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Projects and Programs

Projects and Programs Funded

Through proceeds from Day of the Horse, WHOA! has gifted over $325,000 towards preserving and promoting our horses.
We thank our sponsors, volunteers and all who have contributed to this success. 
Upper Alambique Trail By-Pass Repair in Wunderlich Park
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.
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Town of Woodside Center Trail & Bridge Project
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
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WHOA! Community Outreach Projects
Funding for a School Auction, Essay and Art contest.
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Sheriff’s Training And Recreation Camp – STAR Camp for kids
Sheriff’s Training And Recreation Camp - STAR Camp for kids
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National Center for Equine Facilitated therapy Donation. NCEFT provides a unique and beneficial form of treatment to children and adults with neuromuscular, cognitive and sensory processing disorders.
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Large Animal Rescue Equipment
Large animal winch and rescue equipment donated to DART-CERRP
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Webb Equestrian Library
The Library will offer youth-oriented, adult-inclusive books, magazines, and DVDs on horse related topics. The library will be open to all without a fee.
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The Woodside-area Equestrian Merit Scholarship Award
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
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Healing Hearts with Horses – Riding Program for CASA Children and Youth
WHOA! supports this riding program for Foster Children in the Court Appointed Special Advocates Program for San Mateo County (CASA).
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COVID Equestrian Relief
Project Description COVID impacted the equestrian community in various ways. WHOA! stepped in to assist when possible. Funding Provided $1,500 Support Partners
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Tack Trunks for Folger Stable
With the enthusiastic approval of the San Mateo County Parks, WHOA! sponsored the design of a custom storage trunk, and donated the first four trunks to the County, to be used
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Hitching Racks including the Bill Lane Memorial Hitching Rack
WHOA! provided a Hitching Rack as a gift to Portola Valley in memory of Lawrence W. (Bill) Lane (1920-2010) of Portola Valley.
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Folger Stable Renovation
$27,500 in proceeds from the Woodside Day of the Horse was gifted to the Folger Stable Renovation project and the endowment fund.
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Woodside Junior Riders and Regional Equestrian Programs
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,
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Town of Woodside Pedestrian/Equestrian Trail Maintenance
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.
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Mid-Peninsula Regional Open Space District Trails
Mid-Peninsula Regional Open Space District Trails maintenance.
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San Mateo County Horsemen’s youth programs and horse shows
WHOA! is pleased to support SMCHA Horse Shows.
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Jasper Ridge Farm (formerly Riley’s Place)
Inspired by the comforting power of animals, Jasper Ridge Farm provides a special experience for adults and children in need.
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Wunderlich Public Arena Repair/Upgrade
WHOA! is pleased to provide support for the only public horse arena in San Mateo County.
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Huddart Park maintenance of trails and bridges
Huddart Park maintenance of trails and bridges and Bridge Railings
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Sunrise Horse Rescue
Sunrise Horse Rescue for the benefit of equine victims of the recent Valley & surrounding area fires.
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Veryl Goodnight Sculpture
"Spring and Sprite" by Veryl Goodnight are perched on a hillside as you enter the town of Woodside.
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CZU large animal fire victims
Project Description WHOA! is eager to assist our friends and neighbours who are suffering during these fires. We have donated $10,000 to help feed and care for the displaced horses that
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Caring Cowgirl
WHOA! is pleased to support the outreach work of Caring Cowgirl with funds that will help support their mission to advocate accessibility for the next generation of equestrian enthusiasts from all
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Receive an Art of the Horse 2021 Calendar

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

For additional funds, you can specify how many calendars you would like to receive, in the “comments” section 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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