Carousel Ranch's 22nd Annual Heart of the West
presented by Princess Cruises Community Foundation
September, 2018 - Issue #168
Carousel Ranch's 22nd Annual Heart of the West
presented by Princess Cruises Community Foundation
to Benefit Children of Carousel Ranch

On August 25, over 850 guests, volunteers, kids and horses will come together to raise operational funds for Carousel Ranch, a local equestrian-therapy program that serves over 100 SCV kids weekly. A heart-bursting children's riding demonstration, live and silent auctions, dinner by Salt Creek Grille and line dancing will fill the evening at the Ranch's Auga Dulce location. As of time of print, only a few dozen tickets remain before the event is entirely sold out - so get yours now or make your "I wish I could be there!" donation online.

Meet Carousel Ranch Rider Ayla Greenwald
"Ayla has been riding at Carousel Ranch since 2011. She started when she was barely walking at 4 years old. Ayla was born premature and has been developmentally delayed since in just about every way. However, that hasn't stopped her from progressing, growing and exceeding the expectations given to us by her medical team. Ayla has always had imbalance issues and difficulties walking straight due to her weak trunk muscles. Through her riding at Carousel Ranch, with Becky Graham as her instructor, she has flourished! She can now run, jump, walk backwards, stand on one foot and even swim! Her exercises on the horse every Saturday morning have been monumental in helping her reach her physical potential. While it may seem like equestrian therapy is physical in nature, it is so much more! Ayla has developed friendships with her instructors, fellow riders and volunteers at the Ranch. She works on appropriate interactions with non-family members - she is just so loving to everyone! We feel that it has been helpful for Ayla to work on these skills in the safe environment at the Ranch." Ayla's family

Special Thanks to
Head Table Sponsors

Santa Clarita Concrete • Andy's Precision Seal & Stripe
Mike & Ann-Marie Bjorkman - HomeSmart NCG

Hero's Heart Sponsors
Aspect • Mercedes Benz of Valencia • Sandnes Family Foundation

Golden Dream Scholarship Sponsors
Don Hausknecht & Debra Harbort • Valencia BMW

Silver Saddle Scholarship Sponsors
Andel Engineering • Commando Military Surplus
Mission Valley Bank • Santa Clarita Concrete • Valencia Acura

Marshall's Table Sponsors
The Hartmann Family • Renee Berlin & Allen Hohnroth
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital • Kaiser Permanente
Nancy & Perry King / King's Custom Sheet Metal
The Loughnane Family • Mission Valley Bank
Sebastian Velona Foundation • The Welcher Family • Williams Homes

Sheriff's Table Sponsors
Supervisor Kathryn Barger • Barton Electric • Compassionate Solutions
Express Employment Professionals • The Gittisarn Family
The Golin/Kaminsky Family • Mark Johnson-Pinnacle Estate Properties Kinkisharyo • Knight Construction • Progressive Steps
Crystal & Steve Molidor/Century 21 Troop Real Estate
David Rendall - RE/MAX of Santa Clarita, Gateway & Valencia
Margie Shaffer - RE/MAX of Santa Clarita
Soroptimist International of Greater SCV
Thrivent Financial • Danny Walsh - RE/MAX

Buckaroo Sponsor
Sandy & Craig - Team RE/MAX

Get your Bid Card Ready at Heart of the West
Princess Cruise to the Destination of your Choice
from Princess Cruises
One-Year Membership
from Blo-Out Lounge
Private Cooking Party
with Chef Jim of Marston's Restaurant
Flowers for a Year
from Charmaine's Bouquet Canyon Florist
Catered Cornhole Party
with Professional Instruction, Food & More at Wolf Creek Brewery
Private Cryotherapy & NormaTec Compression Partyfor 20 at ICE Recovery & Wellness
Compa Vineyard Wine Dinner
with Catering from Tamra Levine of Salt Creek Grille Catering
Liquid Assets Custom Cocktail Party for 30 from Salt Creek Grille
18th-century Chateau
1 Week Stay in Mayenne, France
Don-E-Brook Farms Trail Ride Experience for 14 with Catered Dinner
Chef's Table for 10
at The Old Town Junction Restaurant
Sunset Yoga for 15 with Ashley Howard
& Catering from Plate Therapy
Tiki-boat & Dinner Tour of Channel Islands
with Keith & Arlene of Keller Williams
LA Kings Suite with Sprinter Limo
from Keyes Automotive Group & 24/7 Transportation
"Tuscan Women Cook"
All-inclusive Experience in Tuscany, Italy
Santa Clarita Christmas Light Tour
in Sprinter Party Bus with 24/7 Transportation
A Big Thank You to our Inside SCV Donors! We Heart You!

Carousel Ranch is a special place where disabilities seem to become invisible while on the back of a horse. For anyone not familiar, this nonprofit organization has provided developmental therapeutic and recreational programs for children with special needs through equestrian therapy for more than two decades. The Ranch also started an innovative, creative vocational training program for young adults with special needs over the past few years. This is a transformative place where therapy is disguised as fun - and every child can and will succeed. We hope readers share our passion for the work of Carousel Ranch and join us in offering to support the 22nd Annual Heart of the West on Saturday, August 25. This is a special year, as the Ranch honors the Crawford Family - Wayne and Dianne Crawford, Kyle and Jeanna Crawford, and Eric and Jacque Stroh - as "Heroes of Hope," Carousel Ranch's highest honor recognizing individuals who have embraced the nonprofit's mission of horses, healing and hope. To learn more or to donate, log on.

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