"Our thinking is, all the little kids will go home and ask their parents for a pony," says Donna Poy of WHOA.She
and fellow WHOA member Fentress Hall are the event's founding organizers.
Besides an equine petting zoo, the fair offers rides in Wells Fargo's horse-drawn stagecoach, blacksmithing demonstrations, a puppet show, and hands-on activities, such as leatherworking and decorating horse cookies.WHOA
is sponsoring pony rides this year, Ms. Poy
The fair is open from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and has free admission.
This year's trail ride, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., wends through town and has a 007 theme, with trivia questions about James Bond movies.Riders may stop at barns and local landmarks, collecting treats along the way.Last year, nearly 260 riders registered, said Ms. Poy
"People from other communities get the opportunity to see Woodside the way it should be seen - from the back of a horse," Ms. Poy