Featured Projects

Featured Projects

When WHOA! organized the first Day of the Horse in 2005 we were feeling extremely fortunate to have immediate support from the equestrian community, our friends, neighbors and local businesses. 


We would like you to know where your money and effort have gone. We are proud of your support and what we have accomplished with your help. 


Donations to the Community Total: $197, 569



$27,500 in proceeds from the Woodside Day of the Horse was gifted to the Folger Stable Renovation project and the endowment fund.  At a cost of 3.3 million dollars, the Renovation was completed in 2010.

Today, equestrian programs and public boarding are available at Folger Stable along with a museum, educational programs and events.
Amount: $32,302


Town trail maintenance fund.
Amount: $31,000

STAR Camp for Children

-Sheriff’s Training And Recreation Camp - STAR Camp for kids
Amount: $33,825


-Community Horse Advocacy Program for San Mateo County (CHAPS) - Riding program for Foster Children (Healing Hearts with Horses) in the Court Appointed Special Advocates Program for San Mateo County (CASA) & War Veterans Riding Program (Horses for Heros). See website
Amount: $15,000


WHOA! is pleased to provide support for the only public horse arena in San Mateo C.

Amount: $30,000

Kings Mountain Trail repair in partnership with the Town of Woodside Trails Committee

Total Amount: $6,000


Mid-Peninsula Regional Open Space District Trails maintenance. See Website
Amount: $14,500


Sunrise Horse Rescue for the benefit of equine victims of the recent Valley & surrounding area fires.

Amount: $5,000 


Large animal winch and rescue equipment donated to DART-CERRP
Amount: $6,500


WHOA! provided a Hitching Rack as a gift to Portola Valley in memory of Lawrence W. (Bill) Lane (1920-2010) of Portola Valley. Bill was an equestrian extraordinaire – for he continually championed the overriding importance of horses in preserving and maintaining the rural environments still existing on the Peninsula, primarily in Woodside and Portola Valley. WHOA! also sponsored a Rack at Alice's Restaurant in Woodside.
Amount: $4,265


"Spring and Sprite" by Veryl Goodnight are perched on a hillside as you enter the town of Woodside. Their presence lets everyone know that Woodside is Horse Country! WHOA! was pleasd to contribute to the purchase of this striking piece. 
Amount: $5,000



With the enthusiastic approval of the San Mateo County Parks, WHOA! sponsored the design of a custom storage trunk, and donated the first four trunks to the County, to be used by boarders at Folger Stable. The idea and design for the new trunks evolved from suggestions that the renovated stabling deserved storage trunks that reflected the beautiful appointments of the original stable.
Amount: $4,802


Huddart Park maintenance of trails and bridges and Bridge Railings
Amount: $4,500


Woodside Junior Riders is a non-profit, summer English riding program where children ages 6 to 16 learn horsemanship, horse safety and care, and along the way compassion and respect for horses, others and themselves. Run by volunteers and parents, the program is funded by moderate class fees and community donations of time, money, horses, tack and equipment. See website

Amount: $3,827 (Donations for horse show ribbons & facility renovation.)


National Center for Equine Facilitated therapy Donation. NCEFT provides a unique and beneficial form of treatment to children and adults with neuromuscular, cognitive and sensory processing disorders. Our specially trained therapists and volunteers offer these programs and services year round. See website
Amount: $3,800


Inspired by the comforting power of animals, Riley's Place provides a special experience for children in need. See website

Amount: $1,000 (Donation for a pony cart.)


Funding for a School Auction, Essay and Art contest. See more
Amount: $1,825


WHOA! is pleased to support SMCHA Horse Shows.

Amount: $1000


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)


Board Your Horse in Woodside

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