CHAPS (Community Horse Advocacy Program for San Mateo County): The MP Foundation acts as a Fiscal Agent for CHAPS and works closely with them to raise funds to provide riding programs for disabled veterans, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) foster children and SAL children and improvements to equestrian facilities. CHAPSMC.org
Excel Equestrian Mandy and Justin provide the horses and trainers for the trail rides for veterans, CASA kids and SAL kids. They are great at working with those new to horses, or those that need help overcoming concerns with horses. They also provide trail rides for the general public. Email is Excel Equestrian. Website is Web site for Excel Equestrian
San Mateo County Parks is responsible for many parks in the County that have miles of equestrian trails and facilities. The MP Foundation works closely with Parks to improve and enhance those facilities. All Weather Trails in Huddart Park Trails Phase I
Town of Woodside: Woodside General Plan guiding principal 2 -EQUESTRIAN LIFESTYLE states
The Woodside Community recognizes and supports the equestrian heritage, lifestyle, and facilities of the Town as a unique and defining attribute.
The Mounted Patrol Foundation supports this goal by raising funds for trail improvements, hitching posts in Town center, Citizens Emergency Response Preparedness Program, the horse statues on Village Hill and the Kiely Equestrian Center Town of Woodside
WHOA! (Woodside-area Horse Owners Association): The Woodside-area Horse Owners Association is an advocacy group. Its mission is to "preserve the fundamental role of horses in maintaining the rural character of the Town of Woodside and neighboring foothill communities, to enhance opportunities for equestrian activities, and to promote the enjoyment of horses in all their various roles". WHOA94062.org
San Mateo County Sheriff's Department - The Sheriff's Activity League (SAL) provides recreational opportunities for disadvantaged children in the County. The CHAPS and the MPF are raising funds to provide free trail rides for these children.
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks: Support of the Folger Stable restoration project and Wunderlich and Huddart Trail projects (link)
NCEFT (National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy): Horses. Hope. Healing. People and Animals Sharing Strength and Compassion. For more than four decades, NCEFT has helped thousands of children and adults with neurophysiological, cognitive, sensory processing and psycho-social challenges. Internationally recognized as a leader in the field, NCEFT offers hippo therapy, adaptive riding, adaptive carriage driving, veterans programs and a wide range of other equine-assisted activities. NCEFT
East Bay Conservation Corp-CiviCorp School - Young adults in at-risk environments join this program to learn skills and earn money. They have been hired to work on the Teague Hill, Crystal Springs, and Manuela Trail projects. CiviCorps
4-H Club: 4-H is the nations largest youth development organization, empowering six million young people throughout the United States. Head, Heart, Hands, and Health are the four Hs in 4-H, and they are the four values members work on through fun and engaging programs. The mission of 4-H is to empower youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults. The vision is for a world in which youth and adults learn, grow and work together as catalysts for positive change. www.4-h.org
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine has shaped the field of veterinary medicine, from developing dynamic education programs to uncovering solutions for emerging diseases of animals and humans to sharing knowledge with communities worldwide. The school trains tomorrow's small and large animal veterinarians as it develops leaders in veterinary medical practice, higher education, public health, research, disease control, food safety, environmental protection and biotechnology.
It is a Center of Excellence - fostering research, teaching and service focused on special interests and multidisciplinary themes: food animal medicine, food safety, equine health, companion animal health, wildlife health and rehabilitation, comparative medicine, vector-borne disease, welfare, tropical disease and more. UC Davis
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