Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz County Horsemen's Association Showgrounds: 1251 Graham Hill Road, Santa Cruz CA 95060
Located next to Henry Cowell State Park near Sims Road, about 2 miles north of the the City of Santa Cruz
From the SF BAY AREA: proceed to Hwy 17 South through San Jose and Los Gatos, to Scotts Valley. After passing Scotts Valley, take the Sims Road Exit. As you exit 17, take an immediate left onto La Madrona and then a right at the stop sign onto Sims Road, and follow it until it dead ends at the traffic light. Take a right onto Graham Hill Road and proceed about 500 feet. The showgrounds entry gate is on the left.
From the South (Watsonville, Salinas, Monterey): take Hwy 1 north to Santa Cruz as it merges briefly into Hwy 17. Follow signs to Ocean Street, passing the "Half Moon Bay" exit. Turn right at the first traffic light. Continue on this road past the cemetery, bearing right and uphill on Graham Hill Road for another 1.5 miles. The Showgrounds entrance is on the left, about 500 feet past Sims Road.
From the North Coast (Half Moon Bay, Pescadero): take Hwy 1 south as it turns into Mission Street through Santa Cruz to the large intersection at Chestnut where you turn left. This is Hwy 1 extension. Stay on this road just past the Hwy 9 / River Street intersection where you take the Ocean Street exit. Turn left at the stop sign and continue on this road past the cemetery, bearing right and uphill on Graham Hill Road for another 1.5 miles. The Showgrounds entrance is on the left, about 500 feet past Sims Road.