Soby Ranch Ministry

Why book Soby Ranch Ministry?

We can come to you at your place or come to Soby Ranch. We’re a stress-free way to celebrate. Our parties are
different, old-fashioned and affordable. We’re haybales of fun in the great outdoors.

We offer wide open spaces, fresh air (as fresh as it gets on the ranch), recreation and plenty of relaxation. Bring your
camera, a picnic and enjoy the peacefulness of our country setting. You will leave smiling!

From the moment you arrive at our gate be open to being captivated and entertained. Our wide variety of friendly animals will capture hearts of both young and old.



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Booking Info

  • Fee: $250.00 and up
  • Insurance:
  • Languages: English


Are you planning a child's party or family get-together? Invite our ranch animals they will help make your event memorable.

We will bring the animals to your location! Or come to the ranch and take in all the ranch animals and activities. We can give pony rides in your front yard, your back yard, or even up and down the sidewalk. We have done all kinds of parties, barbecues, church events, preschool and day care events, etc. We are family owned and operated, and all of our animals are really sweet, very happy and healthy, and would love to come to your next event.

If you are planning a theme to your party, maybe a My Little Pony theme or a Hawaiian theme, let us know and we can dress up the pony for you!
You can have a pony ride and petting zoo combination, which will include one hand-guided pony and a petting zoo.

The petting zoo has goats, bunnies, chickens, donkey, llamas, and an adorable duck!

A pony and a zoo will accommodate 15 to 25 kids, young and old, no problem. We can do both large and small events.
Each party comes with its own pony handler and petting zoo attendant. Set-up and tear-down is on our time, and
we will clean up any mess, so all you have to do is enjoy the party.

Soby Ranch Ministry

John and Joy in the fall of 2006 and began Soby Ranch Ministry (SRM) two months later. Their vision is that the Ranch would be “A Place of
Rescue and A Journey to Peace.” SRM became a non-profit in 2009.

Pets can be good for our health. They are known to increase a sense of well being and reduce our stress levels.

Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is an innovative intervention in which an animal becomes a crucial part of the treatment process. Animals can give therapists the tools they need to begin and maintain an effective treatment program with solution-focused therapy. AAT can improve a person’s social, emotional, and cognitive functions.

AAT can be extremely rewarding and motivating in treating children with symptoms of hyperactivity, distractibility, and impulsiveness. The novelty of animals can be “natural” for children who are motor-driven.

We work with special needs in our community.

The team providing the talent:

Joy Bartling

Ranch Director

Set List

We need at least a spot that is 20x20 to set up a petting zoo.

Influences & Inspiration

We also provide live nativity, nothing better than having a camel to get the attention of those passing by. We can also make your own hump day experience. Bring the camel to your location.

Setup Requirements

You just provide the people