Our mission at Allegiance Ranch and Equine Rescue is to help horses and heroes by offering a safe place for healing, developing a sense of purpose, and establishing meaningful connections between horses and humans. We strive to provide a safe and welcoming place for all who come to the ranch.
For horses, our goal is to intercept horses at risk of ending up in the slaughter pipeline. This can include horses surrendered by owners who can no longer care for them or horses at auction and in other at-risk situations. The horses in our care are provided love, training, rehabilitation (both physical and emotional), and later offered for adoption to a forever home or the opportunity to serve as support animals for visitors to the ranch.
For veterans, first responders, and their families, we seek to provide a safe and non-judgmental place to find release from every day challenges. Unstructured time with horses as well as formal equine therapy have proven effective for veterans and first responders, particularly those struggling with symptoms of post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries. We offer a variety of options to support veterans, first responders, and their families, and the programs we provide are offered at no charge.
Meet the Allegiance Ranch Board Members
Dan Timmons Allegiance Ranch was co-founded by the Timmons family in March 2017. Dan is a Navy veteran whose career has been in information technology with an emphasis on supporting scientific research communities. He currently serves as the IT Director for BioFrontiers Institute at CU Boulder. Dan is a fierce advocate for veterans, on a mission to find a way to better help this community. While Dan had little exposure to horses growing up, it didn’t take long for him to develop a deep love for these beautiful creatures. When he’s not on campus supporting the scientific needs of BioFrontiers researchers, you’ll find Dan working on the ranch caring for the horses, making improvements to the property, and brainstorming ways to have a positive impact on veterans and first responders.
Gloria Timmons Gloria is a career human resources professional who worked at CU Boulder for over 20 years before retiring in 2014. While she’ll tell you her most important job is being a mom, she currently serves as the Executive Director for Allegiance Ranch while also working as an Executive Recruiter for CPS HR Consulting. Gloria’s love of horses began at a young age but lack of opportunity prevented her from fulfilling her dream of having horses. She started her daughters in horse camps early on and later helped them through the tough middle school years with access to horses. The discovery that thousands of horses each year are sent to slaughter drove she and her family to take action. In addition to her passion for horses, Gloria is obsessed with her cats, loves her rescued miniature donkeys, and tends to her flock of chickens.
Lindsay Neitenbach Lindsay was born and raised in Boulder County and has been riding horses since the age of 5. Lindsay spent most of her youth showing in the Palomino and Buckskin horse show circuits on a state and world level. Riding young horses as a teen led her to pursue a degree in Equine Science and Business Administration from Colorado State University. During her time at CSU she completed the Legends of Ranching “Colt Breaking” program and discovered Polo. After college, Lindsay went on to start colts, ride sale horses and give riding lessons for a local trainer and then for the Colorado Horse Rescue. After starting a family and working as a real estate agent, Lindsay felt a calling to return to the horse industry and landed at Allegiance Ranch. Lindsay now lives in Erie with her husband Jeff and two kids, Eva and Colton, and most of her free time is spent at Allegiance Ranch, playing polo or in the CrossFit Gym.
Tammy Wilson, DVM “When a horse greets you with a nicker and its large soft eyes, the rest of the world falls away and you find yourself in a safe space” Dr. Tammy Wilson was raised on a ranch in central Wyoming. Her relationship with animals began at a young age with a variety of household pets, and participation in 4-H showing horses, sheep, pigs, goats, and rabbits.
She attended undergraduate school at Casper College and the University of Wyoming earning bachelors degrees in Animal Science and Medical Technology/Pathology. She attended vet school at Colorado State University in Fort Collins before starting her first job at a mixed practice. Dr. Wilson has worked at a mixed animal clinic since early 2005. Her interests include nutrition, internal medicine, arthritis management, dentistry, and preventative care. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, riding horses, snowshoeing, yoga, cooking, travel and spending time with her husband and 14 year-old-son. Dr. Wilson met the Timmons in 2017 and was immediately impressed by their dedication and drive to help veterans and horses. She has been the Ranch volunteer veterinarian since shortly after the arrival of the first rescues.
Todd was born in Erie, Pennsylvania, living there until graduation from Kent State University in 1989. Having lived on the edge of the raging metropolis of Erie, PA, on the shores of Lake Erie and with a Grandmother who owned an Arabian and a Quarter Horse, Todd developed a love of horses. This part of life was put on hold while developing a career in Architecture and moving west with wife Tina and starting a family. Currently the Heirls family consists of wife Tina, daughter Ainsley, and Connor. Todd is a Partner Owner of Arcwest Architects south of Sloan’s lake. Having a daughter with a fierce love of horses has re-kindled his love of horses as well as the outdoors. Discovering Allegiance Ranch has provided a unique opportunity to provide assistance with the ranch infrastructure, volunteer with the variety of animals, give back to the Veteran Community and spend quality time with his daughter Ainsley who also volunteers. If Todd had his way, every horse would find its forever home.