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Virtual Horse Fair 2020

Welcome to the Family-Fun Horse Fair!

We are pleased to have exhibitor presentations online for the first time! Many have been with the Day of the Horse since the first event over 15 years ago. Please take some time to learn more about them and enjoy!

Filoli Estate

Designed between 1915 – 1917 and set against the dramatic backdrop of the northern Santa Cruz mountains in Woodside, California, Filoli is an excellent example of the Golden Age of American garden design and country house architecture. Opened to the public in 1976 as a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Filoli features a 54,000 sq. ft. home and a 16–acre English Renaissance Garden. In addition, Filoli’s property includes a 6.8 acre Gentlemen’s Heritage Orchard and a trail system that transverses five different ecosystems for docent–guided nature hikes and visits to the Sally MacBride Nature Center.

Filoli is recognized as one of the finest remaining country estates of the early 20th century and is a cherished resource for the community valuing education, volunteerism, and diversity.

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Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks

The Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks are park enthusiasts and stewards who provide a wide range of programs and events in two historic redwood parks in the heart of the Bay Area. Our mission is to promote the positive health and community benefits provided by these parks and to support equitable and inclusive access for all park users. 

The Friends promote educational opportunities and environmental awareness through tours and historical exhibits at the Folger Estate Stable in Wunderlich Park and nature hikes for children in Huddart Park.

The Friends also host free guided hikes, family nature days, living history events and fun outings like Holidays with the Friends and the Big Bad Barn Dance.

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NCEFT is a special place where horses, hope and healing converge and transformation begins. NCEFT is dedicated to helping children, adults and military Veterans with physical and cognitive disabilities reach beyond their boundaries through equine assisted therapies, education and research. NCEFT is a 501(c)3 organization (ID 94-2378104), a Bronze Participant and a Top-Rated member with a 5-star rating.



Horses. Hope. Healing. Three simple words that when combined have the power to transform lives. NCEFT is centered around helping people. We are about compassion, inclusiveness, and offering the highest level of service to those in need. We do this by harnessing the unique connection between horses and humans. NCEFT is also about community. Many of our patients and families describe NCEFT as a place that feels like home with people who feel like family.

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Pastorino Hay

As a family-owned and operated business, Pastorino Hay is the only high-quality performance feed business on the peninsula. Opening its doors in 1993, Wayne and Dana saw the lack of quality hay for their own competitive equine athletes and started their own feed business to help support other performance horses and animals reach the top in the show arena.

Pastorino Hay
921 Miramontes Street
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

(650) 726-6155

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San Mateo County Horsemen’s Association (SMCHA)

The San Mateo County Horsemen’s Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, preserving and protecting horsemanship within (and beyond) San Mateo County. SMCHA is committed to encourage interest and inspiration to both young and seasoned, as well as to generate public awareness about horse.

We provide shows and training clinics to encourage a better relationship between horse and rider, sponsor events to educate the community about horses and assist in the building and maintenance of trails. SMCHA is also committed to building relationships with other equestrian organizations to exchange information and ideas to promote stronger equine communities.                   

Our Vision: To share the horse world with all and create sustainability throughout the Bay Area.

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San Mateo County Parks Deptartment

The San Mateo County Department of Parks is here to provide you with recreational opportunities in a safe and effective manner, and to protect and enhance the natural resources of the County.

We operate 22 separate parks, encompassing over 16,000 acres, and 190 miles of county and local trails, including three regional trails. Parks are located throughout the County and represent a wide variety of natural settings including a coastside marine reserve, a bayside recreational area, coastal mountain woodland areas, and urban sites.

Wunderlich Park is a hillside area of redwood forest, open meadows, and beautiful oaks and madrones. The park is largely open space, with a system of  beautiful trails. Both horseback riding and hiking are available. This area was donated to the County by Martin Wunderlich. It contains what was once the Folger family ranch, and the estate stable and surrounding buildings have been restored to provide a historic treasure to the community. Take a self-guided tour »

There are picnic tables for drop-in picnicking but no day-use reservable facilities are available.

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San Mateo County Sheriff ’s Mounted Search & Rescue (MSAR)

San Mateo County Sheriff ’s Mounted Search and Rescue unit is a team of mounted volunteers who aid in protecting the lives of citizens in San Mateo County on horseback.

What does a Mounted Search & Rescue (SAR) team do?
A mounted SAR team coordinates with other emergency organizations in search and rescue operations. Riders on horses can cover far more terrain, in a shorter period of time than a man on foot, and a horse with its highly developed senses of hearing, sight and smell, is often able to locate a victim before human search personnel are able to do so.

Who joins a Mounted Search & Rescue team?
Most mounted SAR groups are made up of civilian volunteers. Volunteers supply their own horses, equipment, and transportation. A great deal of time is also contributed toward continuous training for search and rescue operations.

When is the Mounted SAR division called out?
If a sheriff’s office is contacted about a missing person or is in the middle of a disaster situation, the sheriff will determine if circumstances warrant the help of mounted SAR. The mounted SAR team is prepared to be called out in all kinds of weather and at all times of the day or night.

Where does the San Mateo County Mounted Search and Rescue operate? Though the San Mateo County is our main staging area, SMCMSAR operations are not limited to the county region. The Mounted Search & Rescue team has been called to help other county emergency groups as far away as the Sierra Nevada mountains.

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Silicon Valley Leather Crafters

The Guild was started in 1993 by 3 very close friends . They wanted a way to share their Leather crafting knowledge and techniques that they had accumulated over the years . Today we have members that that have knowledge from making leather belts to Saddles and tack.

We are always interested in meeting people that want to work with leather

If you feel that this might be for you (or just want to check it out) come to one of the meetings or contact me by email -( link below)

And we will get back to you

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Spring Down Equestrian Center

Spring Down Equestrian Center in Portola Valley for 32 years, serves the Bay Area with exceptional riding programs, lessons, horsemanship, camps, shows, clinics and much more. In addition, our passion is to educate the community about what is involved to keep a horse healthy and happy. We want to share our equine knowledge and give anyone the opportunity to become involved with horses.

We’ve been at the same location for 32 years and serving the Bay Area with exceptional riding lessons and programs. We have many very special, show quality, kind, and safe horses for every level rider – from first time to advanced – who can teach you everything you want to know about riding. Safety is our first priority and fun is our second.

Our mission: to facilitate all who are interested to see the world through a horses eyes and to promote the human/horse connection.

We warmly welcome you to visit any time. We are conveniently located in beautiful Portola Valley midway between San Francisco and San Jose, just off Hwy. 280.

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Starwood Equine

Starwood Equine is a full service equine ambulatory practice with locations in Woodside, California and in the East Bay. We pride ourselves in providing comprehensive veterinary care and health management services for your equine partner and athlete. We believe the path to horse health and wellness begins with personalized, accessible care. By working together with owners, riders, trainers and veterinary specialists, we optimize performance, prevent injury and maintain overall wellness.

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Woodside Library - San Mateo County Libraries

Shaped by our communities, the San Mateo County Libraries have become incomparable destinations for learning and growth. We’ve opened worlds of discovery and provided unmatched technological opportunities. As we continue to grow our commitment remains the same—but what we offer will only become more extraordinary. 

Together, we will continue to strengthen our community by offering inclusive environments for learning and enriching experiences.

The San Mateo County Libraries are Open for Exploration™. Come discover something new today!

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Receive an Art of the Horse 2021 Calendar

Donate $15 or more to WHOA! and
receive yours today!

Mark “Calendar” in the MESSAGE field on the donation form.

If you are local, we will contact you to arrange for pick up. 

Contact WHOA!

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

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