(if you know of a club that would like to be listed please email us the following information: club name, web site, area the club serves, what the club does, contact person & contact information) 

Gold Country Gaited Horse Club 


  Membership ranges from all over the Sierra Nevada footlhills; south of Lodi, north to Nevada City and from Chico to San Francisco. 
The club's interest is trail riding and camping.  Members ride gaited horses and support other equine clubs and gaited groups. 

 Northern California Walking Horse Association 
The NCWHA is dedicated to building a Pleasure Walking Horse Community in Northern California. The benefits of membership include horse shows, year-end high point awards, group trail rides, clinics, eligibility for special member programs, and opportunities to associate with other breeders, trainers and owners of Tennessee Walking Horses.
Web site:
Contact info: P.O. Box 750908    Petaluma, CA 94975
Phone: (530) 272-2918      Fax: (707) 773-3263

El Dorado Equestrian Trails Foundation

is now  Georgetown Divide Equestrian Trails Foundation (GDETF)

Georgetown Divide Area
"Working to save our trails"
Preserve, Create, Maintain, Protect, Nurture, Repair, Educate, Play & Explore
Annual Dru Barner Fun Ride - Memorial Day Weekend      email - 

web site -
Contact Ann Blankenship 530 823-7470

Cosumnes River Horsemen's Assoc
 Based in Placerville, includes all of El Dorado and Placer Counties
  CRHA is a not-for-profit trail riding group. They go horse camping once a month from late spring to early fall in various locations and have day rides during the other months. Potlucks with most rides. 
Annual play day or trail trial. Frequent social events. 
Monthly meetings on the first Wednesday, 7 pm @  Red Hawk in Placerville - meeting room 1st floor adjacent to the Waterfall Buffett.
     Contact:  Karen James @ 530 409-6181 or

Loomis Basin Horsemen’s Association   
 Placer and Nevada County – but we do have members in the bay area, Monterey and a few other states.  Many that join keep in touch by staying members
 The Loomis Basin Horsemen’s Association founded in 1984 is a non-profit 501 (C) 3 information and awareness organization dedicated to the South Placer County Trails, Taylor Ranch Nature Reserve and Bird Sanctuary (a Placer County Park), our Arena at the Loomis Basin Community Park and the Preservation of the Rural Lifestyle. We work with local, county, state and federal departments concerning issues involving livestock, horses and trails.

Cowgirls Care!
To benefit a non-profit equine organization or rescue program.

A Nevada County non-profit volunteer organization established in 1981 providing non-motorized campsites and
dedicated to building, maintaining  and promoting public access to the trails. GCTC  works collaboratively with the Forest Service and other trail-related entities on trails and trailheads throughout and beyond Nevada County.. GCTC also established and maintains a group equestrian campgrounds (such as Skillman Horse Camp and Little Lazier Meadow Horse Camp) plus 30 miles of trails, mainly along the Highway 20 corridor. 

For membership and further information, contact President 
Laura Duncan at 530-268-1219



Action Coalition for Equestrians (ACE)
Mission statement:  ACE is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and growth of equestrian trails and activities in the Sierra foothills of Northern California. The purpose of ACE is to effectively represent member equestrians on issues and in forums that impact, directly or indirectly, equestrian trails, sports, open spaces or the rural lifestyle of our western heritage.
Individual $20 per year
Organizations $100 per year

 Twin Lakes Riding Club
area the club serves - Orangevale and surrounding areas
what the club does - Established on November 1, 1961, Twin Lakes Riding Club is one of the oldest active riding club in the Northern California. TLRC is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to stimulate interest in horses and horsemanship as well as to foster and conduct activities pertaining to horses.
TLRC offers Western, English and Gymkhana horse shows, monthly trail rides, overnight campouts with your horse, family play days, parades, potlucks and other fun for members!  As a member, you will also be able to attend the annual Christmas dinner dance, members only functions as well as the benefits of discounted entry fees for all shows during the year.
contact person & contact information -
Meeting dates are as follows - Wednesday, November 3, 2010 & Wednesday, December 1, 2010 7:30PM @ Orangevale Community Center, 6826 Hazel Avenue, Orangevale

 Bayside Adventure Sports -
Equestrian Adventure Group
Headquartered at Bayside Church in Granite Bay, CA
Contact: Erin Maurer at (209) 602-3137 or
Membership Fee: $50 per year per family (or individual)
See website for details on upcoming events and how to obtain a membership online:
Division Purpose - The purpose of the Equestrian Division is to provide Christian fellowship and outreach to men, women, children, families, and singles, who have an interest in horses. The Equestrian Division is composed of owners and people who have horses, and those who have a BIG INTEREST in horses. The Equestrian Division will not be providing horses or transportation for non owners due to liability.

The BAS Trail Riders are a group of horse owners and riders who provide their own horse, tack, safety equipment, transportation, feed, insurance, etc. and who meet at select trails or events in which to participate. This may include clinics and classes.  Baysiders who do not have a horse or a trailer may still attend the clinics and classes. They may also wish to develop group activities involving grooming, horse anatomy, shoeing demonstrations, horse art, cowboy poetry, etc. The Trail riding Division and the Equine Interest Division will work closely in order to make the physical part of this group happen. This does not include providing riding lessons, providing transportation or providing a horse to ride. It means providing a horse, when possible, for an instruction in anatomy, grooming, shoeing or  vet demonstration, etc.  Most of our trail rides are one day to two day events, are multiple hours long, relatively advanced, and can be an hour to 3 hours away.  Please watch our website for event updates!
Sierra Foothills Horsemen's Association
Contact:  Kim Foxworthy, 916-276-3033,

Divide Horsemen's Association (DHA)
 “Grab Life by the Reins”

Membership draws from the Georgetown Divide and surrounding communities in El Dorado County
 DHA's Trail Patrol is responsible for Cronan Ranch. DHA also holds clinics, camp outs and other activities for members plus raises funds for local trail maintenance and other horse related trail needs.   

Pony Club   859-254-7669
Local Club - Sierra Gold

Endurance Riders

This group is for Endurance Riders in the Sacramento and surrounding areas to organize training rides, find training par
tners, and exchange information. Our main goal is to ride, train, learn and have FUN together!

Find us on facebook at:

A group of avid horse owners that participate in Monthly Trail Rides, Summer Horse Camping, and Social Events. Trail rides sponsored are conducted all over northern CA- and Nev.  
They share their love of equines, the outdoors and safety while riding
Meets the second Wednesday of every Month at Denny's in Cameron Park (Coach Lane).
Becky Wolk   Phone      530/622/1907                 
Susan Wirgler Email

Elegant Ears Mule Association
 Activities include trail rides, service projects and campouts with members riding mules and horses. Primary membership is located Sacramento and foothills area, with some other parts California and Nevada. Our yearly Christmas ride, Luncheon and meeting are held at Cool’s Olmstead Trailhead on the second Saturday of December.

Contact President, Randy Kirkbride@ or 916-202-2332


Back Country Horsemen of California (BCHC) - Mother Lode Unit (MLU)
BCHC is a nonprofit organization that promotes the Gentle Use and Leave No Trace enjoyment of the public lands.  Each March, BCHC sponsors a statewide Rendezvous with clinics, vendors, and other convention activities.  The MLU focuses on the area around Sacramento with monthly campouts and trail rides featuring pot luck meals.  Each spring, MLU helps the US Forest Service clear downed trees on trails and in campgrounds.  Packing and safety clinics are offered to members. 

Meetings - usually 7 pm on the 4th Monday along Hwy 50, non-members should call to verify and get location

 Pres   - Mike Kohlbaker  916-424-8105



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