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
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:
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.