ELECTRICAL PROJECT IN PROGRESS
Use caution as vehicles are utilizing the X-Country Course and Perimeter Trail
The Cross Country Course/Exercise Track are CLOSED for the Spring Event 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.
Larry's Corner: March 30, 2013
There have been inquiries in the past few weeks regarding the Horse Park trailer parking area, the caretaker unit, and their visibility from Sand Hill Road. In order to better serve our members and neighbors; we have established, Larry’s Corner, this new format will be posted on our website to address questions and/or concerns, as well as an opportunity to update you as to new happenings at the Horse Park. As always, please feel free to contact me or Caesar if you should have any questions or concerns.
Why does the Horse Park have trailer parking located along Sand Hill Road?
The Horse Park provides overnight horse trailer parking as a service to our resident boarders only. Having the trailer parking close to the entrance has a significant safety benefit for riders in the park as it reduces traffic within the park itself. In addition to this safety benefit, the Horse Park trailer parking location meets county requirements and compliance which includes environmental protection and the protection of viewing corridors along Highway 280.
Why does the Horse Park have a Caretaker Unit?
For the past 6 years, the caretaker unit has been an viable asset for safety and security purposes for the Park, especially after normal operational hours. With our 278 acre operation, both our landlord Stanford University and San Mateo County believe it is a necessary amenity to have a caretaker onsite nearly 24/7. The unit’s location towards the front of the park has been most important for keeping a watchful eye on the Park entrance, and the occasional assistance in the rare accident and/or providing neighbor, motorist or cyclist assistance.
What is the Horse Park doing to improve the screening of the trailer parking, office and caretaker unit area?
Approximately 7 years ago the Park installed a fence around the trailer parking area to improve screening for our immediate neighbors to the North and West of the parking area. The park also planted a combination of 12 trees and shrubs on the front side of the fence to improve aesthetics. On the Sand Hill Road side, the Horse Park has planted 15 redwood trees to fill voids and replace fallen or dead trees. These redwoods are currently 10-14 feet high and growing. In addition, 6 redwood trees were planted on the backside of the caretaker unit, now 12’-17’ high, which adds to the 20 full grown trees on the front side. Through generous donations to the Park we recently installed a new perimeter fence and automatic entrance gate, thus ensuring the safety of members, visitors, horses, and dogs that use and visit the park.
What other improvements are on the horizon?
- Currently the Electrical Renovation Project is underway; this project will upgrade our outdated electrical capabilities and provide permanent and improved utilities to all that utilize the Park. Most importantly it will virtually eliminate the use of generators, thus, eliminating the cost of rentals, fuel, and labor, while significantly minimizing any environmental impact! This project is to be completed by Oct. 15, 2013.
- Currently we are in progress of evaluating erosion issues and implementing methods to continue our goal of being good land stewards of the Park.
- We are currently building a “native garden” on site which will be complete by Fall, 2013.
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