I just want to say thank you to you and your team. Ayden felt welcomed and enjoyed the time he spent at Ivey Ranch. I appreciate all of your support throughout the time he was enrolled. You and your team truly made it a wonderful experience.
Inclusion is our culture – it is what we were founded for. Let’s be unique – together!
Diverse. Equal. Included. They are more than words for us. They have been our guiding principles since 1981. We create an environment where everyone can do and be their best – It’s the right thing to do.
Ivey Ranch Park is dedicated to encouraging the social interaction of those of all ages, with and without disabilities, by providing care, education, training, and recreational activities. Since 1981 we have served children and adults with disabilities but will not exclude the able-bodied, since integration, inclusion, and interaction are important components of our program. Serving over 275 individuals a week, our essential goals are:
- Community integration and participation
- Personal choice
- Self-respect and respect for others
- Competence and self-reliance
Currently over two thirds of our clients here at Ivey Ranch Park have moderate to severe disabilities which include behavioral disorders, genetic disorders, and disabilities caused by accident or trauma. School-age children come for after school, summer and off-track care. The Center also operates an equestrian facility, in-home respite services, and a Community Garden.
My granddaughter’s lessons have made wonderful healing changes for her. Her anger and harsh responses are less and less. She chooses joy, especially when we add horses to the conversation. She seems softer and for the first time asked for dolls. She hasn’t played with dolls and her imagination is growing. I am so thankful for your facility.
This facility handles many challenged children in both recreation and education and provides a place for these kids to do things they would most likely never experience without Ivey Ranch. I personally have no ties to this facility but I have definitely put my time in on this project because I can appreciate what Tonya (Director) has done with both the facility and her time. Thank you.
I just wanted to say how thankful I am for you organizing such an incredible camp. My girls have been having the most amazing time!! It feels so so nice to see their sweating and dirty little faces with huge grins after so many hours of camp each day. You all are such a blessing. Thank you!
I am so thankful for the love and care Ivey Ranch and all the staff, past and present have shown my daughter! Ivey Ranch made it possible for me to work full time and know my child was being cared for. For that you may never know how much impact that has made in our lives after moving here alone post-divorce! I will always carry fond memories and I know Samantha will too. I’m sure she’ll want to stop by and check on the place sometime soon. Thanks again for all the care, kindness and great job working with these special kids! Best regards!!
I don’t think I sent a note to you to thank you again for the wonderful time Steven had out at Ivey Ranch this summer. He worked for three weeks and had a terrific time. He was cheerful at the end of each day, said the kids were fun, and regaled us with detail after detail about the different horses. Thank you again for giving him this opportunity. He thinks the world of you all.
First, I wanted to tell you what a fantastic organization you have. We felt so welcomed by all of your staff and the other children that were there. Maddy thoroughly enjoyed her evaluation and then one of your staff took Maddy around to meet the horses and told her about your Barn Buddies program where she can help clean the stalls. She is so excited and had a great time. So Thank you!
Declan is loving his lessons! Your instructors are amazing! They are caring, patient, and clearly love what they do! I grew up riding, but never owned my own horse so I couldn’t do any shows. I can’t thank your association and instructors enough that you make that possible for children who don’t own their own horse! Your staff puts a lot of extra time and effort in to make that happen and it is certainly appreciated! We love Ivey Ranch and are so thankful this small piece of heaven is in our backyard! ❤️