Point Reyes National Seashore Association – Dinner on the Pacific Plate 2017
Auction Ends: Oct 11, 2017 06:00 PM PDT

Park Adventures

Visit the Morgan Horse Ranch at Point Reyes and Stay Two Nights in Inverness for 4

Item Number
599
Estimated Value
Priceless
Sold
$400 USD to lkgeller
Number of Bids
1  -  Bid History

Item Description

Point Reyes National Seashore Association is happy to partner with the National Park Service at Point Reyes for an outdoor adventure at the Morgan Horse Ranch with Ranch Manager Philip Straub. All ages are encouraged and there are no restrictions on the number of people you can bring on your educational ranch adventure.

This is a fantastic opportunity to meet the Legacy Horses at the Morgan Horse Ranch, the last of their bloodline. Groom them, learn about their history, and about how they are used by the park today. Walk the grounds of the historical breeding ranch for the National Park Service on a guided tour.

There are no restrictions on the number of people you can bring to the Morgan Horse Ranch. It is recommended to plan your adventure around the weather and to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes or boots. You will need to schedule ahead with the Ranch Manager at least a month in advance and can only be scheduled Wednesday through Saturday. If weather is clear and hot sunscreen and water are recommended.

Plus, enjoy a four-person, two weeknights' stay (Sunday through Thursday) in a sunny two-bedroom, two-bathroom Inverness home with decks and foot access to trails. Linens are provided. Maximum 4 people (two couples or one couple with two children; no children under age 8.) No pets or parties.

The house is a one-floor mid-century home on a sunny knoll, with two bedrooms (one king bed, one queen), two full baths, an open floor plan (living room, dining room, kitchen), a large deck overlooking Tomales Bay and Mount Vision, and a small deck off the master bedroom.

You'll also receive, courtesy of the PRNSA Bookstores, a copy of "A Natural History of the Point Reyes Peninsula," by Jules Evens, and a map of Point Reyes National Seashore with hiking suggestions.

Philip Straub has been the manager at the Point Reyes Morgan Horse Ranch for five years and has always had an affinity for horses, especially the Morgan breed because of their important place in U.S. history. He grew up in rural Petaluma and has been around horses much of his life, excepting his time in the United States Marine Corps infantry.

After his time in military service Phil gravitated back to his roots of being with horses and found his place at the peaceful Morgan Horse Ranch, tucked away in the corner up the hill from the Bear Valley Visitor Center. Here he tends to the horses by feeding, grooming, providing medical and farrier care, along with continuing training for various functions in the park, including patrol operations, participation in local parades, and the annual elk census. 

Point Reyes National Seashore and the Morgan Horse Ranch have recently launched a cooperative program designed for military veterans equine therapy with Project Hope, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing lasting solutions to health problems with the mission of helping people to help themselves. 

Proceeds from this auction offering will support the Morgan Horse Ranch at Point Reyes, so bid today!

Special Instructions

This package includes: 

(1) Guided tour of the Morgan Horse Ranch with Ranch Manager Philip Straub on Wednesdays through Sundays scheduled in advance and for an unlimited number of participants.

(2) Successive weeknights' stay at a two-bedroom Inverness Home for 4 people.

(1) Copy of "A Natural History of the Point Reyes Peninsula," by Jules Evens.

(1) Map of Point Reyes National Seashore with hiking suggestions.

Experience expires September 1, 2018.