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Happy Fall!
Indian Summer makes for some of the best times out on the trails. We hope you can make time to get out and appreciate the Bay Area's beautiful open spaces!

In August, Bay Area Barns and Trails (BABT) attended the inspiring Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District meeting regarding Regional Trail Planning Efforts and Partnerships, and had an informational table at San Mateo County Parks Foundation's Coyote Nights.

In September, BABT enjoyed the wonderful energy at the East Bay Hills Benefit Ride, sharing our mission with riders and hikers at our outdoor table.

On October 13, BABT will have a table at Woodside's Day of the Horse Fair and we hope to see you there!
Calling all Horse Organizations! All we want for our 20th anniversary is you! Join Us! and together we can celebrate 20 years of protecting our precious barns and trails. Join today and your membership will continue until January 2021! 

BABT is growing a coalition of Horse Organizations representing ever larger numbers, with increased impact to help when issues arise. BABT provides a rare asset for the equestrian community, and has assisted Bay Area equestrian projects by awarding over $350,000 in grants. Help us celebrate many more future successes and show your support!
Grant Application Deadline: November 1
Bay Area Barns and Trails' (BABT) standard maximum grant ranges up to $2,500 for projects without matching funds and $5,000 for projects with matching funds. Projects that meet BABT’s mission and serve the public in significant ways may be considered for larger grants. Learn more about our Grant Program here.
Updates from Recent Grant Recipients!
We hope you will be inspired by all the good being done with BABT grants and Join Us!
Access Adventure working on the shade structure.
• Access Adventure: Nearing completion! BABT funds helped build a shade structure over a hitching area near the wheelchair ramp & platform.
Another successful Blues in the Barn fundraiser!
• Ocean Riders of Marin: BABT's matching grant for drainage and construction of a covered arena was matched and beyond at the recent Blues in the Barn fundraiser!
• San Mateo County Parks Foundation: Great news, the bridge is open to equestrians! A grant from BABT helped fund the Towne Creek Bridge replacement in Pescadero Creek County Park. This project was a collaborative effort with other equestrian organizations and volunteers assisting. Learn more about this project here.
A new bridge! Many thanks to the Mounted Patrol Foundation, Mike Bushue and all the volunteers. 
Happy riders and horses enjoying the East Bay Hills Benefit Ride.
• TWHA: East Bay Hills Trails Benefit Ride. Another successful event benefitting the Bay Area Ridge Trail, V-O-Cal and other East Bay trail projects. A huge shout out of appreciation to BABT's Morris Older who helps organize the event every year. BABT was well represented with Board members Janice Frazier and Marilynn Terstegge at BABT's informational table!
Pine Ridge Association volunteers working to install a horse trough.
Pine Ridge/Henry W. Coe State Park: BABT funds were granted to develop and maintain back county water resources for horses and wildlife. Here's a video of volunteers hauling equipment, including a horse trough for the spring.
Since 2000, BABT has helped preserve and maintain parks and public open space, equestrian facilities, trails and trailheads by awarding approximately $350,000 in grants to land trusts, agencies and/or equestrian organizations.

Show your support and join us!

News Around the Bay
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District: The Oljon Trail is now open at El Corte de Madera Creek Open Space Preserve.... Whether hiking, biking or horseback riding, this new trail allows you to do many different loop routes in the preserve without having to get onto roads, making for a safer and more enjoyable experience. Learn more...

The GGNRA's Most Unique Volunteers: Horse Mounted Patrol Keeps Parks Safe. Learn more here...
Woodside Planning Commission denies permit for equestrian bridge.

Solano Land Trust to carve out 2-mile trail at Rockville preserve. Read more...

Napa Valley: Pacific Union College opening 35 miles of forest trails to public. Read more...
Meetings and Events
Bear Creek Stables: October 9, 2019. Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District’s Board of Directors is holding a public meeting on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 5 p.m. at 330 Distel Circle, Los Altos, CA 94022. Midpen’s Board of Directors will consider and vote on: 1) Whether to pursue a private fundraising endeavor for Bear Creek Stables. 2) Whether to continue pursuing additional large-scale public access improvements identified in the 2017 Bear Creek Stables site plan. Learn more...

Woodside Day of the Horse: October 11-13, 2019. The Woodside Day of the Horse celebrates the unique equestrian heritage of Woodside and the extraordinary contribution horses make to the quality of life throughout San Mateo County. Learn more...

Bay Area Ridge Trail: November 2, 2019. Join 100’s of volunteers across the Bay Area for the annual Ridge Trail Day service project on Saturday, November 2. There are many sites to choose from. Go to to register.
Interested in learning more about upcoming events in the horse community?  Check out Bay Area Equestrian Network's Event Calendar, and the Horsin' Around! Calendar, a free email calendar to learn about Bay Area clubs and organizations and their activities. 
BABT seeks to expand its Board of Directors!
If you are interested in serving on our Board please contact us at
Thank you to our 2019 supporters!
Horse enthusiasts who understand what is truly at stake are the mainstay of our organization. Much gratitude to the following organizations and individuals for their generous support of BABT in 2019!

Organizations: Friends of Bear Creek Stables, Horse Hill, Los Altos Hills Horseman Association, Miwok Stables Center, Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County, Ocean Riders of Marin, Sonoma County Driving & Riding Club.

Individuals: Sahar Bartlett, Michelle Burrill, Alice Caldwell, Joe and Teresa Coleman, Lisa Dunmeyer, Lyndall Erb, Ellie Ferrari, Janice Frazier, Elizabeth Hudson, Karen Johnson, Abigail Kinney, Pat Potter McAndrews, Melany Moore, Michael Murphy, Deborah Padilla, Alice Philipsson, Jessica Pinto, Sarah Rivers, Alice Schofield, Leida Schoggen, Marilynn Terstegge, Linda and Robert Upton, Anne Van Camp, Osa Wolff. 

Special Thanks to Giving Marin and Ghilotti Bros, Inc. for sponsoring Bay Area Barns and Trails in the Marin IJ! We are grateful for the publicity!

We'd love to see your name on the 2019 list, please join up! 
Please Join BABT!
One of BABT’s important goals is to grow public support within the equestrian community. Our capacity to support projects comes from partnering with other organizations and individuals, like YOU!

Your participation will make possible the continuation of BABT's efforts to protect and preserve our horse culture by supporting projects of Bay Area equestrian organizations, landowners and land managing agencies.  

Please become a
friend/donate, like us on Facebook and SHARE this e-newsletter with your groups! 
For more information about our programs please visit our website, email us at or contact Lyndall Erb at 650-888-2799. 
Many thanks and happy trails!  

The Board of Directors, Bay Area Barns and Trails 
Lyndall Erb, President
Marilynn Terstegge, Secretary
Morris Older, Treasurer
Janice Frazier, Board Member
Leida Schoggen, Board Member
Bay Area Barns and Trails was incorporated as a California non-profit corporation in November 1999. Since 2000 BABT has helped conservation minded equestrians preserve and restore natural areas and wildlife habitat, maintain parks and public open space, equestrian facilities, trails and trailheads by awarding approximately $330,000 in matching funds to land trusts, agencies and/or equestrian organizations. 
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