The Wendell and Inez Robie Foundation

About Robie Park

Wendell spent the last few years of his life in search of a suitable equestrian staging area in the Tahoe area. He was concerned about the future conflicts between growth and access to the beautiful high Sierra trails. He also wanted to provide a long term starting location for the Tevis Ride.

In 1990 the Robie Foundation purchased 160 acres between Lake Tahoe and Truckee to fulfill Wendell’s vision. The foundation has invested over $400,000 in the purchase and improvements over the last 15 years. Improvements include connecting trails, vaulted toilets, water system for horses, clearing slash, roads, gates, arena, signs, etc.

We have established the Robie Equestrian Park Endowment Fund to maintain and improve the park into the future. 100% of the donations into this fund will be used for the benefit of Robie Equestrian Park.

Robie Park is generally open from early July through mid September. During the park season, we host various events such as the Start of the Western States Trail Ride (The Tevis Cup "100 Miles -- One Day" Ride.) Reservations by individuals and organized groups are always welcome.


  • Reservations by Groups or Clubs for Headquarter and camping areas should be made with at least two weeks' advance notice by emailing the Park Manager. Refer to the Reservations page for details.
  • The Park is open to individuals and families for day use; please contact the Park Manager for details and information.
  • The foundation requests a $15 per night per horse donation to assist in the maintenance of the area. Larger donations are of course welcome.
  • The intent of the foundation is to provide a primitive equestrian staging area for access to the trails in and around the Truckee and Tahoe area. The Park is NOT a commercial venture, but rather a PRIVATE PROPERTY / PUBLIC BENEFIT under the terms of our 501(C)(3) non-profit incorporation. Anyone using the Park and its staging area does so at his or her own risk.
  • The Park area falls within the boundaries of the Tahoe National Forest. All U.S. Forest Service regulations must be followed as they pertain to day and overnight use of the area. (contact the US Forest Service district office in Truckee for information and regulations at phone # 530-587-3558 or visit their website.
  • All events are required to provide a certificate of insurance naming our foundation as additional insured, as well as completing a use form.
  • Please review our Rules for use of the Park.
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The Wendell & Inez Robie Foundation
PO Box 714
Foresthill, California  95631

Phone: 530.367.4332 (call ahead to send a fax)