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Pattie Roberts is a familiar face around Southwest Riverside County having spent years promoting good causes with local radio station KFROG and then with her own agency, Signature Events. Through the years she has served on various Board of Directors including the (old) Sun City/Menifee Chamber of Commerce and T.H.E., Therapeutic Handicap-able Equestrian Center. She has worked tirelessly to promote the non-profit community. She helped the Wishes for Children Foundation make the dream of a very ill little girl come true by bringing her to the ranch for a private tour and riding lesson, she promotes programs such as Exceed, work programs for Adults with Disabilities, Animal Friends of the Valley, the Memory Walk for Alzheimer’s awareness, she supports four school districts Student of the Month programs and many others good causes. In 2013 Save the Animals Today horse rescue teamed up with Civitan of the Temecula Valley in sponsoring Ride for a Cause the first Saturday of each month for disabled families.

“I did not ever plan on becoming a horse rescue!” In 2007 Pattie retired from advertising to pursue her lifelong passion, horses. The Dudette Ranch concept is a take-off of the vacation destination Dude Ranch. “Although we aren’t wrangling cattle or sleeping under the stars, this is a working horse ranch and the monthly membership allows members daily access to hang out at the barn and work with the horses as we care for, train and ride. The program is designed for adults with past equestrian experience. All the equipment and horses are provided and we have training in both English and Western riding,” says Pattie.

Nothing improves your life more then relaxation and exercise. The ranch is conveniently located on 20 flat acres at 31530 Scott Road, 2.5 miles east of the 215 Freeway. The program is structured to allow members access on their own schedule much like a gym. This is a private facility with limited memberships so whether you want to escape from reality for several hours, re-capture your youth, increase your stamina, lose weight, make new friends or aspire to be a serious Equestrian, the Dudette Ranch program at Save the Animals Today is for you.

But God had a different idea! When 23 horses were abandoned at the Ranch and surrendered to the State of California Save the Animals Today, 501 (C) 3 Non-Profit Horse and Farm Animal Rescue, was born and changed the focus of the Dudette Ranch.

Your tax deductible contributions are needed to provide a retirement and respectable end of life experience for these horses, most of who have out lived their usefulness as riding and breeding horses but are still healthy and needing care and affection. We use 14 bags (700 pounds) of feed daily. Several horses are available for adoption and/or sponsorship!

“The State doesn’t have an adoption program for horses like it does for dogs and cats so these horses would have been euthanized,” says Pattie. “It was not in my business plan to become a Rescue Ranch however, after calling 35 organizations from Arizona to Washington and finding them all full.....I had no choice!”

Our Volunteer Program offers our supporters a unique opportunity to relax and spend time outdoors caring for and loving on these beautiful animals.

We host an Open Barn the first Saturday of each month from 10am-2pm and offer
Horse Rides for Donations on the other Saturdays from 10am-2pm.
Bring carrots, your camera and the kids for a tour of a truly remarkable facility

Donations for the Rescue Horses can be made several ways:

  • Secure on-line donations with Pay Pal on the website
  • Mail to Save The Animals Today 31530 Scott Road Winchester CA 92596
  • Adopt, Support or Sponsor a horse! Full details on the website.
  • You can call Dan’s Feed in Temecula 951-676-4040 and purchase feed directly.
  • Volunteer opportunities; new volunteer orientation is at 8am every Saturday morning.

  • Call 951-733-3000 or email
    for an appointment or more information.