
Nancy Zhe

On Behalf of OutWest Shop's founders Jim and Bobbi Jean Bell, Nancy and John Zhe, the staff, and volunteers of Blue Star Ranch THANK YOU for supporting our nation's HEROES!

Blue Star Ranch
All photos and video provided courtesy of Blue Star Ranch.



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Nancy Pitchford-Zhe
Nancy Pitchford-Zhe

July 12, 2020

Awesome BLOG…Thank you.

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