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.

Huddart Park Bridge Railings and Repair — Crystal Springs Trail

321x207 hpmapThe Crystal Springs Trail crosses two little creeks, just above the hairpin turn on Richards Road. As you all recall a few years back, the equestrian community donated over $80,000 to base rock 5.5 miles of All Weather Trails in Huddart Park.  As part of this project, we replaced the first bridge, with very solid 6x6 railings and posts.  The second bridge was in good shape, but did not have any railings.


A number of equestrians have asked about having railings installed on the second bridge. The County has estimated the material cost to be $2,000, and they could do the project this summer.


I am reaching out to the equestrian community to donate to support this project.  Please send checks to the:

CHAPS/Mounted Patrol Foundation
521 Kings Mountain Road
Woodside, CA 94062


Please make a notation “Huddart/Wunderlich Trail Improvements”.  Any additional funds raised will be used for future improvements to the trails in Huddart or Wunderlich.  The Mounted Patrol Foundation is a 501c3, and contributations may be tax deductible


Thanks for your continued support.


Don Pugh
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