FOGD-Equestrians Announce Matching Donations

$25,000 Matching Donation Announced! Generous Donor offers a dollar-for-dollar match from horse enthusiast donors until December 31, 2018. Don’t miss this opportunity to double your donation! Donate today!

The FOGD-Equestrians is dedicated to preserving, promoting, protecting and enhancing equestrian experiences at Governor Dodge State Park. They are the Equestrian Commitee of the Friends of Governor Dodge.

From their website:

Why a New Campground is Needed: A new equestrian campground has been in the master plan for Governor Dodge State Park since 1984. The site has been identified, with water and electric already in place. The Friends of Governor Dodge Equestrian committee has secured plans for a beautiful new campground at the site identified in the master plan. The 21 sites at the new Trails End Campground will be nicely spaced for privacy and ease of use, with scenic views of the park’s peaceful north side.  With nearly double the capacity of the current campground, hundreds more users can access the park each season. The improved ambience will encourage families to camp with their children and horses, exposing youngsters to the healthy pleasures of outdoor recreation with their animals.  

Why We Need Your Help: Park funding from our state government has been significantly cut back in recent years. Parks now receive barely enough funding to cover annual emergency and infrastructure repairs on systems that are as much as 40 years old in some parks.  State funds are not available to cover the estimated $650,000 construction cost of the new Trails End Campground at Governor Dodge.  We are seeking funding from a range of sources for this, our first capital fund drive.

We invite individuals, organizations and businesses who recognize the benefits of outdoor recreation for mental and physical health, and understand the financial value equestrian activities bring to our local and State economies to donate generously to the campground fund.  For more information email us at govdodgehorses@gmail.com.