WHAT IS the Monterey Horse Park?

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

For a world-class equestrian venue


  • To preserve a small part of former Fort Ord for equestrian activities and public recreation
  • To provide a venue for equestrian competition, schooling and education that will generate economic benefits to our community
  • To ensure that this extraordinary land in this unique setting will be enjoyed by future generations

Matching Fund Progress


We’ve generously been given a $20,000 matching fund grant by the Harden Foundation. Please help us meet our goal by donating today!


Driving Hope Forward

THE MONTEREY HORSE PARK looks forward to hosting many events like this: last week, the USDFD and the Triumph Foundation hosted a Para-Driving Clinic in Moorpark, introducing 22 individuals with spinal cord injuries to the exciting sport of carriage driving. The clinic...

Monterey Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival

Board member Stacie McGrady plays “Vanna” at the recent Monterey Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival. Between entertainment sets, many of the participants visited our informational table. Forty persons joined our supporters list and donations were made to help us...
Lascaux Cave Paintings - horse

NPR Podcast

HORSES ARE some of humans’ greatest companions. Wendy Williams, author of The Horse, joins NPR’s Scott Simon to talk about that partnership, and how horses interact with other horses in the...

Matching Grant

WE ARE HONORED to again be included in the number of Monterey County non-profits aided by the Harden Foundation of Salinas. Your tax deductible donation will be matched dollar for dollar by the Harden Foundation AND help us create a world class equestrian venue right...

Augustina’s Fundraiser

LAST NIGHT’S EVENT at Augustina’s in Carmel was a roaring success! Tracy Delaney Odle, owner of Augustina’s, has decided to extend the special discount and contribution to the MHP through Saturday, October 24. There’s still time for you to help the Monterey...