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  • Our end of summer trail ride.

    Our end-of-summer trail ride provides a sense of freedom with a breathtaking view of the valley.

  • WestwindBarn

    Westwind 4-H is located in Los Altos Hills at the historic Westwind community barn.

  • Independence

    Some riders progress to riding independently, and learn how to communicate with their horse.

  • Our volunteers assure rider safety as well as having fun while learning to ride.

  • Westwind 4-H began its program in 1978 with two horses, and a pony named Domino.

 

Welcome to the Westwind 4-H Riding for the Handicapped program!

For more than 30 years, we’ve given children with disabilities the opportunity to have fun while improving their coordination and balance, strengthening their muscles—and building their confidence. Kids get to play games while on the horses and enjoy special events such as our summer trail ride and Halloween horseback trick-or-treating. Whether you want to sign up your child (age 5–19) as a rider, or volunteer your own time, we look forward to hearing from you.

 


Volunteer

Volunteers are the backbone of the Westwind 4-H program. They care for our horses and ponies, and guide them during lessons. No previous experience is necessary—just an interest in horses and children, and a desire to help.

Become a 4-H Volunteer

 

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Donate

Westwind 4-H is supported solely by tax-deductible gifts from interested individuals and organizations. Please donate today so we can continue to offer the proven benefits of horseback riding to children with disabilities. Thank you!

Ways You Can Help


Fall 2014 Schedule

We are short on volunteers. Please call if you can help.

Mondays 4:00 PM

September 8, 15, 22, 29
October 6, 13, 20, 27
November 3, 17

Thursdays 4:00 PM
September 4, 11, 18, 25
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
November 6

2014/2015 Session Schedule

For inquiries, call (650) 947-8680 and leave a message, or email us.

Download our 2013 newsletter.


 

The University of California 4-H Youth Development Program engages youth in reaching their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development. University of California Cooperative Extension provides the necessary liability insurance for all the members and leaders which is essential for the operation of the club. 4-H does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, mental or physical handicap, or age in any of its programs or activities. For more information: www.ca4h.org.

 

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Westwind 4-H Photo Galleries

2013 Halloween Ride
2013 Summer Trail Ride
2012 Special Horse Show
2010 Halloween Ride
Summer Sessions
2011 Halloween Ride