Hosted by Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), the equestrian ride will take place on the Trabuco Rose Preserve, which is permanently protected. The rides are docent led and are group rides. Registration is required to participate. Riders must bring their own horse and participants must be 12 years and over. All riders must sign a liability waiver and minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The Trabuco Rose Preserve is a 396-acre parcel located northwest of the City of Rancho Santa Margarita in Trabuco Canyon. It’s bordered by the Cleveland National Forest to the north and Trabuco Creek to the south, while Hickey Creek drains the western side. The Preserve features rolling terrain with elevations ranging from 1,120 to 1,650 feet above mean sea level.
The acquisition of this preserve contributes to the EMP’s goal of joining together adjacent open space areas in the foothills, while at the same time limiting urban encroachment.