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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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2015 Events

Sunday, October 4
Season Year End BBQ/Potluck
Please join us for our end-of-season BBQ/Potluck at the clubhouse Sunday, October 4, 2:00 pm–5:00 pm. This is our chance to thank our many show volunteers and supporters, as well as get together just for fun.

Sunday, October 18
English, Combined Training, and Cowboy Dressage Schooling Show
Contact: Judi Bank, (510) 531-5449
Download the class list and entry form (PDF)

Past Events

Sunday, February 1
MHA Annual Meeting
4:00 pm–7:00 pm
Potluck and Board Election
Featuring Past Presidents, food, friends, and movie about the breeding farm of the Lipizzaner stallions.
5458 Fernhoff Road, Oakland
Judi Bank, (510) 531-544

Sunday, May 31
English/Cowboy Dressage Schooling Show
Judge: Martina Bone
Contact: Judi Bank, (510) 531-5449
Download the Premium (PDF)

Friday, June 26–Sunday, June 28
ORCA Field Days
Arena rental

Sunday, July 19
Community Outreach Day
11:00 am–3:00 pm
Demos featuring MHA members and special guests will start at 1:00 pm. We'll have a BBQ/Potluck with information tables where the public can learn all about horses, from Oakland's rich equestrian heritage to Pony Club, 4H, and trail safety.

Sunday, July 26
English/Cowboy Dressage Schooling Show
Contact: Judi Bank, (510) 531-5449
Download the Premium (PDF)
The ride times (PDF) are now available for download.

Sunday, August 23
Hunter/Jumper Schooling Show
Judge: Amanda de la Rosa
Contact: :Melanie Diamond, (510) 527-0747
Download the Premium (PDF)

Thursday, September 3–Saturday, September 5
TWHA/MHA Benefit Trail Ride
Contact: Morris Older, (925) 254-8943

Sunday, September 13
Gold Cup Hunter/Jumper Show
Judge: Chris Bearden
Contact: Melanie Diamond, (510) 527-0747
Download the Premium (PDF)