The Golden Gate Dairy Stables, located on the Southern Marin Coast in Muir Beach, California is managed by Ocean Riders of Marin. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit and a Park Partner of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Our members have developed educational outreach programs that offer opportunities for the public, especially young people, to connect to our horses, the history and culture of the Golden Gate Dairy, and the local habitat we share.  We are committed to the preservation and upkeep of the historic dairy and to promoting safe and responsible trail sharing on the local trails that we ride.

Mission Statement: It is the Mission of Ocean Riders of Marin to preserve the Golden Gate Dairy as a horse boarding facility; to restore its historic structures; to continue sound principles of conservation to protect the local habitat of the Redwood Creek Watershed; and to offer equine facilitated learning opportunities to the public, especially to people from under resourced communities.

Ocean Riders offers a variety of Equine and Nature Guided Growth and Learning programs and workshops to both youth and adults, please read on to learn more.

Equine and Nature
Guided Learning

Owl leading horse

  • Riding and non-riding programs for fostering social connections and cultivating life skills such as confidence, assertiveness, empathy, and more.
  • Innovative programs for healing, increasing self- awareness, improving communication skills, and building relationships.
  • Connecting people to nature and each other
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Environmental Stewardship


  • Interactive nature experiences for young people with and without horses
  • Learning ‘Green Horse Keeping’ practices that protect land and water
  • Learning about our local habitat that we share and the cycles of life (Owl habitats)
  • Water conservation practices that protect the local Redwood Creek watershed
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Local History
and Culture


  • Visual interpretive center
  • Historic building restoration
  • Azorean dairy farming
  • Transition to Horse Boarding
  • Historic Buildings then and now
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