Giddy Up Ranch will make a second appearance at the Riverside County Fair and Date Festival, beginning on February 14th. We will be providing camel rides and pony rides for fair patrons, just as we did a year ago. But unlike the festival in 2019, our petting zoo will also be on display.
With Giddy Up Ranch now supplying the animals for the event, you can expect to see more variety, more babies, and more exotics in the petting farm. This attraction will be offered free to the general public, with the price of fair admission, while feed cups for our critters can be purchased for just $1.00.
The camels are a natural headliner, given their massive size and appearance. So be sure to hop aboard Nadia, Joe, J.J or Harry, to get that perfect photo or video to increase the likes on your social media.
The festival runs from February 14th to the 23rd, featuring numerous rides and attractions. Also being featured in 2020 is old school hip-hop artists Vanilla Ice, Coolio, Tone Loc and Young MC. George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic provide a throwback to the early 80s, while Chris Janson is one of country’s rising stars.
It has been several years since Giddy Up Ranch was uprooted from its position at the Brentwood Farmers Market. And throughout that time, there were several attempts to find a replacement home on Sundays.
A new location had to fulfill our requirements, such as space and atmosphere, to properly provide you with the service you have come to know and love over time. And through a continuous effort to restore service to West Los Angeles, you can now find us in Beverly Hills.
Surrounded by its affluent neighborhoods filled with shops and scenes, Giddy Up Ranch is now providing Camel rides, Pony Rides, and a petting zoo at the Beverly Hills Farmers Market. Only blocks from Rodeo Drive and minutes from the ocean, we are now accessible to those in this affluent community, as well as the adjacent areas of Brentwood, Westwood, Santa Monica and Los Angeles. The nearby 405 freeway also provides a gateway to the San Fernando Valley, where we previously serviced Northridge and Studio City markets.
Beverly Hills Farmers Market
9300 Civic Center Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Sundays, 9:00am - 1:00pm
If you are not a Westside resident or Sundays are not compatible to your schedule, be sure to to check our website for other locations and times which may accommodate your needs.
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.
And just as the bride and groom, camels can also come in pairs, which enables husband and wife to parade side by side.
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.
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.