A Horse Park for Everyone ~ Horse not required to enjoy
It is exciting to develop a place where
riders of all disciplines from throughout our area can get
information and read features on that important part of our
lives - horses! Major news is that development of the Horse
Park continues and you can be part of this exciting project!
Conveniently located, 1172 Cape George Road in Port Townsend, the heart of Jefferson County on the Olympic Peninsula, the Horse Park enables access to equestrian sports for children and adults who wouldn't otherwise be able to ride. It will also be a public park that is also open to bicyclists, dog-walkers, & hikers.
With several work parties under our belt the horse park is looking wonderful - big changes! Come and check it out, ride the trails that have had some fantastic grooming and maintenance. It's a lovely ride.
UPDATE: Our CUP (Conditional Use Permit) is now being reviewed. Notice has been placed on the property and in the newspaper as well as letters sent to property owners nearby for comments. The county has a specific timeframe in which to process and approve, we are waiting for the decision to move ahead.
This is the most important permit for the use of the property. Once we have that in hand we will be planning the next step which will be the actual development of the property. Yes, more permits and more money will be needed, but we will be on the property! We are continuing to do our best to push along the process, but it will require money to pay the permitting fees and associated costs in developing the property. Please join or renew your membership, every single penny counts, every single membership helps!
September 28th Clinic Sponsored by JEA - Mitzi Summers ABC's of Humans and Their Horses - Awareness, biomechanics, and centered riding experience in an all-day group setting. Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Click here for more info and to sign up.
We are in need of a Newsletter Editor - please contact Kim Hunt if you are interested.
The Year of the Horse.....Park!
If you have not been getting our eblasts (monthly) - please contact us, we may not have your correct email information. All the board members and their contact information is on the Who to Contact page, or you can use the Send Us a Message page. Thank you - hope to see you soon!
If you haven't renewed your membership, or joined,
please do so now. Or participate in a fundraiser, or join a committee - we need your help!
Now you can pay your Membership or make a Donation Online!
Click here or click on 'Join Online' in the Menu!
A special thanks to Carolyn Guske for creating this fabulous rendering of the horse park. Thank you Graham Simons for the original photography & Summer Martell for flying Graham over the Horse Park to take the photos.
Who will Benefit?
Equestrian and non-equestrian people alike will all benefit if the vision for the Horse Park is realized. The local community and beyond will enjoy a conveniently located, high quality, multi-use equestrian facility for recreation, training and competition. Charity groups will benefit from a choice location for their events and programs, and residents of Jefferson County and the Olympic Peninsula will take pleasure in the magnificent beauty of the land and in the knowledge that it is well cared for and preserved for equestrian use.
Dedicated to building a world-class horse park on
the Olympic Peninsula - a legacy for generations to come