About the Founder - Doug Hutten

My adult equestrian experience spans over thirty years and includes: avid trail riding, competing, stable management, training, volunteering with special needs organizations, serving as a Former Deputy Sheriff with the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department Mounted Unit, writing for Western Horseman Magazine, barn building, barn sales, working with various equestrian Search & Rescue Teams (both in Colorado and California), trail boss for pack trips in Colorado, organizing/managing a PRCA-sanctioned event (while with Jaycees), a Charity-Celebrity Trail Ride in Golden Gate Park benefiting Cure Autism Now, and an annual fundraising trail ride in Woodside, CA for B.O.K. Ranch.

  • Started riding ponies at age 6
  • Purchased my first horse in 1974
  • Served as a MAU (Mounted Assistance Unit) with CA State Parks
  • Trail Boss for pack trips north of Steamboat Springs, Colorado and in Illinois
  • Past Deputy (San Francisco Sheriff's Department Mounted Unit)
  • Law Enforcement Certification – Equine (Colorado)
  • Past Member - “Save the Trails” committees - Rocky Mountain & Estes National Parks
  • Past Member - Marin County Sheriff's Dept. Mounted Search & Rescue Team (California)
  • Past Member - Jefferson County Sheriff's Dept. Mounted Search & Rescue Team (Colorado)
  • Trail Boss on Colorado ranch rides
  • Past Member - B.O.K. Ranch Board of Directors
  • Trail Rider - Colorado Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and many others across the USA
  • Member - San Mateo County Horsemen's Association & Santa Clara County Horseman’s Association
  • Past Member - Novato Horseman's Association
  • Member - Fellowship of Christian Cowboys
  • Member - The Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County​
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