Fundraiser for therapeutic riding program serving

individuals with special needs



The Willits and South Ukiah Rotary Clubs


invite you to attend
the evening of September 5, 2015
on the Charles Howard House lawn
at Ridgewood Ranch, Home of Seabiscuit

Benefitting Ridgewood T.R.A.I.L.  Therapeutic Riding Program

Live Music by "the Bassics"


Appetizers, Local Wines & Beers


Live Maine Lobster and Filet Mignon Dinner


Live and Silent Auctions


Site Tours and a Heartwarming Video 


The setting is at the charming Charles Howard House lawn 

with tables surrounding the life-size bronze statue of the legendary racehorse, Seabiscuit. All proceeds will benefit T.R.A.I.L.


Tickets for this exceptional event are $80 per person and are limited. See below for how to purchase tickets, be an event sponsor 

or make a donation. Your support is appreciated!



A worthy cause and YOU can make a difference!



Student Ashley Adamski, horse Freya 
and Volunteer Veteran Al


The Ridgewood T.R.A.I.L. Riders Association was started by a group of 4-H'ers in 1993 and is a 501(c)3 non profit organization.  With family support and the financial assistance of the Willits Rotary Club the program took off.  




T.R.A.I.L. is located on the beautiful 5000 acre historic Ridgewood Ranch about 5 miles south of Willits and serves around 25-30 individuals with special needs year round. 


The program director Erin Holzhauer is a PATH Inc. certified instructor and one of the original 4-H founders. 


"The exceptional equine instructors and volunteers that work tirelessly here are what really make this program work," said Holzhauer. "Without them my job would be impossible.  Also, we must not forget the horses.  They provide the magic that brings out the best in our clients."



The unique benefits of horseback therapy

When riding a horse, the clients we serve are given the opportunity to feel the freedom and empowerment through movement, providing a combination of sensory, motor and neurological stimulation that translates into stronger muscles, increased coordination and greater self-esteem.  The psychological well-being that comes with working with horses helps individuals bridge their relationships and communication with peers and other individuals in their life.



Watch Us in Action on You Tube:




Tickets are available at Willits Furniture Center, 775 Central Ave. in Willits, 707-459-4224 and The Mendocino Book Company, 102 S. School St. in Ukiah, 707-468-5940.  



If you would like to be an event sponsor, contact Willits Rotarian, Mike Smith, 707-972-2471 or S. Ukiah Rotarian, Beth Schwarz, 707-391-7049.



Thank you for taking the time to see who we are, 

and thank you in advance for your generous help. 





To make a tax-deductible donation by mail:
Write checks to: Ridgewood TRAIL Riders Association 
16200 N Hwy 101 Willits CA 95490

To Donate Online
You can donate $10, $25, $50, $100 or any amount you wish safely and securely online by Paypal or credit card to 

Thank you for your support!


Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation
16200 N. Hwy 101 |  Willits, California 95490  |  (707) 459-5992