WE ARE GETTING CLOSER!!!
Thank you to those that have recently contributed to our Capital Campaign and enabled the Horse Park to get a step closer at $1,550,000 to reaching our goal of $1,770,000!
UPDATE: Whiskey Hill (Member's Arena) will OPEN at Noon today, Sun., a bit sloppy and will not be dragged until later in the day! In addition the Exercise Track will OPEN at noon today, Sun.!
Mt. Home and X-Country course remains CLOSED! ALL other arenas are designated for event use only!
Special Notice: Please note that there are several abandoned tracks closed due to the redesign of the XC course. Stay off straw covered, wattled and grass areas! Prelim, Intermediate, & Advanced tracks are CLOSED!
It's True! We've launched a $1.77 million Capital Campaign to fund long-term improvements for the Park. Keep an eye on the thermometer sign at the front entrance for updates and join us in the effort!
Please remain alert to your surroundings, do not leave valuables visible and notify the office of any unusual activity on Horse Park grounds!
Drought Prevention Measures Being Taken at The Horse Park
After three consecutive years of below-normal rainfall, California faces its most severe drought emergency in decades. California Governor, Jerry Brown, has called for its residents to reduce water usage by 20 percent voluntarily.
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:
- Scheduling and limiting the amount of water utilized on arenas and driveways.
- Ensuring that all water fixtures are working properly and are not leaking.
- Adding shut-off nozzles to hoses in wash racks and throughout the facility.
- Evaluating roof run-off collection.
- Adding automatic waterers to pastures.
- Limit available arenas during "low traffic" periods/days to reduce water utilized for arena maintenance.
- Evaluate recycling the water emptied from the stall water buckets for landscaping use.
- Evaluate products and methods used to reduce erosion and lessen dust by using less water.
In addition, the Horse Park is asking all boarders, members and trainers to join our efforts, on a voluntarily basis (to start), in order to conserve water whenever possible. For example:
- Sponge sweaty girth/saddle areas when possible in lieu of giving horse a full rinse.
- Turn hoses off completely when not in use.
- Do not wash cars/trucks/trailers at the Horse Park - go to a dedicated car wash that recycles water.
- Evaluate non-boarding horse washing/rinsing.
Be advised, these and other safeguards may go into effect on a mandatory request if the situation worsens and the need arises!
We thank you in advance for helping us conserve this valuable and now limited resource.
The Horse Park at Woodside
April 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.
Larry's Corner: June 4, 2014
Updates, Notices, and Stuff
We have all benefitted from the very mild winter season, enabling members access to such seasonal amenities as the Cross-Country course, Exercise Track, and trails. In addition, due to the combination of warm weather and little rain, our arenas have remained available to our members more often than not!
Show Season Begins:
We have had a very successful start to our show season; the Spring Series Hunter/Jumper shows were sold out, both weeks, both the UPHA Saddlebred and Dressage shows were very successful, and The Spring Event at Woodside was well over (400) stalls!
Electrical Renovation Project:
The Electrical Project is complete and is a very welcome new amenity to The Horse Park and those that share the facility! A special thanks to all those that contributed to this dream come true!!!
We have experienced FULL capacity for our boarding operation for the past eight months, and appreciate those trainers and members for our success!
We have adopted several measures at The Horse Park to conserve water, please continue to go to our website for information/news... let's all do our part!
We are continuing our efforts to enforce the speed limit rules, 10 MPH at all times through the Park! We continue to witness an increasing number of speeding vehicles, primarily during events, through the Park. If you see someone violating the issue please contact the Main Office ASAP!
Thank you for your continued support, we look forward to a successful 2014... it's good to be a part of the success of The Horse Park at Woodside!
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.
Open during shows. Catering menus available for any size party. for more information, contact Nicholas Johnson at the Sweet Shop.
Our Official Sanitation Service Provider:
Providing portable sanitation services for construction, events and more.