Woodside is a special treasure in the Bay Area, and is home to a number of horse lovers, many of whom are accomplished competitors. Additionally, there are those who spend countless hours and sometimes a lifetime preserving the rural atmosphere that makes the Woodside area so special.
Both the Town of Woodside and WHOA! feel strongly that these local members of the horse community are recognized for the lasting impressions that they have had on our landscape.
WHOA! was pleased to present its annual Hall of Fame Award to Bob O’ Neil. Bob was a resident of Woodside since 1967, and was constantly involved with horses and various facets of the trails and the horse activities of Woodside.
Ursula Eisenhut has been a tireless advocate for horses, barns, and trails ever since moving to Woodside in 1959, but her most significant contribution to the equestrian community was as organizer, chairman, and all around den mother of the Junior Riders for 42 years.
WHOA! presented their 2017 Hall of Fame Award to long time Woodside resident, Carroll Ann Hodges. Carroll Ann hails from Austin Texas, where she attended undergraduate school at the University of Texas.
Horses and kids—one of Mother Nature’s most inspiring and successful partnerships! Another inspiring and successful partnership is found at Woodside’s Kiely Equestrian Center where Kathi Dancer and Marty Raynor work together sharing the many responsibilities of the Junior Riders Program.