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.
In addition to its own activities, Novato Horsemen support and participate in many other events including Novato's 4th of July Parade and the Grand National Rodeo held each year at the San Francisco Cow Palace. Every year, Novato Horsemen members ride from Novato to the Halleck Creek Riding Club in Nicasio and sponsor a BBQ, which benefits its handicapped members. Novato Horsemen also collect food and toys for those in need during the holidays.
Mailing Address: PO Box 456, Novato, California 94948
Clubhouse & Arena Address: 600 Bugeia Lane, Novato, California
Caretaker Phone: 415-897-0794 (Karen Killian)
Club Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
General Meeting - 1st Tuesday of each month. Dinner at 6:30PM, Meeting at 7:30PM
Board Meeting - 3rd Tuesday of each month. 7:00PM
Junior's General Meeting - 2nd Tuesday of each month. 7:00PM
Junior's Board Meeting - 4th Monday of each month. 6:30PM
Officers and Board Members - 2013
President: Art Yee (415) 246-1148 email@example.com
Vice President: Mari Benson (707) 292-3154 Ben2556@sonic.net
Treasurer: Kim Fishman (415) 252-0970 firstname.lastname@example.org
Recording Secretary: Lori Frugoli (415) 897-8053 email@example.com
Corresponding Secretary: Mary Shannon (415) 652-5353 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jone Bondoc (415) 897-2269
Dan Millikin (415) 233-0658 email@example.com
Sally Moses (415) 827-2481 firstname.lastname@example.org
Shawn Mulholland (415) 893-0444 email@example.com
Jon Fix (415) 608-2982 firstname.lastname@example.org
Greg Yates (415) 725-5034 email@example.com
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