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National Organizations

FEDERATION EQUESTRE INTERNATIONALE (FEI)

http://www.fei.org

International governing board for all equestrian competitions and events
worldwide.

RAILS TO TRAILS

http://www.railtrails.org

Creates nationwide network of trails from former rail lines for equestrians, pedestrians and cyclists while providing guidelines for local trail projects.

UNITED STATES EQUESTRIAN FEDERATION (USEF)

http://www.usef.org

National governing board (Lexington, KY) setting rules and standards for all
competitions in every equestrian discipline nationwide. Also sets rules and
standards for American riders competing internationally. Founded 1917.
80,000 memberships. 100 affiliated organizations. Links to 300 related websites.

EQUESTRIAN LAND CONSERVATION RESOURCE (ELCR)

http://www.elcr.org

"Saving land for horses and horse-related activities." ELCR seeks to engage the equestrian community in land preservation. Provides educational materials, easement guides, economic impact analysis reports, land protection guides, videos and assistance to individuals and groups for their region.

UNITED STATES DRESSAGE FEDERATION (USDF)

http://www.usdf.org

National governing board (Lexington, KY) for dressage competitions and
events throughout the United States. Founded 1978. 78,000 memberships.
129 affiliated organizations. MAGAZINE: USDF Connection. Has links to
all dressage chapters nationwide.

TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND (TPL)

http://www.tpl.org

Aims to protect working farms, ranches and forests; lands of historical and cultural importance; rivers, streams, coasts, and watersheds; parks, gardens, and other natural spaces. More than 40 offices nationwide. Helps agencies and communities conserve land, raise funds, and complete real estate transactions.

CALIFORNIA DRESSAGE SOCIETY (CDS)

http://www.california-dressage.org

California governing board for dressage competitions and events throughout
the state and including Nevada and Arizona. Founded 1976. 5,000 memb.

EQUUS FOUNDATION
https://www.equusfoundation.org/about-us.php

Provides grants for charities and volunteers who work on behalf of horses, operates network of equine orgs. and enthusiasts, offers management and financial advice for horse-related charities, and helps educate public about horses. Focuses on therapeutic activities, but responds to dwindling public lands for horse use.

Horsemanship Links: Private Businesses and Local Organizations
TOM DORRANCE

http://www.tomdorrance.com

Nearly every horseman now benefiting from the trend of what is often termed "natural horsemanship," owes thanks, directly or indirectly, to Tom Dorrance. Through his work of helping people understand the true nature of the horse, many have come to better understand themselves - and the world around them.

CALIFORNIA EQUESTRIAN PARK AND EVENT CENTER

http://www.cepec.us

Proposed 1200 acre equestrian park and event center in Petaluma, CA. Boasting green technology and as part of its state-of-the-art/permaculture design, this center will host major competitions for all equestrian disciplines while doubling as an educational and training facility. 700 acres will be set aside for trails and public use, augmenting Sonoma County's efforts to preserve open space.

GREEN APPLE HORSE

http://www.greenapplehorse.com/

A site dedicated to bringing you cutting edge news and information on how the horse industry can go green.

GREEN PLANET EQUINE

http://www.greenplanetequine.com/

Nature-inspired products that help horses without hindering the environment, the animals, or ourselves.

THE ECLECTIC HORSEMAN

http://www.eclectic-horseman.com

A horseman's magazine featuring a variety of articles about a "natural" approach to working with horses. Editor Emily Kitching hopes to maintain high quality articles, layout, and individuals interviewed.

EQUINOLOGY

http://www.equinology.com/

Provides quality courses in horse health science and care worldwide with a curriculum designed for both practicing professionals and laymen, including veterinarians, chiropractors, physical therapists, massage therapists, trainers, grooms, barn managers, owners, and those who have no horse experience. Specialists teach all courses, which are accredited and offer certification.

BAY AREA BARNS AND TRAILS

http://www.bayareabarnsandtrails.org

Helps to acquire, maintain and restore publicly accessible barns, stables, pastures, staging areas, horse camps, parks, public open space, working farms, ranches, equestrian facilities, trails and trailheads throughout Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Mateo, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma Counties in California.

THE NATURAL GAIT

http://thenaturalgait.com/

An equestrian retreat and educational center in Harpers Ferry, Iowa, offering workshops and clinics February through October.

ZEPHYR'S GARDEN

https://www.zephyrsgarden.com/

Creates, produces, and sells top-quality, award-winning equine and canine products that are pure and effective ~ from dermatitis to thrush to fly spray to wounds and shampoos, products inspired by a desire to find herbal and other natural ways to care for horses and dogs.

THE WAY OF THE HORSE

http://www.thewayofthehorse.com

Kim Walnes, an FEI level event rider who has worked with Mark Rashid, gives clinics around the U.S. for riders of all disciplines.

BAY AREA EQUESTRIAN NETWORK

http://www.bayequest.com

A networking site and regional directory for equine businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area, offering free adds and website link exchanges.

NORTH COAST EQUINE PHYSICAL THERAPY

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Wendy Albrecht and Cindy Krout offer an animal everything humans have access to in a PT outpatient clinic. State-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment modalities include electro-acuscope, myopulse micro currents, ultrasound, neuromuscular stimulator and myofacial release. These therapies create the environment that allows the body to heal itself, oftentimes in less than half the "normal" recovery time.

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