- About WHOA!
- What We Are Doing
- Day of the Horse
- Woodside is Horse Country
Give horses a brake! For your safety and theirs, please be considerate of horses and riders as you enjoy Woodside’s rural roads and trails. Equestrians will particularly appreciate the following simple rules of horsefriendly etiquette:
Remember, the presence of horses is responsible for the rural atmosphere of Woodside that is so highly valued. Please help retain and expand our outstanding trail system by keeping your stable permits/trail user fees current. If you purchase a parcel of land with a permissive horse trail on it, please consider dedicating that strip of land as a Conservation Easement to the Town, which will then maintain the trail and assume liability for its use.
If you have an empty barn on your property, please consider reopening it for equestrian use. Because barns themselves are part of our rural picture, it is important to preserve, maintain, and/or restore them.
WHOA! welcomes new residents to the Woodside-Portola Valley area with a basket of goodies and information about everything equine in their new neighborhood. We are pleased to introduce new residents to the fact that even though they now live in the heart of a very urbanized area with 5 star restaurants, hotels and idealogy, they also have chosen a very unique area which honors the heritage of the horse and all that it stands for. This means a relaxed, lifestyle with rustic surroundings which includes no sidewalks, many large, beautiful open spaces and majestic woodlands parks.
The horse serves the Woodside-area by contributing millions of dollars to our economy and more. Horses:
Our hope is to encourage all new residents to continue to cherish all that the horse stands for, even if they never sit upon these wonderful creatures themselves!
San Mateo County Parks
Mid-Peninsula Open Space District Trails
Golden Gate National Recreational Area
Many boarding opportunities exist, ranging from small private facilities to larger and public options.