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.
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.
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.
Over the years, Giddy Up Ranch has become synonymous with birthdays and anniversaries. Whether it’s the city of Pico Rivera celebrating its 60th or children celebrating their first, we are often called upon to provide the party’s centerpiece.
Recently, Fox 11, along with its many viewers across Southern California, celebrated a very special anniversary. And once again, Giddy Up Ranch answered the call.
The cast and crew of the Fox Television’s “Good Day L.A” morning show paid tribute to long time colleague, Tony McEwing, as he celebrated his 25th year as a broadcast member. The celebration included the unveiling of a street now named in his honor, and a ride along that paved road on an unusual transport.
A big man requires large transportation. And on this day, it was a camel that would parade him from one end to the other. Though he first appeared hesitant, the King was finally aboard and presented to his loyal subjects.
“Good Day L.A” is the most watched morning show in the city of Los Angeles, establishing a new ratings record in 2017. Tony McEwing joined the FOX team in 1993. Giddy Up Ranch is no stranger to the FOX set, appearing each December on the morning show, in its Heifer International promotional segment.
While we are always searching for new locations to serve you, here’s a quick reminder that we have maintained a longstanding presence at two current markets.
Monrovia Street Fair
We have been a steady fixture at this San Gabriel Valley street fair for more than a year now. You can find our setup on the corner of Myrtle and Colorado, adjacent to the Wells Fargo. What makes Monrovia unique is that the attractions are unlimited. You can join us there for pony rides, camel rides and a full petting zoo.
The Market officially opens at 5:00 pm every Friday, and currently runs till 9:00 pm. But you will find us open for business even earlier, as we are ready to go as soon as our setup is complete.
Surf City Nights
As the temperature dropped, we vacated this Huntington Beach street fair in December. But we will be making a return on Tuesday, April 3rd, so beach-goers can once again enjoy our adorable petting zoo.
Our location within the fair has moved. So if you were used to finding us in from of the Post Office on the corner of Main and Olive, you can now find us across from Baskin Robbins. If you’re having any trouble finding our location, just follow your nose. I’m sure it will lead you right to us.
The Surf City Nights Street Fair runs from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm every Tuesday. But just as it is in Monrovia, we are open for business as soon as the fences go up.
In case you can’t google fast enough to translate the title of this blog post, I’m here to assist you. The language is Hebrew, and the English translation is “Happy Purim Festival”. ThisJewish holidayis celebrated late winter or early spring. And for more than twenty years now, Giddy Up Ranch has been a major part of the celebration.
For Giddy Up Ranch, Purim brings many visits to Jewish temples, schools and private homes across Southern California. The desired items may vary, though the festivities are all the same. Some will keep it simple with just a petting zoo, while others choose to wow their guests with camels and other exotics.
These photographs were taken at a Purim event for Valley Torah Girls High School in Sherman Oaks. And as you can see, it wasn’t only the students that dressed the part, so did our camels.
Nadia and Joe were the guests of honor, giving many of the girls their first opportunity to not only see a camel in the flesh, but to also ride one. Facebook and Instagram are priorities in the teenage world. And nothing draws more attention, and more likes, than the image of something out of the ordinary to go “one up” on your friends.