SEABISCUIT HERITAGE FOUNDATION

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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.

““The goal of the foundation is to preserve and protect the cultural legacy of Ridgewood Ranch, the home and final resting place of the legendary racehorse Seabiscuit for future generations. Join us in this race against time by becoming a member of Seabiscuit’s winning team””

 

– Jacqueline Cooper, President Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation –

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

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BECOME A MEMBER

Join our Winner’s Circle and become a member of Seabiscuit’s winning team!

JOINING THE WINNERS CIRCLE

Various levels of memberships are available.

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MAKE A DONATION

Support the legacy of Seabiscuit.
We rely on you to reach the finish line.

MAKING A DONATION

All donations are tax deductible.
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THE FOUNDATIONS GOALS

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The Foundation’s ultimate goal is to create a living museum by continuing Ridgewood’s 150-year history as a working ranch. The Foundation is committed to develop, maintain and expand educational programs that reflect the broad cultural heritage of the Ranch, including the occupation by the Northern Pomo Indians and the development of the land as a working ranch by a succession of owners, including Charles Howard who retired his champion racehorse Seabiscuit here in 1940.

 

The Foundation will focus on recreational and interpretive programs that will increase public access and enhance the understanding of Ridgewood Ranch as a rich historical, cultural and natural resource. The Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation will carry on the legacy of Charles Howard and the Golden Rule Church Association.

 

Individuals interested in directly contributing to the preservation and conservation of Ridgewood Ranch should send a donation to the Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation at 16200 North Highway 101, Willits, CA 95490.

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