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The Truth About Horses: an Interactive Equine Therapy Adventure featuring author, actress and producer Christy Cashman

November 11 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm PST

$99.00 – $129.00

About the In-Person Event

The bond that develops between a horse and rider inspires a sense of teamwork, responsibility, communication, caring, and joy.

Get an up close and personal look at the bond that is possible between horses and humans with the help of author, actress and producer Christy Cashman in this Interactive Equine Therapy Adventure! 

Join Christy and your fellow Adventurers for a unique, equine experience. Enjoy strolling the Ivey Ranch grounds as well as meeting, touching and grooming the horses they use for their Equine Therapy Program! Learn all about what it takes to train and prepare these beautiful animals and be amazed by their power and grace.

Your Adventure includes live interaction with the horses including petting and grooming, a tour of the ranch, a signed copy of The Truth About Horses, author presentation, a donation to Ivey Ranch Park, a casual lunch with the ability to watch the horses while eating, and an opportunity to meet the author in a close and intimate setting.

Discounted early bird pricing available until September 11!

Planned Schedule:

10:00 am –  Meet at Ivey Ranch for tour and riding exhibition

11:00 am – Interact with horses as desired (petting, grooming, photos)

12:00pm – Casual lunch

12:30 pm – Author presentation

1:30 pm – Book signing

2:00 pm – Event concludes


About the Author and Book

Christy Cashman is an author, producer, philanthropist, and actress who has appeared in several films, including American Hustle, Joy, The Descendants, Ted 2, Kettle of Fish, The Love Guide, The Women, The Golden Boys, The Forger and many others. She is the founder of YouthINK, a not-for-profit mentor-led creative program geared towards teenagers with a focus on writing, storytelling, and the arts. She is also co-chair of Literary Lights for the Associates of the Boston Public Library and has previously written two children’s books.

In her debut novel, The Truth About Horses, just when she thought things couldn’t get any worse, fourteen-year-old Reese discovers they can — in the worst possible way. Her family’s dream of winning the Black Elk race is shattered when their beloved horse, Trusted Treasure, falls at the last jump. Reese witnesses the family’s finances, hopes, and happiness go up in smoke.

Then, during an unexpected turn of events, Reese meets Wes, a Lakota Indian, whose way of training horses is unlike anything she’s ever seen. This book will have you laughing and crying – sometimes on the same page – all the while rooting for Reese, the most unlikely of heroes.


About Ivey Ranch

The Ivey Ranch is located within the City of Oceanside’s “Historic Preservation Area No. 1 – Mission San Luis Rey.” The Ivey Ranch House was built in 1889. The house and surrounding grounds passed through several landowners’ hands from 1891 to 1937 at which point L.O. Ivey purchased it. The Ivey’s were living in Los Angeles at the time of the purchase.

Mr. Otis Ivey was a poor boy from Texas who made good with Citizens Bank in Los Angeles starting at the beginning of the 1900’s. He lived most of his later adult life in San Marino (near Pasadena), then Westwood, then Holmby Hills, part of Los Angeles. He loved to ride horses on the ranch and loved to ride around in his open, metallic green Jeep. It is thought that Otis Ivey stopped coming to the ranch by about 1970, when his health slowed him down.

In 1981, the Year of the Disabled, a steering committee proposed a Concept Proposal for the establishment of a park at a twenty-acre site on the Ivey Ranch Estate. The Ivey Ranch Steering Committee proposed a plan for a park that would be fully accessible to both the disabled and able-bodied. The park envisioned by the Steering Committee would provide an environment for all groups of the area’s population to interact and relate to one another irrespective of their disabilities.



November 11
10:00 am - 2:00 pm PST
$99.00 – $129.00
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Ivey Ranch
110 Rancho Del Oro Dr.
Oceanside, CA 92057 United States


Location Details
Ivery Ranch Park Association 110 Rancho del Oro Dr. Oceanside, CA 92057


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Registration w/ The Truth About Horses pb book (11/11/23)
This option is for event admission and includes interaction with horses, ranch tour, riding exhibition, a donation to Ivey Ranch, lunch and a paperback copy of The Truth About Horses to be delivered to the event for signing. Due to the special nature of this event, no refunds will be given for cancellations or no shows after November 4th, 2023.
$ 129.00