Help the Herd Phase 1
Congratulations! The Help the Herd Committee exceeded its Phase 1 goal in June 2021, raising $10,000+ in support of the Equestrian Center’s horses. More than 52 donors generously gave to provide comfort and vet care to our wonderful pack of horses that provide joy and happiness to Laguna Woods riders and their guests. You’re welcome to visit the Equestrian Center and learn more about this amazing program.
For more than 50 years, thirty resident horses housed at the Laguna Woods Equestrian Center stables have provided the community residents and their guests a unique way to enjoy the great outdoors. Now it’s the community’s opportunity to support the horses through the Help the Herd Fundraising Campaign.
The Laguna Woods Equestrian Center is a throwback to the equestrian and farming history of the hills surrounding Laguna Woods, which at one time was barren except for 500,000 head of cattle, and the hundreds of cowboys and ranchers that initially created the Equestrian trails still used today throughout Orange County.
The Help The Herd Fundraising Committee, comprised of riders, Saddle Club members, horse lovers, concerned citizens and the Village Community Fund, was created to assure the horses continue to thrive and are available for the enjoyment of our residents.
Laguna Woods Equestrian Center’s horseback riding lessons, trail rides, and horsemanship shows have provided exercise and enjoyment for both riders and volunteers, and the fees for these activities have subsidized the costs to feed and maintain the horses and stable housing. A horse, weighing 700 pounds or more, requires regular care such as grooming supplies, shoeing; feeding including supplements and hay; vet visits for vaccinations and teeth cleaning; and saddles, bridles and blankets.
Meet the Herd