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The Menlo Charity Horse Show, a 501 (c) (3) organization, is one of the finest equestrian events in the United States. Started in 1970 as a one-day horse show, we have a tradition of providing outstanding equine competition and as well as raising funds for our community partners.  Over the past four decades, we have provided funding to numerous charities including Planned Parenthood, Amigos De Las Americas, and Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired.  

Our current charitable partner, Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 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.  Vista Center helps clients reach their highest potential through programs that promote independence and improve quality of life. Over the past two decades, Menlo has raised over six million dollars for Vista Center. 

Our six-day event was reconized in 2012 as a USEF Heritage Competition. Menlo has been nationally recognized as one of the top horse shows in the country. Designated as the USHJA World Champion Hunter Rider Competition, Menlo plays host to the USHJA World Champion Hunter Rider South West Regional Awards Presentation ceremony.  Our history of show excellence and philanthropy is unsurpassed.