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.

  • The Applicant will be responsible for fingerprinting and background checks as required by the County of Sacramento.

  • 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.


  • 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