Requirements

Member requirements:
Be at least 18 years of age.
Pay Patrol Annual dues by February 15th.
Demonstrate proficiency in basic horsemanship, as outlined in the ARP Trail Patrol Manual.
Maintain a minimum $500,000 Personal Liability Insurance.  (Alternate plan available)
Provide proof of Auto Insurance if driving into Parkway.
Wear complete uniform and present a professional appearance and attitude at all times.
Attend four of six General Membership meetings per year.
Carry personal cell phone.

Be familiar with Park Regulations and Patrol policies and procedures.
Donate:
- a minimum of one two-hour ride per month in Parkway
- a minimum one "work party" in Parkway
- an occasional event as requested by Sacramento County Regional Parks.
Maintain a log of personal volunteer hours.
Carry Parkway maps and local Emergency phone numbers.
"Ride with a buddy" - recommended.

 
Horse qualifications:
The Patrol horse must be a mare or gelding at least four calendar years old, calm and of good disposition on the Parkway trails and around people.
The horse and rider becomes qualified by taking at least two "qualifying rides" with different "Qualifiers".
Volunteers must patrol only on a horse on which he/she has been qualified.

 
Trail Patrol Uniform consists of:
Blue Jeans and white sleeved uniform shirt with Trail Patrol sleeve patches.
Optional recommended Patrol windbreaker and cap (both available through Patrol).
Brass Nametag (available through Patrol).
Appropriate clean boots and Western or English tack.

 
Meetings:
Members must attend at least 4 of 6 General meetings each calendar year ... held the 3rd Wednesday of January, March, May, July, September and November.
General meetings are at 7:00PM, Board meetings at 6:00PM.
Meetings are held at the Volunteer Center: Effie Yeaw, Ancil Hoffman Park, 6700 Tarshes Dr, Carmichael, CA 95608, USAmap