About Us

The Bay Area Equestrian Network (BAEN) is an on-line community where California equine businesses, organizations and consumers meet and exchange information. BAEN was created in 1997 to help promote the equine industry in Northern California, and to help horse enthusiasts find equine products and services in their area. We are unique among on-line directories in that our directory listings are organized by region and are free of charge. BAEN also serves California's equine community with free Classified Ads, event calendars, bulletin and message boards, news, articles, web site services and Internet marketing. Our network has grown to include all of California and numerous sister sites.

Thousands of visitors from California, across North America and around the world visit BAEN every day. Our web site is indexed in every major Internet search engine and numerous equine/regional directories, and consistently ranks among the top most popular sites of its kind.

BAEN is locally owned and operated from our Pleasanton offices in San Francisco's East Bay. Our organization is supported through the sale of memberships, web site services, and advertising. BAEN is sponsored by Extend Inc., providers of business messaging software consulting and development services since 1993.

For more information on any of our services, please call 1-800-943-8883 (925-484-0395) or email us at bayequest@gmail.com. If you want to promote the equine industry in California and on the Internet, then we want to partner with you.

If you're an equine professional who wants to reach horse enthusiasts in California, here's why you should work with The Bay Area Equestrian Network:

   BAEN's logo features our mascot "Happy" romping above the Golden Gate Bridge.

Who is the horse on the BAEN logo? When we first started BAEN in 1997 we were looking for a mascot that epitomized the energy, freedom and joy of horses. We felt so strongly that the stallion Seventh Son V shared these positive attributes that we asked owners Varian Arabians of California for permission to use his image in BAEN's logo. Seventh Son V is now owned by Victoria Arabians of Florida. He is the picture of shining health and happiness and we are pleased to have him as our mascot.  Even though we're not a breed-specific site, we love our "Happy Horse".