Shows & Events

 

 

News & Upcoming Events:

Please click here to view the April 2022

Galloping Gazette.

Above photos by Katie Trafton.

     Above photo by Alden Corrigan.

Photos on the Horse Park Web Site are the intellectual property of Mark Muntean, unless otherwise stated. All rights reserved.

 

 

                    

Exciting Horse Park News!

 

 

Steph Curry filmed a promo for upcoming film “Nope” at

The Horse Park last month.

Read all about it in the April issue of the Galloping Gazette

 

Photo Credit: Elijah Gutierrez

 

Click here to read the April Galloping Gazette!

 

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Online entries are now open for the June Horse Park Schooling Show! Please click here.

 

 

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          Cross-Country Schooling Update

 

 

 

 

The Horse Park is in active preparation for Woodside Eventing’s May horse trials, and we really hope to see you there. As most of our membership knows, the Park’s lower-level cross country courses have not been updated in years. This spring, we decided to completely redesign these courses in order to provide exciting new tracks for the May competition. This investment is requiring a significant amount of work to completely prepare new areas. In addition, while we were happy to receive the recent rains, the water produced thick new grass growth requiring an unusual third Spring mowing, slowing the process of preparing the tracks.

Our overriding concern is for the safety of our horses and riders, so we are not going to prematurely open tracks. After a re-assessment of the situation, we have decided to redirect all of our efforts to getting ready for the May Event. This means that the existing water complexes with jumps are prepared and open for schooling, but there will not be new tracks open before the course closes on Sunday, May 15th. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this causes near term. We look forward to welcoming everyone here on May 25th.

Reservations are still required for cross-country schooling. Please email or call the main office at info@horsepark.org/650-851-2140. Space is limited, so please plan ahead and reserve your spot early.

We look forward to seeing you at the Horse Park!

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Did you know?

The Horse Park is now on Instagram. Click below to visit our page and don't forget to click the "Follow" button!

 

 

 

 

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                    Arena Status

                         Updated Monday, May 23rd, 2022

 

 

Mountain Home, Whiskey Hill, and Polo arenas are OPEN.

All other arenas are CLOSED.

 

Cross Country is CLOSED.

Exercise Track and Conditioning Hill are CLOSED.

Perimeter Trail is CLOSED.

 

 

PARKING for cross-country usage is extremely limited. Please carpool when possible and make reservations by emailing info@horsepark.org.

 

Please ride only on groomed areas and please ride with caution. Some areas may have uneven footing.

              

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Volunteer Days at The Horse Park

 

 

Thursday, May 19th and June 2nd

3-5PM

Thistle Thursdays!

Please join us on Thursdays in the North Pasture to help us remove Purple Star Thistle, Milk Thistle and Slender Thistle from the horse pasture. We are hoping to remove as many of these invasive plants as we can before they get big. Even the small plants are prickly, so gloves are especially important.

No experience necessary.

 

 

For all volunteer days, please wear long pants, long sleeves and bring gloves, a sun hat, and a water bottle.

Tools, snacks, and water will be provided.

Please come for all or part.

 

Email info@horsepark.org if you can help.

 

 

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The Park’s modulated reopening to outside horses

begins on Wednesday April 6th. The Park is thrilled

to begin welcoming back our equestrian members,

we can’t wait to see you!

 

 

In keeping with current state recommendations regarding the curbing

of the EHV-1 outbreak, there will be a few procedural changes all

members need to follow to come on site.

 

1. A declaration form (see link below) must be signed by members

for each horse coming onto Park property regarding horses’

relevant health status as it pertains to EHV-1.

 

2. Part of the declaration confirms there is an additional 14-day

waiting period for horses coming from a facility that was

quarantined by the CFDA and/or had any EHV-1/EHM cases

within past 90 days. Please note: The waiting period BEGINS

after every horse who previously had a positive test on that

property receives a negative test result AND no new cases have

emerged.

 

3. A reservation system for cross-country will be utilized during

this period to avoid crowding at the facility. Please send an email

to info@horsepark.org to reserve your schooling time. Please make sure to include the number and type of vehicles that will be part of your group when making a reservation.

 

4. Parking for cross-country schooling is moved to the area by the

north entrance to the field (near start box). We’ve installed a

NEW wash rack for your use and ask you to observe biosecurity

considerations while in relative proximity to other horses.

 

As part of our biosecurity measures, we do ask everyone to refrain

from grazing. With a respiratory virus, it is a very effective

transmission from one horse to another.

 

Thank you so much for helping us keep our equine friends happy and

healthy.

 

Please click here to fill out the Member Declaration

 

 

 

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ABOUT THE HORSE PARK AT WOODSIDE - May 2022

 

The Horse Park, established in 1981, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to land preservation and equestrian sport. Our land stewardship includes: invasive weed eradication; erosion control; native grass and plant restoration; a conscientious mowing plan for perpetuation of native grasses, weed abatement and fire prevention; and a native garden. Our equestrian programs encompass all that a premier equestrian facility has to offer: an international level cross country course, state-of-the-art footing, a covered arena, and 8 additional arenas.

We are unique to California and the West Coast as we encompass over 270 beautiful acres in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area. The Horse Park is a wonderful refuge whether on foot or horseback, you can enjoy great vistas, the restorative power of nature and its simple beauty. In an effort to maintain this equine treasure, the Horse Park offers low cost memberships for both equine sports as well as for dog walking. Over the years it has been donations to our non-profit that have allowed this beautiful park to thrive. Everything we achieve, we do so because of generous individuals that share our vision and dedication to providing opportunities for educational, recreational and competitive activities in a variety of equestrian disciplines. We believe that The Horse Park at Woodside provides a balanced platform for the growth and development of youth and adults alike.

 

THE HORSE PARK MISSION STATEMENT

The Horse Park at Woodside is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that provides opportunities for educational, recreational and competitive activities in a variety of equestrian disciplines that encourage the growth and development of youth and adults.

The Horse Park at Woodside is committed to:


           • Thoughtful stewardship of the land
           • Providing broad access to land appropriate to equestrian use
           • Adding value in the community
           • Other activities compatible with equestrian uses