Governor Dodge Equestrians is a group of horse riding enthusiasts from the Midwest. Our mission is to promote and enhance equine experiences at Governor Dodge State Park,one of Wisconsin’s largest and most beautiful state parks. Long term goals include improving the horse and rider camping experience and getting a shorter loop choice on the outer loop ride. Join us in these important efforts.

2016 Events

Promoting and Enhancing the Equine Experience at Governor Dodge State Park

Present goals:

  • Host awareness events and have fun getting to know other riders at the park
  • Design a Capital Campaign
    and Feasibility Study
  • Work to develop additional horse trails, specifically options on the Outer Loop trail
  • Continue to provide a portable toilet at
    day-riders parking lot
  • Help the park target infrastructure improvements for riders

Achieved Goals: 

  • The Friends of Governor Dodge have admitted us as the Equestrian Committee under their umbrella which expands grant and other fundraising opportunities
  • Sold over 160 trail passes in Spring 2016 resulting in an $800 profit
  • Because of our efforts the DNR landscape architects have resurrected the campground project and are working on plans for a new 20 site horse camp saving us thousands in fundraising
  • Installed five safe, aesthetically pleasing mounting blocks at strategic locations in horse areas
  • Financed a portable toilet at the Day Riders parking area for the 2015 season
  • Held well-attended and fun events in 2015 to raise awareness and funds

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Kids Horsin' Around Day

Check out the Photos page to see what we did last year!