Hacienda La Paz Inc

A nonprofit organization

4 donors

Creating Peace Through Sustainability, Leadership and Community

Hacienda La Paz is 501 c 3 charitable organization dedicated to creating peace and celebrating our communities. Since 2012 we have positively affected the lives of hundreds of families. Below is a snapshot of what we are currently offering. Our hope in the future is to own the ranch our horses live on so we can expand programs to include community gardens to teach sustainable living and feed the visitors a fresh healthy meal. We would also like to be the place for future engineers and inventors to experiment with renewable energy ideas and be an incubator for innovation. We believe when a person’s basic needs are met they are more at peace and in turn spread the peace to others.


 There are several programs – note we do not charge participants for most programs and rely on donations and grants to administer these programs.

1.     Open farm days - these are open to the public for anyone to come out and learn about the horses. People get an opportunity to groom the horses, learn to put on halters, clean feet, lead horses etc. If we have enough volunteers to cover we allow riding. Often it is just a pony type ride but occasionally we will teach the basics and let them ride supervised. Additionally we may take people out into the pasture to teach about herd dynamics and allow them greet the horses we do not use for riding. Generally there is a potluck type meal.

2.     Teen Leadership Program: 5 -8 session formal program. This program involves equine guided coaching and some riding. Students learn about herd dynamics, using their energy to work with the horses and how everything relates to their world. When the students finish the program they are more confident and able to tap into their leadership abilities.  There is a small charge for this program to cover costs but we offer assistance to write a grant if an organization wants this program for their youth group.

3.     Special appointment: this is generally where we have individuals with disabilities. Although it is not limited to that and often we have individuals with disabilities on open days too. By special appointment we give individual attention to the participants.

4.     PEACE TALKS - this our series of community conversations designed to foster understanding. In each talk we have a panel of speakers telling their stories then open up the floor for question and comments. We cover topics currently in the news and relevant to our world. Through understanding we bring peace.

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Hacienda La Paz Inc

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3036 43rd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406



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