Tuesday, May 2, 2023


The Hacienda Mission San Luis Rey Partners with Ivey Ranch Park Association to Provide Equine Program to Residents

OCEANSIDE, CA, US, May 1, 2023 -- Watermark Retirement Communities’ new luxury senior living community, The Hacienda Mission San Luis Rey, announced today they are partnering with Ivey Ranch Park Association to offer equine programs to their residents who wish to participate. Watermark Retirement Communities has a legacy of creating innovative programs for seniors at their communities, having established the first senior-living and memory care community in the country to offer an on-site stable and equine program.

"We’ve seen first-hand just how beneficial the presence of horses has been for residents in other Watermark communities and we’re thrilled to bring this enriching program to our residents at The Hacienda Mission San Luis Rey. The partnership will add to the vibrant lifestyle of our extraordinary community and most importantly will help our residents thrive,” said Mariano Perez, Executive Director of The Hacienda Mission San Luis Rey. “Our partnership with Ivey Ranch is also particularly fitting given our community’s unique relationship with the historic Mission San Luis Rey, which at one time was the home to over 8,000 head of horse stock, more than any other mission in California.”

Ivey Ranch Park Association is dedicated to encouraging the social interaction of those of all ages, with and without disabilities, by providing educational and recreational activities. It is located within the City of Oceanside’s Historic Preservation Area of Mission San Luis Rey and has 25 horses which are donated to help with equine therapy, such as therapeutic horseback riding, or interacting through soothing petting, brushing and direct care.

“The experience of being with horses, and their gentle love, is unlike any other. For many, the interaction can be remarkably life changing because it imparts a sense of well-being and a feeling of independence,” said Tonya Danielly, Ivey Ranch Park Association, Executive Director. “We’re excited to be partnering with The Hacienda Mission San Luis Rey and sharing the health, happiness and hope our horses bring.”

The Hacienda Mission San Luis Rey is unique among other Watermark communities in that it is nestled on the campus of the historic Mission San Luis Rey itself, allowing residents to soak in the serenity, history, and natural beauty of the area.

Future members will enjoy a service and amenity-rich community. Private studio, one-and two-bedroom residences in a brand-new building architecturally inspired by the Mission in the Spanish Revival style are available on a monthly rental basis with no long-term commitment. Apartments feature modern kitchenettes or full kitchens, high-end appliances, and upscale finishes.

About The Hacienda Mission San Luis Rey

Nestled in Oceanside CA, on the serene campus of the historic Mission San Luis Rey founded in 1798, The Hacienda is a community with 103 Independent Living, 86 Assisted Living, and 24 Memory Care residences. The Hacienda Mission San Luis Rey provides innovative and inspiring wellness offerings including the Indulge Salon and Spa, Vitality Fitness Center, a resort-style pool, library, movie theater, game room and Engage VR Lounge, with four restaurants including dedicated options for Assisted Living and Memory Care, together with our award-winning Watermark University. Visit The Hacienda Mission San Luis Rey for more information.

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