“Because Seabiscuit was one of the greatest racehorses who ever lived, his barn is a landmark in sports history. But it’s more than that. Seabiscuit was a beloved popular icon of the 1930s, a rags-to-riches hero who captivated and uplifted a nation stricken by the Great Depression. His barn is a treasure of our history, and it is so fitting that it now occupies a privileged spot on the National Register of Historic Places.”


~ Laura Hillenbrand, Author of the best-seller, “Seabiscuit – An American Legend




The Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation is a 501c3 that preserves and promotes the cultural legacy of historic Ridgewood Ranch, home of the legendary racehorse, Seabiscuit. Ridgewood Ranch has been a valuable resource for historical tours, conservation research, school and youth group activities and community gardening projects.



One of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. Historic Ridgewood Ranch is one of the few remaining sites that can remind of us of a time in our history when a little racehorse with a big heart captured an entire nation.


Seabiscuit triumphed over adversity, embodied the American spirit, and connected with human hearts, giving hope to millions of Americans during the darkest economic era our nation has ever faced.
What a legacy to preserve and protect.


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The 5000 acre Ridgewood Ranch, located 7 miles south of Willits, CA is the historic home of the legendary racehorse and American icon, Seabiscuit and is owned by the Golden Rule Church Association. The Ridgewood Ranch Conservation Area encompasses 4636 acres – 7 square miles – of the ranch.


It includes the historic buildings and all of the outstanding natural resources on the property, including farm and grazing land, redwood and fir forests, oak woodlands, streams and scenic vistas. Permanent Conservation Easements will be placed on the land by the Mendocino Land Trust at a price well below fair-market value.


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“Seabiscuit showed us what can happen when people from very different walks of life band together to give each other hope, support and opportunity.”


Gary Stevens
Hall of Fame racing jockey


View some key moments and events dedicated to the cultural legacy of Ridgewood Ranch, the home and final resting place of Seabiscuit.