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Our Facilities

 

Old Rancheria (ORR)

Halleck Creek Ranch owns a 60-acre parcel of land in the picturesque Nicasio Valley, 10 miles west of San Rafael in Marin County. Our facility is wheelchair accessible and designed to meet the needs of all of our participants.

Special Adaptations
To help our riders mount their horses at ORR, we have an ADA-compliant mounting ramp, as well as mounting steps. The ramp brings each rider level with the back of the horse. This gives riders who use a wheelchair or walker for mobility, or who may have compromised balance, the support and assistance necessary to mount the horse safely. The mounting block is used for riders with greater strength and mobility and develops coordination and independence.

Covered Arena
ORR has an 85’ x 120’ covered riding arena with sand footing for lessons and warm up exercises. The arena also provides a protected and safe riding area during inclement weather.

Trail Ride
In addition to the property, ORR has a deeded riding easement on an adjoining 280-acre property. This allows riders to enjoy all of the beautiful sights, sounds, smells, and undulating terrain of a real trail ride. There is wildlife to be spotted on the trail, creek beds to traverse, hills to climb and descend, and native plants to smell. The experience is authentic and exciting, and completely unique to Halleck Creek Ranch.

Restrooms
ORR has two large indoor and gender-neutral restrooms available for use by the public. Both restrooms are ADA-compliant, and offer grab-bars near the toilet, as well as hot and cold-water sinks, plentiful soap, and single-use paper towels. Restrooms are cleaned regularly and are disinfected daily.

RockRose Ranch (RRR)

In 2023, we were gifted the beautiful RockRose Ranch by local impact philanthropist Maja Kristin. After careful review, we are now offering programming and are in the process of making improvements and modifications to the Ranch.

Currently, our unmounted programs are held at RockRose Ranch, including Horse Skills, Vocational and Life Skills (VALS), and other partnerships that leverage the relationship between horse and human. We hope to launch adaptive riding in the second half of 2024.

Outdoor Arena
RRR offers a riding arena with sand footing for lessons and warm up exercises. Because the arena is not covered (and mostly in full sun), we plan to enclose a shaded meadow nearby to use as an obstacle course and for equitation during the summer months.

Trail Rides
There are miles of trails in the redwoods and to the top of Teton Hill on the RRR property. We look forward to expanding our riding program there once the property has been modified to meet ADA requirements and the safety needs of our participants. In the meantime, our unmounted horsemanship programs utilize the trails to lead their horses along for gentle exercise and to experience the healing power of nature.

Community Center
Housed within the Main House (formerly used as a private residence), Halleck Creek Ranch is creating a new community center that will serve as a hub for special events, socializing, workshops and classes, family and parent meet ups, and more. Our first step in making the building safe and accessible for our entire community will be through extensive accessibility modifications of bathrooms and ramps. Although this may take some time to achieve, we haven’t let this hold us back from using the space – we’ve held holiday parties, movie nights, and donor events so far, with more on the horizon.

Directions to Our Facilities:

Old Ranchera Road (ORR) Location
1740 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio, CA 94946

Old Rancheria Road is located along the Nicasio Square, in front of the Rancho Nicasio Restaurant and Bar. The paved portion of the road runs in front of the Nicasio Volunteer Fire Department, over a cattle guard, and unto a maintained dirt road. Follow the road 2.5 miles, looking for small signs with our logo along the way, and turn left at the “V”, cross the bridge to your left, and enter the open gate on your right, marked with signs for Halleck Creek Ranch. Volunteers are encouraged to park along the driveway below the covered arena and walk up the stairs that lead to the main office area. Participants and visitors are welcome to follow the driveway up, and park in designated areas nearer the main office.

RockRose Ranch (RRR) Location
3311 Nicasio Valley Road, Nicasio, CA 94946

This property is accessed directly from Nicasio Valley Road. Look for our white, branded sign along the road. Upon entering the driveway, pull close to the gate, which will open automatically during business hours. Once through the gate, turn right to access the Lower Barn and covered Round Pen, or continue straight to the Upper Barn and/or the Main House/Community Center.

 

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