Buddy & Sam aren't taking the social distancing rules very serious...

but the rest of us at Jake E's are.


Due to Kaufman County's 'Shelter in Place' order, which is in effect until April 8th, all operations at Jake E's, except what is required to care for the animals, will be postponed through that date.  Know that we miss you all and please stay safe and healthy!'


AUGUST 18, 1997 - MARCH 8, 2020

It is with a heavy heart that the Jake E’s family says not ‘goodbye’...but ‘see ya later’ to one of our own. Katie’s smile was huge, her laughter could fill a room, and her heart was gold. She loved her horses and her dogs, and she lit up the most while volunteering with the kids at Jake E’s that all adored ‘Ms. Katie.’ She loved us a whole lot...but not as much as we loved her.

Psalm 73:26

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Jake E’s Riding Round Up is an Equine Therapy,Christian non-profit healing center offering P.E.A.C.E. – People thru Equines Achieving Courage & Empowerment – located in Kaufman, Texas. The Center was established in memory of founder Jana Ewing Syvrud's 3-year-old son, Jacob Eli, who died in a tragic, non-equine related accident in April of 2010. The Kaufman-based therapeutic healing center focuses on improving the lives of individuals with a need to find peace. Today the non-profit offers services to a variety of clients in Kaufman, Van Zandt, Smith, Rockwall and Dallas Counties including veterans and at-risk youth as well as elderly and special needs individuals.