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.
  • Volunteer:

- 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, USA

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