Mark your calendars for the end of year members party and 
installation ceremony for the 2020 board members
Saturday December 7th 
Dinner will be Catered by Lombardi's Catering
Members to bring desserts.
RSVP's are required!
An Evite invitation has been sent out to members.
Please respond by Dec 1st.  If you did not receive an Evite
please email novatohorsemen@gmail.com 

Novato Horsemen has been a part of the Marin County community since 1942 and was incorporated in 1945. It co-sponsored Novato's original "Western Weekend Parade & Rodeo" until 1978, which was the largest attended affair in Novato. The club is currently one of the largest horsemen associations in California but unfortunately, it is also one of the last remaining active horse clubs in a county which once hosted many barns and stables. As land values skyrocket, Novato Horsemen members strive to withstand "progress" to keep Novato and Marin County's horse heritage alive for future generations of children and adults.

The club, which consists of over 300 senior and junior members from the five surrounding Northern Bay Area counties, currently participates in a variety of cattle events, trail rides, and social affairs, as well as horsemanship education at the Horsemen's own facility. Horse owner or not, most activities are open to all within the community. Membership dues are kept low so anyone can participate. Members also donate their time to all activities, as well as maintaining the clubhouse facilities, arenas and grounds. 


Novato Horsemen History

Novato Historian 2019 article about our club!  << click here to read a great article on the history of Novato Horsemen

Click here for information on how to join Novato Horsemen!
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And check out our new Instagram account:  Novato Horsemen Inc. 

                          Current Main Arena status: Open

If your horse creates ruts or divots in the arena when turned out or while riding,

 please rake and smooth out the footing before leaving.  

Also, don’t forget to pick up any manure to keep our arena clean!

Reminder, you must carry your membership card when on the NHI grounds.

For everyone's safety All Dogs must be kept on a leash with the exception of the caretaker's dogs. 

The round pen and small arena are always open.
But check the club calendar for arena rentals before hauling in to ride!
Always be careful and check footing first before working your horse.

General meeting are the first Tuesday of every month.  (except December) Dinner at 6:30 pm and Meeting at 7:30 pm (new member introductions go first!)


Scenes from the Ranch Cow Work session on Thursday nights:

Here are scenes from our horse shows!
Mari Turvey on My Little Deuce Coupe 
Flying over the fence!
Photo by Earl McCowen