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Woodside is Horse Country
Working together to ensure the equestrian lifestyle is promoted and protected in Woodside and the surrounding communities.
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Projects and Programs
WHOA! gives economic voice to our horses through direct support of equestrian related programs and projects.
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Day of the Horse
Celebrating the unique equestrian heritage of Woodside and the extraordinary contribution horses make to the quality of life throughout San Mateo County.
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Projects and Programs

Over $200,000 of proceeds from Woodside Day of the Horse has been gifted to equestrian causes, including Trail Maintenance & Building, Community Riding Programs for Foster Children and Veterans and the Folger Stable Renovation and Community Riding Ring upgrade.

Day of the Horse

Our annual celebration of the horse and main fundraiser. Festivities take place on the second weekend in October, with Saturday proclaimed as The Day of the Horse by the Town of Woodside. Whether you ride or just admire horses, there’s plenty to do and see for the whole family.

Get Involved

You can be a part of WHOA! In spite of our acronym, you need not be an equestrian or own a horse to participate. Help with our annual event, be a WHOA! ambassador, come to our meetings and keep informed. There are many opportunities to volunteer and be involved.

Our Trails Network - A Hidden Gem

Woodside and Portola Valley have hundreds of miles of trails over 500 square miles of rural residential properties. The system is a combination of public and private trails which link the community together, criss-cross the towns and connect them to 1,000 acres of trails in the San Mateo County Parks and the Mid-Peninsula Open Space District where one can ride from the San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean!

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2995 Woodside Rd. Suite 400-466, Woodside CA 94062

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