About Us



We’re glad you’re here!  The Santa Ynez Valley Riders (SYVR) is an equestrian riding club dedicated to the sheer enjoyment of trail riding. The club schedules a trail ride, event, and/or camp out each and every month.

All SYVR Meetings, Trail Rides and Events are announced via a Member email around the 1st of each month.  Please review your email regularly for the latest news!

When you become a Member, you may also request to join us on our Members-Only Facebook page and stay up to date on club activities.  Members can ask to join at:

One of the Longest-Running Trail Riding Clubs in the Santa Ynez Valley!

Since 1952, the Santa Ynez Valley Riders (SYVR) has organized safe, family-oriented trail rides to horse owners from all walks of life.


You’re invited to join us for fun and unique trail riding with people who share your passion – a love of horses!  SYVR offers opportunities for you and your horse to trail ride on some of the most beautiful and remote landscapes in Santa Barbara County and the Central Coast area.

How Can I Become a Member?

Membership with SYVR is required to participate in the rides or events.  Annual or Day Members are welcome.


For a Membership application:



Come join us!  Whether you’re an experienced rider or new to horses or trail riding; if you’re looking for camaraderie with fellow horse enthusiasts, want to see new country, and ride in a safe and supportive environment, this is the riding club for you!

SYVR is open to all breeds and riding styles and stresses safe riding practices on all rides. Participants must follow the Trail Rules when participating in club-sponsored rides.


For Trail Rules:

Trail rides last from two to five hours over private ranches well-known in the County’s history, as well as in the Los Padres National Forest and Santa Barbara County Parks such as Live Oak Camp.  Riders typically meet at at the ride location and for longer travel time, at central location and trailer their horses caravan-style to the trailhead.  Trail rides are typically scheduled monthly, with weekend campouts scheduled throughout the spring, summer and fall.

For the Trail Ride Rating guide:

SYVR also participates in events such as parades, clinics, and trail maintenance.  Visit Rides & Events for additional information, or to learn how to become more involved in activity planning or to become a Board Member, please email us at: info@santaynezvalleyriders.org.

SYVR Board 2020


SYVR is governed by the Board of Directors who meet monthly on the third Thursday of the month. 
Board meetings are open to all members. 

President: Kathy Rosenthal

Vice President: Marilyn Wafford

Treasurer: Robin Martinek

Secretary: Terri Campbell


Past President:  Dawn Perrine



Leslie Gillies

David Rosenthal

Lora Wereb


Trail Committee:  

Dawn Perrine Trail Boss

Kathy Rosenthal

Marilyn Wafford

Lora Wereb

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