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Saddle Up for the National Ability Center's Annual Barn Party

Summer Kick-Off Event Celebrates 30 Years of Possibilities with the NAC

PARK CITY, UT (May 2016) – The National Ability Center is kicking off summer with its annual, crowd-pleasing Barn Party at the NAC's Bronfman Family Ranch, Recreation and Education Center Held Saturday, June 4 from 5:30 to 10 pm, the heel-stomping event celebrates 30 years of adaptive sport programs and 28 years of equestrian programs made possible through the National Ability Center.  

“From talking when they were told they wouldn't, to walking when they were told they couldn't, our participants regularly astonish doctors, nurses, family members and friends,” said Gail Loveland, National Ability Center's executive director. “The annual Barn Party is a chance to kick up your heels and celebrate the successes of our participants and the staff and volunteers who help along the way.” 

With University of Utah Health Sciences as title sponsor, the event features a BBQ, music, line dancing, adaptive riding and roping demonstrations, kid activities, mechanical bull, hay rides, cowboy poetry and a silent auction. Family packages for two adults and three kids are available for $100. Adult tickets are $45, youth $20, kids under eight $10 and seniors $25. Tickets can be purchased by visiting or by calling 435.649.3991. All proceeds support the more than 28,000 experiences and programs provided by the National Ability Center each year. 

For more information about the Barn Party or the National Ability Center's 30-year anniversary, please contact Christa Graff with Graff Public Relations, LLC, at 435.640.7921 or Additional information about the National Ability Center is available at


About the National Ability Center

The National Ability Center empowers individuals of all abilities by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through sport, recreation and educational programs. Located in Park City, Utah, it is one of the leading community programs in the country that provides sports and recreational opportunities for individuals with disabilities. The National Ability Center is recognized as a chapter of Disabled Sports USA and a US Paralympic Sports Club. World-class facilities and program excellence have also elevated the National Ability Center to be a premier provider and partner in the delivery of programs directly supported by the Wounded Warrior Project and the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship. The National Ability Center provides more than 28,000 experiences each year. For more information, visit