Our Mission & Values

We are dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults through the comfort and unconditional acceptance that interacting with animals can provide for people.

Our animals have endless love and kindness to give. Our programs are offered free of charge to children facing life threatening illness, those living with special needs, and for children or adults facing challenging family situations such as homelessness, neglect, or domestic violence. We also have programs for Veterans, senior citizens, and for inmates.
A brief history:
Wendy Mattes founded Jasper Ridge Farm in 2009 after a little girl she was giving horseback riding lessons to developed a brain tumor. When this girl was no longer physically able to travel, Wendy brought a miniature horse to her home. That experience impacted Wendy and she knew immediately she wanted to bring special experiences like that to other children in need.

Watch Wendy Tell Her Story

Meet Our Staff

We may be few, but we are mighty! This group brings a diverse set of skills along with huge hearts to Jasper Ridge Farm. 

Our Board

The members of our board of directors are thought leaders who have made a significant contribution to our society. Each and every one of them brings a unique set of skills and expertise to our organization.
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