WHOA! is proud to have donated $25,000 of the $200,000+ needed to construct the new clear span bridge and trail segment that reopened in July 2020 to once again access this important Woodside trail.Continue reading
Several years ago, there was a washout/slide on Bear Gulch Creek that closed the Center Trail, one of the most important trails in Woodside. The Center Trail Bridge replacement project was initiated and has now been completed and is open for equestrian use. Just this week, the contractor finished installing the bridge, building the new access trail to the bridge and fixing the fence along the west side of the trail.
Here is a list of all the generous donors who participated in making this happen!
- Woodside Trails Club – $85,850
- Woodside Trails Committee Donation Fund – $50,000
- WHOA!-Woodside Horse Owners Association – $25,000
- Mounted Patrol Foundation – $15,000
- Woodside Community Foundation-Trails Fund – $10,000
- CHAPS-Community Horse Advocacy Program SMC – $5,000
- Anne Van Camp – $5,000
- Tom Shanahan – $5,000
- Don Pugh – $1,000
Congratulations to Homestead High School senior Rebecca Refaee on being awarded this new scholarship. Rebecca will attend Stanford University in the fall.Continue reading
|Grant Application Deadline: May 1st|
Bay Area Barns & Trails (BABT) spring Grant Program deadline is May 1. $2500 is our maximum standard grant with up to $5000 for projects with matching funds. Projects that meet BABT’s mission and serve the public in significant ways may be considered for larger grants.
Our Grant application is simple, and no grant writing experience is needed! To learn more about our Grant Program and the kinds of projects BABT funds click here
|Special Circumstances Grant|
BABT is offering small grants to barns, or groups associated with barns, needing help during the current pandemic. We are offering these funds to those who need help keeping their current level of horses safe and fed. For the application and to learn more click here.
In addition to grants from BABT there are other opportunities to mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus on horse businesses. The federal government offers small businesses loans under the CARES Act that if used for payroll, rent, mortgage and/or utilities become outright grants, more info. CARES also includes longer term loans and $10,000 grants for small business impacted by the disaster,more info. Although as we write these programs have exhausted their funding, there are expectations that more funding will be passed soon, so watch the news for the latest developments. And unemployment benefits, over a longer period and for greater amounts than before, are available for the first time ever to include small businesses, the self-employed and independent contractors,more info.
|Other Equine Related Covid-19 Resources|
For more details about the CARES act and how equine businesses can participate, see Stable Management’s resources.
American Horse Council: Coronavirus Resources for Horse Owners
Equine Disease Communication Center: Coronavirus Disease Resources and Updates
HALTER has assembled an excellent and comprehensive resource page.
What to do if you need help feeding your horses after a COVID-19-related job loss, and how to help others if you don’t. Horse Owner Help During COVID-19.
Tips from Napa CART
SAFER is offering a Hay Assistance Program for Sonoma County.
San Mateo County Horsemen’s Association (SMCHA) is helping members during COVID-19. Their goal is to virtually provide assistance and support to members who may need a helping hand during the days ahead. Please contact email@example.com For those of you that have the means to donate funds, you can do sohere.
Due to the Covid-19 health crisis, WHOA! and the Mounted Patrol Foundation are extending the deadline for submission of the Equestrian Merit Scholarship Award application to May 15, 2020.
Not everyone has been able to submit on time and we would like to give as many the opportunity to apply as possible.
All those who have already applied may add to or edit their submission up until May 15.
Final decisions will be made by May 29, 2020.