Event scheduled for July 10 at Folded Hills Ranch in Gaviota

Staff Report

The Santa Ynez Valley Therapeutic Riding Program is hosting a fundraiser July 10 at the Busch family’s Folded Hills Ranch in Gaviota, across from Nojoqui Falls Park at 2775 Alisal Road.

Gates open at 10 a.m. and the match is slated to begin at 11 a.m., although it may start an hour earlier if there is hot weather. Spectators will be notified two days prior in that case. The polo match is a League Game, high stakes professional polo at a world class location. 

Tickets are available per vehicle: $300 for general admission and $750 for VIP, which includes a bottle of Folded Hills Lilly Rose and mid-field parking.

Please bring your own tables, chairs and picnic. The event will include wine tasting by Folded Hills Winery and a Specialty Cake Silent Auction. Prizes will be awarded for the top three tailgate themes. 

The Santa Ynez Valley Therapeutic Riding Program has been sharing the healing power of horses with people with special needs for three decades. The group is a Premier Accredited Center with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International. Therapeutic riding is particularly helpful for individuals on the autism spectrum or with cerebral palsy. The program’s motto is “Walk Trot Heal.” 

The mission of the Santa Ynez Valley Therapeutic Riding Program is to provide quality equine assisted activities to children and adults with physical, cognitive, social, emotional and or other life challenges, regardless of their ability to pay.  

For more photos and information, visit the program’s website at www.syvtherapeuticriding.org or contact Robin Serritslev at 805-325-1544 or Robin.syvtrp@gmail.com.