Hidden Mesa Equestrian Ramp

$1,575 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 27 people in 46 months
Hello,

My name is Delaney Jones and I’m working towards my Eagle Scout rank. To achieve this, I must carry out a service project for my community. Since my mother is a horse trainer and involved in the horse community, I elected to create a project that equestrians could utilize. I’ve worked with Douglas County to design an accessible ramp at the Hidden Mesa trailhead. My mom saw one at a trailhead in Loveland and thought we could use one near us. 

The accessible ramp will allow all riders to easily mount their horses, whether they are able-bodied or not. There will be a way to stand your horse between a ramp and a platform to encourage the horse to stand still. The ramp will be 30 feet long and 30 inches high, easy for a wheelchair or walker to ascend.    

In order for me to complete this project, I must raise the money to fund it. Fund acquisition is an important part of the project, not only to fund the project but so that I can experience begging for money… er, I mean requesting donations from the kind citizens of this community. 

I would be so grateful for your support and donation to build this ramp for the community. I hope that many equestrians will find it useful and feel pride in their participation and support in its completion. 

So, please consider a donation. I’ve done considerable planning and calculated the costs to be approximately $1500. Every donation is appreciated, no matter how small. 

Thank you for your consideration!  I’ll announce the build date to all donors, so you can witness an Eagle Scout project at work. 

Sincerely,

Delaney Jones
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Well, it's finally a done deal! I finished the project last week and the plaque to dedicate it has been ordered.

I want to thank everyone who supported this project. This was a bigger challenge than I expected it to be. The project required a lot of planning and organizing, as well as physical labor (in the heat!). I couldn't have completed it without the support from my friends and my donors.

So, Thank You! Also, for those local to Hidden Mesa, go check it out! It's next to the round pen where the horse trailers park. If you know of a rider needing an accessible ramp to mount their horse and enjoy Hidden Mesa's trails, let them know about my project. I hope it gets a lot of use through the years.

Just a little work left and I'll have my Eagle Scout rank. I'll get some more pictures uploaded to this page so you can see how things progressed.

Yours truly,
Delaney Jones
Using the tamper to tamp down the gravel
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Hi friends and family! Well, I wanted to get the Eagle project done in December but with our weather and the holidays, it was a huge challenge. We purchased the wood needed to build it and now we are planning to build it over spring break in March. I'll have lots of scouts available to help that week and hoping we won't have a blizzard! Thank you again for your support for this project and I look forward to getting it built.
Thumbs up! That's a lot of wood.
Glad we have this truck!
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Hello all!

Just posting this to update you on the progress of the project. I have created a (very) rough outline of the final ramp, with the proportions marked out.
I have submitted this to the project sponsor for approval.
An overall shot of the mock up
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Hello donors and supporters,

I've gotten a few donations off-line! Thank you to Marjorie Brezdek and Kylee Pardikes.

So, I've now raised $1235. We are getting started with the project, with hopes of raising the remaining $265 as we go.

Stay tuned for more updates and hopefully, this project will be a wrap before the holiday season.

Thank you for the support!
Delaney Jones
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$1,575 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 27 people in 46 months
Created September 27, 2015
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$50
Jennifer Davis
35 months ago
$25
Amy Stone
36 months ago

Thanks Delaney for all of your hard work, and helping out the horse community.

$25
Tim Costello
36 months ago

Good Work!

PS
$25
Peter Shire
36 months ago

This is a great idea! Keep going Delaney!

JF
$170
Jay Falck
36 months ago

Good luck on your project. Not getting Eagle is one of my few regrets. Congrats.

RI
$25
Rie Irish
36 months ago

What a great project!

FE
$50
Fellow Eagle
36 months ago

Be prepared

RD
$50
Robert Davis
36 months ago
KB
$25
Kristina Bogar
46 months ago
AJ
$200
Atieh Jones
46 months ago
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