Ivey Ranch Park New Tack & Feed Room (South side of the equestrian facility) and New Hay Barn
The upgrade and expansion of some of our facilities at Ivey Ranch began in 2003, Waste Management was kind enough to provide two box containers for our use. One has served as a feed and storage room – the other as a tack room. Both have served since that time and it is now time to replace them with permanent structures that are also accessible to all program participants. Imagine how great it will be for participants that have wheelchairs, canes, walkers, crutches, or issues traversing stairs the opportunity to get their own grooming boxes, helmets, or tack. That same accessibility will also be available to our volunteers who help in the evening prepare the horse’s feed, supplements, and medications. Inclusion and accessibility – what every part of our program is about! Then, in addition to the new Tack and Feed Room, we will also be constructing a new Hay Barn. The Hay Barn will be on the far northeast portion of our property and will house our truck, horse-trailer, and a full semi-truck and trailer load of hay for the horses. The new Hay Barn will actually help us reduce our feed costs by allowing us to order, and then store, bulk quantities of feed. The reduction of feed costs allows us to put those dollars towards our programs – where the children, adults, and Veterans need it most.
We did it, Ivey Ranch friends! Thanks to YOU, we met our fundraising goal and now have this beautiful new tack room in place! Work has started on the hay barn in the back pasture and should be done by the weekend.
THANK YOU from the Director, the Board of Directors, the staff, and our wonderful roster of horses here at IRPA!