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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 Countys rich historical involvement in equine
CEPEC Slide Show
|What is a Horse
/ Equestrian Park?
horse/equestrian park is a large acreage facility primarily used for horse
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.
- "Horse" parks are
typically owned and managed by county agencies.
- "Equestrian" parks are
typically privately owned and operated.
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
|CEPEC - an Equestrian Park!
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.