Outdoor Activity Guide
for the San Francisco Peninsula
and South Bay Area
- California Donkey and Mule Association
- Promoting our long-eared friends, CADAMA sponsors
all-equine shows and clinics. Check website for more information.
- Los Altos Hills Horsemen's Association
- LAHHA promotes all activities concerning horsemanship
and trail access in the Town of Los Altos Hills and
neighboring communities. LAHHA also sponsors frequent
shows and other events between March and October. Events
are held at the Town Ring on Purisima near Viscaino in
Los Altos Hills. Write to Drawer "I", Los Altos, CA
94023-4009. Fax (650) 968-4686. E-mail to
- Los Gatos Horsemen's Association
- LGHA is a primarily a trail-riding club, with rides
every weekend during fair weather, plus several camping
trips each year. The club also participates in several
parades and invites new members - residence in Los Gatos
or a horse of one's own not required! Contact Frank
Baykoni, President by email,
firstname.lastname@example.org , call (408) 358-3598 or
mail to P.O Box 1735, Los Gatos, CA 95031.
- Los Viajeros Riding Club
- LV is known for its Four-Day Ride,
usually held in the third week in June. The club also
offers day rides and other overnight events from March
through November for its members and their guests. The
rides are structured to ensure safety, good food and a
good time. We're always looking for a new place to ride.
Check out the club's web page or call the President,
Cathy Hatcher, days (415) 863-2641 or eves (650) 726-5375
- Mounted Patrol San Mateo County
- Meeting twice a month at its Club House located on 23
acres of wooded hills in Woodside, which is a Red Cross
designated Disaster Relief Center. Members assist in
search and recue for the Sheriff of San Mateo County. The
Patrol sponsors a Youth Rodeo every July 4th and hold
weekly riding clinics during the summer. For more
information write to: Captain, Mounted Patrol SMC, 521
Kings Mountain Road, Woodside, CA 94062.
- North American Trail Riding Conference, Region 1 (NATRC)
- NATRC Region 1 covers northern
California and part of Nevada, Oregon, Washington and
Alaska. They annually sponsor 8 rides in California and
one in Alaska. Rides have three divisions: Novice (for
new riders and young horses; Competitive Pleasure (slower
pace); and, Open for those who enjoy longer, faster
events). Please see web site at for information on
equestrian clinics and events. Jim Ferris can be
email@example.com for additional information. Carol
Barnes is Chairman of Region 1 and can be reached at
- Peninsula Carriage Driving Club
- The PCDC aims to draw together people
interested in equine-powered vehicles, to give carriage
driving enthusiasts a chance to meet others in the
driving community, and to provide a forum for sharing
information on driving. The goal of the club is to
emphasize driving safety and the promotion of pleasure
driving as an alternative to competitive show driving.
- Quicksilver Endurance Riders, Inc.
- QER meets the second Wednesday of
each month at Santa Clara County Horsemen's Grounds.
Sponsor trail rides, poker rides, moonlight rides,
endurance rides plus trail building and maintenance
projects. Contact Maryben Stover (408) 265-0839 or write
P.O. Box 71, New Almaden, CA 95042.
- San Francisco Horsemen's Association
Promotes interest, maintaining horses and horsemanship in
and around the city of San Francisco. Check website or
call Josh Hatcher at (650) 726-5375 for information.
- San Mateo County Horsemen's Association.
SMCHA sponsors educational seminars, clinics, youth
programs, camping, general meetings and group rides.
Publishes an award-winning newsletter of trail
information and stories of local rides. Sponsor for the
Clarkia Trail. P.O. Box 620092, Woodside, CA 94062. Phone
- San Mateo County Volunteer Horse Patrol
- Provide a volunteer public service with the SMCVHP
while riding in your parks and open spaces. Training and
certification provided annually by San Mateo County for
official patrol of county park trail system. Annual first
aid and CPR classes provided free. Uniforms required.
Active support for trail maintenance. Sponsor for the
Skyline Trail. For additional information check website
or email the Secretary at
- San Martin Horsemen's Association
- SMHA is a volunteer organization
which sponsors trail rides, clinics, camping, education,
trail building and horse advocacy. Meets monthly at 7 pm
the second Friday. Families and children always welcome.
Kathy Wyland may be contacted at PO Box 275, San Martin,
- Santa Clara County Horsemen's Association
- The SCCHA provides a volunteer public
service while riding in your parks and open spaces. SCCHA
is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting good
horsemanship and trail use. Monthly meetings 7 pm the 3rd
Friday of every month include educational programs.
Visitors welcome. Regular monthly group rides and/or
campouts, either at regional parks or on private property
(by special arrangement with the owners) as well as
special events such as playdays, dances and poker rides.
Rides are often followed by barbecues and/or dances. For
information on rides, call the SCCHA information hotline
at (408) 268-6155. Clubhouse is located at 2035 McKean
Rd. San Jose CA and is available for rental.
- Santa Cruz County Horsemen's Association.
SCCHA meets on the third Tuesday of each month at
7:30PM at the Clubhouse at the Graham Hill Showgrounds at
Graham Hill and Sims Roads in Santa Cruz. Shows, rides,
clinics and trail building. Membership includes use of
facility with horse camping and direct access to miles of
trails. Write to P.O. Box 1014, Santa Cruz CA 95061 for
information call Liz Maitoza (831) 763-7885 or e-mail
- Summit Riders Horsemen's Association
- Summit Riders was formed over 30 years ago in the
Santa Cruz Mountains. It is a family-oriented group
sponsoring trail rides, overnight campouts, horse shows,
and play days. They also have clinics and speakers.
General meetings occur the second Thursday night monthly
at 7:30 pm at Mountain Bible Church on Summit Road.
Contact Karel Waugh at 22420 Summit Rd., Los Gatos, CA
95030 or email
- West Coast Horse Association
- West Coast Horse Association is a San Mateo County
coast side equestrian organization. Active in July 4th
Parade in Half Moon Bay, Coastside Ranch Rodeo and
schooling shows. For information, contact Roxy Stone at
call (650) 726-7969. Web site will be coming soon.
Please check our
Specialized Resources: Equestrian for additional
resources and organizations outside the SF Peninsula and
South Bay Area.
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