Welcome to Caloosa Property Owners Association

Palm Beach County's Premium Equestrian Community

A rural gem in fast-growing unincorporated Northern Palm Beach County, Caloosa is an equestrian's dream. The community boasts more than 30 miles of interior bridle paths, a 32-acre horse park, paved roads, close proximity to exclusive shopping, world-class golf, a small airport and state-of-the-art medical facilities. Small wonder it is home not just to horse lovers, but recreational enthusiasts of all ages. Read more about Caloosa...

Very Important: Caloosa Park Rules | Release Forms for Equestrain Events

Equestrians: Be aware that you are not to hold an event or invite guests to ride at the Caloosa Park without following the Caloosa Park Rules and acquiring a signed Release Form from each participant/parent! Not following the rules is putting not only riders at risk for injury, but also putting the entire community at risk, not to mention the privilege of holding future events.

Security Issues: Alerts to issues of concern. Archived from email alerts.

 

SPECIAL EVENT

Brought to you by the Caloosa Recreation Committee

The Broadway ZIEGFELD ENTERTAINERS Invite Caloosa Residents and Guest to Lunch:

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
12:00PM—3:00-ish

Lighthouse Point Yacht club
2701 NE 42nd Street
Lighthouse Point Fl, 33064

Chef has selected:
SLICED LONDON BROIL, GRILLED SALMON, CHICKEN RUSTICA - Please select one entree
Served with salad, dessert, assorted rolls, butter, coffee, tea - Hot or cold
CASH BAR - Pay when purchased

50/50 8 tickets $5.00
Entertainment provided by Ziegfeld Entertainers
The Broadway Ziegfeld Entertainers are a group of seasoned, energetic and vivacious entertainers. Join us for lunch, meet the showgirls and dancers.

Lunch and round trip Motor Coach Inclusive per person: $65
Lunch: $35.00 • Motor Coach + Driver Tip: $30
Motor coach transportation round trip to and from Yacht Club plus driver gratuity

Pick up 10:15 and return 4:00PM
If you are interested in joining the Ziegfeld Entertainers, please e-mail Event Coordinator

Contact
Jean Ann Duff:
gardengabbies@aol.com
or call (561) 594-4047- Leave a message

Note: Please DO NOT CALL Chuck Miller or Bruce King

I look forward to planning other Special Events for the community.
Jean Ann Duff

 

Caloosa Community Photos at Shutterfly

If you wish to stay apprised on Caloosa photo galleries, Debbie Crisp has set up an area at Shutterfy for Caloosa Community Photos.

 

Photo Gallery
Sunday Fun Day
- March 20, 2014

 

Caloosa Holiday Parade & Chili Cook Off 2013
December 2013

View Photo Gallery

Caloosa Christmas Parade 2013

Debbie Crisp has added photos from the Christmas Parade and Chili Cook Off to “CALOOSA COMMUNITY PHOTOS” to share pictures with friends and family, and invites residents to become members of the site. Come check it out at Caloosa Community Photos. Thank you Debbie!

 

Rabies Alert - December 2013

A rabid raccoon was killed on a resident's property this month. Animal Control came out and took the body and a positive rabies test came back. An Animal Control officer informed the resident that he will be placing flyers around the community notifying residents of the situation. He will be placing one at the pavilion also. Residents need to be aware of the situation, and insure dogs and cats are vaccinated. Attached is a scan of the flyer.

View/Download PDF Flyer from Animal Control

Previous Alerts…

New! Caloosa Directory 2013-2014

Now available for download

 

Caloosa Equestrian Park General Rules

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Previous Rabies Alert

Thursday evening, June 20, 2013, a resident was viciously attacked by a rabid fox near the intersection of Caloosa Boulevard and Twisted Tree. The incident resulted in the owner having to undergo treatments for rabies.

It is strongly recommended that you educate your children regarding the dangers of rabies, be mindful or your surroundings, and use extreme caution around any wild animals within the community and surrounding areas.

Also, please make sure your pets are vaccinated against rabies.

Click here for more information…


Caloosa Hurricane Information

For those who don't remember and for new residents, it is important to know that during a hurricane, Caloosa must be totally self-sufficient. We have no police, fire, or ambulance services available.

CERT members will be available after the storm passes to check on residents' well-being.

In addition, the First Responder Team will be available during the storm for any and all needs that involve life-threatening situations to people and animals. This is only available during EXTREMELY SERIOUS CONDITIONS.

After the storm, if you see any downed power lines, trees on power lines, and/or any other serious damage, call King's Management at (561) 627-0480.

It has been arranged with the Shell Station to leave the first pump to the left of the building on and available to Caloosa residents after hours with the use of a credit card. This will avoid waiting in long lines when the station is open to the public.

For emergencies, please call Carl on his cell phone which is listed below.

Carl L. Creedon
First Responder Team
Cell: (561) 379-6300

Equestrian Update

By Gale Langford
Caloosa Equestrian Chair and CPOA Board of Directors

2012 Equestrian ID Tags & Updated Release Forms

It's that time again! Your 2011 ID tags for equestrian use of the park have expired. We also have a new version of the release form(s). To avoid inconvenience, please provide a signed release for each tag you are requesting for an owners, boarder or trainer. File(s) attached or you can pickup a new release from the box in the pavilion.

Boarding Barns

Please return the releases with your annual barn fee: $50. with volunteer hours; $100. without volunteer hours. There is a lockbox on Gale's fence for drop off of signed releases/fee - and pickup of the badges.

Newcomers to Caloosa

The ID tag program was enacted in the Fall of 2010. The following exerpt from the October, 2010 equestrian meeting minutes explains the when/why of the program.

When? Plan goes into effect on January 1, 2011. Once implemented, the sheriff will be notified. Those not wearing ID tags risk trespassing charges.

Why? Attempt to reduce POA exposure to liability - Prevent/minimize damage to POA community and equestrian property - Identify/monitor riders using Caloosa private property.

Use of Sand Riding Arenas

The committee has requested repeatedly that there be no lunging or running of loose horses, or barrel racing in the sand arenas. The rings were not designed for these and other "extreme" equestrian activities. They tear up the footing and we do not have the funds to continually groom or repair the base. Signs are posted at the entries to the rings as reminders. There is a paddock next to the (large) Mullaney Ring that you may use for lunging.

It would be unfortunate, but we may be forced to lock the rings against misuse, or for non-compliance to the ID badge program.

Please contact Gale with any questions:
Phone: 386-3332
Email: langfordgroup@earthlink.net with any questions

Gale Langford

Other Equestrian News

MANDATORY HELMET ALERT FOR ALL RIDERS AT PBIEC
Palm Beach International Equestrian Center

Wellington, FL - April 1, 2012 - Riders at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center should be aware of the impending rule change that goes into effect today, that will call for mandatory helmets for anyone on horseback on the property… See Press Release from April 1, 2012

To post a Caloosa Event sponsored by a designated Caloosa Committe,
please contact Linda King through Palm Beach Creative Services, Inc.


Caloosa Equestrian Park General Rules

The use of the Caloosa Horse Park is restricted to residents and guests, as those terms are defined at page 27 of the Board Rules and Regulations of Caloosa (attached hereto and made a part hereof). Unless otherwise permitted, the Caloosa Horse Park is open for use from dawn to dusk.

All horse riders at the Caloosa Horse Park MUST WEAR HELMETS at all times.

ID TAGS must be worn/displayed by owners, boarders and trainers of Caloosa owners’ horses while riding in the Park. Contact the Equestrian Committee or management for details. Obtaining a tag for yourself and/or your boarders will require a signed release of liability from each person requesting an ID tag. Unidentified riders run the risk of trespassing charges.

All guests using the Caloosa Horse Park not in the company of the resident must be registered with the Secretary of Caloosa and must have on file a Caloosa Waiver of Liability with the Secretary. (See Article III, para. 2, Caloosa Bylaws.)

Each Boarding Barn in Caloosa must pay $50.00 per year per barn , payable Jan. 1, to the Caloosa Equestrian Committee AND donate volunteers hours to the Equestrian Committee, OR pay $100.00 per year with no volunteer hours. All Boarding barns must comply with the notification provisions of “guests” to the Secretary of Caloosa. All boarding barns must secure waivers from their clients and trainers and file the same with the Secretary of Caloosa on the first of January each
year with emergency contact numbers.

The grass paddocks at the Park are for the general use of all residents as temporary containment of horses or for riding as permitted. The paddocks are not to be used for general grazing by anyone. NO LUNGING OF HORSES IN ANY RING. Use paddocks for lunging.

Non-residents using the Horse Park for trailering in horses so as to ride with a resident, must pay $10.00 to the Caloosa Equestrian Committee for trailer parking. This is an HONOR SYSTEM collection. The resident is to collect the $10.00 and remit to the Equestrian Committee Chair.

Every rider using the Caloosa Horse Park must sign and file a waiver of liability form with the Secretary of Caloosa.

Each rider in the Park or common areas must be able to produce negative Coggins proof for his/her horse upon request.

Equestrian Events

The promoter of any equestrian event held in the Caloosa Horse Park or on Caloosa common property must have written permission, in the form of a permit, from the Caloosa Equestrian Committee and the Caloosa Board for such event. Permit fees AND participant fees will be assessed and paid in accordance with the following rules. Fees are subject to increase at the discretion of the equestrian committee. The event promoter must collect the fees and give them to the Chair of the equestrian committee. The monies collected by the committee are to be used for maintenance of the Equestrian Park, including the rings and jumps and footing.

Permission to use the Park for an equestrian event (the permit) must be secured at least thirty (30) days prior to the event. The Promoter is responsible for securing proof of liability insurance ten days prior to the event and collecting signed liability waivers.

Each of the following events or activities is required to be permitted:

Clinic: A clinic is a pre-approved planned event in which an equestrian professional provides an educational session which is advertised and limited to a predetermined number of participants. The clinic promoter is required to pay the Caloosa equestrian committee a $20.00 non-refundable permit fee. In addition, the promoter must pay the committee the greater of $75.00 or $15.00 per participant for the use of one ring.

Demonstration: An event in which an equestrian professional shows a product, activity or service. There is no fee if the promoter is invited to the equestrian meeting for the demonstration. Otherwise, the demonstrator must pay a non-refundable $ 20.00 permit fee and $75.00 to use a ring or the pavilion.

Lesson: A lesson is defined as an unadvertised training session in which a paid equestrian professional is using the Caloosa Horse Park or common areas or easements for training. There is no fee for Caloosa residents, boarders or the trainer. An outside rider, participating with the permission of a resident, must pay a fee of $10.00 to the equestrian committee and sign and file a liability waiver and produce a negative Coggins. This is an HONOR SYSTEM. The resident should collect the money and waiver and give them to the equestrian committee.

SHOW: A show is an advertised event to which residents and non-residents are invited. Shows are competitive, judged events. The show promoter must pay a $20.00 non-refundable permit fee. The show promoter must collect a $15.00 participant fee per rider or pay $75.00 for the use of the cross country course (if used) and for each ring used, whichever fee is greater. The promoter may charge additional fees per class or office fees. These additional fees may be kept by the promoter.

Camping: A fee of $20.00 per horse will be collected by the promoter to be turned over to the Caloosa Equestrian Committee.

Parades and Benefit Rides: Planned advertised event involving the opportunity for nonequestrians to participate or view equestrian activities or rides for charity. A non-refundable $20.00 permit fee will apply to a non-equestrian committee sponsored event. No participant fees will be charged for parades or recognized charitable benefit rides.

The Caloosa Board may require Emergency Personnel at equestrian events.

All Permit fees and $75.00 fees are due upon application for the permit. The $75.00 fee is refundable in the event that the planned show or clinic is cancelled. A final accounting shall be made and paid on the last day of the event to the equestrian committee Chair or designee.

Download Caloosa Park Rules:

Caloosa Park Rules 2011

Download Release Forms:

Adult & Child Equestrian General Release Form


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Caloosa CERT Hurricane Instructions

Hurricane Instructions - by Carl Creedon

Mosquito Control: (561) 967-6480

Due to funding cut backs the County is not planning on spraying as often as they usually do each year. However, the more residents that call and complain the more likely it is that they will spray our area.

Please call!


Caloosa Deputy

Contact Info


ICE LogoICE: In Case of Emergency

Caloosa residents are encouraged to sign up with the ICE (In Case of Emergency) Program in Palm Beach County.

Visit ICE Website | Download Brochure | View Brochure Online (Note: Large File)

"Whether you are alone, a small family or large community/business, there are plenty of options available here to help yourself and others become better prepared..." Read more at the ICE Website


Pine Bark Beetles

Helpful Info


Call Before Digging
Sunshine State One Call of Florida, Inc.: 1-800-432-4770

Whether you are a private homeowner installing a mailbox, or a professional contractor digging up a city street, you are required by law to notify your local One Call utility notification center 48 to 72 hours prior to digging.


Garbage Pickup

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Provided by Solid Waste Authority (March 2007)

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