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.

There are many fascinating bits of history and trivia surrounding horses in the area. We will add infomation periodically and look forward to receiving anything that we could post. Send us your ideas by  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


bay-meadowsBay Meadows Race Track – 1934-2008
Founded in 1934 and located in San Mateo, the Bay Meadows Race Track generated over $4 million for war relief efforts during WWII. It was the longest continually running US racetrack before its closure in 2008.