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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.

Now is the time to join MHA or renew your membership for 2014. Your membership entitles you to a members-only discount on your entry fees at MHA shows. You can download a printable membership form here.

Thanks to Cal Sports Photo, Alan Myers Photography, and Nelson Photography for the use of their photographs throughout our web site.

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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Great news! The announcer's stand at Sequoia arena, which was damaged when a tree fell on it during a storm in 2012, has now been completely renovated and is ready for our 2014 show season. This project was initiated and managed by Peter and Judi Bank, with the help of a small army of volunteers. See more photos on the Arena Fund page.


2014 Events at Sequoia Arena

Sunday, April 13
Arena Work Day
Meet at 10:00 a.m. to help get the arena and grounds ready for our 2014 show season.
Contact Judi Bank, (510) 531-5449,

Sunday, May 4
Hunter/Jumper Schooling Show
Judge: Alison Potter
Contact Melanie Diamond, (510) 527-0747,
Download the class list and entry form (PDF). More information is available here.

Sunday, May 18
English, Western, and Cowboy Dressage Schooling Show
Contact Judi Bank, (510) 531-5449,

Sunday, June 8
Western Schooling Show
Judge: Paul DuBray
Contact Melanie Diamond, (510) 527-0747,

Friday, June 27–Sunday, June 29
ORCA Field Day
Facility rental

Sunday, July 20
English, Western, and Cowboy Dressage Schooling Show
Contact Judi Bank, (510) 531-5449,

Thursday, August 28–
Saturday, August 30

TWHA/MHA Benefit 6-Day Trail Ride
Contact: Morris Older, "925) 254-8942,

Sunday, September 14
MHA Gold Cup Hunter/Jumper Show
Judge: Chris Bearden
Show Manager: Melanie Diamond, (510) 527-0747,; Show Secretary: Kathy Dunn

Sunday, October 12
English, Western, and Cowboy Dressage Schooling Show
Contact Judi Bank, (510) 531-5449,