Caring Cowgirl

WHOA! is pleased to support the outreach work of Caring Cowgirl with funds that will help support their mission to advocate accessibility for the next generation of equestrian enthusiasts from all diverse ethnic backgrounds, the Latinx community, and for children of immigrants like founder Liz Evans.

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Caring Cowgirl Receives a WHOA! Grant

WHOA! is pleased to support the outreach work of Caring Cowgirl with funds that will help support their mission to advocate accessibility for the next generation of equestrian enthusiasts from all diverse ethnic backgrounds, the Latinx community, and for children of immigrants like founder Liz Evans.

The funds will be used for the Mini Mobile Unit program specifically for ongoing visits to Bret Hart Elementary School in San Francisco. They teach and honor bilingualism, bi-literacy and multiculturalism.

Caring Cowrgirl programs help bring the many emotional and social benefits that their miniature equines provide to a larger group of San Francisco’s inner-city youth who face socioeconomic and accessibility hurdles, as well as overt and passive discrimination.

In 2021 and 2022, Liz brought her mini horse and mini donkey to the pony rides field during the Woodside Day of the Horse. Caring Cowgirl will be back this year also – 2023!!

 Funded in Only a Few Days – WJR Jumps

Woodside Junior Riders is so happy, and greatly appreciative, of the funding from Woodside Community Foundation and the Woodside-area Horse Owners Association for our new jumps! 

We feel especially honored that this request was fully funded in only a couple of days. It shows the great support we have in our town.

WJR hopes to bring along the next few generations of equestrians and horsemen to help keep the rural character and heritage of Woodside alive and well into the future. 

These new horse jumps will be cherished for the next 30 to 40 years.”

Thank you so very much!

Kathi Dancer, President
Woodside Junior Riders

Love Art and Kids? – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Sophie – 12yrs

Woodside Horse Owners Association (WHOA!) is looking for someone who loves art and kids to help with this year’s Youth Art Show at our opening reception, Friday October 13th.

Contact Don DeFranco (dondefranco@gmail.com if you are interested!

WHY YOUTH ART SHOW?

The gift of horses may come to us as children or later in life.

It doesn’t matter how it happens, but when it happens, the gift is permanent and irrevocable. Lightning strikes, but in a joyful way.

Children may see a horse in a parade, horses grazing in a field from the backseat of their parents car, or someone riding a pony in a favorite TV show. Next, they start picking up pencils or crayons and drawing ponies. It doesn’t matter the color- purple ones, blue ones. Pink ones. Pure joy. And before long, the child becomes a “horse crazy kid”.

We love young equestrian art because it is often where the love of horses is first expressed; it is accessible to any child with a crayon, marker or pencil.

We invite you to join us and to celebrate the art of the horse.