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New Horse Park Planned in West Petaluma

The 1,075-acre park off Roblar Road would have eventing course, polo field, stables and offer workshops and other events for equestrians.

A Petaluma woman is the driving force behind a proposed 1,000-acre equestrian park off Roblar Road, complete with an eventing course, arenas, coliseum and educational center, according to this morning’s story in the Argus Courier.

For the past three years, Wanda Smith, author of “Horses of Wine Country” and an avid equestrian, has been leading an effort to build the center that, when completed, would be the largest nonprofit development ever built in Sonoma County, according to the article.

The horse park would offer horse shows, classes, polo, dressage, cutting, reining, race horse training and other equestrian activities and bring 70-80 full-time and up to 2,000 temporary construction jobs to the area.

Smith estimates the cost at $200 million, but says an anonymous donor has already pledged $80 million while the rest would be fundraised or covered with grants.

To read the full story, pick up a copy of today’s Argus Courier.

Longest Family in Electrical in Petaluma July 20, 2012 at 02:21 PM
Equestrian Park in West Petaluma, what a great thing! This looks like it will serve all of the Equestrians in Sonoma County. Let's all get on board and support this project! Horses are amazing!
Fenella Das Gupta PhD Neuroscience, MFT July 22, 2012 at 04:21 AM
great to hear this news! please keep us updated
Mark Hale July 22, 2012 at 10:03 PM
I love Horses, but, 200 million for a non-profit horse center? While COTS is having to cut back on the food they give out... I'm just wondering where our priorities are?

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