Bay Area Barns and Trails (BABT) assists landowners and land managers with preservation and maintenance of publicly accessible barns, stables, pastures, staging areas, horse camps, and trails throughout Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Mateo, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma Counties.
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 $423,300 in matching funds to thirty-nine land trusts, agencies and/or equestrian organizations.
With these awards BABT continues our mission preserving and protecting public access to stables and trails in the Bay Area.
- Bay Area Ridge Trail: Co-sponsor of the Ridge to Bridges event
- San Mateo Mounted Patrol Foundation & Sheriff’s Activity League: Program support to sponsor 3 two day sessions of youth horse riding activities at Wunderlich Park with Chaparral Ranch.
- Volunteers for Outdoor California: Volunteer support and trail improvements at 3 of these locations - Napa’s Moore Creek, Santa Clara’s Sanborn Park, Solano Land Trust’s Patwino Worrtla Kodoi Dihi Open Space and Painted Rock in John Muir Land Trust.
- We Ride Too: Program support - BABT funds will help support 5 equestrian sessions for a group of 10-15 youth.