Annual Fundraiser Includes Children's Demonstration
Presented by the Princess Cruises Community Foundation, Carousel Ranch's annual fundraiser, Heart of the West, is gearing up to be the best yet! Held on the Western grounds of the equestrian therapy organization, HOTW will be catered by Salt Creek Grille with a bar hosted by Vincent Hill.
650 Guests will peruse silent auction items and have a chance to bid on live auction prizes. But the real draw is the children's demonstration, a tear-jerking experience that features Carousel Ranch special-needs children wowing on their faithful steeds. Be sure to wear your dancing boots, because the fun goes well into the night, thanks to Heart of the West After Dark. Line dancing, live music by Rebel Heart, casino tables and tours of the new Tack Shack and Ready to Work! Classroom will be held by the Ranch's first group of RTW students.
In the words of Marianne Cederlind, Carousel Ranch Board President and Senior Vice President of long-time supporter Mission Valley Bank: "Join us for an amazing evening of fun while being part of creating programs and therapy for a wonderful community of giving. These beautiful children serve to remind us all that anything is possible. Come join us to celebrate their successes and to help insure that through our gifts and support, Carousel Ranch can continue to change lives forever."
Don't Miss It!
Saturday | August 27
Held at Carousel Ranch in Aqua Dulce beginning at 6pm.
Tickets are $85 for general admission and $175 for VIP.
Buy yours online at www.carouselranch.org or by calling
This event will sell out! At time of print, only 100 tickets are remaining
Live Auction Preview
Princess Cruises Premium Vacation Package
Sail to your choice of one of more than 150 itineraries visiting over 360 ports of call! donated by Princess Cruises
Helicopter Flight for Four over Los Angeles
donated by Wayne & Connie Spears/Agua Dulce Airport
Private "Cooking with Chef Jim" Dinner for Eight
donated by Marston's Restaurant
Los Angeles Lakers Suite for 12 Guests with Transportation
suite donated by Keyes Valencia &
transportation donated by 24-7 Events
"Liquid Assets" Bar for 30 Guests
donated by Salt Creek Grille Catering
Annual "Unlimited Sweat" Founders Membership
donated by Organic Sweat Shack
Trips to France, Montana and Cebu, Philippines; the best seats in the house for LA Kings & so much more!
Nothing Bundt Cakes donated 350 bundtinis to the event!
Go get your own at their Valencia location. 291-2424
A Special Note from Publisher Jeanna Crawford
Carousel Ranch is a special place where disabilities disappear and hope is found. From Day One they had my heart.
Carousel Ranch has provided equestrian therapy for special-needs children for two decades. Unlike other organizations, at Carousel Ranch you can see it, take part in it and be moved first hand by the magic that happens when these very special kids are on the backs of these mighty horses.
My youngest son, Caynen, has been treated for his delays since he was 25 months old and has been riding at Carousel Ranch since he turned 3. It was clear from the start that this new, physically-demanding therapy was going to make our joyful son work - and work hard. Caynen is autistic and profoundly delayed with his receptive and expressive language. He was considered non-verbal when he started at the Ranch and the language he was capable of required prompting. Receptively, he understood only one-word nouns that he was familiar with.
To get his horse to "move," he had to ask. You can tell from the smile on his face he likes to move, so "ask" he did. In the last year we have seen more growth than I even knew was possible. My determined son who just turned 4 is no longer non-verbal. He can communicate his basic needs, share joy and in most cases he understands basic direction. He is still very delayed but he's leaps and bounds from where he was last year.
We are seeing strides daily in speech and understanding; we are seeing steadier movements and body control and we are seeing our son happy. Ultimately, as parents, this is the greatest gift of all.
It comes as no surprise that Caynen feels so at home at Carousel Ranch; 13 years ago, I created this event. Heart of the West is my first born. Along with my family, The Carousel Ranch staff, volunteers and you, I blazed trails for these blessed kids long before I ever really knew why. It is with great humility that our sweet Caynen now rides on these trails.
We feel blessed beyond measure to be on the receiving end of such generosity and the hope that it brings - hope for Caynen's future and for the over-100 other families they serve. For now it's unknown what tomorrow holds - for my child and all these children - but Carousel Ranch is where hope goes round and round, thanks to you! On behalf of all Carousel Ranch parents, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support.
THANK YOU to Inside SCV Family and Friend Donors
Holiday Guided Light Tour in KHTS Old Fashioned Firetruck
from KHTS AM 1220
"Cellfina: Smooth that Lasts" from Dermacure Valencia
Custom Heirloom Jewelry from Manya Jewelers
$1,000 Toward Product/Services from Surfaces USA
Two Manchester Recliners from A Royal Suite
J David's Custom-made Suit from J. David's Custom Clothiers
Fresh Flowers for a Year from Charmaine's Bouquet Canyon Florist
Organic Vegan Sugar Hair Removal Package from The Sweetest Skin Co.
Gift Certificate from H.e.r. Boutique
MyBody Dermatology Set & Uplifting Facial from Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Care
Nothing Bundt Cakes Baking Bucket from Nothing Bundt Cakes
Bella Barre Classes & Swag from Bella Barre
VIP Grotto Treatments & Swedish Massages from The Ivy Day Spa
Golf for Four from Valencia Country Club
Dinner from Sabor Cocina Mexicana
Microdermabrasion from Beverly Hills Physicians
Cookies for a Year from Lady Di's Cookies and Sweets
Facial Rejuvenation from Heller Plastic Surgery
LA Police Gear Pack, Tactial Knife
& Field Kit from L.A. Police Gear
Framing from FASTFRAME
Gift Certificate from Cobblestone Cottage
Gift Certificate from Blo-Out Lounge
Wine Barrel Lazy Susan from Refined Vintage Boutique
One-month membership from The Paseo Club
Two Foursomes from TPC Valencia
Beer for a Year from Wolfcreek Restaurant & Brewing Company
Newborn Session from Laurie Sachs Photography
"Fresh Home" Package with Carpet/Window Cleaning & Painter for a Day from Magic Maintenance
Event Florals & Gift Certificate from Celebrate