County to weigh long-term permit for Horse ParkRepresentatives of the Horse Park in Woodside will be before the San Mateo County Planning Commission on Dec. 10 to argue in favor of a long-term use permit to replace the six-month permit they've been living with for years.
The 272-acre nonprofit facility provides the public room to practice a range of equestrian disciplines and over the last year "has addressed every concern of the County," Horse Park spokeswoman Nan Chapman said in a letter to The Almanac.
The Planning Commission meets at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, on the first floor of 400 County Center at the corner of Bradford and Hamilton streets in Redwood City.
Renewing the permit every six months "puts a tremendous strain, of both time and manpower on all of the volunteers involved," Ms. Chapman said.
The Horse Park includes facilities for polo, dressage, jumping and a therapeutic riding program, and serves "thousands of children and adults each year," Ms. Chapman said. Temporary shelter is available for 240 horses and there are eight arenas.