Membership Forms

Joining Novato Horsemen's is easy!  Fill out a membership form then either mail it in or bring it to one of the monthly general meetings.  We do require that new members come to a general meeting within 60 days of submitting their membership forms and fees to introduce yourself to the membership.  Tell us about yourself and your horse(s) if you own one and why you want to join Novato Horsemen.  We will then vote you in to make it official!  

Some of the many perks of NHI membership include monthly meetings where you can socialize with other equestrians who never tire of talking about horses, use of the Novato Horsemen's arenas, discount rental rates for the club house or arena(s) for your special events, organized trail rides, gymkhanas, playdays, cattle events such as team penning and cutting, horse shows, 4th of July parade, clinics and FUNd raisers (such as the crab feed and haunted house).    

Membership forms and By-laws are saved in the Adobe Acrobat format. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer, you can get Adobe Acrobat Reader on the
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Please click on the link to read or download the most current approved version of the By-Laws Revised and Adopted November 2006, Standing Rule Addition, March 2013. 

Please note that after the March General Meeting any renewal is subject to an initiation fee and suspension of club membership. Renewals not made by the March General Meeting result in termination and members are subject to a $30 fee to rejoin. For more information please refer to the Novato Horsemen By-laws. 

All new members must attend an NHI general meeting and be voted in by the general membership. If a membership application is submitted by mail or at a cattle event, the applicant must attend an NHI general meeting within 60 days of the date the membership application is submitted, or the membership privileges and fees will be forfeited.

Generally, membership dues are payable January 1.  Dues unpaid after the February general membership meeting constitute suspension of membership and renewals are assessed a late fee of $10.00.  Dues unpaid after the March general meeting constitute resignation of membership and renewals are subject to the $30 initiation fee to rejoin. 

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Document Description Fee
2019 Senior Application
  • Adult - annual fee due and payable Jan. 1
  • Couple - annual fee due and payable Jan. 1
  • Initiation Fee - for all new members or existing members
  • renewing after the March General Meeting.
  • $50
  • $75
  • $30/person
  • $60/couple
Jrs. Application
  • Junior (under 18) annual fee due and payable Jan. 1
  • Junior after March mtg. - annual fee
  • Each additional sibling before March mtg. - annual fee
  • Each additional sibling after March mtg. - annual fee
  • $20
  • $25
  • $15
  • $20
By-Laws Latest approved version of the NHI By-Laws.  Revised and adopted November 2006, Standing Rule Addition, March 2013