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Get your tickets online for the EQUUS Awards, March 22.

The date is fast approaching, so you don't want to miss getting tickets for the Annual EQUUS Awards dinner, Saturday, March 22nd at the Double Tree Hotel in Rohnert Park.  Doors open at 5:45 pm. There's a silent auction followed by a sumptuous dinner and awards ceremony.  This year's recipients are: Ashley and Howard Herman, John Kaufman D. V. M., Kate Sullivan (founder of SAFER), Patricia Williams and Romax Foldager.

Tickets are $85. Contact Karen Indindoli at 707 484-5813  kindindoli@gmail.com or go online to:




Low Cost Gelding Clinic

Low cost gelding clinic for Cryptorchids only. $250 each. Stallions must be halter broke and healthy Castrations must be scheduled in advance and horses will be pre-screened by the attending veterinarian. Overnight accomodations for your horse are available for an extra fee.  Limitied Space Available.

Saturday and Sunday, March 15 & 16.

Beaumont Farms, 5580 Red Hill Rd.  Petaluma, CA

National Equine Resource Network






The Congress of the United States has proclaimed December 13th to be the national Day of the Horse in recognition "of the contribution of horses to the economy, history and character of the United States."  Your Horse Council has one mission--to protect and promote the health and well-being of horses and the horse industry in this county---but we cannot do it without the help and support of all of our fellow horse lovers.  

We have commissioned Sonoma State University to conduct a CONFIDENTIAL survey to measure the economic impact of the equine industry in Sonoma County so that our governmental policy makers can see and appreciate the huge contribution that the equine industry makes to the economy of the county.

 So if you haven't already filled out the online confidential survey...


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...


Horse Cabinet Meeting- Landsmart - Managing Mud and Manure

The next Horse Cabinet meeting will be at 7:00 pm on Wednesday September 11th at the Sonoma County Driving and Riding Club a the back gate of the Sonoma County Fairgrounds.

Landsmart will be presenting information for Equine Facility Owners & Operators on Managing Mud and Manure in Equine Facilities as well as water quality issues for Ranch Owners.

A condensed program will feature highlights of their RCD and Ranch plans. We will discuss beneficial management practices currently being used by horse owners to manage problem areas, as well as the Sonoma Resource Conservation District's new Landsmart for Livestock program, with opportunities for one-on-one assistance to landowners. 



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