Here's how Your Horse Council supports the horses and equestrians in Marin and is making a difference:
- Hosted a trail ride and BBQ at Olompali State Historic Park in October, the first one ever open to the public!
- Supported other local fundraiser rides like the "Ridge to Bridge Ride", a major fundraiser for the Bay Area Ridge Trail (360+ miles of trail)
- Installed a new Horse Water Trough at Olompali State Park in May (First one ever there, can you believe it? Horses need water)
- Installation of "Sandy's Bench" at Pt. Reyes National Park, a dream come true
- Donated funds to install a cattle gate at Mc Issac's Ranch to keep their cows safely off of Hwy 1 and retain equestrian trail access from Bolinas Ridge to Olema
- Work party crews volunteered and built fences in Point Reyes and at other Marin parks during National Trails Days
- EqEvac Equine Evacuation emergency training and fund
- Henry One Rescue Helicopter Support
- Sponsorship of Large Animal Rescue training workshops and fundraising
- American Red Cross Heroes Breakfast
- Led "Tails and Tires" educational Clinics
- Donated Horse Water Troughs to MMWD (Marin Municipal Water District)
- Helped Horse Hill secure year round water supply
- Political support for stables in GGNRA (Golden Gate National Recreation Area) during their lease renewal period in 2015.
- Marin County Fair Horse Show Ribbons. We also have two booths at the Fair every year
- Manure removal for Devils Gulch Horse Camp at Samuel P. Taylor State Park
- Donated and Installed new Trail Gates at Point Reyes National Seashore
- Trail Partners (Safe Trails Marin)
Trail Partners (Safe Trails Marin) is a collaboration of The Marin Horse Council, The Marin Conservation League, and the Marin County Bicycle Coalition to make our trails safer. Other supporters are: One Tam, PRNSA (Pt. Reyes National Seashore) , CSP (Calif. State Parks), MMWD (Marin Water District), MCOSD (Marin County Open Space District), and GGNRA (Golden Gate National Recreation Area). This year, Bay Area Barns and Trails awarded a grant of $2,500 to Trail Partners for their ongoing educational program, "Tails and Tires". "Tails and Tires" is a program designed to educate High School Mountain Biking teams about trail etiquette and trail safety when sharing trails with horses. Slow and Say Hello! Thank you BABT for your support!
- Injured Rider Medical Support Fund
- Ongoing involvement in the County RTMP, the Road (fire road) and Trail Management Plan
Looking forward to your support for the future!