We are located at:

7220 Century Blvd, Paramount, CA 90723


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

5K GALLOP/1 MILE TROT


SHOESTRING CITY RANCH 
 5K GALLOP /
1 MILE TOT TROT
                COME RUN WITH THE HORSES AND HELP
SUPPORT THE RANCH!!


DATE: Saturday June 8, 2013                                                                                                                  TIME:  7:30 AM Check in / Registration / Race 8:00 AM                     LOCATION: 7220 Century Blvd. Paramount, CA Trail Head (LA River Trail/Hollydale Park)

*ENTRY FEE 5K GALLOP $25/ TOT TROT $15
* EACH PARTICIPANT WILL RECEIVE A FINISHERS MEDAL
*RANCH T-SHIRTS WILL BE AVALIBLE FOR SALE $20.00 Each
*GET A CHANCE TO TAKE YOUR PICTURE WITH ONE OF THE HORSES $2.00
* HORSE RIDES $5.00

Contact Roland at 562-201-5332 or Karen at 562-818-7930

100% donations go to www.shoestringcityranch.org

Tuesday, March 12, 2013



PREPARE YOUR HORSE FOR
TRAIL RIDING!

(Or use one of ours if you don't have a horse!)

a one month clinic, starting Saturday, March 16, 2013
9:00am - 11:00am

located at Tanzanite Equestrian Center - 7220 Century Blvd, Paramount, CA 90280 - North Entrance

Week One: Saturday March 16 2013
Ground Manners, Turning, Backing, Flexing, Side Passing

Week Two: Saturday March 23, 2013
Ground Obstacles and Desensitizing

Week Three: Saturday March 30, 2013
Mounted Obstacles and Desensitizing

Week Four: Saturday April 6, 2013
Trail Ride!

You can use your own horse or a horse can be provided depending on experience.

$100 pay in advance for all 4 weeks or
$30 individual class
Please make checks out to Shoestring City Ranch, Inc.

Space (and horses) are limited, advance sign-up recommended.

Contact Karen: 562.818.7930
kteamthompson@aol.com

*ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT SHOESTRING CITY RANCH ANIMALS*






Tuesday, February 26, 2013

First Aid Info Clinic


First Aid Information Clinic
Saturday March 2, 2013
6:00PM-7:30PM

7220 Century Blvd, Paramount, CA 90280


All TEC Boarders are free
$10.00 donation for public to Shoestring City Ranch

 Guest Speaker
 Dr. Becky Fitzgerald

·  What’s in your first aid kit and how to use it?
·       What is an Emergency?


Email questions to:
kteamthompson@aol.com



First Aid kits can be ordered at the event




Wednesday, February 13, 2013

New baby llama, born today!

We had no idea that when we rescued our llama, Twinkie, that she was pregnant!  Her baby was born today!  Here he is!!  Isn't he the cutest?






Our new home - Tanzanite Equestrian Ranch!

Here are just a few pictures of our new, beautiful facility!  Come on by and check us out!  Did we mention there is green grass EVERYWHERE???  :)

Shoestring City Ranch
Now located right at the corner of the 710 and 105 Freeway:

Tanzanite Equestrian Stables
7220 Century Blvd.
Paramount, CA 90280




Trail Riding Clinic - Pt. 2 of 4

Here are some fun pictures from our Shoestring City Ranch Trail Riding Clinic!  These were from our 2nd class on Saturday, February 9th, 2013....  WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY!  We learned ground manners and ground skills... Next Saturday will be a day in THE SADDLE!  Woo hoo!!!

Did you know that our funding is based solely on lessons, clinics, and donations??  Thanks to clinics like this one, we are able to feed, board, and take care of our animals! :)







WE HAVE MOVED!!!

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!:

Shoestring City Ranch is excited to announce the great news that WE ARE MOVING! The relocation process is underway and Horse and Bunny Program sessions will begin at the new location on February 17, 2013 and the Llama Program will be held twice a year in Norco! It will be important to make reservations ahead of time from now on if you or your child would like to participate in the Sunday programs. Please contact Karen at (562) 818-7930 to reserve your spot or email shoestringcityranch4kids@gmail.com

See you at the NEW stables! Tanzanite Stables, 7220 Century Blvd, Paramount, CA 90280

IMPORTANT: NO WALK-INS - ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST HAVE AN APPOINTMENT TO ENTER STABLE GROUNDS 

Effective immediately, all of Shoestring City Ranch's animals are being relocated to their respective new locations, so be sure to contact Karen Thompson for further information!
(The "old" ranch site is now closed to visitors and is no longer affiliated with Shoestring City Ranch, Inc.)

We are so excited for this new chapter in Shoestring City Ranch's story and we can't wait for you to come experience it with us!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Shoestring Music Festival!



SHOESTRING   MUSIC  FESTIVAL! 
                   
  Saturday,November 3
Noon – 5:00PM

Call (562) 896-5825 for directions


              * The Johnny Rooks * Dan McNay *                       *Joe Sands Fontenot Creole Cajun Band*
*Cody LePow Sandra B Good*
* The Poor Planners*
 

 SUGGESTED ADMISSION DONATION:
$10.00 Adults     Kids FREE!

Minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian

         LIVE Bluegrass, Folk, Country & Zydeco Music 
   Face Painting    Fun Activities for Kids 
Food & Beverages for Sale   Ranch Animals to Pet 

**Bring a blanket or beach chair to sit back, relax and enjoy the music!



Friday, September 14, 2012

Life at the Ranch August 2012

       Miss Mary and her Little Gentleman Moe giving a lesson on how to groom a horse!

Somebody come scratch me!

Ahhh that's the spot!

Twinkie the Llama and Kelly having a snuggle-session

She loves giving kisses!
         

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

About Us!


Who we are: Shoestring City Ranch is a non-profit 501(c)(3) ranch for kids, home to horses, goats, sheep, ducks, chickens, rabbits, a donkey, and a llama.

What we do: Educate children about humane animal care, sustainable living and how to work together effectively, all in a ranch setting.

Why we do what we do: We love animals and have a passion for sharing that love of animals with children in our community. 

What we hope to achieve: We believe that if children learn to treat animals with compassion, respect and dignity, they will in turn treat their neighbors as such. Through having positive experiences with the animals, our hope is for the kids to become little vessels of hope, happiness and love who will grow in to adults that carry on those traits and touch other people with the positive qualities they were taught as children.

Our goal is for the animals to play a role in mending the hearts of anyone who hurts and that people will find solace and safety in the non-judgmental faces of the animals, many of whom themselves have known pain and brokenness.

What do we want from you, the community: To use your gifts and talents, whatever they may be, to add richness and substance to the ranch; whether it be building a structure, fixing a fence, teaching an animal class, planting and maintaining a garden, singing, dancing, laughing, as long as it will bring something good to the animals and kids of the ranch, we want you to share it with us. SCR is a place to exercise the true meaning of “community”.

Monday, July 9, 2012

THANK YOU!!

We are so touched and humbled by the outpouring of support and love from all over the country!  Just wanted to let everyone know that we are so very thankful!  From all of us at Shoestring City Ranch, THANK YOU!! 

Monday, July 2, 2012

You're Invited!

You’re Invited!
What:  Viewing of SCR featured on ABC’s reality show
“Secret Millionaire”!
Where:  Gaslamp Restaurant, 6251 E. Pacific Coast Hwy,
Long Beach, CA 90803
When: Sunday, July 8, 2012 7:00PM – 9:00PM
Why: To support Shoestring City Ranch!
*Shoestring City Ranch T-Shirt kindly requested*
You must RSVP to Karen Thompson at (562) 818-7930.  Limited Seating!  Hope to see you there!!!

If you can't attend, watch SCR at home on
"Secret Millionaire" on ABC Channel 7 at 8:00PM
Sunday, July 8th!

Shoestring City Ranch to be featured on ABC's "Secret Millionaire"!

Shoestring City Ranch is going to be featured on ABC's "Secret Millionaire"!  A few months ago, camera crews came to the ranch to do a documentary on non-profit organizations in the Long Beach area.  We showed them what our ranch was about, and what we're trying to accomplish in the community.  Little did we know, the host of the show was not who she said she was, and we got a big surprise at the end!

The show airs Sunday, July 8th at 8PM PST on ABC.  Hope you can watch!

Watch below for a sneak peak!



Welcoming, Dolly the Llama!

This sweet little girl was rescued yesterday from San Diego and brought to our ranch.  She is very friendly and oh-so-cute.  Come by to say hi to her!