Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society to present 2015 Barn Tour

In a break from tradition, the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society’s annual Home Tour this year will become its first Barn Tour. Called “Boots, Bridles & Barns,” the tour is scheduled from 1-4 p.m. July 11.

The tour will feature six different barns in Rancho Santa Fe that represent various aspects of horsemanship.

“We are delighted with the reaction from members and barn owners. Their enthusiasm for such a tour is wonderful,” said Peggy Brooks, co-chairman of the tour.

With more than 50 miles of horse trails weaving through some 10 square miles and its proximity to the Del Mar Fairgrounds and Del Mar Horse Park, the Rancho Santa Fe Covenant is a community that is home to equestrian enthusiasts.

“Our annual tour is the historical society’s biggest fundraiser,” explained John Vreeburg, president. “And we depend on the money raised to support our mission of preserving our history and educating others.”

The historical society currently is working towards digitizing the material in its archives to make them more accessible to the community as well as students. It also is developing a program for Rancho Santa Fe schoolchildren to enhance their required study of their community and its history.

Brooks says the group has developed a program to enable sponsor participation and will be reaching out to local businesses for support. Advance registration is expected to begin next month. So save the date!

Contact the RSF Historical Society at P.O. Box One, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067, call 858-756-9291, email, visit