Monday, December 9th - GP Annex, Polo (flatwork only), FW Annex and Whiskey Hill are OPEN.
Check Arena Page for Open/Closure Status!
Cross Country and Exercise Track are CLOSED
Member's cars was broken into on 09/20, 10/2, 10/4 & 10/22 in the boarder's trailer lot, the thief's vehicle is a white (4) door Tahoe SUV/Lic. #5JK364, male hispanic w/ponytail! Please remain alert to your surroundings, do not leave valuables visible and notify the office of any unusual activity on Horse Park grounds.
December 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: November 13, 2013
Updates, Notices, and Stuff
You may find the items listed below to be similar to the June’s edition of “Larry’s Corner”. Guess what, you’re correct, and it’s not because I am being lazy either; unfortunately we are continuing to experience the same issues….
ALERT Auto Break-Ins:
We have experienced multiple auto break-ins in the boarder trailer parking lot, located behind the HP office. We have identified the suspect and the Sheriff Department is currently in the process of following up! It is a Chevrolet (4) door White Tahoe, Lic. Ca. #5SJK364, if you see this vehicle contact the office immediately or 911!
Dog Walking Issue:
We are experiencing a large amount of dog waste on the cross country course and nearby parking areas. It is each member’s responsibility to clean up after their pets and dispose of waste in the provided receptacles. In the event this issue does not improve, it may be necessary to increase staff to police the areas, which may lead to an increase in dog walker membership fees to absorb said costs. We are in the process of establishing a meeting date for management and the dog walking membership and will keep you posted as to the meeting date.
Auto/Bicyclists Cautionary Notice:
It is very important that all drivers and bicyclists to practice basic traffic laws and utilize common sense when entering, exiting or passing by the Horse Park.
Speed Limits/Automatic Gate Caution Notices/Hours:
On Dec.1 we are going to begin securing the entrance gate again. Normal Operating Gate Hours – 6:00am - 8:00pm!
We are evaluating speed bumps to minimize the liabilities that are caused by those that fail to comply with posted speed limits.
We will continue to enforce an established policy that repeat offenders may have their membership revoked and/or be banned indefinitely from the park. Furthermore, if a non-compliant member is boarding at the facility, they will be required to remove said horse(s) from the facility.
Please drive at the Horse Park at 10MPH, as to protect and provide a safe environment for all that utilize the Horse Park; people, pets, horses, and wildlife!
Only enter and exit the automatic gates on the proper side, do not cross over to the opposite side if opened, as the gate may be in closing mode.
Do not rush the gates when opened, the gate may have initiated closure mode and there is a delay to re-open when triggered.
As a reminder there are NO unauthorized vehicles permitted on the Cross Country course, this includes golf carts, scooters/motorcycles, 4-Wheelers, etc… as of June 22, 2013 bicycles had been included in this policy, as they may present a hazard in regards to horses/riders that utilize the course/trails as well as possible erosion issues which may hinder our land management efforts!
Arena Maintenance Process:
All horses and riders will be cleared from arenas prior to maintenance staff working in arena(s), this is to be done immediately and not at the rider’s leisure and/or lesson schedule. Arena gates will be closed during all periods of maintenance (i.e. watering, dragging, course set-up/tear down, etc…)
Please report all incidents and/or violations, immediately to the Horse Park office, not after the fact! If after hours and an emergency; continue to utilize the office number as the answering service is instructed to contact Larry Gimple and Caesar Bisono immediately!
Electrical Renovation Project Update:
The project has been completed!!! The RV hook-up installation and old conduit removal phases should be completed by Mar. 1, 2014. Thank you to all those that were affected during the process and we appreciate your patience!
Cross Country Course/Perimeter Trails:
With the wet season fast approaching it is important to remember; Stay on all tracks, trails, and paths only, do not ride on areas of growth.
Guess what? Did you know?
In 1849, during the California Gold Rush, a 20-year-old Mathias Parkhurst purchased 127 acres of timberland and named it “Woodside"; of course, this name was kept. By the late 19th century, Woodside was home to country estates. The Sequoia Redwood trees in Woodside are currently 3 generation growth. The first generations of the Redwood trees were used to build San Francisco’s original homes. After the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, the lumberjacks returned to Woodside to cut the second growth of redwood trees so they could be used for the rebuilding of San Francisco.
Thank you for your continued support and cooperation!
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.
Ph: 408 727-7700
Fax: 408 727-7704
3730 Basset St. Unit B
Santa Clara, CA, 95054