Santa Cruz County
SCCHA is pleased to announce that we are planning a major upgrade of the drainage and footing in the Large Arena at the Showgrounds. Work will commence as soon as weather allows and is expected to proceed for 3-4 weeks (again weather dependent). The Large Arena will be closed while work is underway, please check the website for current status. The Dressage Arena will still be available for riding, the round pens will be open, and riders can still access the nearby world class trails in Henry Cowell State Park.
Registration is now open for the 2019 FIREWORKS RIDE!
Ride date: July 13, 2019
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SCCHA is the home of the famed Fireworks Endurance Ride, an annual, sanctioned endurance ride through the redwoods to the ocean. Trails comprising this ride are spectacular and often rugged as horse & rider travel through and descend from the forested Santa Cruz Mountains towards expansive views of blue ocean north of Santa Cruz.
Since 1945, the SCCHA has been a center for equestrian activities in and around Santa Cruz, California. Its colorful history includes many generations of horse enthusiasts competing in shows, clinics, blazing - maintaining - riding redwood and coastal trails, and all forms of equitation, while promoting quality care, education, and humane treatment of horses.
Home of the SCCHA has long been Graham Hill Showgrounds just north of Santa Cruz.