Our Vision

The CHAPS believe that horses and the disappearing natural world in which they thrive are necessary for healthy communities. Historically, horses have been essential to life in the United States for transportation, work, recreation, and encouraging connections to nature. In San Mateo County, examples of this heritage can be found at Folger Stable, The Woodside Store and Jack Brook Horse Camp. The CHAPS seek to recognize the continuing contribution of the horse by supporting the development and maintenance of equestrian facilities and activities in the County.

Historically horses were abundant in this County. This included Hillsborough, Atherton, Menlo Park and other cities along the Peninsula.  Pressure from the high cost of living and real estate to growining cities has impacted the horse numbers in the area which are way down from the over 5,000 recorded in the turn of the century to about 800 today.

 

Why Care?

If you don't care, no one will. Save horses!

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