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The noble horse not only enriches the lives of all of us who ride and care for them, they have made the town of Woodside a unique community. The Day of the Horse, held yearly on the second Saturday of October, is the brainchild of two Woodside horse lovers who wanted to bring the community together in support of the horse. It is a chance to pay tribute to our equine friends with a day of fun and festivities. 

In 2019, in honor of our 15th Day of the Horse we will have 3 days of festivities! October 11-13, 2019.


The event has two main components, The Horse Fair in downtown Woodside and the Progressive Trail Ride for experienced riders and their horses. The event is open to the public. Admission to the Horse Fair is free while a small registration fee/donation is required for the Progressive Trail Ride.


To date, donations from our riders and sponsors have allowed us to gift over $205,000 to several important projects including the restoration of the historic Folger Stable, the Woodside Junior Riders Program, the Maintenance of Equestrian and Pedestrian Trails in the Woodside Trail System, County Parks and MROSD, Large Animal Rescue Equipment, and the Veryl Goodnight Sculpture "Spring and Sprite" in downtown Woodside.


Each year over 120 volunteers donate countless hours to making Day of the Horse a success. But for this important participation from the community, the event would not be possible. Please consider lending a hand whether it be in the weeks and months before event day or on the day itself. Fill out and return our volunteer form and we'll contact you shortly. Thank you! Volunteer Form


Day of the Horse Themes Since the Beginning!

2005 - No theme
2006 - Happy Birthday Woodside
2007 - Double 07
2008 - The Paniolo
2009 - Characters of the Old West
2010 - Holidays on Horseback
2011 - Mardi Gras
2012 - Camelot
2013 - Riding Around the World
2014 - Chinese New Year
2015 - Fiesta de Caballo
2016 - Saturday Night at the Movies
2017 - Casino Royale
2018 - California Gold Rush
2019 - Super Heroines and Hereos!


10 Years of Day of the Horse: The signature event of Woodside in Perspective






 2018 cover Front

Day of the Horse Resource Guide 2018

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Photos on SmugMug

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from Day of the Horse. Photos are available for purchase or download through Smugmug!



For general donations or Day of the Horse sponsorship you may process the payment online through the Woodside Community Foundation - the fiscal umbrella for WHOA!




(for Day of the Horse sponsorship, please put "DOTH" in the message field on the form)


Bay Area Equestrian Network