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Llama/Horse Cameos

Have a llama or horse join your virtual meeting!

  • 10 minute Event Cameo is $55 for up to 15 guests.  Have a llama or horse join your event (birthday, graduation, club meetings, etc.) Send us your meeting/event link and we'll call in and bring along a llama or horse, your choice?  If there is a certain llama or horse you would like, let us know!
  • 10 minute Corporate Meeting Cameo is $70 for unlimited guests. Send us your meeting link and we’ll call in and bring along a llama or horse, your choice? We can also come to any other virtual events you may offer!

Virtual Farm Tours

  • 20 Minute Virtual Tour - $75.00 donation for up to 10 people. Get a tour of the farm for you and your conference call guests. Meet all the llamas, horses, chickens, cats and dogs as well as a glimpse of daily life on the farm. This virtual farm tour will show most of the llamas on our farm, approximately 60 of them.
  • 30 Minute Corporate Meeting Virtual Tour - $150 donation for unlimited guests. Send us your meeting link and we’ll call in to show you and your co-workers around the farm!

Dakota Ridge Farm is also offering free virtual field trips to schools and nonprofits (or give a donation if you would like). We hope to cheer up your day and bring llove from our llamas and horses.

You can make an appointment with the link below or email info@dakotaridgefarm to arrange.
All payments go directly to the feed and vet care of the animals.

 

 
 
Thursday, 01 June 2017 16:03

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Wednesday, 31 May 2017 17:18

Welcome Kid Rock!

Later in 2016, we welcomed to the farm, another handsome gelding named Kid Rock.  He is a Tennessee Walking Horse and is being shared by us and a good friend, Colleen Gattuso (see picture of Colleen and Kid).  We also want to give a warm welcome to Colleen and her family!  Colleen said she's in her "Happy Place" when she is here. Both Colleen and Kid have been great additions to the farm and are sweethearts.

 

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 16:52

Jax joins the farm

In 2016, we welcomed to the farm, a handsome horse named Jax.  He is owned by Katrina's sister, Jennifer Rickman and her son, Cody.  Jax has fit right in with Sakima and they are best friends!  He is also one of the visitor's farm favorites!  Words cannot express how good it is to have Jenny and Cody here and to be able to share riding time with them.  It is the best!  

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 14:50

R.I.P. Down Under Thunder

Our hearts are sad as I write about the loss of our very special 19 year old boy, "The Down Under Thunder", who passed gently over the rainbow bridge recently.

Here is something I posted on our Facebook page about him: Thunder was born in August 1997 and came to our farm as a weanling. He became one of our 4-H Club llamas, and helped "train" many of the young kids to do performance and showmanship. We could always count on Thunder to go anywhere and do just about anything. Thunder carried the pack on our treks and led the way on a feather light lead, even just a few weeks ago he did 3 treks with full grace and willingness. I will always remember one trek where a 3 year old girl led Thunder the whole way, what a great gentleman he was. Thank you to all that came to love Thunder throughout the years. We hope his spirit will be around us daily, as we go through our lives here at the farm. Maybe we'll hear his hum for the fan to be turned on, or his loud yawn that made us laugh out loud, or maybe we'll see a flicker of those gray eyes of his. I hope we'll "feel" him standing near us craving love and a back or head rub as he did for so many years. This is a huge loss for us.

And, here is a wonderful blog written by a farm visitor. It was to be Thunder's last Trek on our farm. I couldn't go because we had a baby (cria) born, but, my husband offered to in my place. Click here to read blog post. 

(Thank you, Gail Welter, for these photos of Thunder and me, and a special photo of Thunder's eye (can you see the reflection?))
Monday, 29 May 2017 01:34

Our new family member, Blue Angel

In late 2015 we welcomed a new addition to our family! "Blue Angel" is a Border Collie, born in September of 2015. She is learning how to play and work with Phoebe and "keep" the llamas and horses in their pastures. We love her!

We would like to welcome Dan Nelson to Dakota Ridge Farm. He is the new owner of HHLF Cheyenne's Chief Teetonka and will continue boarding him at our farm. Dan Nelson is a Franciscan priest, licensed clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at Siena College. In addition to his teaching and academic responsibilities, Dan maintains a small private practice of psychotherapy and spiritual direction. He was first introduced to llamas at DRF at a llama trek sponsored by the Siena Psychology Club and has been captivated by these mystical creatures ever since and now is the proud guardian of (Chief) TeeTonka. Thanks to Katrina and all at DRF for their continued support and mentoring in the art of llama caretaking.

Thank you and a big welcome to Nicole Truman and Jeffrey Hatley to Dakota Ridge! Thank you for becoming trusted guardian's of this sweet boy, and for honoring Thunder with this beautiful name: Nimbus ThunderKat – an homage to our dearly departed "Down Under Thunder," and his sire and dam, BAL Whiskers and Ballistic's Bella Luna respectively. Nimbus - A luminous cloud, aura, atmosphere or halo surrounding a supernatural being, saint, person or thing. In the original Latin, "nimbus" means cloud. In modern meteorology, cumulonimbus clouds are dense towering clouds associated with thunderstorms. The moon's light, Thunder's spirit, and Whiskers' ever-watchful eye casts a magical aura and glow around this cria. ♥♥♥

About Dakota Ridge Farm

Dakota Ridge Farm was established in 1990 when we obtained our first llama, Dakota, as a wedding present from Gary to Katrina. Since then, many more of these regal, magical and mystical creatures have arrived.
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