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Day of the Horse

October 9-11, 2020

Friday, October 9

Equestrian Art Show – Online

Saturday, October 10

Progressive Trail Ride
10:00am-2:00pm

Sunday, October 11

Horse Fair
11:00am-1:00pm

A Celebration for All

The Woodside Day of the Horse celebrates the unique equestrian heritage of Woodside and the extraordinary contribution horses make to the quality of life throughout San Mateo County. Made possible by a public-private partnership of Woodside-area Horse Owners Association (WHOA!), The Town of Woodside and our generous Sponsors and Volunteers.

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Art of the Horse Exhibit

Friday October 9, 2020

Special for 2020, the Art of the Horse exhibit will be online for your year round viewing pleasure!

The public will select 12 pieces to be included in the WHOA! 2021 calendar! VOTING until October 10

Special for 2020, the Art of the Horse exhibit will be online for your year round viewing pleasure!

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The exhibit includes original equestrian themed art created by Bay Area residents.  

Artwork must be the artist’s original design, and may be in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, pen and ink, graphic and charcoal, colored pencil, photography, sculpture, miniatures, or mixed media, as long as the artwork celebrates the horse.

Submit your work ONLINE up to September 30, 2020.

 
Progressive Trail Ride

Saturday October 10, 2020
10:00am-2:00pm

Historically, participants from all over California enjoyed this legendary trail ride that gives riders a glimpse of rural America right in the heart of Silicon Valley. This year, due to the health situation, we expect mainly local riders to enjoy a few hours on the Woodside Town Trails. 

  • The route will be “Take Your Own Line” within the time allowed and will encourage an efficient path to all stops.
  • Riders may start at any point. The official route will use only town trails without gates.
  • Stop locations will be annotated on the map with directions as needed and well-marked signs.
  • Stops include both public and private horse-friendly locations, concentrating in the areas near central Woodside.
  • All riders must pre-register, sign a liability release, and make a minimum donation per rider.
  • You must bring your own horse.
  • The ride is open to the public; all participants must be mounted on the trail ride.
  • Boots and helmets are strongly advised.
  • No stallions or dogs are permitted.
  • Your “Ticket to ride” maps will be available for pick up on Friday, 10/9, 9-12 or 3-6, at the WD Town Hall.

 WHOA!2995 Woodside Road, #400-466

Woodside, CA 94062

Checks should be payable to: Woodside Community Foundation- WHOA!
The Woodside Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3)

The theme for 2020 is The Roaring 20’s!

Costumes reflecting the 2020 theme are encouraged, though any costumes are welcome and are optional!

COSTUMES ALWAYS ADD A SPECIAL ELEMENT TO DAY OF THE HORSE. THIS YEAR COSTUMED RIDERS ARE REQUESTED TO SUBMIT A PHOTO OF HORSE AND RIDER IN COSTUME ON LINE WITHIN 24 HOURS OF THE EVENT FOR A ‘PEOPLES CHOICE’ VOTE.

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DUE to COVID RESTRICTIONS THERE WILL BE NO GATHERINGS ALLOWED.

  • No Boarding overnight at the Horse Park
  • No Staging area at the Mounted Patrol or
    the Horse Park
  • No After Party

All participants must review and comply with all current COVID restrictions and protocol for San Mateo County. Detailed information is on the Rider Registration Form and the Rider Map.

Horse Fair

Sunday October 11, 2020
11:00am-1:00pm

There’s equestrian fun and information for everyone in the family.

Special for 2020, the Horse Fair exhibits will be online for your year round viewing pleasure!

There will also be some live events with restrictions due to covid. 

We will have a drive-thru live portion of the Fair located at the Woodside Town Hall, behind the Wells Fargo bank.  SEE FAIR MAP

Woodside Town Hall
2955 Woodside Rd
Woodside CA 94062
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Determined to continue our tradition of a yearly Horse Fair in Woodside, we will be having a drive through event for the whole family!

Respecting safety protocols at all times, this year’s event features:
-A blacksmith at work
-Horses (dressage horse and Clydesdale), ponies and minis
-The Woodside Vaulters
-Live Music!

Free Gifts! We will be offering PLUSH PONIES to the first 500 attendees, a Horse Key Chain and handouts about our organisation and ring opportunities in the area.

We will have volunteers on hand to direct traffic to the event and once inside.

As with many things these days, the Horse Fair in this format is a first for us, so we appreciate in advance your understanding on event day! 

Learn more about the history of Day of the Horse!

Contact WHOA!

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

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