Frequently Asked Questions
Why Should I Join TRVEA?
The member benefits are worthwhile for you. When you join, your membership fee includes a $1M personal excess liability insurance policy when engaged in any equestrian activity for you and your family. As a member, your valuable voice is added to the weight we wield to protect this valley's resources and to preserve the equestrian experience. Plus, you receive considerable discounts for your entire family for all TRVEA competitions, shows, clinics, and events. Join now!
How do I sign up?
Print out a membership application. Then, fill it out completely, sign it, and mail it with your payment to the TRVEA office at 2191 Hollister St, San Diego, CA 92154. Family membership, individual membership, or junior membership fees vary. Thank you for considering a TRVEA membership!
Why do I need to mail in a hand-signed membership form?
TRVEA provides insurance for its events and members. Membership applications must be hand-signed for legal reasons.
Can we rent a horse from you?
TRVEA does not have horses for rent. There are several horseback rental services in the area and some offer rides to the beach. Try searching online for "horseback riding in Imperial Beach, California."
Where can I park my horse trailer?
There is a free staging area located off of Hollister Street. Additionally, there is free trailer staging at the entrance to the Border Field State Park where you can ride to Monument Mesa for daytime picnic facilities. For more information, please visit the Tijuana River Valley Regional Park website.
Are the trails always open?
There are two park systems that maintain trails in the Tijuana River Valley—County Parks and State Parks. The County Park trails are open from dawn to dusk and State Parks will be similar. Check the kiosks at the trail heads for park hours. You will see riders on the valley's trails at all times, but usually not at night. During nighttime, there is increased Border Patrol activity with random patrols of all the park trails.
The State Parks have a gate at the entrance to Border Field State Park that is open to automobiles when conditions permit. However, trails are open to riders even when the gates are closed.
During all weather events, the park trails are open to riders. Park staff will erect signs at trail heads warning when the trails are hazardous. However, County Parks asks riders to stay off the groomed trails when there is pooling water, and perhaps for a day or two more because horse hooves make deep impressions that erode the trails. If at all possible, please give the groomed trails a chance to harden before riding on them.
CAn we camp in the Tijuana River VAlley?
There are no overnight camping accommodations in the Tijuana River Valley area. However, there are day-use facilities with trailer parking, primitive toilets, potable water, and picnic tables. There is a free staging area located off of Hollister Street. Additionally, there is free trailer staging at the entrance to the Border Field State Park where you can ride to Monument Mesa for daytime picnic facilities. For more information, please visit the Tijuana River Valley Regional Park website.
Who manages the trail system?
The trail system in the Tijuana River Valley is managed in some parts by the County of San Diego and in other parts by the State of California. You can find out more by visiting the following websites:
The TRVEA Fact Sheet is helpful for understanding the benefits to being a TRVEA member, our role in the community, and organization contact information.