Shows & Events

 

News & Upcoming Events:

May 27-29: The Spring Event at Woodside - Horse Trials

May 30: BOK Certification - Bay Arena

June 4-5: JK Presents Schooling Show

June 12: Tack Sale

June 18: USPC Rating

June 22-26: Woodside Circuit Opener

June 29-July 3: Bay Area Summer Festival

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.

 

 

                                                    Special Notices

 

Cross-Country Course is CLOSED to prep for the Spring Event at Woodside / Re-open Mon., 5/30

All arenas are OPEN.

Exercise Track is OPEN, but will be CLOSED Thurs. 5/26 - Sun. 5/29 for EVENT use!

Use caution near Sand Hill barns and So. Pasture entrance area as heavy equipment / trucks will be working!

Please remain alert to your surroundings, do not leave valuables visible and notify the office of any unusual activity on Horse Park grounds!

 

Remembering Nan Chapman:

The Horse Park and the local community lost a good friend with the death earlier this month of Nanette Chapman of Woodside.  Much has already been said in local papers about Nan’s significant community involvements and accomplishments.  Among them, Nan was the first woman to be elected to the Atherton City Council, where she and her family lived before moving to Woodside, and became Mayor of the Town of Atherton in 1986.  She served on a number of non-profit boards, including Amigos de Las Americas, Family Service/Mid-Peninsula, Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Junior League of Palo Alto Mid-Peninsula. 

 

But it was Nan’s lifelong love of horses that brought her to The Horse Park at Woodside where she joined the Board of Directors in July 2008 and immediately offered to help with public relations.  According to Horse Park Board President, Gayle Strickland; “Nan was our PR for the six years she was on the board and in the years after. She used her extensive contacts to be sure events, campaigns, and important areas of interest were publicized, and she did so professionally and with enthusiasm. Nan also served on the Executive Committee for four years and always contributed ideas and solutions to the many issues that came up. As President, I knew that I could turn to Nan for input and support. Even after Nan left the board, she continued to look for opportunities to publicize the Horse Park and frequently initiated PR that would support HP efforts. Nan was a supporter, a friend, a confidant; she loved horses, the rural equestrian environment that involved horses and she supported The Horse Park as a central theme in the local equestrian world. Nan also worked tirelessly for the Folger Barn restoration project as well as the Menlo Charity Horse Show every year.  I will miss her and The Horse Park will miss her. But we will not forget her.”  On behalf of all of us at The Horse Park at Woodside, we share our sorrow and sincere condolences with her husband Ron, her son Doug and her extended family. 

 

BIG Changes at the Horse Park:

 

 

Saying Goodbye, Good Luck & Hello:

 

Willow Tree Farms are consolidating their two locations into one facility, the Stanford Red Barn as of May 1!

 

Stanford Red Barn is a well-managed and wonderful facility, we are confident that Willow Tree Farms and their clients will be happy with their new location.

 

Willow Tree Farms has been with us for eight years and we have appreciated their support and business during that time. We too must say goodbye to our shared clients/boarders/members and wish all involved nothing but the best in this new venture!

 

 

In addition….Jen Kallam of JK Training is leaving us at the Horse Park and heading to Boulder, CO.!

 

JK Training has been with us for the past four years. Jen and her husband, Simon, are starting a family and Simon has an opportunity for a significant career opportunity.

 

Jen will continue to produce the JK Presents Horse Show Series here at the Horse Park, so we will see her at least four times a year. We wish Jen, Simon and their family the best of luck with their new adventure!

 

 

Saying Hello:

 

We welcome Peter Breakwell to the Horse Park!

 

As of, Apr. 16, Peter will take over the operations of JK Training, both Dezraye and Joan will remain as instructors. We are expecting a smooth transition for Peter, our shared clients, and management….primarily because it’s basically the same operation, but just another face (just not near as pretty)..…

Drought Prevention Measures Being Taken at The Horse Park

On April 1, 2015, California Governor, Jerry Brown, issued an Executive Order for a mandatory reduction of potable water usage by 25 percent, as compared with the usage amount in 2013.

In light of this call to action, and in accordance with our dedication to land stewardship, the Horse Park will be taking the following steps to reduce/conserve our water usage:

In addition, the Horse Park is requiring all boarders, members and trainers to join our efforts to conserve water whenever possible. For example:

Be advised, these and other safeguards are no longer voluntary, but a mandatory request.

We thank you in advance for helping us conserve this valuable and now limited resource.

The Horse Park at Woodside

May at The Horse Park

 

The Horse Park is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to land preservation and equestrian sport.  Our land stewardship includes, erosion control and native plant restoration while 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, 9 arenas and much more! 

We are unique to California and the west coast because we boast 272 beautiful acres, right in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area that is conveniently 2 min from a major highway while seeming to be miles from everywhere. 

In an effort to maintain this equine treasure, The Horse Park offers low cost memberships for both horse riding and training as well as for dog walking, but donations to this non-profit are what have made this beautiful park 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.

Please read The Horse Park at Woodside's Park, Dog and Cross Country Rules. These rules are in place to protect the rider, horse, and the integrity of the cross country course.

 

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.

 

Our Service Providers

 

Our Official Food Provider: Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.Sweet Shop Restaurant Logo

Open during shows. Catering menus available for any size party. for more information, contact Nicholas Johnson at the Sweet Shop.
(614) 571-4142.
sweetshopboys@hotmail.com

 

 

 

Our Official Sanitation Service Provider:

 

Providing portable sanitation services for construction, events and more.

Ph: 626-698-3007