Mission + Vision

Angel Fire Equestrian Center, Inc. contributes to the stimulation and development of students with physical, mental, emotional, and social limitations through an educationally based program utilizing therapeutic horse care and riding. 

Angel Fire Equestrian partners with Americorps, Coyle Public Schools, Johnnies Charbroil, Boys Ranch Town Rodeo, and Sally Vielma Benefit Barrel Race



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 Angel Fire is a non-profit, faith based charity that is​ dedicated to improving and enriching the lives of children. 

We believe that all people can benefit from an association with animals, especially horses.  Angel Fire's  purpose is to help young people become better citizens.  We hope that with their experience at Angel Fire, students will gain not only the focus and drive to help them in school but improve their quality of life for the future. Angel Fire isn't just a riding program---we're a mentoring program.  Our instructors and volunteers dedicate their time and energy to each student's need.

Our students attend riding lessons, go on field trips to area horse-related and non-horse related sites, participate in fun days and attend camp.

Established in 2002, Angel Fire Equestrian Center, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) organization located near Coyle, Oklahoma. Our horsemanship classes are held though out the year. 


Valerie Cotton, Founder and President, has had a life long love for horses. A  mother and grandmother, Valerie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Oklahoma State University.  She is a certified teacher and worked for many years at Guthrie Job Corps as both a counselor and teacher, and as a teacher for Guthrie Public Schools

Stephanie Long, Riding Instructor,  grew up in Guthrie, OK and graduated from high school there.  She is married with two children. She and her family live nearby and her children attend school in the community. Stephanie's service is generously provided by AmeriCorps. 


AmeriCorps programs provide opportunities  for Americans to make an intensive commitment to service.