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.
Projects and Programs Funded
Through proceeds from Day of the Horse, WHOA! has gifted over $200,000 towards preserving and promoting our horses.
We thank our sponsors, volunteers and all who have contributed to this success.
San Mateo County Parks completed the project by adding erosion control to the steep hillsides. This trail by pass has been repaired and reopened July 2018.
Woodside Junior Riders is a non-profit, summer English riding program where children ages 6 to 16 learn horsemanship, horse safety and care, and along the way compassion and respect for horses, others and themselves.
The Mounted Patrol Foundation and the Woodside-area Horse Owners Association (WHOA!) offer a yearly scholarship, the $10,000 Woodside-area Equestrian Merit Scholarship Award, jointly sponsored by the two organizations for a local
WHOA! supports this riding program for Foster Children in the Court Appointed Special Advocates Program for San Mateo County (CASA).
Town trail maintenance fund support. A major focus of WHOA! is the preservation of the equestrian trails within and connecting to the Woodside Trail System.
Sheriff’s Training And Recreation Camp - STAR Camp for kids
WHOA! provided a Hitching Rack as a gift to Portola Valley in memory of Lawrence W. (Bill) Lane (1920-2010) of Portola Valley.