Wedding Crashers

Weddings are one of the world’s most extravagant events. Each will vary in size and theme, based on culture, religious beliefs and expenses. But there is one common link to these celebrations, being that the bride and groom are the focal point of this grand affair.

It is the bride that traditionally remains unseen before the ceremony. And depending on the culture and order of the wedding party, it is the groom that will then make his way to the alter, and sometimes do it aboard a camel.

The camel is most prevalent at Indian and Arabic weddings, but certainly is no stranger among the rest. Traditional American weddings can take on a new twist, just by adding one of these large animals to entertain and captivate guests. A royal affair demands royal attire, so camels are clad in the decorative garb for the occasion.

And just as the bride and groom, camels can also come in pairs, which enables husband and wife to parade side by side.

White Weddings

Prior to the mid nineteenth century, brides wore gowns of any color. Things soon changed thereafter, with white, the symbol of purity and innocence, becoming the premiere choice for modern brides.

Today, you wear a color other than white and you are “non-traditional”.

White is the long flowing gown and veil, and even the pale bouquet she carries in her hand.

White is the wedding cake and fixtures, as well as the animals for viewing in the wedding farm.


Live animals displays have become more common, as it allows newlyweds to add something a little different, while still remaining traditional. White sheep and goats transition from barnyard dwellers to wedding props, with a color that fits the scheme. Throw in white chickens, ducks and rabbits, and even a pale miniature cow, and the setting is nearly complete.

With soon-to-be husbands appearing in a black tuxedos at most traditional weddings, the Zebra instantly symbolizes the union of bride and groom. Beautifully groomed and displayed, these stripes instantly adorn wedding photographs and become a conversation piece for guests.

Planning a wedding is tedious, with most preparation beginning at least a year in advance. So when planning yours, consider detailing it with animals, and allow these four-legged fixtures to crash your party.

Bringing Legend To Life

Adults understand that unicorns are a thing of Legend. But when it comes to children, it’s just one of those magical creatures yet to be seen. They admire the figurines and stuffed duplication of myth on store shelves. They repeatedly flip through the pages of books for a second glance, and replay their favorite programs that feature this rare sight. A child viewing a unicorn is a child happily staring in awe. And for this reason, Giddy Up Ranch brings legend to life——-if only for a moment.

There are many children’s parties that are unicorn themed. Appearing on plates, napkins and hanging decorations, its image is clearly seen. But most of these functions are absent the guest of honor, because adult imagination is narrow in comparison to that of a child. How can you deliver to a party something that does not exist? Well, the answer is a lot easier than you may think.

Through imagination and creation, we can all become a child again. With a touch of glitter and bows, and a spray of dye in just the right places, our ponies easily transform to duplicate those images of legend. With a single horn protruding from its head, the final and most important detail is applied, and no longer do we have myth.

By broadening the imagination, a child’s fantasy becomes reality. It’s as simple as renting a pony and providing us with the details and needs. Reserve your unicorns today and heighten the imagination of party guests tomorrow. ———– “Legend” is only a phone call away.

Higher Learning

For more than 30 years, Giddy Up Ranch has provided animals to public and private schools across Southern California. It is a hands-on education, as students get the opportunity to experience critters they have only read about in storybooks or saw on television and motion pictures.
It is a mobile field trip, which allows us to bring animals to your campus, instead of the institutions incurring the high cost of transporting children to outside venues. With animals displayed onsite, it also ensures full student participation, instead of allowing only an allotted few.

Our services are provided according to need, meaning every school package may be different. While preschool and kindergarten programs are more suited for pony rides and petting zoos, middle and high schools have more interest in animal presentations that may fit their curriculum or larger camels for homecoming entrances and prom display.

Institutes of higher learning have asked us to provide small animals for stress release before final exams, as well as a larger variety of exotics for student film productions and themed festivals.

For more than 30 years, we have proudly educated those in urban areas, teaching the difference between sheep and goats, llamas and alpacas, and ducks and geese. In many cases, that is more than 3 decades of repeat visits to the same institution. And when you put that in perspective, it means a child from the past may now have children of their own. Those children now experience the same barnyard sights and sounds as their parents once did—-with it all provided by the same service.

At Giddy Up ranch, it is more than just establishing partnerships with schools throughout Southern California. We can proudly say that in those 30 years we have also established traditions.

Riverside County Fair & Date Festival

Giddy Up Ranch will proudly be participating in the Riverside County Fair and Date Festival. This event is based in Indio, CA, beginning February 15 and ending on the 24th. Our services will include Camel rides and pony rides for fair patrons.

The Festival is celebrating its 73rd year, and also features a variety of food, musicians and other attractions. Bring the whole family and spend the day with us. Check the fair’s website for times and other information. You can also visit our website to keep track of weekly and upcoming events.

Gashi Is The GOAT

There is a constant debate over who is the rap world’s greatest of all time. Depending on who you may speak to, the names Tupac Shakur, Biggie Smalls or Eminem may top the list. But as we very well know, opinion will own crown champions in figure skating and gymnastics, so this music debate remains open.

“GOAT” is an acronym for “Greatest Of All Time”. And though Albania rapper, Gashi, would never claim to be the best to perform in his genre, his music video “1134” makes him the goat, literally.

In 2018, we happily assisted in a music video production that featured several of our baby goats. The video’s climax shows the Brooklyn based rapper, dressed in black, dying and then transforming into a blue-eyed black goat that we have since named “Gashi’ in his honor.

Giddy Up Ranch is no stranger to Video productions, having become one of the more popular animal rentals for music producers. Our tortoises were featured in Canadian rapper Benny Mayne’s “Strangers” video, and we were also called upon for an Alpaca to star in Keiynan Lonsdale’s “Good Life”.

Though our animals appear at a glance to serve only as entertainment and display at public and private functions, they have a wide variety of uses, which include television, movies and music videos. So if you’re ever in search of a four-legged star to enhance your production, just know that we are only a phone call away.