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!
P.S. We need your help in 2016 as our primary focus is the preservation of "The Morgan Horse Ranch" at Bear Valley
in the Point Reyes National Seashore. The time is NOW! Watch for up-coming events.