Join us on JUNE 3, 2018 for another fun fundraiser! 

Friends of Governor Dodge-Equestrians is dedicated to preserving, promoting, protecting and enhancing equestrian experiences at Governor Dodge State Park. We are a committee of the Friends of Governor Dodge State Park, a 501(c)3 organization that serves as a great resource for a great park. Located in the unique driftless area, Governor Dodge is one of Wisconsin’s largest and most beautiful state parks. Our group, organized in 2015, has been working with the DNR to complete several trail enhancements, while our ultimate goal is to see the park's master plan for a new horse campground become a reality. 




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Preserving, Promoting, Protecting and Enhancing the Equestrian Experience

at Governor Dodge State Park

 Thank you to the Wisconsin Horse Council District 4 for the $250 donation to help fund the porta potty at the day ride parking area!


Thank you to the Wisconsin Horse Council Trails Committee for $1,000 matching grant to help fund a rest stop with picnic table and hitching rails on the south end of the Outer Loop Trail, additional mounting blocks and improved signage! 

Our Journey

2015

  • Group formed with goal of seeing trail improvements and new campground at Governor Dodge State Park
  • Met with DNR many times
  • Hosted June Scavenger Hunt Fundraiser
  • Hosted August Horsin’Around Kids Camp


2016

  • DNR provided first round of concept plans for new campground based on our “wish list”
  • Hosted June Scavenger Hunt Fundraiser
  • Hosted August Horsin’ Around Kids Camp
  • We became Equestrian Committee under Friends of Governor Dodge


2017

  • Conducted feasibility study of campground plans
  • Continued Meeting with DNR
  • Hosted June Poker Ride Fundraiser
  • Hosted August “Share the Trails” Open House/Ice Cream Social


2018

  • Continued meeting with DNR 
  • Hired Ayres & Associates for campground plan revisions
  • Final campground plan chosen
  • Planning for major capital campaign begins!  WE ARE ON OUR WAY!