October 11, 2021
Oceanside’s Ivey Ranch Park Association Celebrates 40 Years of Serving the Community with Western Hoedown Celebration on October 16th
OCEANSIDE – Oceanside’s own Ivey Ranch Park Association is celebrating 40 years of serving the community with their largest celebration ever on Saturday, October 16th. The Western Hoedown event will take place at Ivey Ranch at 110 Rancho del Oro Drive from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and will include horseback riding and vaulting demonstrations, live music, a silent auction, kids’ corral, games, hayrides, raffles, a VIP lounge, and an Outback Steakhouse catered barbecue dinner. The USMC Mounted Color Guard will be presenting the Colors for the event. Oceanside Mayor Esther Sanchez passed a recent proclamation to make October 16th “Ivey Ranch Park Association Day” in Oceanside.
The 12-acre ranch is located directly across from the Mission San Luis Rey and is home to 25 horses and a ranch house that dates from 1889. Ivey Ranch Park Association is a non-profit organization that provides recreational and educational programs for individuals of all ages, including those with special needs. They are known for their Equestrian Center that provides therapeutic horseback riding, equine-assisted learning, and vaulting, but IRPA also provides daycare, in-home respite care, and community gardening.
“I have had the privilege of running this facility for over 22 years,” said the Executive Director of Ivey Ranch Park Association, Tonya Danielly. “It is still amazing to me to see the happiness and joy that is inspired by our clients, volunteers, horses, and staff. The gifts that our programs both give and receive can renew any person’s faith in community.”
The October 16th Western Hoedown event is open to the public and tickets are available in advance at www.iveyranch.com.
About Ivey Ranch Park Association
Ivey Ranch Park Association (iveyranch.com) is a non-profit organization in North San Diego County that provides recreational and educational programs for individuals of all ages with and without special needs. We are known for our Equestrian Center, which provides therapeutic riding, equine-assisted learning, and vaulting, but IRPA also provides daycare, in-home respite care, and even community gardening.
Programs serve children with and without special needs, low-income families, at-risk youth, and veterans/ wounded warriors. Serving more than 200 individuals a week, our goals are community integration and participation, personal choice, self-respect, respect for others, competence and self-reliance. Currently, more than two-thirds of our clients have moderate to severe disabilities which include behavioral disorders, genetic disorders, and disabilities caused by accident or trauma. For 40 years, Ivey Ranch has served children and adults with disabilities alongside the able-bodied, and integration, inclusion and interaction are at the heart of our program. Ivey Ranch is located within a City of Oceanside Historic Preservation Area and the Ivey Ranch House was built in 1889. For more information please visit iveyranch.com.
Joe Kerwin, Director