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Challenge Ranch, Inc.

Helping One Child at a Time       (619) 445-0598

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Ron & Jane Tomczak


Ron and Jane founded Challenge Ranch in 1999, when they offered a "ranch day" to a child from the Polinsky Children's Center.  The day was such a success that they reached out to other children's organizations throughout San Diego County and now have over 30 Challenge Ranch Riders.

A Unique Opportunity

All of the great work that is accomplished through Challenge Ranch, Inc. relies upon private donations.  If you know a child or young person who could benefit from our non-profit program, please contact Challenge Ranch for more information.

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There are no impossible dreams, just our limited perception of what's possible.

Cost to Riders

A percentage of our riders attend Challenge Ranch at 


Other riders contribute a monthly donation amount calculated on a case-by-case basis.

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Challenge Ranch is a Listed Better Giving Nonprofit *After review of a very detailed report and analysis of the Ranch and its financials and business plan

Channel 10 News Leadership Award

Wells Fargo Nonprofit of the Month Award 



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"Challenge Ranch BREAKS Track Records in Helping Underprivilged Children" - The Californian

*See Article Here*

UT Tribune

San Diego Magazine


Endurance Rider Magazine

Best of America by Horseback International Newsletter 

The Herald - Dog Show 2014

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Best of America By Horseback Featured Challenge Ranch on their TV Series in 2011

KSON Interview with

Jane Tomczak

"Living Better in

San Diego"

Challenge Ranch. Inc. Board of Directors

Michelle Smith Anne Baldwin   Liz Scoles

Barbara Franzese

Jane Tomczak Patti Brasher

Michelle Woods