Located  at the gateway to the world famous Napa Valley Wine Country, Napa Valley Horsemen's Association (NVHA) is the oldest horse association in California.
Founded in 1939 under the direction of first Chairman, Judge David Wright, the Napa Valley Horsemen's Association moved to its current location in 1948.The NVHA property today consists of nearly 32 acres, with a clubhouse, two arenas, arena office/concession stand, restrooms, and a 20-stall barn. 

Donate to Wild Fires 2017

Southern California

Hundreds of horses saved from fiery death in volunteer-led Napa rescue operation

 Mission Statement
To educate the community about horses, training of horses and the benefits of owning and working with horses; to provide and support training clinics, horse shows and other educational functions; to provide scholarships to deserving students from Napa County; to provide opportunities for disabled or disadvantaged children to ride and care for horses; to provide facilities for community events, including fundraising for other nonprofit organizations; to maintain open space suitable for horseback riding for community access.

Donation Drive request from our San Luis Obispo friend that helped with the Napa Fires.

Donated Hay, Feed and Equipment


UPDATE October23, 2017

Most of the horses have returned to their homes. All injured horses were taken care of and most were suffering from smoke inhalation and with care of the volunteer veterinarians all have recovered. That is the good news.

We now have a number of horses in our care that don’t have a home to go to, so they will be our long term guests. We have sufficient feed and  room to take care of these animals.

Mark Evans
Vice President
Gina Massolo
Sheila Edginton
Suzanne Javorina
Membership Secretary
Desiree Kuhn
Immediate Past Pres.
Mark Evans

Michelle Mendoza - 2020
Jonnie Hagan - 2019
Carrie Wren - 2018
Gary Margadant - 2018
Dennis Makemson - 2020
Irene DeWeese - 2019



From the San Jose Mercury News

Veterinarian student Sarah Freeman, of Davis, and veterinarian Alex Eastman, of Salinas, bandage the wound of an evacuated horse that is being sheltered at the Napa Valley Horsemen's Association in Napa, Calif., on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. Currently the association is sheltering over 100 evacuated horses and other animals that were displaced by the North Bay fires. Holding the reins is veterinarian assistant Pete Garaventa, of Napa. The Napa Valley Horsemen's Association in conjunction with the Napa Community Animal Response Team are driving to fire areas and picking up animals. The animals are then brought to their facility in Napa where they are tended to by veterinarians and given food and shelter. Currently the association has taken in over 200 horses since the fire started. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)