Visit the Golden Gate Park Stables

  • November 23, 2013 · 10:00 AM
  • Golden Gate Park Horse Arena (not the polo field)

Who is curious about visiting the old Golden Gate Park Stables? They have been closed for years and sitting idle near the Polo Field. The city doesn't have the budget to bring horseback riding and lessons back to Golden Gate Park.

It would be interesting to see the site and talk about what the group could do to help see them re-opened.

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  • Karen S

    This was a great activity. It saddened me to see the old stables closed and falling into disrepair. How wonderful it would be if they could be reopened and once again become a vibrant part of the horse community. The visit to the police stables was so much fun. Officer Wendy was so generous with her time and very kind to answer all our questions. She even provided us with souvenirs! Thank you for organizing this event, and I look forward to the next one.

    November 24, 2013

  • Christina T.

    Sorry I missed it! Love to go to the next one!

    November 23, 2013

  • jane

    it was a wonderful meeting. lots of good ideas and good energy. i hope we continue to keep the momentum by meeting again and getting started.

    November 23, 2013

  • christina

    Where exactly is the location, please?

    November 23, 2013

  • christina

    Where exactly is the location, please?

    November 23, 2013

  • Alexa & Brian R.

    Where are the trails? Is there a map? Are you allowed to ride there if you bring your own horses?

    November 22, 2013

  • Alexa & Brian R.

    Sorry, we can't be Bay Area until Thanksgiving Week. I have access to rental horses and currently own 3. Are you allowed to camp with the horses there?

    November 22, 2013

  • Rhonda

    Hello Everyone,

    I wish I could join in on the fun but I am at home and quite sick with a nasty bug. I will have to forgo tagging along and coughing all over everyone. Hopefully by the next time all of you are horsing around I will be well and can have some fun too. See you all soon.

    November 22, 2013

    • brent

      Hang in there with the cold, hope you feel better soon.

      November 22, 2013

  • Nathan L.

    Are we going to ride horses in GG Park?

    November 22, 2013

    • brent

      I wish, but this meetup is just to see the old stables and chat a bit.

      November 22, 2013

  • Victoria

    I live close by GGPark, and I wish I could ride a horse over there! It would be amazing. I don't know if we really can help to bring riding classes back to GGPark, but definitely I would join you and see/talk if there is anything that could be done for it. Just one problem- I work on Saturdays until 4pm. If there is any chance to reschedule it for any Sunday, I would be just happy to come.

    November 16, 2013

    • Victoria

      Thank you!)

      November 21, 2013

    • Shanti C.

      I'd love to attend a future meetup at GG Stables, after the holidays. Maybe in the meantime we can get more updates about the future plans? Help influence them?

      November 22, 2013

  • David L.

    I am so sorry that I will not be able to make it tomorrow to the GG Stables. However, I have a suggestion. Has anyone there heard of the Orinda Horseman's Association? It is a non-profit cooprative group that leases 500 acres from East Bay Municipal Utilities District. It is a group that has existed for many years to provide horse owners an opportunity to keep their horses in pasture. The cost, per horse owner, is $500 a year which includes feeding during the winter and worming, about the same as a month in some stables. We are located adjacent to Tildon Park with direct access to hundreds of miles of trails. We have a website. Do check us out.

    November 22, 2013

  • Eva S.

    What is the best way to get to the stables if I am coming in from East Bay via BART?

    November 21, 2013

  • Trina S.

    An article from 2006 about the construction project to reopen being delayed. I can't find anything about the current status - so I'm guessing the whole thing fell through: http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/plan-to-open-golden-gate-horse-stables-early-stalls/Content?oid=2158862

    November 18, 2013

    • Trina S.

      November 18, 2013

    • brent

      Thanks for the link.

      November 21, 2013

  • brent

    I am looking forward to our meetup this Saturday. It'll be a casual opportunity to visit the old stables and chat for an hour or so and then perhaps grab a cafe nearby. The stables are near the 36th Ave / Fulton park entrance FYI and my number is[masked]-6867.

    No worries if anyone can't make it, I'd like to organize another visit in a couple of weeks. Also if anyone is interested I just started a photo album for pics of the stables.

    November 21, 2013

  • Trina S.

    The San Francisco Stables Foundation has been attempting to run the stables as a non profit. I donated some money to the foundation soon after the stables closed and they were trying to re-open. I have not heard of anything since. I just read something that there was a rumor of reopening in 2007, but obviously that did not happen. Anyone know if this foundation is still around/making progress?

    November 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This just in from a friend of a friend. Please let me know if you think you can help:

    Hi Everyone. I NEED your HELP. We are looking for homes for 6 of our horses. We are giving them away to a ''Good'' home. This week we will be forced to bring them to an auction house. That's NOT a place I ever thought we would have to take them. Our resources have ran out & the farm is for sale. They must go. So if you have the means or know of anyone who might want a free horse (that has the means to care for them). You just might be saving a pony's life. Thank you for reading. Very Sincerely, Kerri.

    November 14, 2013

    • Jennifer

      My board in San Jose is $264/month for pasture space with about 12-15 other horses.

      November 17, 2013

    • Cathy L.

      There are a lot of rescue places rather than an auction.

      November 17, 2013

  • Alexandra M.

    patricia if you want to get other peoples help for the horses you need to find out more information about the horses there's no way someone is just going to take five horses without even knowing where they are how old they are other information. I may be able to help but I need more information. there are also horse rescue centers., where is she located?

    November 15, 2013

  • Alexandra M.

    Could you please provide more info on them? Like where are they located, what breeds, ages, what condition they are in, what they were used for, and some pictures. I will get the word out to some people I know that may have room.

    November 15, 2013

  • Patrick R

    I took lessons there for about a year.

    November 14, 2013

  • Christina T.

    I'd be interested! I grew up riding at Golden Gate Park..

    November 14, 2013

  • Flor Maria G.

    I wish I could but I'm booked thst day.

    November 13, 2013

  • Alexandra M.

    I remember renting horses at the Golden gate stables. You used to be able ride all over the park, with out a chaperone or helmet! those were the days!

    November 13, 2013

  • brent

    Perhaps we can reschedule for a weekend in December?

    1 · November 13, 2013

  • Alexa & Brian R.

    My family would be interested. The same is the case for Tilden Park Pony Rides as well. However, I won't be in the area until 11/27/13. I do give lessons and have access to multiple lesson horses. Please keep me posted.

    November 13, 2013

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