GIDDY UP RANCH
We are a mobile service serving Southern California with the best camel rides, pony rides and friendliest petting zoo. We offer professional services with clean, healthy farm and exotic animals.

(818) 335-7538

Informational Packet for Fairs

GIDDY UP RANCH

About us Lady

HAVE YOU EVER PET A FLUFFY BABY ALPACA, RODE AN ENORMOUS CAMEL, OR BEEN CLOSE ENOUGH TO SEE A ZEBRA'S EYELASHES?  GIDDY UP RANCH HAS BEEN PROVIDING CLEAN, HEALTHY, LOVINGLY RAISED ANIMALS FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS.  WE OFFER UNIQUE, MEMORABLE, AND EDUCATIONAL SERVICES THAT ENHANCE ANY TYPE OF EVENT.  FAIRS, WEDDINGS, SCHOOLS, CARNIVALS AND BIRTHDAY PARTIES, WE DO THEM ALL, BRINGTING THE HAPPIEST, CUTEST, AND FRIENDLIEST CRITTERS AROUND.  WE ENJOY SHARING THE JOY OUR ANIMALS BRING AND TAKE PRIDE IN MAINTAINING A FUN, SAFE, AND PROFESSIONAL ATMOSPHERE.  WE LOVE OUR ANIMALS, AND WE KNOW YOU AND YOUR GUESTS WILL TOO.  WE SERVE ALL OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, BUT WILL ALSO TRAVEL FOR LARGE EVENTS HELD THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES.  WE ARE USDA LICENSED AND INSURED.   WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU!

OUR ANIMALS:

GRANT ZEBRA

DROMEDARY CAMELS

BACTRIAN CAMEL

SHETLAND PONIES

WELSH PONIES

QUARTER PONIES

MIXED BREED PONIES

HORSES

MULES

MINIATURE DONKEYS

FULL SIZE DONKEYS

SURI ALPACAS

HUACAYA ALPACA

LLAMA

POT BELLY PIGS

BABY DOLL SHEEP

BARBADO SHEEP

SHETLAND SHEEP

MIXED BREED SHEEP

MINIATURE COWS

ZEBU

NIGERIAN DWARF GOATS

MIXED BREED GOATS

FULL SIZE YAK

AFRICAN SULCATA TORTOISES

CHINESE SILKY CHICKENS

POLISH CRESTED CHICKENS

MIXED BREED CHICKENS

CRESTED DUCKS

AFRICAN GREY PARROT

UMBRELLA COCKATOO

BLUE & GOLD MACAW

ROCK DOVES

MIXED BREED RABBITS

LIONHEAD RABBITS

DOGS

CATS

AND MORE…

WE PROVIDE:

  • PETTING ZOOS CONTAINING FARM AND/OR EXOTIC ANIMAL
  • HAND-LED PONY RIDES & PONY SWEEPS
  • CAMEL RIDES, CAMEL FEEDING, AND/OR CAMEL PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES
  • EXOTIC ANIMALS FOR VIEWING/PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES
  • LIVE NATIVITY SCENES
  • GOATS FOR MILKING (SEASONAL)

PAST EVENTS & ONGOING EVENTS

 

CALIFORNIA POPPY FESTIVAL

APRIL 21-22, 2018

(661) 723-6173 - NICOLE JONES

 

NORCO FAIR

SEPTEMBER 3-7, 2015

(951) 741-6684 – DEANN PHILLIPI

 

 

BASS PRO SHOPS

ZOO, PONY RIDES, & CAMEL RIDES IN PARKING LOT FOR SPECIAL EVENTS

(909) 922-5501 – BOB MINOR

 

CAMARILLO FAIR

  JULY 19-22, 2018

(805) 443-8120 - ANNA LANGNER

 

 

SURF CITY NIGHTS

PETTING ZOO & PONY RIDES – WEEKLY EVENT

(714) 536-8300 – DARCI HENDERSON

 

MONROVIA STREET FAIR

CAMEL RIDES, PONY RIDES & ZOO – WEEKLY EVENT

(818) 591-8161

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REFERENCES

 

 

 

CALAMIGOS RANCH

(818) 636-4191

    FRED SAVAGE

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ZEBRA ENTERTAINMENT

   (818) 368-2818

       SHELLY MAZER

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ENVIRONMENTAL NATURE   CENTER

(949) 554-5556

CELESTE DENNERLINE

 

 

MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER

(760) 830-1997

JANY WASDIN

 

 

FUN SERVICES

 (800) 300-6380

  SCOTT SMITH

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Customer Comments

“…WAS VERY PLEASED WITH THE ANIMALS AND PERSONNEL THAT YOU SENT TO OUR SPRING FESTIVAL.  THE SELECTION OF CREATURES WAS EXCELLENT.  THEY WERE A MOST APPROPRIATE REPRESENTATION OF FARM ANIMALS AND OUR VISITORS HAD A GREAT TIME INTERMINGLING WITH ALL OF THEM.”   

-HOMESTEAD MUSEUM

“YOUR PONY RIDES AND PETTING ZOO WERE A HUGE SUCCESS.  …THIS EVENT WAS A TEAM EFFORT AND GIDDY UP RANCH PLAYED A BIG PART IN THE SUCCESS OF THE DAY!”

-PALOS VERDES ESTATES POLICE DEPARTMENT

“MANY OF OUR CAMPERS DO NOT HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO INTERACT WITH ANIMALS.  YOUR EXOTIC PETTING ZOO WAS A HIGHLIGHT FOR OUR CAMPERS.” 

- DREAM STREET FOUNDATION

“I WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND MY APPRECIATION TO YOU ON MAKING OUR ANNUAL PICNIC A MOST ENJOYABLE DAY.  I RECEIVED MANY COMPLIMENTS THROUGHOUT THE DAY ON THE GREAT TIME ALL THE KIDS HAD.  PLEASE PASS ALONG MY APPRECIATION ALSO TO YOUR STAFF ON THEIR CHEERFULNESS AND THE SMILES THEY PUT ON ALL OF OUR YOUNG IN ATTENDANCE.”

-LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIREMEN’S BENEFIT & WELFARE ASSOCIATION

“I WAS SO HAPPY TO SEE THE CHILDREN OF THE MARINES ENJOYING THE FESTIVITIES AND ESPECIALLY THE PETTING ZOO AND PONY RIDES.  THEY WERE A BIG HIT!”   

-CITY OF PALM DESERT

PETTING ZOOS

WE OFFER A WIDE VARIETY OF PETTING ZOOS TO ACCOMMODATE YOUR SIZE AND THEME NEEDS.  OUR FAIR ZOO CONTAINS A DELIGHTFUL MIXTURE OF APPROXIMATELY 25 FARM AND EXOTIC ANIMALS.  IT INCLUDES SHEEP, DUCKS, GOATS, CHICKENS, RABBITS, AND A PIGLET.  THE ZOO WILL ALSO CONTAIN TWO OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING:  ALPACA, LLAMA, DONKEY, OR PONY.  EXOTIC ANIMALS WILL BE ADDED BASED ON AVAILABILITY, AND MAY INCLUDE ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING:  A CAMEL OR ZEBRA,  YAK,  PARROT, TORTOISE,  ROCK DOVE,  ZEBU, BABY DOLL SHEEP AND NIGERIAN GOATS.  MORE ANIMALS OR SPECIFIC ANIMALS MAY BE INCLUDED UPON REQUEST.

ALL OF OUR ZOOS ARE FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE AND CAN RANGE IN SIZE FROM 10’X10’ TO 100’X100’.  ANIMALS ARE CONTAINED BY FENCING AND ARE MONITORED BY AN EXPERIENCED HANDLER.  SOME LARGER OR EXOTIC ANIMALS MAY BE SEPARATED AND CONTAINED WITHIN THE ENCLOSURE WITH AN ADDITIONAL SAFETY BARRIER FOR VIEWING ONLY.  THE SAFETY BARRIER FOR CAMELS WILL BE 5’ OR MORE.  IF FEEDING OR PETTING OF THE LARGER ANIMALS IS REQUESTED, A DESIGNATED HANDLER WILL BE ASSIGNED TO EACH ANIMAL. ANIMALS ALWAYS HAVE ACCESS TO WATER.  SHADE IS PROVIDED WITH CANOPIES COVERING ALL OR A LARGE PORTION OF THE ZOO.  HAND SANITIZER AND SAFETY SIGNS ARE LOCATED NEAR THE ENTRANCE AND EXIT.

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OUR FEE CAN BE STRUCTURED IN ONE OF TWO WAYS.  THE FIRST OPTION ALLOWS FOR A FLAT FEE TO BE COLLECTED FROM THE ENTITY ORGANIZING THE FAIR.  THE ENTITY MAY THEN CHOOSE TO CHARGE PATRONS AN ENTRANCE FEE TO THE ZOO AND KEEP THE PROCEEDS.  OUR TYPICAL FLAT FEE FOR A FAIR ZOO IS $2,000.00 FOR AN 8 HOUR DAY.  EACH ADDITIONAL HOUR IS $300.00.  THE SECOND OPTION IS FOR GIDDY UP RANCH TO COLLECT AN ENTRANCE FEE FROM FAIR PATRONS.  IN THIS CASE, PATRONS ARE CHARGED $5.00 FOR ZOO ENTRANCE.  PARENTS MAY ACCOMPANY THEIR CHILDREN INTO THE ZOO FOR $1.00.  CUPS OF FEED CONTAINING HAY, CARROTS, AND/OR GRAIN CAN BE PURCHASED FOR $1.00.

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PONY RIDES

WE CAN PROVIDE HAND-LED PONY RIDES ALONG A DESIGNATED PATH, OR CAN PROVIDE UP TO 4 PONY SWEEPS.  OUR SWEEPS CAN ACCOMMODATE BETWEEN 4 AND 8 PONIES.  WE HAVE A VARIETY OF PONIES RANGING IN COLORS, SIZES, AND BREEDS.  THEY ARE ALL CLEAN, FRIENDLY, AND WELL-GROOMED.  PONY RIDES ARE CUSTOMIZABLE JUST LIKE OUR PETTING ZOOS, BUT EACH SWEEP REQUIRES A MINIMUM AREA OF 30’X30’.  ALL PONIES COME EQUIPPED WITH SADDLES, PADS, AND HALTERS AND WILL BE GUIDED BY TRAINED STAFF MEMBERS. PONIES ARE ROTATED TO ALLOW FOR REST.  SHADE, FOOD, AND WATER ARE PROVIDED WHILE PONIES ARE RESTING.  HAND SANITIZER AND SAFETY SIGNS ARE LOCATED NEAR THE ENTRANCE AND EXIT.

OUR FEE CAN BE STRUCTURED IN ONE OF TWO WAYS.  THE FIRST OPTION ALLOWS FOR A FLAT FEE TO BE COLLECTED FROM THE ENTITY ORGANIZING THE FAIR.  THE ENTITY MAY THEN CHOOSE TO CHARGE PATRONS FOR EACH PONY RIDE AND KEEP THE PROCEEDS.  OUR FLAT FEE FOR A 6 PONY CAROUSEL FOR 4 HOURS IS $1050.00.  EACH ADDITIONAL HOUR IS $200.00.  OUR FLAT FEE FOR AN 8 PONY CAROUSEL FOR 4 HOURS IS $1,200.00.  EACH ADDITIONAL HOUR IS $200.00.  THE SECOND OPTION IS FOR GIDDY UP RANCH TO COLLECT A FEE FROM FAIR PATRONS.  IN THIS CASE, PATRONS ARE CHARGED $7.00 PER PONY RIDE.

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CAMEL RIDES & FEEDING

WE CAN PROVIDE ONE, OR UP TO 5 CAMELS FOR AN EXPERIENCE YOU WILL NEVER FORGET!  FOR RIDES, A HANDLER WILL LOAD AND UNLOAD YOU AND YOUR GUESTS FROM THE BACK OF THESE AMAZING CREATURES.  RELAX AND ENJOY A SMOOTH SWAYING RIDE ALONG A TRAIL.  OUR CAMEL SADDLES SEAT ONE OR TWO ADULT PASSENGERS, OR UP TO FOUR CHILDREN (NOT TO EXCEED 225 LBS.)  RIDERS MUST BE AT LEAST 36” TALL OR 2 YEARS OF AGE.  THE STAIRWAY MAKES IT EASY TO GET ON AND OFF THESE GENTLE GIANTS, BUT WE HAVE SEVERAL LOADING OPTIONS.  WE CAN WORK WITH THE AMOUNT OF SPACE YOU HAVE AVAILABLE.  IF YOU HAVE A LIMITED AMOUNT OF SPACE, JUST ASK IF WE CAN CONDENSE OUR SETUP.  CAMELS ARE ROTATED AND RECEIVE BREAKS EVERY 4 HOURS.  FOOD, WATER, & SHADE ARE PROVIDED IN RESTING AREA.  HAND SANITIZER AND SAFETY SIGNS ARE LOCATED NEAR THE ENTRANCE AND EXIT.

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OUR FEE CAN BE STRUCTURED IN ONE OF TWO WAYS.  THE FIRST OPTION ALLOWS FOR A FLAT FEE TO BE COLLECTED FROM THE ENTITY ORGANIZING THE FAIR.  THE ENTITY MAY THEN CHOOSE TO CHARGE PATRONS FOR EACH CAMEL RIDE AND KEEP THE PROCEEDS.  OUR TYPICAL FLAT FEE FOR 2 HOURS OF CAMEL RIDES WITH ONE CAMEL IS $1,100.00.  2 HOURS WITH TWO CAMELS IS $2,000.00.  2 HOURS WITH 3 CAMELS IS $2,800.00.   EACH ADDITIONAL HOUR IS $200.00 PER CAMEL.  THE STAIRWAY MAY BE ADDED FOR $100.00.

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THE SECOND OPTION IS FOR GIDDY UP RANCH TO COLLECT A FEE FROM PATRONS.  IN THIS CASE, PATRONS ARE CHARGED $10.00 - $15.00 PER CAMEL RIDE.  EACH RIDE WILL CONSIST OF 2 LAPS AROUND A 50 X 50 AREA.  FEEDING IS ONLY $5.00. DURING FEEDING, PATRONS MAY PET OR TAKE A PICTURE WITH OUR CAMELS USING THEIR OWN CAMERA. IF YOUR FAIR REQUIRES A VENDOR FEE OR COMMISSION, PLEASE SEE OUR ADDITIONAL PRICING OPTIONS PAGE

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MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

OUR SAFETY SIGN IS DISPLAYED NEAR THE ENTRANCE OF EACH ATTRACTION

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WE WILL PROVIDE BACKGROUND CHECKS/LIVESCAN FOR EACH OF OUR STAFF MEMBERS UPON REQUEST.

WE KINDLY REQUEST ACCESS TO A DUMPSTER, POWER, & WATER IF FEASIBLE.

OUR ANIMAL ENCLOSURES ARE CLEANED AS NEEDED TO MAINTAIN THE HEALTHIEST ENVIRONMENT POSSIBLE.

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND, WE CAN CUSTOMIZE THE SIZE AND ORIENTATION OF ALL OF OUR SETUPS TO MEET YOUR NEEDS.

INSURANCE, LICENSING & PERMITS

USDA
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INSURANCE AND USDA CERTIFICATE ARE RENEWED ANNUALLY.  ADDITIONAL INSURED CERTIFICATES CAN BE OBTAINED BY REQUEST FOR AN ADDITIONAL FEE OF $50.00.  CITY BUSINESS LICENSES ARE OBTAINED AS NEEDED.