Started in 1970 as a one-day horse show, The Menlo Charity Horse Show has a tradition of providing outstanding equine competition while raising much needed funds for numerous charities including Planned Parenthood, Amigos De Las Americas, and Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Honored with the designation as a USEF Heritage Competition in 2012 and recognized as one of the finest equestrian events in the United States, Menlo is unique in that its origin and legacy is one of philanthropy.
The current charitable partner, Vista Center was founded in 1936 and is the premier resource for individuals with vision loss in San Mateo, Santa Clara, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties. During the partnership, Menlo has raised over six million dollars for Vista Center.
Held at the Menlo Circus Club, the Menlo Charity Horse Show offers exhibitors and spectators one of the best show experiences in the country. Nightly events combine the excitement of show jumping with the best of entertainment featuring casual dinners, wine and beer tastings. Sponsors are treated to breakfast, lunch, and evening wine tastings in the Mountain Home Stables tent.
The Friday Night Gala is a favorite for the social crowd with all proceeds going to Vista Center.
Plan now to attend the 2019 Menlo Charity Horse Show