Welcome to the Sonoma County Horse Council
On April 8th, 7 pm at the Fairgrounds former Sonoma County Farm Bureau President Tito Sasaki will inform us of the proposed water and well regulations that are being discussed at the county and state levels. Please attend so we can start to make informed decisions about our water supplies in the future.
Meetings are held at the Sonoma County Driving and Riding Club at the back gate to the Sonoma County Fairgrounds off Aston Ave.
Did you know that there are over 26,000 horses in Sonoma County? The horse industry is an undeniable assent to our county supporting over 7,700 jobs and providing $11 million in local tax revenues.* The Sonoma County Horse Council addresses all concerns the horse community, from horse ownership and use, to land issues, political concerns and stewardship of the land. Your membership in the Sonoma County Horse Council helps to unify and strengthen the horse community into one powerful group.
Individual/Family yearly membership is only $30, and it means everything to our community when you show your support. You will receive our Horse Journal via mail 4 times per year.
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Elected for two year terms: Elizabeth Palmer; President, Dr. Ted Stashak and Patrice Doyle; elected for one year terms: Greg Harder;Vice President, Joan Rasmussen; Treasurer, and Melissa Kalember.
The SCHC Board of Directors has decided to move the ever popular Equus Awards gala to a bi-annual format. Our next Equus Awards Banquet will therefore be held in 2016. Start thinking now about who you will nominate for induction into the Equus Hall of Fame in 2016!
For any Sonoma County emergency housing need for horses in a flood or other emergency, your primary contact:
Sonoma County Fairgrounds
1350 Bennett Valley Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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...
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.
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