COWs celebrate horses!

October 7, 2010

Yee Haw!! Come help us celebrate our equine friends at the 6th annual Day of the Horse, Saturday October 9th!! The Woodside-area Horse Owner’s Association (WHOA) supported by the Town is throwing the shindig from 10AM till 2:30PM at the Town Hall. Mosey on down and check out all horsy festivities at the horse fair, you can also saddle up and ride in the annual Progressive Trail Ride.

The Day of the Horse events will start at 10 a.m. in front of Town Hall with all kinds of horse related fun for the whole family. Events include riding the Wells Fargo Stagecoach, pony rides, watching a real blacksmith practice his craft, an equine petting zoo, decorating horse cookies, bobbing for apples and more! You will also have the opportunity to learn about local horse groups and their riding programs.

Selected art work by local students, will be on display during the fair. Children will also be encouraged to make their own horse-themed art during the fair.

One of the main events of The Day of the Horse is the Progressive Trail Ride. It is described on the WHOA’s website as multi-generational, bringing together riders with differing levels of skill and from different riding cowmunities – Western, English, etc. Riders come in from all parts of California to participate. No hunger pains here as both horses and riders are provided with food and drinks during the leisurely ride. The Progressive Trail Ride is held between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. While pre-registration has closed, the registration form says late registration is still available for $50. You can even wait until the day of the event but it’ll cost you $75 cash only.

As WHOA’s website tells us “The Day of the Horse, the brainchild of two Woodside horse lovers who wanted to bring the community together in support of our equine friends with a day of fun and festivities.

See you at Town Hall for the Day of the Horse!

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