photos by CARLY EALEY

Celebrating Osuna Ranch

The Rancho Santa Fe community honored its heritage in early June at Celebrate Osuna, a festival at Osuna Ranch. The event showcased the history of the ranch, which dates back to the 1830s and is home to an 185-year-old adobe home, one of California’s oldest. About 300 people stepped back in time, taking tours of the adobe, making bricks, playing horseshoes, enjoying an old-time BBQ, and tasting tequila.

Osuna Ranch is also a working equestrian facility, and visitors were treated to a horseback riding demonstration and enjoyed walking the 27-acre property, which includes 34 horse stalls, open grass pastures for grazing, two arenas, and training by Hap Hansen Stables. The event was a collaborative effort co-sponsored by the RSF Association Osuna Committee, the RSF Garden Club, the RSF Historical Society, and the RSF Village Vibrancy Committee.