Oakland's Equestrian Heritage

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Throughout its history, Oakland has been a haven for horse enthusiasts. Clubs held frequent horse shows and social events, and riders were seen galloping along roads that led to the beautiful trails of Joaquin Miller, Redwood, and Anthony Chabot Parks. United by a shared passion, traditional cowboys and cowgirls continue to ride alongside English-style riders at the remaining local stables. Capture a glimpse into Oakland's rich equestrian history during the hayday of horses.
ISBN: 9780738558103
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Amelia Sue Marshall is a writer, real estate broker, and planetarium lecturer who has lived in Oakland since 1980. An avid trail rider and volunteer safety patroller for the East Bay Regional Parks District, she is a former vice president and current board member of the Metropolitan Horsemen's Association. Terry L. Tobey is a lifelong Oakland resident, former champion rider, and Appaloosa queen who grew up on her parents' ranch. Her fond memories of childhood in the Oakland Hills equestrian community led her to preserve the history of the area and honor those who most impacted her life. The Metropolitan Horsemen's Association was established in 1938 and remains at the center of Oakland's equestrian community today. Photographs from the early 1900s to the 1980s have been compiled for this volume, which draws from various family collections and the Metropolitan Horsemen's Association archives.