August 31 Deadline – Don’t Miss it!!

TWO important deadlines are almost hereRegister to Ride in Woodside Day of the Horse, and entrance in the Woodside Art of the Horse Art Show for ADULTS 18+.

Early Bird rider registration for the Progressive Trail Ride is just $50 when paid by Aug. 31 – registration goes up to $75 after Aug. 31 and is $90 on ride day. (You’ll get a special gift too…) More info at

Woodside Art of the Horse submissions are due online for artists age 18 and over – click here for more info. (Artists 17 and under: deadline is October 1st.)

Riding Magazine Cover Story – WHOA!

WHOA! and Woodside Day of the Horse are the cover pin up and story in the August edition of California Riding Magazine. The exciting cover shot celebrating our 15th year theme “Super Heroines and Heroes” features Petra Beltran and her Kladruber stallion Generale Ariosa XLVIII-4, who channel Supergirl, cousin of Superman, and her super-powered horse Comet. 

Make sure to get your copy and also read the full article by Nan Meek online. Start of with an excerpt below:

Celebrate the 15th Anniversary Woodside Day of the Horse.
by Nan Meek

What do horseback riders who enjoy dressing in super heroines and heroes costumes to ride the Woodside trails, equine artists of all ages, and families throughout the Bay Area have in common? The 15th Anniversary Woodside Day of the Horse, which this year expands to three days of equestrian festivities, Friday through Sunday, October 11, 12, and 13, with events throughout the Northern California “horse country” community of Woodside.

Woodside Art of the Horse begins the festivities with a reception for the winners of this new equine art contest, on Friday, October 11, 6:00 to 8:00 PM, at the historic Independence Hall in Woodside Town Center.

Supergirl had a great time recreating the look of Superman’s cousin, a popular super heroine from 1959. Petra Beltran of White Horse Dressage in Woodside, with her Kladruber stallion, Generale Ariosa XLVIII-4. Photo: Debbie Hansen/Hansen Images

Progressive Trail Ride finds riders dressed in themed costumes enjoying the renowned trail system of The Town of Woodside on Saturday, October 12, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, followed by the After-Ride Party from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at the Mounted Patrol Grounds.

Horse Fair is the family-friendly gathering where local equestrians introduce kids and their parents to horses, ponies, and a real Wells Fargo stagecoach, and share interactive learning experiences, on Sunday, October 12, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, at the Woodside Town Center.

Youth Art Show – Update!

Extension for YOUTH (under 18) to submit work for the Woodside Art of the Horse. Enter by Oct. 1, 2019.

ALL youth work will be accepted and exhibited in a special YOUTH ART SHOW at the Woodside Village Church Oct. 11-13 , the weekend of Woodside Day of the Horse.

All youth will be awarded ribbons and a chance to win prizes. Framing and insurance is optional for youth.

For Details and to submit

Call for Artists – Woodside Art of the Horse!

“Woodside Art of The Horse” is an equine art exhibition for all ages that celebrates the beauty and nobility of the horses in our lives. 

The exhibit will take place as part of the opening reception for the Woodside Day of the Horse event and is scheduled for Friday Oct. 11 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Woodside Town Hall. There will be a Youth Art Show the entire weekend rom Oct. 11-13 at the Woodside Village Church.

All San Francisco Bay Area residents are invited to submit up to three (3) pieces for selection, with one (1) piece per artist eligible for the show for adults, and all entries from youth will be exhibited.

Celebrating the Horse

Artwork must celebrate the horse and be the artist’s original design. It may be in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, pen and ink, graphic and charcoal, colored pencil, photography, sculpture, miniatures, or mixed media. No giclees or computer generated art will be considered.

Awards will be presented in two categories – 18 + and under 18. They will be awarded on Friday night at the show. All Youth will be awarded ribbons and be entered into a drawing to win prizes!

For more details and to enter

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