Santa Cruz County 

Horsemen's Association

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Upcoming events

    • 12/09/2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Limited to MAU members

    Not to be confused with the SCCHA holiday party, this event is a small gathering of those who volunteer with their horses to patrol state parks in the Santa Cruz area... the Mounted Assistance Unit (MAU) of Wilderness Patrol.

    If you are a member of MAU and have not received your invitation, please contact Larry DeYoung at larrydeyo@gmail.com


    • 12/18/2022
    • Hold the date! Our eagerly anticipated Holiday Party will be December 18th this year! Stay tuned for details.


    • 07/08/2023
    • SCCHA Showgrounds - ENTIRE SHOWGROUNDS RESERVED FOR THE EVENT. Only Fireworks participants may camp from Thursday 5pm thru Sunday noon



    Santa Cruz County Horsemen's Association and Quicksilver Endurance Riders Present

    FIREWORKS 30/50 ENDURANCE RIDES

    July 8th, 2023


    Please join us for the 40th anniversary of the Fireworks 30/50  Endurance Ride in beautiful Santa Cruz County! Please check back on this page for more details as the date gets closer and please follow our Fireworks Endurance Ride Facebook page! 

    Our trails run from the majestic redwoods over rolling coastal meadows and out towards the ocean. Views are dazzling as you ride through Henry Cowell and Wilder Ranch State Parks, Pogonip City Park, and the upper lands of UC Santa Cruz. The route includes single track trails and roads, a river and several stream crossings, and hills – some short and steep and others longer and more gentle. We consider the ride to be moderately difficult with some technical stretches and a fair amount of elevation.  You choose 30 miles or 50 miles, then come prepared to take your time and enjoy the ride!

     Registration not yet open, please check back later.


    click here for directions 


Past events

11/18/2022 San Vicente Sneak Peek for Equestrians hosted by Land Trust
11/15/2022 SCCHA MEMBER MEETING (3rd Tues each month) at SCCHA
11/05/2022 Poker Ride in Harvey Bear
11/05/2022 FITNESS, FUNCTION, & FLEXIBILITY With Jec Ballou
10/30/2022 Equine Evac All Day Training
10/23/2022 Santa Clara County Horsemen's Tack Sale
10/22/2022 Santa Clara Horsemens' Assn presents Halloween Costume Parade and Craft Extravaganza
10/21/2022 San Martin Horsemen's Association Campout
10/18/2022 SCCHA MEMBER MEETING (3rd Tues each month) at SCCHA
10/15/2022 Trailer Backing Clinic hosted by San Martin Horsemen's Assn
10/15/2022 Summit Riders Play Day
10/13/2022 Search and Rescue training
10/01/2022 Mt Diablo Obstacle Challenge
09/24/2022 Community Info Event - Trails at San Vicente Redwoods
09/20/2022 SCCHA MEMBER MEETING (3rd Tues each month) at SCCHA
09/17/2022 Endurance Riding Clinic
08/27/2022 Cowgirls Three Day Get Away hosted by Sandi Parker
08/16/2022 SCCHA MEMBER MEETING (3rd Tues each month) at SCCHA
08/13/2022 Help install the Suspension Bridge
08/12/2022 Quicksilver Club Camp Out
08/07/2022 Have a Ranch Plan - ZOOM meeting with Equine Evac
08/04/2022 Remembering Jerry Dowdy
07/30/2022 Equine Trail Sports Obstacle event
07/19/2022 SCCHA MEMBER MEETING (3rd Tues each month) at SCCHA
07/15/2022 Pony Club Camp out
07/09/2022 2022 Fireworks Endurance Ride
06/21/2022 SCCHA MEMBER MEETING (3rd Tues each month) at SCCHA
06/04/2022 Obstacle Fun Days for SCCHA Members and Guests
05/17/2022 Members' meeting
05/14/2022 Dig Day at San Vicente Redwoods
05/07/2022 Fitness Training for Riders
04/21/2022 CANCELLED Buck Branaman Clinic at Santa Cruz County FAIRGROUNDS (not our Showgrounds)
04/19/2022 Members' meeting
03/13/2022 Party/Workday/Playday
01/22/2022 SCCHA Holiday Party & Dinner
11/20/2021 Fall Endurance Riding Clinic
11/16/2021 Member Meeting: Tack Swap & Soup
10/30/2021 Halloween Fest Vaulting Competition
10/23/2021 1-day Cattle Clinic with Erik Dahlstrom
10/23/2021 Trailer Backing Clinic in Gilroy - San Martin Horsemen's Assoc
10/19/2021 Members' meeting
10/15/2021 3-day Cattle Clinic with Sandi Parker
10/12/2021 PGE will be replacing a power pole; Showgrounds will be without power
10/09/2021 Day of the Horse - Woodside
09/25/2021 Sandi Parker Horseman's Challenge Buckle Show
09/23/2021 CSHA State Championship - Trail Trials
09/21/2021 September Members' meeting: Equine Assisted Coach JEN BERZ
08/27/2021 2021 Fireworks Endurance Ride
08/21/2021 OBSTACLE CHALLENGE @ SCCHA (Sold Out!)
07/31/2021 OBSTACLE CLINIC @ SCCHA
07/22/2021 Bay Area Savvy Players @ SCCHA
07/18/2021 Work Day
07/17/2021 BACK ON TRACK CELEBRATION!!!
07/06/2021 TREE WORK AT SHOWGROUNDS
06/03/2021 Monterey Bay Equestrians (MBE) camp-out June 3-7
05/18/2021 SCCHA Membership Meeting - Via ZOOM
03/16/2021 SCCHA Membership Meeting - Via ZOOM
03/13/2021 Ranch Sorting National Championships
03/06/2021 Webinar: Sustainable Equine Management
03/05/2021 RAASH2 - Ride Anywhere Anytime Scavenger Hunt
12/15/2020 SCCHA Annual Holiday Party!!
11/17/2020 ZOOM MEMBERSHIP MEETING
11/14/2020 Coaching & DIY Obstacles @ SCCHA
11/05/2020 RAASH - Ride Anywhere Anytime Scavenger Hunt
10/24/2020 Spook Fest - CANCELED DUE TO PGE USING SHOWGROUNDS FOR STAGING
09/17/2020 Dental Clinic for Member's Horses - CANCELED DUE TO PGE USING SHOWGROUNDS AS STAGING AREA
09/12/2020 Ride for Relay -CANCELED DUE TO PGE USING SHOWGROUNDS FOR STAGING AREA
09/12/2020 Tri-Cities Horsemen's Assoc presents Play By the Bay Obstacle Challenges
08/17/2020 CERT evac training for non-CERT members
08/08/2020 OBSTACLE CLINIC & OBSTACLE CHALLENGE - CANCELED
07/11/2020 2020 Fireworks Endurance Ride - CANCELED
05/29/2020 PONY CLUB TETRATHALON
05/03/2020 Obstacle events moved to Aug 8-9, 2020 CANCELLED
04/18/2020 Cancelled: Spring Clean Up at the Showgrounds
03/17/2020 Annual Election** Postponed **
03/13/2020 Spring Savvy Tune Up
02/18/2020 SCCHA MEMBER MEETING (3rd Tues each month) at SCCHA
01/21/2020 SCCHA MEMBER MEETING (3rd Tues each month) at SCCHA
01/04/2020 2020 Kickoff of Junior Program
12/08/2019 SCCHA HOLIDAY PARTY!!!
12/03/2019 Redwood Riders Board meeting
11/19/2019 SCCHA MEMBER MEETING (3rd Tues each month) at SCCHA
11/05/2019 Redwood Riders Board meeting
10/26/2019 Gallopin' Goblin Poker Ride and Costume Contest in GILROY hosted by San Martin Horsemen's Assn.
10/25/2019 Ricky Quinn Horsemanship Clinic MOVED TO GILROY (where the cows are!)
10/19/2019 Back Country Horsemen
10/15/2019 SCCHA MEMBER MEETING (3rd Tues each month) at SCCHA
10/01/2019 Redwood Riders Board meeting
09/28/2019 Battle of the Barns at SCCHA
09/17/2019 SCCHA MEMBER MEETING (3rd Tues each month) at SCCHA
09/12/2019 Cancelled - Buster McLaury Clinic 2019 at SCCHA
09/10/2019 Redwood Riders Board meeting
09/06/2019 Three day Horse Harmony Advancing Horsemanship Camp
08/31/2019 Santa Cruz Obstacle Challenge at SCCHA
08/30/2019 Tri-Cities Horsemen's Association at SCCHA
08/25/2019 Saddle Fitting Clinic at the Showgrounds hosted by Elisabet Hiatt
08/24/2019 Redwood Riders at SCCHA
08/20/2019 SCCHA MEMBER MEETING (3rd Tues each month) at SCCHA
08/11/2019 Summit Riders Schooling Show - at 24705 Miller Hill Rd., Los Gatos
08/10/2019 Ray Berta Horsemanship Clinic at SCCHA
08/06/2019 Redwood Riders Board meeting
08/03/2019 Ranch Horse Versatility Clinic and Show hosted by SMCHA at the Horse Park in Woodside
07/25/2019 Bay Area Savvy Players
07/24/2019 Horse Camping with SMCHA
07/19/2019 Pony Club D-Camp - 20 paddocks reserved (see notes re location)
07/18/2019 Public Meetings to discuss public access to Cotoni-Coast Dairies National Monument
07/17/2019 Public Meetings to discuss public access to Cotoni-Coast Dairies National Monument
07/16/2019 NO SCCHA MEMBER MEETING this month
07/13/2019 2019 FIREWORKS ENDURANCE RIDE @ SCCHA
07/06/2019 Ray Berta Horsemanship Clinic at SCCHA
07/02/2019 Redwood Riders Board meeting
06/29/2019 Krista Koenig Clinic June 29/30 2019 at SCCHA
06/28/2019 Junior Program Meeting - Grooming and bandaging with LIVE horses!
06/22/2019 Redwood Riders at SCCHA (Big Arena reserved)
06/18/2019 SCCHA MEMBER MEETING (3rd Tues each month) at SCCHA
06/18/2019 PVHC Kids Camp - Private Event at SCCHA
06/14/2019 MBE Poker Ride & Obstacle Competition @ SCCHA
06/07/2019 Linda Tellington Jones Three Day Clinic at Rancho Ruiz, Gilroy CA
06/04/2019 Redwood Riders Board meeting
05/31/2019 PONY CLUB TETRATHALON
05/21/2019 SCCHA MEMBER MEETING (3rd Tues each month) at SCCHA
05/19/2019 2019 Folsom Lake Mounted Patrol Trail Trials
05/18/2019 Two Day Introduction to Endurance Clinic - at Harvey Bear Park San Martin
05/17/2019 Junior Program Meeting - MOVIE NIGHT
05/11/2019 Fox 'n Horn Horse Show - Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, Watsonville
05/10/2019 De Spooking Clinic and Equine Confidence Course at White Rock Ranch, Watsonville
05/09/2019 Western States Horse Expo at Murieta Equestrian Center, Sacramento CA
05/07/2019 Redwood Riders Board meeting
05/04/2019 Ride for Relay 2019 at SCCHA
04/27/2019 Wilderness Patrol / Mounted Assistance Unit meeting
04/27/2019 SCCHA WORK DAY
04/25/2019 Buck Brannaman Clinic - at Carmel Valley Trail and Saddle Club
04/19/2019 Junior Program Meeting - Guest Speaker Cori Phinn, DVM
04/16/2019 SCCHA MEMBER MEETING (3rd Tues each month) at SCCHA
04/12/2019 Woodside Schooling Shows Kickoff Happy Hour at the Horse Park at Woodside
03/30/2019 Santa Cruz Equine Evac Unit Training
03/19/2019 SCCHA MEMBER MEETING (3rd Tues each month) at SCCHA
03/15/2019 Junior Program Meeting - Horse Behavior
03/10/2019 Resource Conservation District/Fire Safe Council Workshop
03/03/2019 CPR Class with instruction by Felton Fire at SCCHA Clubhouse
02/19/2019 SCCHA MEMBER MEETING (3rd Tues each month) at SCCHA
02/15/2019 Junior Program Meeting - Game Night
01/29/2019 Public Input on Castle Rock roads and trails
01/18/2019 Junior Meeting - Horse Conformation at SCCHA
01/15/2019 SCCHA MEMBER MEETING (3rd Tues each month) at SCCHA
12/14/2018 SCCHA Juniors Holiday Party at SCCHA Clubhouse
12/13/2018 Cotoni-Coast Dairies public access workshop at Bonny Doon Elementary School
12/08/2018 Dig Day at Wilder Ranch State Park
12/06/2018 The Mountain Lions of the Santa Cruz Mountains - at Santa Cruz Bicycles
12/04/2018 Cotoni-Coast Dairies public access workshop at Louden Nelson
11/16/2018 TTouch for You and your Horse - 3 Day Clinic with Linda Tellington Jones in Gilroy CA
11/13/2018 Redwood Riders General Meeting at SCCHA
11/08/2018 Community Meeting on CEMEX DRAFT Restoration and Reuse Plan - in DAVENPORT
10/28/2018 Halloween Gymkhana at Boulder Creek Stables
10/27/2018 Remembering Karen - at SCCHA
10/21/2018 Diablo Foothills Open Weekends - 6280 Canada Rd., Gilroy
10/19/2018 Junior Meeting at SCCHA
10/16/2018 SCCHA MEMBER MEETING (3rd Tues each month) at SCCHA
10/13/2018 Woodside Day of the Horse
10/05/2018 Painted Horses Art Show at MichaelAngelo Gallery
09/21/2018 Sandi Parker Clinic - Principles to Purpose at SCCHA
09/18/2018 SCCHA MEMBER MEETING (3rd Tues each month) at SCCHA
09/10/2018 Carmel Area State Parks (CASP) General Info Meeting
09/03/2018 Bay Area Ridge Riders at SCCHA
08/25/2018 Redwood Riders at SCCHA
08/21/2018 SCCHA MEMBER MEETING (3rd Tues each month)
08/20/2018 Gymkhana Play Evening at SCCHA
08/11/2018 Ray Berta Horsemanship Clinic
07/19/2018 Bay Area Savvy Players
07/17/2018 No SCCHA MEMBER MEETING in July
07/14/2018 2018 FIREWORKS ENDURANCE RIDE
07/07/2018 Clinic by Jec Ballou at LOARC
06/23/2018 Redwood Riders
06/19/2018 SCCHA MEMBER MEETING (3rd Tues each month)
06/17/2018 Junior Vaulting club
06/16/2018 KRISTA KOENIG CLINIC #1
06/02/2018 Pony Club "Tetrathlon Rally"
06/02/2018 Endurance 201 Clinic at Harvey Bear Park/QSER
05/26/2018 Felton Remembers Parade
05/20/2018 Junior Program Introductory Meeting
05/15/2018 SCCHA MEMBER MEETING (3rd Tues each month)
05/04/2018 Ride for Relay 2018
04/17/2018 SCCHA MEMBER MEETING (3rd Tues each month)
04/07/2018 Cancelled due to RAIN - SCCHA WORK DAY
03/20/2018 SCCHA MEMBER MEETING - ELECTION NIGHT!
03/17/2018 CANCELLED: Santa Cruz Obstacle Challenge & Clinic
02/20/2018 SCCHA MEMBER MEETING & TACK SWAP
02/17/2018 Santa Cruz Pony Club Meet
12/13/2017 Mounted Horse Patrol Holiday Party
12/10/2017 SCCHA Holiday Party
11/18/2017 Krista Koenig Clinic (Clinic date changed due to rain)
10/27/2017 CANCELLED: Vaquero Clinic with Jeff Sanders
10/27/2017 Ricky Quinn Horsemanship Clinic
10/11/2017 Mounted Horse Patrol Meeting
09/29/2017 CAMP CUT LOOSE
09/21/2017 CSHA Trail Trials Statewide Competition
09/14/2017 Buster McLaury Clinic
08/26/2017 Quicksilver Endurance Riders Trail Ride & Camping
08/26/2017 (copy) Redwood Riders
08/18/2017 TriCity Horsemens
08/09/2017 (copy) Mounted Horse Patrol Meeting
08/04/2017 LOS VIAJEROS
07/28/2017 PONY CLUB D-CAMP
07/20/2017 BAY AREA SAVAY
07/15/2017 FIREWORKS ENDURANCE RIDE
07/01/2017 SUMMIT RIDERS
06/24/2017 Redwood Riders
06/16/2017 KRISTA KOENIG CLINIC
06/01/2017 Donate for "Horse Crazy" Sculpture
05/20/2017 Ride For Relay
05/06/2017 SCCHA Showgrounds Work Day
04/23/2017 Introduction to Endurance Riding Clinic
04/15/2017 SCCHA OPEN HOUSE
03/21/2017 SCCHA Member Meeting
03/15/2017 Volunteer for the Fireworks Ride!
02/21/2017 MEMBER MEETING CANCELLED 2/21
02/01/2017 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL CONTEST!
12/15/2016 Horse Patrol Holiday Meeting
12/04/2016 SCCHA Holiday Party
11/15/2016 Membership Meeting
11/04/2016 Krista Koenig Clinic
10/29/2016 Santa Clara Horsemen's Association
10/18/2016 Membership Meeting
09/22/2016 Buster McClaury Clinic
09/16/2016 Camp Cut Loose
08/27/2016 August Membership Meeting
08/27/2016 Endurance 101 Clinic
08/05/2016 Bay Area Savvy Players
07/29/2016 Krista Koenig Clinic
06/25/2016 District 9 Gymkana
06/03/2016 OBSTACLE CHALLENGE & TRAIL TRIAL
05/21/2016 May 21 Spring Clean up day CANCELLED
05/07/2016 Ride for Relay
04/23/2016 Spring Clean-up Workday at the Showgrounds April 23rd
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