Welcome to Fort Ord History at the former Army Station Veterinary Hospital at Marina Equestrian Center Park!


​Few realize that Fort Ord was built as a major West Coast horse installation. But over 1400 horses and mules of the field artillery, cavalry, and quartermaster pack trains were stationed at Fort Ord in the first years of World War II. 

Friends of the Fort Ord Warhorse keeps this history alive with living-history events at the Marina Equestrian Center Park, home of the 1941 Fort Ord Station Veterinary Hospital, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places--the first such designation on old Fort Ord.

The Friends work to protect and preserve the warhorse buildings and horse presence at and near the Marina Equestrian Center, for public recreation and development of a living-history museum. We are also active in formalizing the historic Army horse trails linking the Marina Equestrian Center park area with Ford Ord National Monument and Fort Ord Dunes State Park and nearby communities.