The Golden Gate Dairy Stables
Our ranch setting is an integral part of our program. Surrounded by thousands of acres of protected open space, the unique location of the Golden Gate Dairy Stables offers us countless opportunities to connect with the natural world, explore the beautiful coastal ecosystem and flow with the pace of nature.
Not so long ago, Marin County was full of ranches and dairies. At the turn of the 19th century, there were nearly 300 dairies in Marin County, and by the mid-19th century, Marin County supplied 25% of the butter in the State of California. Times have changed a bit since then, and we are fortunate to have one of the county’s original ranch properties that is not only rich with agricultural history but also in an area that was home to the Coastal Miwok.
Now managed by Ocean Riders of Marin, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is preserving the historical presence of horses and ranching in Frank Valley while maintaining the integrity of the land, water, flora & fauna and promoting environmental stewardship through community outreach programs. Ranch School is proud to partner with Ocean Riders and provide financial support to their outreach programs for under-resourced communities.