The Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, formed in 2004 to preserve and protect the cultural legacy of Ridgewood Ranch, the home and final resting place of the legendary racehorse, Seabiscuit, through historic preservation, and environmental conservation.
With the recent development of Glenn Riddle Farm (now a multi-million dollar gated community with two golf courses) home of Seabiscuit’s arch rival War Admiral and Seabiscuit’s great grandsire, the legendary Man ‘O War, Ridgewood Ranch becomes one of the few remaining sites that can remind of us of a time in our history, when a little racehorse became a depression-era hero and captured the imagination of an entire nation.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation designated Ridgewood Ranch as one of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places in 2004. Seabiscuit’s newly restored stud barn was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2014.
The Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation is dedicated to preserving the remaining 5,000 acres of Charles Howard’s Ridgewood Ranch by restoring historic buildings and conserving the Ranch’s creeks, oak woodlands, old growth redwoods and open rangeland. The SHF is working closely with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Mendocino Land Trust and others, by developing a historic preservation management plan, seeking historic designations and preserving the buildings and landscapes that constitute the Seabiscuit and Howard legacy.