Rancho Palomino Santa Barbara Inc.

Private Family Farm and Equine Assistance Network

Rancho Palomino 

After School Personal Enrichment


Organic Agriculture, Humanities



Equitation O.A.H.E.


Enrichment Pro
gram details...

Our experiences over the past 3 years with the wonderful children in our community have inspired us to offer a wider variety of activities. When it is wet we wil go to museums, work with clay wood, and other natural materials. Equitation and farm care like feeding the animals, planting the gardens and knowing the names of all kinds of materials and equipment we use. We enjoy team work problem solving and we also like relaxing over fruit and other

after school snacks. we also spend time Sewing, jewelry making, crafting, and cooking.

Age; 6-13

We have a carpool pick-up that goes to all schools.

parents meet us after between 5:30-5:45pm at the Rocky Nook Park entrance for pick up.  

Note to Families 

Our Equitation and Archery activities are "weather permitting" We do not ride when the ground is wet or when the wind is too crazy, if we decide not to ride please know that it is for good reason. Safety is our primary concern.

Please be comitted

We rely on a full school year comitment to all our activities so that we can support our animal rescue needs. Yau are helping care for animals by participating in our programs. Thank you  


“Blessed are the weird people: 
poets, misfits, writers
mystics, painters, troubadours
for they teach us to see the world through different eyes.”  
- Jacob Nordbly 


You can help us
grow this organic  project... 
Become a member
& learn how to volunteer on the farm.

 Membership supports our Equine retirement, rescue and assistance efforts.
Sponsor a rescued animal & help us provide long term care 

DONATE to help
supply feed
and bedding
Any amount helps
Private personal enrichment offered by appointment to all ages.

Get in touch today!


  Please call us for more information 805-570-5075

Affordable adult and youth weekday and Weekend enrichment workshops EVERY MONTH STARTING OCTOBER 2017-2018

- Small ceramic sculpture 6-9pm, 1st Friday $40

- hand building with wood and other materials. 6-9pm 2nd Friday $40

- painting with purpose, 6-9pm 3rd Friday $40

- Written word and mixed material collage. 6-9pm 4th Friday $40

- Connecting with the quiet morning farm. 7-10am LAST Saturday $20


- Wild story tellers (beginning-advanced story tellers) 6-9pm 1st Monday $20

- "Thats it?" short story writing group 6-9pm 1st Tuesday $20

Sign up for the WHOLE monthly series $200.00 or drop in.

Our activities embrace; applied technoligies, artistic expression, building, engineering, horsemanship, compassion, empathy, team work, 

accountability & resource sharing. 

We teach clear communication, focus, personal and environmental awareness. helpfulness, safety & creative problem solving.

Our Amazing Team...

The Magical Moms of Rancho Palomino

Georgia Tracy LVN

LVN Nurse/ Mom
Georgia plays the Ukulele and has her Nursing cradential and helps with in home care 

Jessica Armstrong

Designer/ Mom
Jessica is A Floral Designer and Party Plamnner at "Ezra Sky"

Dawn Marusov

Dawn is a Independent Photographer, and also works as a catering manager


Sadie Stern 

Executive Director 
OperationsEquitation & Arts

Sadie Stern is a Fine Artist, She was born and raised in Santa Barbara. This all started many years ago with a dream that the community could find a way to come together over farming, food, environment and the arts. Sadie and George share their passion for Santa Barbara's rich traditions. Sadie has a huge heart for Animals and children She enjoys sharing her love of nature and her years of experience riding the trails all over Santa Barbara. 

"The goal of what we give is to connect the community through the arts to foster a feeling of living a culturally rich life." sadie 

George Bustillos

Executive Director
Archery, Woodworking, Agriculture

George is from Santa Barbara. His family is native to the Carpinteria area. George has spent over 25 years in the trade industry with a passion for design and build he is happy to teach what he knows. Sadie and george have been married for 15 years. George is a dedicated family man they have two school-age children. George has a great sense of homor and he loves to have fun. George is a certified Archery Instructor, he teaches the skills needed to advance quickly with a focus on  safety first..


Our wonderful Board of Directors, who embrace our crazy vision and keep our path to success on track!

Andy Carnaghe, Professor


Adjunct Professor at 
Santa Barbara City CollegeBusiness Owner at Accounting A La Cart Former Business Owner at Carnaghe & Gibbs (Staffing Firm), Studied BA Accounting at Golden Gate University. Andy Went to Dos Pueblos High School she has lived in the Santa Barbara area her entire life. Raised in Goleta, California she is a gift to our organization. Andi loves the outdoors, she is inspiring, funny and passionate about community outreach and our environment.

Hugh Greenup, Esq.


Mr. Greenup holds an A.B. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and J.D. degree from the University of California, San Francisco Hastings College of Law. Both degrees were awarded with honors. Mr. Greenup was also awarded the Walter Herzfeld Fellowship For The Study of International Law by New York University.In addition, Hugh serves on the Board of Directors of the National Conference For Community and Justice and is an avid surfer.

Dr. Angela Kelly, Phd MAOM


A lifelong scholar, artist and photographer, Dr. Kelly holds a doctorate in Human Development, an M.A. in Organizational Management and a B.A in Fine Arts from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Over 25 years of experience in the development of nonprofit community arts projects and grant acquisition, Angela most recently worked in 2016 on a documentary film on horses in the American West. Angela is a art teacher, mentor and activist for childrens arts and horses.