CLIENT - Ryan's Ranch
AWARDS - 2013 - MS ASLA Merit Award
DESCRIPTION - Located on sixty acres in Desoto County, Ryan’s Ranch is planned to serve as the first universally accessible and all inclusive resort destination specifically built to handle, equip, and meet the unique needs of families with special needs children. The development will combine rest, respite, and recreation with therapy for children and their families. The main type of treatment will utilize equine therapy, which has shown tremendous effects on the development of autistic children. Elements within Ryan’s Ranch include a lodge, an equestrian center with indoor and outdoor riding rings, horseback riding trails, 7 acres of lakes, swimming pool, playground, treehouse, a chapel, and cabins, along with the use of 6.5 miles of equestrian trails throughout the surrounding development.