Welcome everyone to the Cloud 9 Equine Therapy Live Nativity being hosted by Cloud 9 Ranch December 13, 14th 5-9:00 pm. This event is free to attend. Please consider a donation to the Cloud 9 Equine Therapy nonprofit that was founded in 2019 in order to better help the needs of those requiring our therapy services but without access to funding.
What can you expect?
Staff that are available to answer your questions will be wearing black toques with Cloud 9 logo. Our son Andrew will show you where to park.
Derek will have Pete and Bessie hooked up to give a wagon/sleigh ride, depending on ground conditions. Hop on whenever you wish! Warm up by the crackling bonfire.
Enter the arena door to find the petting area with sheep, goats, chickens, rabbits, miniature donkey and horses.
Follow the star beyond the petting area to find the stable where baby Jesus lays along with Mary, Joseph, angels and shepherds with their live animals. We hope this will be a place of reflection as you think about the Miracle of the first Christmas. Free bibles are available for those who have none or wish to gift someone with one.
The manger scene begins with the Christmas story recited by Emmi, and then about every 30 minutes, the characters will switch out with a second group of characters. Each time at the 30 minute transition, the Christmas story will be recited.
On Friday evening, Quinton Blair and his daughter Brooklyn will sing 6:30-6:50 and 7:30-7:50. Deidre Penner will sing 8-8:30. This is beside the manger scene.
On Saturday evening, Vova, Caitlyn and Dima Shevchenko will perform 6-6:30 and 7:30-8:00.
Inside the attached heated horse barn are stalls with vendors selling their wares.
Stall 1 is information about Cloud 9 Equine Therapy and we invite you to talk with them about our programs.
Stall 2 is information about Cloud 9 Ranch as well as Christmas decorations for sale with proceeds to the nonprofit.
Stall 3 is Sipology vendor
Stall 4 is Hanover Ag
Stall 5 is 7M Horse Shoe
Stall 6 is Scentsy
Stall 9 is information about Steinbach Sunset Riders 4H and an opportunity to order flowers for spring as a fundraiser for this organization that builds future leaders.
Stall 10 is Fit Team
Stall 11 is Legacy Hymn
At the end of the barn aisle is where farmer sausage burgers, hotdogs, homemade cookies, crackerjack (Friday only), coffee, hot chocolate and apple cider will be available for purchase. Cash only.
Donation boxes are available if you so desire to contribute financially to supporting Cloud 9 Equine Therapy. A unique post card is given for donations of $20 or more. Consider making a donation in a loved one's name for Christmas.
We really look forward to having you join us!
Special thank you to the following people who helped put this event on:
Red River College Marketing class of Jaqueline, Raj, Tara, Morgan and Bobbi-Jo
Jerry Friesen who built stable, star, tree fence, etc.
Fence Rental Kings for donating use of panels for petting area
Old Church Bakery for special pricing on cookies and buns
Unger Meats for special pricing on farmer sausage patties and weiners
The Rental House for discounted heater rental
Muckosky family for organizing painting of arena walls
Steinbach Sunset Riders 4H, Isaac and Yvette Reimer, for making Christmas trees
Trail Blazers staff and clients for decorating the live Christmas trees
Emily Friesen for making Cracker Jack
Tara Moser for donating refreshments
Morgan for her petting area animals
Tara Brandson for her miniature donkeys
Chantal Barkman for her tree decorations
Dozens of volunteers to stand as characters, sing, recite, etc.
Cloud 9 Ranch staff and clients for everything else!