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Henry Trione, November 15, 2012
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Welcome to CEPEC !

The California Equestrian Park & Event Center (CEPEC) is a project to develop an Olympic quality, multi-discipline equestrian sports complex for public use. The CEPEC vision is to provide recreational, educational, competitive, and equine assisted therapy venues for youth and adults while preserving open space and the rural and agricultural character of Sonoma County. CEPEC's goal is to create an environmentally friendly, world class, regional, national, and international equestrian facility that will compliment Sonoma County’s rich historical involvement in equine activities.

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What is a Horse / Equestrian Park?

A horse/equestrian park is a large acreage facility primarily used for horse events.
  • "Horse" parks are typically owned and managed by county agencies.
  • "Equestrian" parks are typically privately owned and operated.
These facilities are designed to be used for recreational purposes and to attract regional, national, and international competitions. The synergy of a horse/equestrian park comes from the ability to offer many amenities in one location. A major facility needs to be able to host more than one competition at a time and to attract regional and national shows. This capability would attract a variety of equestrians and spectators to the facility. To accommodate stabling, many horse parks have over 500 stalls which are often temporary structures. To attract and host large multiple day shows, a significant amount of acreage is needed.

International horse parks are currently located in the Eastern U.S. in Virginia, Carolina, Georgia (1,400 acres and host of the 1996 Equestrian Olympics), Florida (500 acres), and Kentucky (1,400 acres and host of the 2010 World Equestrian Games). Spruce Meadows (400 acres) in Calgary is Canada's major international horse park. Regional horse parks in the Western United Stated include the L.A. Equestrian Center and West World in Scottsdale, in the North East the Idaho Horse Park, and in the Mid West the Colorado Horse Park.
CEPEC - an Equestrian Park!

The primary purpose of CEPEC is to provide the public with a world class equestrian sports complex that can offer a wide range of equine activities and services which are educational, competitive, entertaining, and recreational. These will include horse shows, classes, clinics, seminars, conferences, demonstrations, equine assisted therapy, cross country events, polo, dressage, cutting, reining, vaulting, gymkana, driving, trail riding, and hiking. CEPEC's goal is to become the locale for prestigious national and international level equine competitions and have the ability to host international equestrian events such as those in the Summer Olympics and the World Equestrian Games.

The land needed for CEPEC's facilities will accommodate riding arenas and courses, parking, veterinary hospital, education/conference center, museum, riding and hiking trails, and camp ground. The amount of land planned for CEPEC is approximately 700 acres which includes 100 acres for the complex.

Museum Exhibit 2014 Benefit Concert 2012 Benefit Gala CEPEC 2009 Launch

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