About Wildfire Ranch


Opened in 2012, Wildfire Ranch is the passion and pride of owner Cynthia Sweeley. Following a series of traumatic events in her personal life, she discovered the healing power of horses and established the Ranch not only as a vacation destination but also a place of healing.

Operated seven days a week by appointment, Wildfire Ranch is a fully functioning horse ranch offering everything from riding lessons and boarding to equine therapy. Most recently, they have opened their doors as one of Pennsylvania's most breath-taking wedding destinations.

Curious to learn more about the history of Wildfire Ranch? Click here to read an intimate interview with Cynthia!

Why Horses?



Cynthia Sweeley


Cynthia Sweeley has 20 years experience training horses with a specialty on producing beginner-safe trail-riding horses. As a result guests frequently ask to purchase the Wildfire Ranch horses even when they are not up for sale. She has a Bachelors Degree from Penn State University with Deans List honors, majoring in Professional Communications and Business Administration.

Cynthia and her daughter Ariel practice horse whispering with their herd of 10 horses with irrefutable results that can be seen in the equine therapy sessions.

Read more about Cynthia's Story.


Ariel Sweeley

Senior Trainer

Trained in horse-whispering and certified as a Junior Therapist, Ariel conducts horse therapy, riding lessons, training and guided public trail rides while learning the business of running the Ranch. She is an Outstanding Honors Student and plans to take over the running of Wildfire Ranch as her career.