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!

Equestrian 2014: Rolex 3-Day Event Cross Country APR 26

Exciting News for MHP Supporters

The Monterey Horse Park Board is excited to report real progress on project approval: last month, our EIR was released to the Seaside City Council, and this has set the approval process in motion.

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Final EIR Released!

The Monterey Horse Park and the remaining phases of the Veterans Cemetery are a part of the overall Monterey Downs Environmental Impact Review which is currently being released. We are excited that it’s been made public and look forward to its approval by the Seaside City Council.

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Setting the Record Straight

ON THE EVE OF LOCAL ELECTIONS, A LETTER FROM DIRECTOR DR. EASTMAN: Dear Neighbors, In past elections our candidates, for the most part, run positive campaigns that highlight their achievements instead of bashing other candidates.

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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.

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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 wild.

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