Whether you are looking to sponsor, co-sponsor, one of our star Ivey Ranch horses, or donate a new star, we are thrilled and thank you for your generosity and consideration. Sponsoring one horse for one year will support its basic needs while allowing the lesson income to provide for tack, therapeutic equipment, instructors, and facility maintenance and upgrades. If you are looking to donate a horse… it really is because of horse owners like you that our riders can achieve remarkable accomplishments and experience the thrill of taking care of, spending time with or even riding a horse. You, of all people, would understand that special relationship and the impact it can have.
Sponsor a Horse
Horse Sponsorship means funding one horse for one year at $2,500 per horse. A Co-Sponsorship means funding one horse for one year at $1,250 per horse. These amounts provide feed, veterinarian care, supplies, and farrier treatment for their hooves. The sponsorship of a horse supports the basic needs of the horse while allowing the lesson income to provide for tack, therapeutic equipment, instructors, and facility maintenance and upgrades.
Budget for One Horse Sponsorship for one year:
- Hay – $1,200: Bermuda, Alfalfa or Grass Hay – 1 bale a week @ $23/ week.
- Farrier – $300: Barefoot trim or ½ shoes – $75 every 6 weeks.
- Feed supplements – $300: Dried sugar beets, hoof supplement, bran, Psyllium, Safe Choice.
- Veterinarian – $600: 5-way shots, West Nile vaccination, sheath cleaning for geldings, teeth floated/annual dentistry, medication as needed.
- Supplies – $100: Fly mask, fly spray, halter and lead rope, brushes, hoof pick.
There are three different ways to provide a Sponsorship or Co-Sponsorship. They are:
- Make a one-time, tax-deductible (to the extent allowed by the law), gift of $2,500, or $1,250, at any time during the year.
- Make a monthly, tax-deductible (to the extent allowed by the law), pledge of $200, or $100, towards a sponsorship or co-sponsorship. The first month of this pledge will include an extra $50 to meet the sponsorship level and we are happy to charge the monthly gift to your Visa, MC, Discover or Amex.
- Make a monthly pledge or a one-time gift and ask your employer to match the donation. Many companies have “match” opportunities for employees as an incentive of employment – just ask your Human Resources or Community Involvement Liaison for more details.
Please contact us to sponsor your horse!
Donating a Horse
Thank you so much for considering placing your horse at Ivey Ranch Park. It is through the generosity of horse owners like you that our riders can achieve remarkable accomplishments and experience the thrill of riding a horse.
Following are some considerations to keep in mind regarding Ivey Ranch’s requirements for donated horses:
- Horses must be sound in all four limbs. Soundness is important in order to have a rhythmic, cadenced, free-moving stride at the walk, trot and canter. Horses that can only walk with limited trotting are of minimal use to our riders. A horse with an unbalanced stride could cause disturbing responses in our riders.
- Horses must have full and complete vision.
- Horses should be between eight and eighteen years of age. Due to the amount of training we invest in our horses, we hope they will stay with us for many years. There are, however, always exceptions.
- Any additional information you have, such as copies of registration papers, health records, photos and videos, will be helpful.
It is important that your horse feels comfortable around a variety of people. Many people handle our horses over the course of each day. Several volunteers will groom and tack the horse and in addition to the rider, a horse may have a leader and up to two side walkers.
If we think your horse may be suitable we will:
- Arrange a site visit to evaluate the horse. (Both in hand and mounted).
- Ask for a 90-day trial period at Ivey Ranch Park.
We appreciate you thinking of Ivey Ranch as a placement for your horse.
We would like to thank Daniel H. Grove, D.V.M., of West Coast Equine Medicine, Inc., for helping to keep our horses in exceptional health. The happiness and well-being of our horses is an utmost priority and Dr. Grove has been an integral part of our team. For more information on Dr. Grove and his practice please visit West Coast Equine Medicine.