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Welcome to the Metropolitan Horsemen's Association Web site. MHA members work to promote equestrian sports, uniting horse people across all disciplines to develop good horsemanship. We work to maintain Sequoia Arena and to preserve equestrian facilities and trail access in the East Bay Area.

The Metropolitan Horsemen's Association speaks for the equestrian community in public meetings. We interact with other groups and agencies to promote the equestrian presence in the East Bay.

Monthly meetings are on the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the MHA Clubhouse, located at 10060 Skyline Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94602. Phone: (510) 531-5449; Fax: (510) 530-4584; email:

MHA offers competitors a friendly and encouraging environment with horse shows that are structured to help green to advanced horses and riders have a successful show experience. Set in Joaquin Miller Park in the beautiful Oakland Hills, Sequoia Arena has great footing, friendly and helpful MHA volunteers, and plentiful shade during the summer heat.

Join MHA
Your membership entitles you to a members-only discount on your entry fees at MHA shows. Download the printable membership form and send it with your check to the address on the form.

MHA Fall Mini Horse & Pony Show from Michelle Brown on Vimeo.

Thanks to Michelle Brown for generously providing this video from our 2010 Fall Miniature Horse & Pony Show

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2016 Events

Sunday, October 2
English, Cowboy and Eventing Dressage Schooling Show
Judge: Colleen Reid (L)
Contact: Judi Bank, (510) 531-5449
Download the class list and entry (PDF)

Past Events

Sunday, February 21
MHA Annual Meeting
5458 Fernhoff Road, Oakland
5:30 pm Potluck—7:00 pm Meeting
Election of Board Members 2016–2018
Movies: "Trailhead," and "Cavalia OdysseO"
Judi Bank, (510) 531-5449

Saturday, April 30
English, Cowboy and Eventing Dressage Schooling Show
Judge: Tracey Hill (L)
Contact: Judi Bank, (510) 531-5449
Download the Premium (PDF)

Sunday, May 22
Hunter/Jumper Schooling Show
Judge: Reagan Hayes
Contact: Melanie Diamond,
(510) 527-0747
Pre-entries are due by May 20
Download the Premium (PDF)

Postponed: Date TBA
Community Day

Friday–Sunday, June 24–26
ORCA Field Day

Sunday, July 31
English, Cowboy and Eventing Dressage Schooling Show
Judge: Rebecca Armstrong (L)
Contact: Judi Bank, (510) 531-5449
Download the class list and entry (PDF)
Download the ride schedule (PDF)

Thursday–Saturday, September 1–3
TWHA/MHA Benefit Trail Ride
Hikers and riders will spend two nights at Sequoia Arena.
Contact: Morris Older, (925)254-8943
Judi Bank, (510) 531-5449
Details and online registration

Sunday, September 11
Gold Cup Hunter/Jumper Show
Judge: Chris Bearden
Contact: Melanie Diamond,
(510) 527-0747
Download the Premium (PDF)


The December 2015 Trail Blazer

Trail Blazer December 2015

Download the digital issue (PDF)