“Enriching the lives of people with disabilities and other underserved members of our community by providing outdoor recreation, open space access, education and therapy, through a working partnership with horses.”
Core Values of Access Adventure
- We believe a close relationship with nature enhances the quality of life for everyone.
- We promote the inclusion of people living with the challenges of disability in the pursuit of a rich, full and active life.
- We advocate the acquisition and preservation of wilderness and open space lands as a precious resource for all people.
- We foster environmental education opportunities and advocate sustainable agriculture.
- We support the development of equestrian access on public lands.
- We maintain safe, caring and sustainable standards of husbandry relating to our working partners, the horses that serve Access Adventure.
Serving the people of the greater San Francisco Bay Area, the program operates on more than 16,000 acres of preserved open space lands. Solano Land Trust’s Rush Ranch, located near Suisun City on 2,070 acres, straddles the Suisun Marsh, and is the headquarters for Access Adventure.
We provide regularly scheduled recreational carriage driving and therapeutic driving events featuring historical horse farming, youth programs and unique educational opportunities relating to preservation, ecology, wildlife habitat and rangeland management.
The programs of Access Adventure are provided to anyone living with a condition that affects their ability to get around. We use Thornlea Carriages built by Jerry and Barbara Garner in Wabash, Indiana. These uniquely designed vehicles offer a safe and comfortable ride, providing access to anywhere horses can go.
The world becomes a bigger place, with the pleasure of being out in nature accessible to everyone.