Your membership helps unify the horse community into a single, powerful voice. The Council is a resource for the horse community to provide owners and lovers of horses access to information on a range of issues from questions relating to horse ownership and use, to land issues, political concerns, stewardship of the land, and disaster preparedness.
SCHC meetings are held at the Santa Rosa Riding & Driving Club house at the Santa Rosa Fairgrounds on a quarterly basis. Meetings typically include a social time and an educational presentation.
The quarterly issues of the Horse Journal, this website and our Facebook page keep the membership informed. Be the first to know about available trail rides and all the latest county wide events and news!
Individual/Family annual membership is only $30, but it means everything to our community when you show your support. You will receive our Horse Journal via mail 4 times per year.
Equine Related Clubs & Non-Profit Organizations annual memberships are $50 and include a subscription to the Horse Journal.
Club Affiliate: If you are a member of an equine-related club that is a member of the Horse Council, you can join SCHC as an Club Affiliate member for only $10 per year. Local clubs are listed below. The Horse Journal is available electronically for affiliate members.
Business Members: $75, includes a listing in our Resources page and subscription to the Horse Journal.
If you prefer to pay by check please download the membership application at the bottom of this page, fill it out, and mail it to:
The Sonoma County Horse Council,
P.O. Box 7157
Santa Rosa, Ca 95407
Club Affiliate must be a member of one of these organizations to be eligible for $10.00 Membership.
Back Country Horseman - North Bay Unit
Barn & Ranch Owners of Northern California - BRONC
California Dressage Society - Sonoma Chapter
California Gymkhana Assn. District 45
California Horsemen's Assn. - Region 1
Coastal California Friesian Club
Eldridge Mounted Posse
Golden Gate Arabian Horse Assn.
Hoofbeat Pony Club
Horses Building Communities
Horses on Trails - HOT
Lake County Horse Council
Marin Horse Council
Mounted Assistance Unit - State Parks MAU
Mounted Assistance Unit - Regional Parks
National Barrel Horse Assn. -Region 7
North Coast Draft Horse and Mule
Pacific Coast Foxtrotter Assn.
Peruvian Paso Horse Association
Petaluma Riding and Driving Club
Redwood Empire Cutting Horse Assn.
Redwood Empire Morgan Horse Club
Redwood Empire Trail Riders
Russian River Riders
Russian River Rodeo Assn.
Sadie's Haven Horse Rescue
Sonoma County Driving & Riding Club
Sonoma County Trail Blazers
Valley of the Moon Pony Club - in limbo
Valley of the Moon Riding Club
Vintage Cutting Horse Assn.
Western Cowhorse Assn.
Wild Oak Saddle Club
Wine Country Peruvian Paso Horse Club
Member Spotlight - Jan Loewen
When Jan was 23 years old, she was driving home from work one night and was hit by a drunk driver. She had a concussion and her car was totaled. She called her insurance company and the adjuster helped her thru a very difficult time, being patient with her and calling to check up on her. Jan knew that after that experience, she wanted to help people as well. Within a few months she became a claims adjuster and his been in the industry ever since. Her love of horses began with spending all her summers on a working cattle ranch. After her childhood, she didn’t have an opportunity to be around horses much but has recently revived that love through classes at
the JC. She is now taking general horsemanship (mainly Western) lessons from trainer Judy McHeron and is enjoying every minute of it.
I’m learning “Cowboy Dressage”. I hesitate to use that term. It’s different from Western Dressage and may be outside what people think about here in Sonoma County. But it really speaks to what I like.