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3 Simple Ways You Can Help Bay Area Barns and Trails


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 $350,000 in matching funds to thirty-nine land trusts, agencies and/or equestrian organizations.


Bay Area Barns and Trails (BABT) is pleased to announce that after review and research, the Board of Directors selected projects from 8 organizations in 6 counties for grant awards totaling $26,000. With these awards BABT continues our mission of preserving and protecting public access to stables and trails in the Bay Area.

  • Bay Area Ridge Trail: Co-sponsor of the 2019 Ridge to Bridge event.
  • San Mateo County Parks Foundation: Funds to assist with the Towne Creek Bridge replacement in Pescadero Creek County Park.
  • NCEFT: Funding for trail construction at NCEFT’s facility in Woodside.
  • Access Adventure: Funding to build a shade structure over hitching area near the wheelchair ramp & platform.
  • Ocean Riders of Marin: Matching grant for drainage and construction of a covered arena.
  • Rincon Riders: Continued drainage work to protect the land & make it an all weather facility.
  • TWHA: East Bay Hills Trails Benefit Ride. This event benefits the Bay Area Ridge Trail, V-O-Cal and other East Bay trail projects
  • V-O-Cal: Multi-use trail improvement projects at Livermore Sycamore Grove Park, Mt. Diablo State Park and East Avenue Park in Hayward.

programs Our grant deadlines are May 1 & Nov 1. For information please visit the Programs page.
Barbara has left us a remarkable legacy. We are grateful for Barbara's leadership and her many contributions to the equestrian communities of the Bay Area. Click here to learn more about Barbara (PDF).