THE MOUNTED PATROL

OF SAN MATEO COUNTY

EST. 1941

Preserving Western Equestrian Tradition

We bring over 80 years of promoting horsemanship and serving our community in the San Francisco Bay Area.

THE WOODSIDE JUNIOR RODEO IS BACK!

🇺🇸 July 4th 2022, 9am-5pm!

The flagship 70th Annual Woodside Junior Rodeo is back in action after a 2 year hiatus. 

Come out to support and cheer on a new generation of cowgirls, cowboys and everyone in between for a day of rodeo action, family activities and western values! 

Follow the Rodeo Instagram account for more details.

Summer Play Day

Ranges throughout the summer months and culminates in a competition in mid-September. Family members of the Mounted Patrol work during the summer to sharpen their skills in various activities such as barrel racing, pole bending and keyhole.

Color Guard​

Mounted Patrol members ride in the Redwood City Fourth of July Parade and its award-winning color guard appears in parades and pageants in surrounding cities.

Other equestrian-related events include the Cowboy Poetry, team penning and sorting, the San Mateo County Horsemen’s Association Show, the NCEFT Poker Ride, and the Sheriff’s STAR program are some of the annual events eagerly anticipated by horsemen throughout central California. Western Riding Clinics are also held weekly during the summer months. 

Our Facilities

A premier equestrian facility in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Arena & Barn

The Patrol owns 23 acres of wooded land in Woodside on which the Patrol operates one of Northern California’s most beautiful and well-equipped horse show facilities including two exhibitors show rings, permanent grandstand, warm-up and practice areas, and a 20-stall barn.

The Clubhouse

The clubhouse, beautifully renovated in 2020, features a 200 person great hall, bar, indoor kitchen, a propane-driven outdoor cook stove and it own well. There is parking amongst several tall oak trees.

 

Located in beautiful Woodside, CA

521 Kings Mountain Rd, Woodside, CA 94062

Disaster Response

Community service has occupied the Patrol to an ever-increasing extent in the last few decades.

Officially designated by the Woodside Fire Protection District and CERPP (Citizens Emergency Response Preparedness Program), the Patrol’s 22- acre facility is ready at any time to convert to a relief center. Along with 275 cots, 402 blankets, 84 5-gallon jugs of water, tools and first aid supplies.

The Patrol has its own mini power plant, a generator that can service the entire grounds. The Patrol has a fully functioning indoor kitchen, a propane-driven outdoor cook stove as well.

And the Patrol is ready to handle more than just humans; those of the four-legged persuasion will find safety and solace within the large riding arena, livestock pens and 20-stall barn.

Our History

Supporting western values since 1941
70 Years producing the Woodside Junior Rodeo

Formation of the Mounted Patrol

Formation of the Mounted Patrol

The patrol had its origin immediately following the Pearl Harbor disaster, in December 1941.  

San Mateo County has many miles of rough, almost virgin country and unprotected coastline, accessible only on horseback. Thus, the Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County was born, dedicated to supporting the emergency services of the Sheriff and the Chief Fire Warden of the County.


The Mounted Patrol provided protection to our shores during the war period and provided search parties in these areas as required by the authorities. The Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County came into existence on March 31, 1942.

Transition to Equestrian Preservation

The Mounted Patrol acquired 23 acres of property in the heart of Woodside, California, and built one of the most beautiful outdoor rodeo and horseshow arena in California along with a permanent grandstand, separate warm-up arena, clubhouse and more recently,. 20-stall barn.

The modern Mounted Patrol operates as a center for equestrian improvement and excellence, a social club and a has a separately-administered 501(c)3 charitable foundation.

Transition to Equestrian Preservation

THE MOUNTED PATROL

OF SAN MATEO COUNTY

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