SLO County Reservations (webpage for Blackbear campground Lopez Lake) (Equine Health Library)

The California Trails & Greenways Foundation

American Competative Trail Horse Association

Bay Area Equestrian Network

San Luis Obispo Parks, Open Space Trails Foundation (SLOPOST)

Back Country Horsemen of California

Equestrian Trails Coalition

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We had a great time celebrating our love of horses with a ride at The McCormick's Ranch! Thank you to the McCormick's for welcoming us to their home!One of our last trail work efforts met with great success! See the slideshow below left. Join in the fun and reap the benefits as well! See the brief slideshow of our first event of the season below right. It was a perfect day to catch up with our friends at Nipomo Park!

Land Conservancy SLO sealed the deal on PISMO PRESERVE!
$12 Million Raised in the Nick of Time! Now let us work together to build the trails. Last fall we had an opportunity contribute to trail building in a community effort, as we learned and worked side by side with hikers and bikers. We set foot on the Pismo Preserve as volunteers for the first time! Equestrian input can only make the trails better for riding. See below, as well, a beloved Sponsor who paid up with a smile, on time, for 2015!!! She has also donated roadside signs for ease in finding rides and events! Thank You Robin for your contributions and your timely payment for your ad! The UPS Store in Orcutt has joined in the efforts to mail our newsletters! Three cheers for Karla Mueller and many thanks!

See the view of the Pacific from the Pismo Preserve. Next fall we will ride up there to see it in person! Those who signed up for trail school will get to go up on work parties before the official opening in the fall of 2015!


We had a great time camping at Lopez Lake County Park! See slideshow here:


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.

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.



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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 or renew and check our newsletter for articles, updates and lots of riding information! Check out our Sponsors page for services of all kinds!

  Want to see the PDF of the SLO Edna Trail in the works? Want to be part of the efforts to create the SLO Edna Trail?
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Klaus F. Hempfling (Video)- Learn to recognize your horse as a unique individual.


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We still have some Ride Nipomo Shirts available in varying colors. Please call if you are interested in one. They are extremely reasonable.

  Also we have some Ride Nipomo Saddle (or not) Purses available. Made by Artisan Karyn Cleary. $25.00 for larger ones, & $15.00 for the smaller ones. The purses will be available in two weeks, email at that time. Money made from these goes into our trail maintenance, newsletters, & our website. Hopefully these will make excellent Christmas presents, or good friend gifts.

From our friends at Heacock Trailers:

As most of are Ride Nipomo members know, Heacock trailers has always been here to service and repair your horse trailers needs. As of this last September we are pleased to be your local Sundowner Trailer dealer.
For those of you that have been on the fence thinking of that new trailer, we are offering tremendous savings on not only are 2014 models in stock, we also are offering the same great savings on 2015 and special order trailers through the 1st of the year. Take advantage of these Fall specials. Sundowner is now all aluminum and offers the best warranty in the business, three year bumper to bumper and 7 year structural. Come in and take a look, we’ll be here to answer any questions regarding a new, used or existing trailer. Thank you for your patronage over the years, we look forward to being your local trailer source for all your needs.

All the Best,

Greg Landry, Heacock Trailers (Matt & Tony!)

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