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Park Rules

These rules are in place to protect the rider, horse, and the integrity of the facility including the Cross-Country Course. Please review the Horse Park website regularly for full rules and policy/rule changes. Updates on activities and facility conditions are available on the website or by calling the Horse Park Main Office at (650) 851-2140 during regular business hours.

General Rules

Cross Country Rules


Cross-Country Hours for Dogs
Sunrise - 10:00 am & 5:00 pm - Sunset

Sunrise - 10:00 AM Dogs are allowed off leash
10:00 AM-5:00 PM Dogs must be on leash
5:00 PM – Sunset Dogs are allowed off leash



1. All dog walkers must abide by general Horse Park Rules and hours in addition to Dog Rules. Rules are not a substitute for the dog walker’s good judgement in proactively avoiding an incident.
2. Dogs MUST be leashed, kenneled, housed, or tied in barn areas at all times and out of foot horse /traffic. Dogs MUST be leashed in all areas of the Park, including parking lots, arenas, roads and pastures.
3. Dogs are only allowed off leash in the cross-country course and perimeter trail subject to the Dog Rules.
4. Dogs are not allowed in any arena.
5. Dogs are not permitted next to an arena that is being used.
6. Dogs are not permitted to accompany riders while riding or “run alongside” vehicles,
including golf carts, motorcycles, etc.
7. Dogs may be off leash in the Cross-Country Course ONLY if they are under complete voice control at all times (and should never be more than 100 feet from the handler). It is the handler’s ultimate responsibility to be on the lookout for approaching horses in all directions.
8. Horses/Riders always have right of way. It is mandatory that even when it is otherwise permitted for a dog to be unleashed (i.e., on Cross-Country Course), any dog who is being approached in any direction by a horse, must be put on a leash and must yield to the horse/rider with no exceptions.
9. If the Cross-Country Course is Closed to equestrian use, for weather conditions or maintenance, and there is not a competition, dogs are permitted on the cross-country course and perimeter trail.
10. The perimeter trail remains subject to horse right of way and general rule.
11. If a competition is being run which utilizes the Cross-Country Course, no dogs are allowed on the Cross-Country Course or the perimeter trail at any time during the active phase of the competition.
12. Please clean up after yourselves and your dog(s) wherever you are at the Horse Park, including on the Cross-Country field.
13. Courtesy refuse bags are available at the entrances to the Cross-Country Course and near the Four Winds Annex. Courtesy leashes are available at the Main Office if you have forgotten your own.
14. No “Professional Dog Walkers” are permitted at the Horse Park at any time.
15. The Horse Park practices a “no tolerance” policy as it relates to aggressive, disobedient, mismanaged, and/or mishandled dogs. Any such dogs will not be allowed to return to the Horse Park and members may lose their membership privileges.


1. Why Are There Rules For Dog Members?
      Member safety is the #1 priority at the Horse Park. The shared environment of dogs and horses provides a challenging mix of uses. Many horses are frightened of loose dogs, loud dogs, dogs running through water at high speed, or dogs chasing after thrown objects. Loose horses are a hazard and are extremely dangerous to pedestrians, vehicles and other riders. Strict adherence to Horse Park rules is necessary to keep the Park safe and available to all members.

2.  Who May Bring Dogs To The Horse Park? Where Are They Allowed?
      Dog Walker Members and Full Members may exercise their dogs on the Cross-Country Course or walk leashed dogs in the remainder of the Horse Park. Day Use Members are equestrian members only. They may not utilize the Horse Park for their dogs.


Please report any infractions of these rules by fellow members, boarders or staff to the Horse Park office immediately.

Any violation of HPW rules/policies may result in the revocation of membership and/or removal from the property.


In the case of an emergency, DIAL 911. Then please notify the Horse Park Office or a Horse Park employee. The Horse Park is located at 3674 Sand Hill Road in Woodside, San Mateo County, California.

Updates on activities and facility conditions are available on the website or by calling the Horse Park office at (650) 851-2140 during regular business hours (9am-5pm MON-FRI).


Gates will automatically open/close as each vehicle enters and exits during regular business hours.