13th Annual Western Hoedown Fundraiser
October 14 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
It’s that time again to join us in supporting Ivey Ranch Park Association’s 13th annual Western Hoedown Fundraiser event. Your presence at the event and contributions are needed to continue Ivey Ranch’s growing integrative equine and care programs for special needs and able-bodied individuals alike.
The Western Hoedown is on Saturday, October 14th, 2023 and our guests will enjoy a barn-side steakhouse style dinner, music, a horse show, and a kid’s corral in addition to other fun activities. A flag ceremony will be presented by our local high school ROTC program. Guests will get to enjoy our horses, our community, and the special work we do at Ivey Ranch.
Since 1981, the historic site of Ivey Ranch has supported families and their children through specialized care programs as well as innovative equine programs. Currently, over two-thirds of our clients have moderate to severe genetic or trauma induced disabilities that have impacted their physical, behavioral, and/or cognitive abilities.
Last year Ivey Ranch served an average of 275 clients per week including children, veterans, low-income families and at-risk youth, as well as survivors of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and drug dependency. That equates to one thousand families, just last year, who have been touched by the work our programs offer.
Your support will help us to continue special programs such as Horses for Heroes, Therapeutic Riding, Equine Assisted Counseling, Equine Assisted Learning, Tailored Day Program (a working internship for adults with disabilities) as well as daycare and in-home respite programs for children and adults with special needs.
Ivey Ranch Park Association is a 501 (c)(3) organization and does not receive local, state, or federal government funding, so fundraisers like the annual Western Hoedown are vital to Ivey Ranch and its clients. The demands for our services have increased at a dramatic pace. Increases in demand have created a need for more capital improvements, equine experts, mental health counselors, teachers, in-home care providers, horses, equipment, supplies, and professional services.