Emergency Evacuation Resources for Horses in California


The following information is provided as a public service. The Bay Area Equestrian Network and
Extend Inc. make no endorsement or guarantee of information or services provided herein.

Many thanks to the following BAEN users who've offered their services housing and/or hauling horses evacuated in California due to natural disasters such as fires or floods. Please contact these folks directly at the numbers provided below. If you'd like to be included on this list, email your information to info@bayequest.com and put "emergency resources" in the subject.

(Listed alphabetically by city/area)

Shellie Johnson, The Horse Keeper/Antelope CA Can provide evacuation trailering or emergency transportation. 2 Horse/Extra tall/Extra Wide straight load w/ramp. Short Term Boarding and vacation care. Cell 916-402-3580

Aptos/Corralitos/Watsonville Area
Emergency Trailering Services for 2 Horses - XTall w/Ramp. Located in Aptos.
Lisa Schuler, 831-688-9941 Home, 831-252-9445 Cell, lkschuler@hotmail.com

Bonny Doon
I have a new one room cottage with with 1 queen bed and one twin pull out, full bath and kitchen in Bonny Doon. Also have up to 7 covered stalls available. 4 in a large paddock and 3 separate stalls. Have 4 horse stock trailer (can fit more) and 4x4 truck that gets around great in rough terrain. I grew up in the Summit area and have good knowledge of the area.
Shelly, 831-426-6017, 831-566-7832

Brentwood/Clayton area
Carreleon Farm
Sue Thompson

We have a 4 horse goose neck slant load and are willing to evacuate horses. We may have a few paddocks as well.
John and Judy Pence
(925) 457-3009
(925) 759-9460

We have two stalls with paddocks, 60' x 60' square pen and dog run.  2 horse slant if needed.
Carol Page
(510) 685-4334

Castro Valley
Applecreek Farms in Castro Valley, CA has15 stalls available for horses. There is also a 70 acre pasture available.Trailers are also available for evacuation if needed. Contact Lisa Robinson at 510-760-8909 or 510-583-6120 or Pam Loftus 701-6880.

Elk Grove/Sacramento Area
Whimsical Farms
Located about 20 minutes south of Sacramento in Elk Grove. Stalls and Pasture, two horse trailer
Phone: 916-714-2522
Cell: 650-248-5455

Gilroy/San Juan Bautista
I am central to Gilroy, but can help from San Juan Bautista to Milpitas. I can haul 2-3 horses at a time. I am a certified Large Animal Rescuer.
Emily Demmert, 408-786-7718

Glenn County (Orland & surrounding areas)
Emergency hauling - can help with transport to evacuation site. I have a 3 horse slant trailer. I have a 9 acre pasture with hot wire fencing (no barbwire), no stalls. Can provide short-term housing for horses and livestock if evacuation sites are full.
Lori Grande Cell (530) 852-7834, LoriGrande@aol.com (have Blackberry with me at all times so I will get your e-mails right away).

We have room for a few horses in San Juan Bautista and about 10 more in Gilroy. We have 2 trailers and can haul up to 5 horses at a time. Both trailers can be converted to box stalls for mare/foals, etc. We are near Watsonville. Call 415-298-1170 or 415-860-2886 Carrie Coe and Pamela Miller.

We build equestrian facilities and have many clients in the Gilroy/San Martin area who are willing to take horses in if the fairgrounds are full. I am in central Gilroy and can take up to 4 horses.
Lauren Del Sarto, LTD Equestrian Ranches, 650.346.6552

Grass Valley/Auburn
I have a horse in Santa Cruz county (not near fire/burn area) but do need to move this weekend and have pasture available for 2 horses between Grass Valley and Auburn. We used to live in fire area and would have had to have been evacuated, most likely the property did have burn go through it. Thank you to EVERYONE who is participating in aide! Call or email 831.325.9930 or equineconsultants@yahoo.com .

Hollister Area
Immediate, safe spaces available. Large pasture turn outs, paddocks and limited stalls. Short term OK. Professional owner and caretakers live on-site. 24x7 supervision.
Ramona Koch, 831-628-3838

Lafayette Area
Hensons Equestrian Center in Lafayette, I can take up to 10 horses in an emergency situation, and I have a truck and 2 horse slant trailer. Missy Goldwyn, 925-284-7981-home and 925-878-3839 cell. mgoldwyn@aol.com

I have 3 box stalls with runs for what ever is needed. I have a good truck and I have a large two horse slant with ramp. I am in Livermore just outside of Pleasanton.
Tracy Maurer 925-548-4056

Don or Marijanne Nichols
I would like to offer our ranch as a place for animals in case of natural disaster... We can make emergency corrals from panels, and/or have small pasture or paddocks available.  Can take up to 10 horses but am willing to take other livestock / animals as well.  We can be available for emergency hauling as well. We are 15 miles East of Lodi, 21 miles North of Stockton and 34 miles South of Sacramento. 

Martha Merriam
6855 Brooks Lane (off Laird Rd.)
916-652-7608 or 916-296-5351
Room for two or perhaps more in a pinch. 2 horse oversize step up slant load trailer and truck

Los Altos Area
I'm available and can help with small or large animal evacuation. Experienced horse handler. Also have space for up to 6 horses (temporary) in Los Altos.
Helen Cunningham, 650-799-0820

Los Gatos/Almaden Valley
I can haul 2 horses (or livestock) with XXTALL 2 horse slant. Also plenty of room for dogs/cats in Suburban. Temporary space in pasture in Almaden Valley as well. Located in Los Gatos. Please call if you need help. Sherri 650.269.1288

Los Gatos/Santa Cruz Mts. Area (SF Bay Area)
Lani Sutherland
408-353-1951 home
408-406-3252 cell
I live on 6 acres off summit road in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Los Gatos. I have room in an emergency for 3 stalled horses plus I have two 3/4 acre turnouts - all PVC 4 rail fencing. I have an oversized 2 horse slant load trailer.

Marin County
I am able to haul in an emergency or anytime. I have a two horse slant.
Hilary Hansen, hhmsigns@aol.com, 415-233-1478

I have a VERY big two horse slant trailer also have three large paddocks and 5 acre pasture. I can house a few horses and help evacuate livestock.
Chris Treat, (925) 586-6695

Milpitas Area (SF Bay Area)
Becky's Equine Transportation
(please emergencies only - no telemarketing) Can house horses, donkeys, & mules in an emergency Can haul up to 3 at a time in an emergency (small ponies up to 4 or 5). I'm also certified Large Animal Rescuer. Plus can handle untamed horses such as range horses or out of the wild mustangs.

Montara Area
I have 2 empty paddocks in Montara area if anyone need them call me.
Cece Golden, 650-515-6152

Napa Area
Michael & Nancy Kerson
707-738-9504 or 707-226-9193 (please emergencies only - no telemarketing)
Can house horses, donkeys, & mules in an emergency
Can haul up to 3 critters at a time in an emergency

North Livermore / Morgan Territory
We have an F-350 truck, extra wide & extra tall 3 horse Slant load trailer. I have a 1-1/2 acre pasture with a large automatic water trough, and a couple of barn stalls with small turn outs also with water. We are a little north of Livermore on Morgan Territory Rd. If we don�t answer, leave a message and call the other number. If no answer, leave a message there as well.
Joseph J Zboyovsky
Rocking Z Stables
(925) 449-1229 Home
(510) 909-5332 Cell

Placerville/Lotus Area
Can house up to 5 horses in one pasture. 3 stalls/1 is a 12x24 mare/foal stall. Can do short term care or long term (up to 60 days)
Janelle Burns, 530-622-1362 or 916-203-8566

Placerville/Rescue area
Jan Wheeler
530- 626-6559
Can house up to 4 horses
Can haul up to 4 Horses

Salinas Area
I live in Salinas. I can help with transport to an evacuation site. I have a 3 horse slant trailer (can probably fit four) and am willing to help in any way I can.
Pam McKay, Cell 578-2322

San Martin
We can board horses that are currently being evacuated in the Morgan Hill, Gilroy area. We have a 3 horse slant trailer if you need transportation. We have plenty of room to keep your horses safe in San Martin until you can return home. Call Ron at (408) 315-3429.

Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Equine Evacuation and Assistance Team, Inc.
We are an emergency horse/large animal evacuation and assistance team in Santa Barbara, CA.
PO Box 60535
Santa Barbara, CA  93160
(805) 892-4484

Santa Cruz, San Benito, Santa Clara & Monterey Counties
Emergency Trailering Services. Located in Aromas. We have a 6 horse slant load and two 2 horse trailers ready to go when needed. We can provide short-term housing for horses and animals. We have stalls, paddocks and pastures available. Contact Todd Azevedo 831-359-1659.

Santa Cruz Mountains/San Lorenzo Valley
We live in the area of the Loma fire and can help with horse evacuations. We live on Bear Creek Road. We can move our horse to the turnout and take in 2 adult horses in our paddocks.
Marcia Williams, 408 314-9449, 408 395-0104

The Presidio Riding Club in Sausalito can provide temporary stabling to up to 8 horses. Stalls with bedding & feed included. We are just over the Golden Gate Bridge.
Kendra Hartnett, 415-328-7426

Sonoma County
Shannon Beglin Trailering services for emergency.. up to 4 horses at a time. 4 Horse gooseneck trailer slant load. Located in Sonoma County

MeShawn Fowler
Cell: 805-423-2246
Home: 805-434-2646
I have 10 acres of pasture, a couple of pens and the pasture will soon be cross-fenced into a 3-acre section and a 7-acre section.

Walnut Creek/Mt. Diablo
I can provide temporary care for 1-2 horses if they can be transported here by someone else ( I can come along to help evacuate). I have a pipe stall and a box stall with a separate turnout area.
Sandra Van Scyoc

I have a two horse trailer and am located off of Watsonville road near Sycamore. I only have a large corral with two horses already in it but can take more if need be. I can help haul, feed, first aid or whatever is needed.
Karen Luke 408-203-5730

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