Seabiscuit Ranch Tour to Benefit Horse Rescue Group

Ridgewood Ranch, the historic Northern California home of the legendary Seabiscuit and his owner, Charles Howard, will conduct a special tour for the general public Sept. 15 with proceeds to benefit Geva, Inc., a Thoroughbred rescue foundation located in Sonoma County, Calif.

The event begins at 9:30 a.m. and includes a continental breakfast. Reservations must be made in advance by calling the event co-sponsor, the Willits Chamber of Commerce, at (707) 459-7910.  Ridgewood Ranch is at 16200 N. Highway 101, in Willits.

Among the attractions at the ranch is Washoe Valley Sal, a Seabiscuit descendant in foal to Downtown Seattle, by Seattle Slew. Other Seabiscuit descendants are also kept at the ranch, which is designated one of America’s most threatened historic places by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The current owner, Christ’s Church of the Golden Rule, has worked toward restoring several historic buildings and has joined the Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation, the National Trust, and others to develop an overall preservation and resource management plan.

GEVA was founded to provide homes for injured, retired, and abused horses, or horses just in need of a home.

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