Overview

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. 

Format 

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.

 

DOTH-Sponsors2014Proceeds

To date, donations from our riders and sponsors have allowed us to gift over $110,000 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.

 

Become an Event Sponsor - Download the PDF Booklet with Sponsor info (5mb)


 

Volunteer

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

 

Schedule of Events

 Saturday, October 11, 2014 (see map of locations) 


Blessing of the Horse at the Mounted Patrol Grounds

9:45 am, 2:15 pm and 3:30 pm

Horse Fair at Woodside Town Hall

10 am to 2:30 pm
Information tables, Educational Exhibits, Activity Stations,
WHOA! Outfitters and Gifts

Wells Fargo Stage Coach Rides leave from Woodside Town Hall

10:30 am to 1:30 pm

Progressive Trail Ride

11:00 am to 2:00pm

Sponsor Exhibits - at the Mounted Patrol Grounds

12:15 to 3:45 pm

Prize Distribution for Riders at the Mounted Patrol Grounds

1:00 to 4::00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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Event Documents

Trail Ride

RIDER Registration

 

EVENT Flyer

FAIR Flyer

 

Sponsorship

Become a Sponsor

 

Map to Woodside & Mounted Patrol

Map

  

Photos from 2013

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View photos from Day of the Horse 2013. Photos are available for purchase through Smugmug!

 

Past Articles

 

Gentry 2006

Article

 

Riding Magazine 2006

Article

 

The Almanac 2007

Article