The Mounted Patrol Foundation believes that horses and
equestrian activities create a wonderful, healthy community. Historically,
horses were essential to life in the United States for transportation, work and
pleasure. The Mounted Patrol Foundation seeks to honor this legacy by continuing
to maintain, develop and encourage equestrian facilities, activities and
heritage in the town of Woodside, the county of San Mateo and state of
California. Our vision includes the preservation of horse habitats and trail
systems to provide both opportunities and environments conducive to the
enjoyment of horses for horse owners and the public at large.
We support programs that use horses to fulfill our
obligation to veterans who have given so much, to CASA kids who have lost so much, and SAL children, who have so little.
The Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County
Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3), charitable organization that works in
collaboration with local government, other public agencies and other non-profits
to support and promote equestrian activities and facilities in the area.
The Foundation serves the fiscal agent for CHAPS - Community Horse Advocacy Program
for San Mateo County - and works closely with them to achieve our mutual
These goals include:
Programs that use horses to fulfill our obligation to veterans who have given so much,
to CASA kids who have lost so much, and SAL children, who have so little.
Fundraising to enhance, preserve and promote safe and successful
operations, programs, facilities, trail development and improvements for
Creating an environment that educates and reinforces the historic and
ongoing contribution of horses for work and recreation.
Current Fundraising Projects
and Completed projects
Wunderlick Park Bypass Trail and McGarvey Flat Picnic Area
Over the past year, we have been working with County Parks to design and plan a new equestrian/pedestrian trail that will bypass the slide on the Lower Alambique trail. Construction was completed and final fixes are being finished. Open to Equestrians in late June. Special thanks to Woodside-area Horse Owners Association WHOA for their outstanding financial support
Hitching Rails - Jack Brook
and Pescadero Creek Parks
Way back, in August 2015, we developed a plan for hitching rails in
Jack Brook Horse Camp
and Pescadero Creek County Park. The ones in Jack Brook Horse Camp and
Hoffman Flat Trail
Head were installed in 2016. But the ones in Shaw Flat and Parke Gulch
were delayed due to
access issues, rains and environmental review.
Friday, October 13, 2017: Installation is finally completed. Thanks to
the crew from our contractor AllFence, who hauled tools to the sites and dug the holes.
Thanks to Park Service Team - David Vasquez and Mark Schneider who helped with the final tasks
to finish the project.
Next summer - Enjoy the new hitching rails.
Trail Rides for Veterans, CASA (Foster) Children and SAL kids
The MP Foundation and CHAPS are working together to raise funds to provide free trail
rides and lessons for veterans, CASA (foster children) and SAL (Sheriffs
Activity League) kids at Wunderlich Park in Woodside. WHOA! =
Woodside-area Horse Owners Association has been a major supporter
of this program for which we are very grateful. Much of their
funds are raised at the Woodside Day of the Horse in October each year
so come and participate in that wonderful event. More info at: