Day of the Horse returning to Woodside this Saturday

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It’s that time of year to horse around in Woodside.

The Day of the Horse is set to take place this Saturday, Oct. 13.

The annual event was inspired by two Woodside horse lovers wanting to bring the community together in support of the horse.

“It is a chance to pay tribute to our equine friends with a day of fun and festivities,” organizers said.

The Day of the Horse includes a Horse Fair and also a progressive trail ride through town.

The Horse Fair at Woodside Town Hall runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. behind the Wells Fargo bank (see map). The fair will feature a Pioneer Emigrant Wagon exhibit, a Wells Fargo Stagecoach ride, a blacksmith working live in front of the crowd, face-painting, decorating horse-shaped cookies, making equine art, a pony ride, listening to a pony’s heartbeat, visiting the Woodside Community Museum and joining the town for a carrot cake and apple juice social.

Admission to the horse fair is free and open to the public.

The progressive trail ride, meanwhile, runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and attracts riders from as far away as Southern California.

“Everyone is invited to bring their horses to tour the town trails of Woodside, stopping at barns and local landmarks along the way,” organizers said.

For more information on The Day of the Horse, visit here.

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