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Walking Tours of Ridgewood Ranch: Home of Seabiscuit

 Join us as we take a step back in time this summer and tour the historic Ridgewood Ranch. The Willits Chamber of Commerce, Christ’s Church of the Golden Rule, and the Mendocino County Museum invite you to "come on down to the ranch!" Visit the special place that Seabiscuit, the amazing champion racehorse that captured the hearts of Americans in the '30s and '40s, called home!

The Guided Walking Tour Includes:

         Viewing of restored film footage of Ridgewood Ranch and Willits made by Dr. Raymond Babcock, the first physician at Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital. The video includes scenes of the ranch, Seabiscuit, jockey Red Pollard and other personalities associated with the horseracing legend Seabiscuit.

         Tour Seabiscuit’s restored barn and other historic structures on Ridgewood Ranch.

         Hear how life was on Ridgewood Ranch. View Seabiscuit memorabilia and share your stories too!

         Enjoy refreshments & receive a special Seabiscuit commemorative souvenir.

 Space is limited and is by reservation only, on a first-come-first-served basis.  Please apply early, because space is NOT guaranteed.   Confirmations are sent by *e-mail whenever possible. The tour is from 9am to noon and held rain or shine! No animals allowed on tour.  The tours are not recommended for children under 5 years old.  Participants should be able to easily traverse slightly uneven terrain.    Reservation cancellations are accepted up to one week prior to the tour date.  

 Registering online and paying by credit card, visit and then fax/mail this form.  Fax # 707-459-7914

 Please note:  The June 30, 2007 tour will include a public unveiling of the Seabiscuit Statue.


 Reservation Form (please print or type)  

Name: __________________________________________________________________________________

 Mailing Address: __________________________________________________________________________

 City: _____________________________________________State: ________ Zip:______________________

 Phone (day): ______________________________ Phone (night/msg.): ________________________________

 *E-mail: ______________________________________________ Fax #: _____________________________

Number                              Tour Dates (Saturdays)

______ of reservations MAY 19  @ $25. ea. = $_________

______ of reservations JUNE 30  @ $25. ea. = $_________  (Public Unveiling of Seabiscuit Statue)

______ of reservations AUG. 11   @ $25. ea. = $_________

______ of reservations SEPT. 15  @ $25. ea. = $_________

______ of reservations OCT. 13   @ $25. ea. = $_________

 TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED                    $_________

 Please send completed Reservation Form with Check or Money Order (payable to Willits Chamber of Commerce) to:

Willits Chamber of Commerce
Attn: Walking Tour
239 S. Main St., Willits, CA 95490


In consideration of the acceptance of the right to participate, participants and spectators, by execution of this registration form, release and discharge the Christ's Church of the Golden Rule, Willits Chamber of Commerce, County of Mendocino, and their officers, directors and representatives, from any and all known damages, injuries, losses, judgments, and/or claims from and cause whatsoever that may be suffered by any participant to his person or property. I also give my permission to use photographs of myself and all members of my party at the event to be used for, but not limited to exhibits, publications, event programs, magazines, Internet and television promotions. I am at least 18 years of age and have read, understand and agree with this release.  

Signature of Registrant _________________________________________________ Date _________________

                                                                   Unsigned reservation forms will not be accepted  

For additional information about the tours or accommodations, please call the Willits Chamber at 707-459-7910.

Proceeds from Ridgewood Ranch tours benefit local community-based organizations and projects.