Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority California State Parks National Park Service Mountain Bike Unit
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

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Mounted Volunteer Patrol
Training Requirements

As a member of our group, here is what’s expected:

1. A minimum of 100 hours per year of a combination of patrols and training

2. 2 horse/rider training sessions per year

3. Horse/rider approval every 12 months

4. CPR/First Aid training every 2 years

5. An orientation patrol with an experienced existing member

6. Initial orientation also requires 3 mandatory classroom sessions to get familiar with the policies of the State and National Parks as well as the MRCA

Our members love their job—even though they’re not paid—because we can enjoy the great beauty of our Santa Monica Mountains while providing a needed service to the Rangers and the public. If you’d like additional information, feel free to click here to contact us


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