Rancho Luz Del Sol in Partaloa has been established since 2005. It is a family run business with Erika and Jay at the helm, ably supported by Jay’s parents, Chris and Tanya and their 4 boys, Jack, Ollie, Harry and Charlie.

Initially the Ranch was set up as a riding school offering lessons and hacks out into the countryside as well as livery and pony clubs for kids at the weekends. However, from 2008 on when the effects of the world recession started to take effect, locally they found themselves inundated with calls about horse in need, or from people who could no longer afford to keep their horses. Since that time they have rescued and re-homed more than 20 horses. They have sent horses back to Holland, Belgium and the UK, and many to private homes here in Spain. They have also rescued a huge amount of dogs with one, Albert, recently going back to UK after a holiday maker fell in love with him!!

Rancho Luz Del Sol is not a charity so all the work they have done has come out of their own funds. The local community has helped by supporting fund raising events such as barbecue nights or special rides organised with lunch on route, as the cost of some of the rehabilitation with vets fees and special feeds has been expensive. They are now working in tandem with another local business, the Plaza Bar in Partaloa who are organising various fund raising nights to help with running costs over the winter.

The Plaza Bar offers great food and a warm welcome and is a great supporter of all these events which are great fun, with a few Euros going to such a worthy cause in the process!!

This year the Ranch has been visited by Shayne Ward, who came to raise money for The Hearts and Minds Charity. He and the organisers of this were so impressed with the Ranch’s contribution to the Autistic Charity and with the work they have done for all these horses and dogs that they organised another trip to raise funds for the Ranch itself. Sam Bailey and Lee Latchford-Evans from Steps, Kevin Cooper (ex-pro footballer) is also planning a charity celeb football match to help, so keep your eyes on the Ranch Facebook pages to find out more about that!!

For the various nights being organised at The Plaza Bar check out their advert here in the EURONews247 to find out when these events are taking place.

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The photos are of Oscar are before and after, and he is now being ridden after just being broken in. Shayne Ward (X Factor Winner and now in Corrie) can be seen here with Honey (another rescue) that he rode for the Hearts and Minds Charity Trek.

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Fund Raising events are being held at The Plaza Bar, Partaloa on Saturday 21st November, a successful Mexican Night was held which raised over 200€ for Rancho Luz Del Sol.

Future Events are:-

Saturday 5th December – Curry & Quiz Night

Saturday 12th December – Christmas Disco

Friday 18th December – Race Night. Donations of Raffle Prizes for any of the above events are greatly appreciated.

Call Linda on 642 947 182 to book any of the above.