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American Mustang: Movie Screening

We have been working hard to get AMERICAN MUSTANG in theaters across the country.  

Our second screening is on July 9th at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael at 7:00pm.  Again, we will hold a VIP reception prior to the screening at 6pm. 

Wild horses are a historic part of the American West, but they are being systematically wiped out by an indifferent government program. While the reality of the wild horse situation is complicated, our film offers hope and inspiration and is suitable for families and children. 

Finally, we’re planning even more screenings of the film this summer, via the crowdsourcing web...


Please fill out the Online Survey of Sonoma County's Equine Industry


The Sonoma County Horse Council is counting on every local horse owner to participate in Sonoma State University’s equestrian funded 2013-14 Online Survey of Sonoma County’s Equine Industry. The survey got underway Nov. 1.

'IMPORTANT! Your responses count! Sonoma State University is updating their Economic Survey of the Equine Industry. We need your help to make sure every horse is counted and that we develop a complete picture of the industry. Your responses are 100% confidential! There is no way for the information you provide to be tracked back to you so please be assured that there will be no negative consequences to your participation. Without your help, we may lose valuable traction in our efforts to support and enhance...


DMV Rules for Hauling Horse Trailers

Officer David Juricich of the CHP came and spoke to the Horse Cabinet last week to clear up some confusion about proper licensing of drivers who haul horse trailers.

Most of us have a Class C license.

With a Class C license you may:

  • Drive 4 wheel vehicle with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating up to 26,000 lbs.
  • You may haul a horse trailer with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating up to 10,000 lbs.
  • You may haul an RV with manufactured living quarters with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating up to 15,000 lbs.

Once you exceed any of those limits, you must get a Class A (Commercial) license. It must be renewed every 2 years with a physical exam, written test and driving test in the vehicle you will be hauling.

You must carry your medical card in your vehicle at all times and there is zero tolerance for any alcohol in...


Equine Interstate Movement Requirements

The new federal Animal Disease Traceability Rule became effective on March 11, 2013. Since then we have received numerous questions regarding equine interstate movement requirements.  The attached Equine Interstate Movement Question and Answer document was developed to answer the questions related to equine movement under the new federal rule.

Please see attached file for requirements.


Thanks to the EQUUS Awards Sponsors

Our event wouldn't have been possible without the generous support of the following sponsors. Pleaseuse their services whenever possible to thank them for their support.

  • Circle Oak Equine
  • Premier Equestrian Properties
  • American AgCredit
  • Larsen Feed & Pet Supply
  • Martin Ranch Supply
  • Honig Vineyard & Winery
  • Hunter Lane Equestrian Center
  • Cochran/Erickson; Attorneys at Law
  • Greg Harder; Edward Jones
  • Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery
  • Burgess Lumber