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Pismo Preserve Fundraising effort:

Currently we are searching for options as we are about to lose our Equestrian Beach Staging area. We are watching another one of our favorite trail systems slowly go into developement at the Trilogy Woodlands. Now the Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo is making efforts to purchase a ranch and make a new Pismo Preserve open to equestrians, bikes and hikers. Watch the video below for information and please donate to the Fundraising page we have set up toward making this Preserve a reality.


Coming Events! Don't miss the fun! Much is still in the planning phase. Very soon we will be off to do a cleanup on the levee in Oceano. Oceano Community Services is partnering with equestrians in this effort. All we need to do is pick up and set the trash on the levee and they will despose of it. It is a small area and after an hour or two, depending on the size of our volunteer group, we can all go to lunch! Many hands make for light work so contact Cherie & Rob if you want to come along!

May 17th - There will be a fundraising ride for the Pismo Preserve, (see info above), at Yellowjacket Ranch in Huasna. Tickets are $50. Kids ride for free! The ride begins at 10am until 3pm. All proceed go to the SLO Land Conservancy's effort at procuring the Pismo Preserve. (see video above). Riders who are unable to attend are welcome to donate to the cause at the link below. After the ride we will all sit down in the shade for a picnic. Bring a bag lunch and a folding chair.

A flyer with directions and further details will come out soon. Also our new Ride Nipomo event signs will be posted on the road to Huasna on the day of the ride. You don't want to miss this chance to ride this beautiful ranch opened to us through the kindness of Betsy and Skip Kiser-Dyke.

Your event could go here! Have you got a favorite trail that could use some love? Add a work party, a ride or a potluck to our calendar! Contact Cherie & Rob for info about events.


Recent Events

The Tack Party recently was a great success! Thanks to Patsy and Terry for hosting this fabulous event for Ride Nipomo. Guest speakers included the SLO Land Conservancy president, Herb Kandel, speaking on the Pismo Preserve Fundraising effort (video above), and Andy Camacho who enlightened all with his tips on tack care. Much was learned on both topics. The appetizer potluck was scrumptious, company delightful and many took this time to clean and condition their tack. Patsy donated prizes for a raffle which brought in $275 in donations for the Pismo Preserve, too! Let's celebrate our effective fundraising efforts and the generosity behind them!

La Purisima Historic Mission Ride was fabulous! See slideshow here:


Our new event signs were donated by Robin McDonald of Avila Sign & Design (select image above for websight!)



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  Ride Nipomo is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting equestrian interests in South San Luis Obispo County, located on the central coast in California. Nipomo itself is a small, but very old, historic ranchland country nestled at the foot of a mountain range. We include members from all over who value the trails, the fun and the community building of this alliance.We work to maintain a healthy equine community and keep up existing riding trails. We actively seek the establishment and recognition of new trails as properties are developed and the area grows. An additonal goal is to ensure Nipomo continues to remain a horse "friendly" community while the personality of our community evolves with new developement.
Dedicated to Equestrian Trail Riding in Nipomo and the surrounding areas of San Luis Obispo County.
  Constant meetings with Planning and Zoning, as well as local community groups are necessary to maintain good relationship and keep reminding them that we moved here to be in an area where we CAN ride our horses! Our Board is active with these groups and continue to follow development by attending many meetings, and encourage the continuance of our existance. Each time a new development comes in, our officers make sure that horse access is considered.

Not only that, but also many members get out and physically dig, shovel, rake, haul chips to build and maintain trails not only on the roadsides but also in the developments that have trails designed into their community. Many hours are donated annually and we are always looking for more eager trail lovers to help us!

Work days and ride days are planned throughout the year - become a member and check our newsletter for updates and lots of riding information!





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