As the Monterey Horse Park approaches approval, our need for donations big and small has increased. At this time we find ourselves needing help with community outreach and attendance at public meetings. If you are able to register as a volunteer, please fill out our Volunteer Form by clicking on this link. In any case, be sure to subscribe to our mailing list so we can keep you informed of the latest developments at the Monterey Horse Park.
Memorial and Honor Gifts
Donate to The Monterey Horse Park in honor of a holiday or someone’s birthday or give a memorial gift in tribute of a special person, equine friend or pet. Looking for that perfect something for a birthday, wedding, anniversary or just to show you care? An honor gift is a wonderful way to celebrate the special people, animals and events in your life – and help The Monterey Horse Park reach its goals. For all donations, a notification card will be sent to the person you wish to honor (or as designated for a memorial contribution).
The Monterey Horse Park is deeply grateful to those who have remembered The Monterey Horse Park in their estate plans. Your legacy gift to The Monterey Horse Park will continue helping us to reach our goals long into the future. All legacies left to The Monterey Horse Park, no matter what the size, provide a much needed resource and may allow you to take advantage of favorable charitable deduction tax laws. A legacy does not have to be cash, but may be real estate or securities. Estate gifts should be directed to The Monterey Horse Park, Federal Tax ID #77-0575982. For more information on including the Monterey Horse Park in your estate plans, please contact us by email.
You can donate online now by using the form below.
BE A PART OF THE LEGACY of the Monterey Horse Park and give now; large or small donations are all greatly appreciated. Your tax deductible donation will help us create a world class equestrian venue right here in Monterey County.
Alternately, you may prefer to send an old-fashioned check by surface mail. If so, our mailing address is:
Monterey Horse Park
P.O. Box 7267
Spreckels, CA 93962
The Monterey Horse Park (Federal Tax ID# 77-0575982) is a 501(c)(3) corporation, and all donations are tax-deductible within the limits of the law.
We’ve had many questions regarding the recent Monterey Downs events. Primarily, “how does this effect the Monterey Horse Park?”
The short answer is that we’re not sure. We know that, in the face of law suits by KFOW and Landwatch, the City of Seaside decided to rescind their approvals of the General Plan and Specific Plan, to de-certify the EIR, and to send the projects back to the Seaside Planning Commission for modifications.
Thursday was a huge step toward our dream of a Horse Park. The Seaside City Council certified the EIR. They also approved the Specific Plan and the General Plan, which will require a second vote November 17.
Over the past 20 years, horse parks in other Western States have contributed greatly to their communities. There is much more information regarding the economic impact of horse parks on local communities. Soon let’s be reading about the impact of the Monterey Horse Park on Seaside!
For anyone who has participated in a horse show, be it at the national, state or local level, there is no doubt that these activities generate a lot of money. The American Horse Council’s Economic Impact of the Horse Industry on the United States study includes some impressive statistics that confirm the significant impact of the horse show industry.
Home to more equine events than any other city in the world, Oklahoma City is the venue of choice for more than a dozen top national and world championship horse shows, attracting riders from across the nation – and world – each year.
Not only do Oklahoma City horse shows provide family fun entertainment, they make a substantial contribution to the city’s economy.
Horse Shows in the Sun, Inc. is pleased to release the results of an extensive economic impact study of their 2014 horse show series held each January – March at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala, Florida.
Horse Shows in the Sun located in Thermal, CA is a seasonal venue offering a series of 8 horse shows each winter. Each week brings 3000 horses, 10,500 horsemen and horsewomen and 25,000 spectators to Thermal. Most importantly, $120,000,000 is added annually to the local economy in money spent on food, lodging, living expenses and entertainment. Imagine what a year round facility such as the Monterey Horse Park could bring in!
This Thursday, November 10, the EIR Certification will once again come before the Seaside City Council and this time we hope there will be a vote.
Thursday night’s Seaside City Council meeting was well attended by numerous MHP supporters and board members. A number of persons from the hospitality industry, real estate, and chambers of commerce spoke in favor of the three projects, as well as private citizens of Seaside. The Mayor and Council were forced to continue the meeting to November 10 due to a last minute legal submission of a multiple page document, but we remain optimistic and will keep you informed.
FIRST ROUND OF COUNCIL VOTES. We need every Horse Park supporter to demonstrate their support! Click through to RSVP or send a supportive email.