Sacramento Valley Equestrian Patrol (SVEP) is a volunteer group made up of equestrians in Sacramento, Rio Linda, Elverta and Solano County. We promote the equestrian lifestyle through trail patrol, education and community service.
SVEP members are committed to serving the trail safety needs of rural Sacramento and Solano valleys. We patrol our local parkways on horseback. SVEP serves to assist our local park rangers by acting as "eyes and ears" . We are available to assist the public, as well as identitfy safety concerns, report illegal dumping and suspicious activities, etc. We also provide trail maintenance. In Sacramento County we focus on Dry Creek parkway, Ueda, Gibson Ranch, the Arden/Arcade parkway and regional parks. In Solano County members patrol Lynch Canyon and Lagoon Valley.
SVEP members also serve as equestrian ambassadors to the community. In addition to riding trail patrol, we provide assistance in local parades as crowd/traffic management. We participate in community events promoting the equestrian lifestyle. We host the Annual Ultimate Poker Ride. We participate in other community activities such as Farm and Tractor Days, neighborhood holiday parades, Lynch Canyon Trail Run, Lynch Canyon Bluebird Monitoring, the Annual Lynch Canyon Trail Run and Kite Festivals.
Our club started in 1999 as the California State Horseman's Association Equestrian Trail Patrol Region 3. In 2013 we decided to focus on local community events, so we formed SVEP. Many of our members sit on community boards and participate in local committees.
We extend our everlasting gratitude to founding member Bill Katen, and the valuable leadership of Barbara Eggleston and Barbara Longo.