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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 nearly $300,000.00 in matching funds to thirty-nine land trusts, agencies and/or equestrian organizations.


Congratulations to our Fall grant recipients! To learn more and help support their projects:

  • Bear Creek Stables: Gutters and water quality project. Bear Creek Stables
  • Pt Reyes Morgan Horse Ranch: Construction/building maintenance project. Please "like" their Facebook page! Save Morgan Horse Ranch
  • Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation: Multi-use trail construction at Helen Putnam Regional Park. See more about their matching grant challenge. Sonoma County Regional Parks

Bay Area Barns and Trails (BABT) is pleased to announce that after review and research, the Board of Directors selected 11 projects from 5 counties for grant awards totalling over $36,000.00. With these awards BABT continues our mission of preserving and protecting public access to stables and trails in the Bay Area. Read more...


BABT seeks to expand its Advisory Board to include Advisors from each county in the Bay Area. Equestrian, land manager or trails expertise are always appreciated. If you are interested in serving on our advisory board, or volunteering, please email us today. Contact BABT with news and information about stable preservation and trail access issues in your area, we would love to hear from you! Just email us today.

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).