McDavitt Equine Services

Rick Foster Scholarship for At Risk and Troubled Youth

Richard 'Rick' L. Foster was a genuine soul who poured every ounce of his being into making a difference in the lives of youth.  Working in Education, and later in Addiction Treatment, Rick touched many lives and left a deep and lasting impression on everyone he encountered.  Always upbeat and looking forward, Rick approached every day and every challenge with tireless dedication and determination.  He strove to exemplify this quality for the youth he worked with, and show that any and all obstacles can be met with strength, dignity and humility. 


I personally had the pleasure of working with Rick while at Sundown Ranch. Rick was an amazing co-worker, always offering support and guidance, and became a driving force in my decision to pursue the path of Equine Assisted Therapy, Growth and Learning.  Without his positivity and encouragement, McDavitt Equine Services might never have come about.  And for this I will be forever grateful. 


At the request of his family, McDavitt Equine Services has created the Rick Foster Scholarship Fund. This fund is being created to offer financial assistance for youth who may not otherwise have the ability to access services.  Donations will be help with tuition for Group programming, and Individual Therapies.  Help us honor Rick, and continue his legacy, by donating today.   


*An Update for all who have so generously donated! We were able to offer Unbrided, our Addiction Focused Youth Program prior to the new school year beginning. We had 3 teens that we were able to enroll thanks to your generosity! And they all seemed to walk away with improved skills and knowledge to navigate the effects of Addiction in their own lives, or the lives of family/friends. We are excited to offer Unbridled again in the coming months, and our hope is to continue as long as people continue to support Rick's life work to provide guidance and assistance to youth struggling with alcohol and drug related challenges. 


Thank you, 

Craig McDavitt


"Make life count; make a difference" 

 - Rick Foster