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    Rides & Events

    January 2020 Trail Ride

    Join your fellow members on Saturday, January 18th for a beautiful ride at La Purisima Mission in Lompoc!  There is a fee per rig so carpooling is advised.
    This is our go-to ride for January because there's good footing even when it's been wet.

    Please plan to arrive by 10:00 am with a ride out at 10:30 am. (A little later as it may be colder than usual)

    Bring a sack lunch to enjoy after the ride.
    RSVPs are not required for this ride.
    Please note that rain will CANCEL the ride.

    Third Annual

    Equine Emergency Expo and Resident Fire Preparedness

    Saturday, February 8, 2020

    9:00-5:00 PM

    Santa Ynez Valley Equestrian Association Party Barn
    195 N Refugio Rd
    Santa Ynez, California 93460


    Hosted By:
    Santa Ynez Valley Riders
    Horse Emergency Evacuation Team (HEET) of San Luis Obispo County.
    Santa Ynez Valley Equestrian Association


    This day-long event is divided into three Programs. Attendees may attend 1, 2 or all 3 Programs!


    9:00 AM-12:30 PM - Equine Emergency Evacuation Advanced Operations Drill and Preparedness Drill.

    Attendees will participate in a hands-on, emergency equine evacuation scenario with simulated incidents, decision-making, response, and life safety aspects that may be encountered in a real life disaster. Instructor Victoria Beelik, Ventura County’s Department of Animal Services, Emergency Volunteer Rescue Team Coordinator and HEET, the Horse Emergency Evacuation Team of San Luis Obispo County will lead this entertaining exercise. The Program will be held outdoors, in any type of weather; be prepared to be active, have a good time, and dress accordingly. (Do not bring personal horses please!)


    The morning program is FREE.


    Who should attend?: Horse owners and anyone who wishes to volunteer at an emergency animal shelter site during disasters.


    12:30-1:00 PM On-site BBQ lunch will be available for purchase.


    1:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Fireline Safety Awareness.


    Instructor Gary Johnson of ResQFAST, with over 20 years of experience in combination career fire departments in Northern California, will teach basic incident management organization, general wildland safety, and the basics of fire behavior. Current issues/concerns in the wildland, risk management and entrapment avoidance and hazard recognition and assessment, tools for hazards in disaster situations including earthquake, flood/landslide, fire and others will be discussed. Know what to look for and keep you and your loved ones safe!


    4:00 PM- 5:00 PM – Shelter Deployment Module. 


    Gary will review and discuss last resort survival including escape and fire shelter deployment.  Attendees will practice fire shelter deployment (on the ground, bending activity).  Please dress appropriately.


    The afternoon program is $20.00 and covers both afternoon programs.  Pre-registration is required at ResQFAST.com.


    Who should attend?: ALL RESIDENTS who may be affected by disaster.  NO HORSES.


    By joining these valuable trained personal, attendees will be prepared for any emergency and can save your life and your animals. 

    For more info please visit our Facebook Page or contact Julie Monser at (805) 264-3422 or Dawn Perrine at (805) 245-6727.