Inspired by the comforting power of animals, Riley's Place provides a special experience for children in need.
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.
Sheriff’s Training And Recreation Camp - STAR Camp for kids
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.
WHOA! provided a Hitching Rack as a gift to Portola Valley in memory of Lawrence W. (Bill) Lane (1920-2010) of Portola Valley.
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
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.
WHOA! supports this riding program for Foster Children in the Court Appointed Special Advocates Program for San Mateo County (CASA).