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World Class Olympic Level Equestrian Center for
Recreation, Competition, Education, Equine Medical Services, Historic and Art Exhibits

The CEPEC Board of Directors would like to thank the many people and organizations who have provided support to CEPEC and to share CEPEC’s major accomplishments of the past year with you. They include:
  • Publication of the Master Plan
  • Front page article in the North Bay Business Journal
  • Addition of UC Davis Professor Emeritus to Board of Directors
  • Addition of Director of Development to Executive Staff
  • CEPEC Exhibition at UC Davis Horse Day
  • Introductions of CEPEC to California Legislatures at the State Capital Ag Day
  • Site Acquisition Proposal submitted to the State
To qualify as a potential CEPEC site, a location must meet over thirty requirements for land, water quantity and quality, location, climate, zoning, terrain, distance from earthquake/fire/flood zones, etc. The original sites for CEPEC in South Petaluma were withdrawn from consideration due to excessive land and species mitigation costs. A site that meets the CEPEC land requirements became available in 2015 when the California State Legislature passed a bill to close the state owned 950 acre Sonoma Developmental Center in Sonoma Valley. A proposal from CEPEC to acquire 777 acres surrounding the SDC campus (see below) was submitted to the State in August 2015. The 500 acres on the west side of Arnold Drive and next to Jack London Park is planned for CEPEC open space for trail riding, hiking, and wildlife preservation. The 277 acres along Hwy 12 is slated for the CEPEC equestrian complex (e.g., riding arenas and courses, barns, vet center, museum, etc.). A wildlife corridor will be maintained along the north side of the properties.


CEPEC Proposed Site
(in white borders)

CEPEC Complex Concept
on the Farm
The Sonoma County horse industry is a critical component of the County’s economics; its revenue exceeds that of the grape industry. The CEPEC project is projected to generate an additional revenue of $250 million annually for Sonoma County as well as 250 jobs. We invite you to show your support for CEPEC in Sonoma Valley by adding your name to the online petition
or by making a tax deductible donation to CEPEC (a 501(3)c organization):

For more information contact: or (707) 541-6091