Thanks to a generous donation from the Friends of the Mounted Patrol, Riders in Day of the Horse 2017 could win up to $2000!  

We are selecting winners in several categories including best costume, Best poker hand, Most riders from a Horse Organization and more.

Join us for this year's Trail ride with a theme of "CASINO ROYALE"! REGISTER NOW


Prizes: In addition to Goody Bags, there are tons of ways to win prizes this year!


1) Poker Ride winners: This year, when you visit each ride stop: you will receive a SPECIAL poker card. You will then sort these cards to present you "Best Hand' when BEST POKER HAND announcements are made. In case of a tie, Highest Card draw will be done. Poker prize winners will get cash $1000, $250 and $150*!!!

2) 1st, 2nd & 3rd place Costumed Rider & Horse will win

$1000, $250 & $150!

3) Great prizes for 1ST and 2ND place for:

a) Best costumed couple

b) Best costumed group (4 or more)

4) A Prize for the Largest Single Horse Group to Ride

For an additional $20 donation, you will be entered into a special drawing for more prizes!

** All cash prizes made possible by Friends of the Mounted Patrol of SMC.

Useful Websites


SMC Large Animal Evacuation Group

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Equestrian Trail Riders Action Committee

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Horse Park at Woodside

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San Mateo County Horsemen's Association

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Bay Area Equestrian Network (BAEN)

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Bay Area Barns and Trails (BABTT)

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