​​Friends of Governor Dodge - Equestrians

(Configurations may vary)

AFTER the essentials have been funded and as funds allow, sites will include pens for the horses.

Donor Recognition Brick and/or Kiosk Listing included with donation of horse pen.

DONATE to the Equestrian Campground Fund


"Pony Up"  for Pens!

Celebrate a special someone by making a "gift from the heart" in their honor to the Friends of Governor Dodge State Park. We'll announce your gift with a personalized keepsake card featuring a lovely image from this year's photo hunt. (Or if you prefer, we'll mail you the card to complete and present.) Great for birthdays and anniversaries or any occasion!​  COMPLETE THIS FORM AND USE ABOVE LINK FOR PAYMENT.  Minimum gift $25 per card. Please allow 7 days for processing and delivery. 

Join a very special group, the FOGD Legacy Circle, by including the Friends of Governor Dodge State Park (FOGD) in your estate planning. 

Special Occassion

Send a Card, Give a Gift 

Make a Secure Online Donation Here

Concept of Future Group Gathering Area with Commemorative Bricks. Design may vary. Picnic shelter: Phase III  

Give the gift of sustainability.  The Friends of Governor Dodge State Park Equestrian Fund is a permanent endowment that was created by the Friends of Govenor Dodge State Park to provide a perpetual source of funding to support and provide funding for the equestrian facilities at Governor Dodge State Park, specifically operations, maintenance and improvements of the equestrian campground, as well as other projects and programs that will benefit equestrian users at Governor Dodge State Park.  The endowment is managed by the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin.  Contributions to the Friends of Governor Dodge State Park Equestrian Fund are tax-deductible and can be made by sending a check to:    


                  Friends of Governor Dodge State Park

                    ATTN: Equestrian Endowment Fund

                    P. O. Box 154

                    Whitewater, WI   53190

If you wish to donate a gift of stock or transfer a mutual fund or do a Bequest to the Friends of Governor Dodge State Park Equestrian Fund, please contact us at GovDodgeHorses@gmail.com for more information and specific instructions.

Legacy Circle

While basic campground infrastructure has been completed, there are still some essential elements that must be funded if the campground is to open in May. Funds are needed to:

  • make final contractor payments
  • equip the campground with picnic tables, fire rings, horse highlines, manure bunks
  • necessary landscaping
  • ​pay our share of operating expenses for the campground's first few years
  • ​build an endowment to ensure that the campground delivers a quality experience for future generations

Donate as a business, as an individual, family, group of friends, as a club or organization. Note: The state prohibits naming rights on individual items, however generous donors will be recognized on the website and at the campground gathering area.

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Endowment Fund 

Be Extraordinary! Commemorative Brick Included With Donation of $1,000

Checks should be made payable to FOGD Equestrian Campground Fund and mailed to Friends of Governor Dodge Equestrians, PO Box 154, Whitewater, WI 53190

Make Your Secure Online Donation Here

Any amount is appreciated!

All donations fund equestrian campground projects at Governor Dodge State Park. 

As a 501(c)3 charity, donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law. 

Be EXTRAORDINARY with a donation of $1,000 and receive a brick in your name as part of the 100 Extraordinary Friends or Extraordinary Women  campaigns. Or celebrate an extraordinary friend, family member, mentor, or special animal companion by purchasing a brick in their honor. These personalized bricks will be permanently displayed at the new equestrian campground at Governor Dodge State Park.