Our Vision and Mission

Our Vision:


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.


Our Mission:

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 goals.

These goals include:

Current Fundraising Projects

Hitching Rails in Jack Brook and Pescadero Creek County Park
$4,500 has been raised for installing four hitching rails in Jack Brook, and Pescadero Creek County Park. . Installation is scheduled for May 2017.  More information at:
Hitching Rails Information

Horse Vision Project

Horses are affected by many aliments, but one of the most frustrating is when a perfectly healthy, energetic, well trained horse has problems with their vision. As their vision degenerates your equestrian companion cannot do the things you love to do together. The UC Davis Veterinary School has launched an Equine Ophthalmology Service exploring how to resolve or cure horse vision issues.
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.
Veterans Trail Rides - More info

CASA Kids Trail Rides More Info


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