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December 2012
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Jasper Ridge Farm in the Press
December 4, 2014 - Sequoia Healthcare District Newsletter
March 6, 2013 - Gentry Magazine
April 16, 2012 - San Mateo Daily Journal Article
June 1, 2011 - The Almanac article
January 27, 2011 - The Paly Voice article
January 6, 2011 - Daily News Article
January 4, 2011 - San Jose Mercury News Article




12-2-16 Visit from Sand Hill School

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11-17-16 Presentation at Cal Poly

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11-18-16 HorseBuddies

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Happy Halloween 2016

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8-28-16 Veterans Trail Ride

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8-21-16 Chase Hovden Eagle Scout Project

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8-17-16 visit to Ronald McDonald House at Stanford

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Jasper Ridge Farm launched a new successful and meaningful program bringing pet therapy to the inmates and staff at Elmwood Correctional Facility

2-9-16 Horsebuddies

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12-10-15 Christmas Celebration at Ronald McDonald House

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11-18-15 Ronald McDonald House Visit

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11-14-15 Barn Raising Celebration!

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Come follow me to Jasper Ridge, and see our progress in person!

All are invited between 1-2pm on the following Saturdays:
  • Saturday: 1/23/16
  • Saturday: 2/13/16
  • Saturday: 3/12/16
  • Saturday: 4/23/16
  • Saturday: 5/14/16: Annual Benefit Event: (more info to follow)
  • Saturday: 6/11/16
  • Saturday: 7/16/16
  • Saturday: 8/13/16
  • Saturday: 9/10/16
  • Saturday: 10/29/16
  • Saturday: 11/12/16
  • Saturday: 12/10/16

9-16-15 Progress!

Our new location is coming along nicely.

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8-10-15 San Jose Giants & Country Club Villa Properties Event

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National Night Out

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8/2/15 Veterans Progam

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7/22/15 Ronald McDonald House Field Trip

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7/15/15 Roughriders perform

We were treated to very special evening by Henry Kapono, John Cruz and Brother Noland.

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7/13/15 Wings Learning Center Visit

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7/12/15 Veterans Ride

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6/20/15 Kachina goes to camp

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6/18/15 KTVU Visits Jasper Ridge Farm


6/2/15 Horsebuddies

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5/29/15 Volunteer Appreciation Ride

5/22/15 HorseBuddies

2015 Benefit Dinner

Our 6th annual benefit dinner. Check out all the photos!

May 8th, 2015

Jasper Ridge Farm Co-Founder and Executive Director Wendy Mattes is named one of the 2015 Silicon Valley Women of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal

2014: Annual Report

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2015 Women of Influence

Our own Co-Founder & Executive Director, Wendy Mattes, has been chosen by the Silicon Valley Business Journal as one of their Women of Influence in 2015.

All the winners will be profiled in a special publication that comes out in the Silicon Valley Business Journal weekly print edition and online April 3rd. The Women of Influence awards event will be held in May. Stay tuned for details. Congratulations Wendy!

March 28th, 2015

Groundbreaking Ceremony: Thank you to everyone who made this fabulous day possible!

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February 27th, 2015

The Horsebuddies class from Capuchino High School took a trail ride around Webb Ranch

February 17th, 2015

We had a wonderful group from first step for families. For many of these kids it was their first time touching a horse, and everyone was brave enough to ride.

December 10th, 2014

Kachina had the holiday spirit at the Ronald McDonald House Christmas Party

December 6th, 2014

Happy Holidays and thank you to our wonderful volunteers

November 14th, 2014

We welcomed the class to their 2nd year of Horsebuddies. It was great to watch everyones improvement from where they started last year.

November 11th, 2014

Penny the chicken makes a new friend at Ronald McDonald house

Meet Buster and Oliver

The newest members of the Jasper Ridge Farm flock are our Baby Doll Sheep, Buster and Oliver. Both boys were born in the spring of 2013 and grew up in Redwood city before they joined us at our temporary home in Gilroy.

They are affectionate, sweet, and love meeting new people. They hop right into the Jasper Ridge Farm trailer, and have already been on a number of visits including the recent pediatric neuro-oncology picnic.

Sunday September 17th, 2014

Pediatric neuro-oncology picnic at Shoup Park

Wednesday August 13th, 2014

Campers from Ronald McDonald house join us for art, animals and fun at Webb Ranch.

Sunday July 13th, 2014

Veterans on Horseback hit the trails at Webb Ranch

May 23rd, 2014

Kachina the mini-horse really makes connections during her visit at the Julian Street Inn.

May 21st, 2014

Our last Horsebuddies program of the school year. But don't worry we'll do it again next school year!

May 17th, 2014

Our annual fundraiser held at the Quadrus Conference Center in Menlo Park was a lot of fun and helped raise money to take care of our wonderful animals and fund our ongoing programs.

April 8th, 2014

Bernadette the chicken makes a new friend during our Ronald McDonald House visit

April 2nd, 2014

Jasper Ridge farms visits the Jean Weingarten Oral School for the deaf

February 14th, 2014

It's not clear who had more fun at Horsebuddies on Valentines day, the kids or the volunteers.

Saturday, June 1, 2013 - FILL THE HELMET with Woodside Fire Protection District

Firefighters from the Woodside Fire Protection District supported us by collecting donations which will help us share our wonderful animals with children from local hospitals, homeless shelters, and special needs schools.

Volunteers from Salesforce
December 14, 2012
- Salesforce Volunteers
Goats at Ronald McDonald House
December 11, 2012
- Visit to Ronald McDonald House
Volunteer if 2012 Vick
Vicky Hambly - Volunteer of the Year 2012
Lauren Frew - Youth Volunteer of the Year 2012
Lauren Frew - Youth Volunteer of the Year 2012

December 1, 2012
- Volunteer Celebration & Holiday Party
November 27, 2012 - School Visit November 20, 2012 - School Visit
Riding horses Poster
November 16, 2012 - final Webb Ranch Horsebuddies Program - Day 3
Kids doing art
November 13, 2012
- School visit
November 11, 2012
- Special visit by our friends, Michael O'Brien and Dan
Child with animals
November 9, 2012 -
Webb Ranch Horsebuddies Program Day 2
November 8, 2012
- First Step for Families visits us
Child with animals
November 2, 2012
- Webb Ranch Horsebuddies Program 
Halloween Halloween
October 31, 2012 - Halloween at Ronald McDonald House
October 30, 2012
- School Visit
October 23, 2012 - School Visit
October 16, 2012 - School Visit
Wendy at 49ers
October 14, 2012 -
Forty Niner Game, We receive Perry/Yonamine Award!
October 13, 2012
- Day of the Horse
Girl reading to animal
October 11, 2012
- Rabbit Readers - New Program 
Child with animals
October 9, 2012
- Ronald McDonald House - Henry Kapono's debut offsite visit!
October 9, 2012- School Visit 
Girl with sheep
September 30, 2012
- Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Picnic
Children with animals Children with animals
September 29, 2012 - Vista center for the Blind at Webb Ranch
Girl with animal
September 19, 2012
- Juana Briones school visits us
Volunteer Training
September 15, 2012
- Volunteer training session

September 18, 2012 - visit to Haven Family House

Girl with bunny
September 11, 2012 - Ronald McDonald House

August 26, 2012 - Abilities United Preschool visits us

Cavalia delivering footing to RP
August 28, 2012 - Cavalia footing donation delivered to Webb Ranch

Boys in golf cart
August 3, 2012 - Ronald McDonald House field trip
Horse photo
August 11, 2012 - We celebrated Henry Kapono's birthday! 

animals at the Redwood City farmer's market
July 31, 2012
- Our booth at the Redwood City Farmer's Market received a lot of attention due to our lovely sheep, Shaun and baby Charlie
July 30, 2012 - A young girl from Ronald McDonald House rides at Webb Ranch


July 25, 2012 - A group of volunteers from the Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy comes to volunteer

Rotary Club raffle tickets
July 24, 2012 - We receives a check for almost $3,955 from the Redwood City Rotary Club for the July 4 Car Raffle ticket sales

July 20, 2012 - A young girl from CASA of San Mateo rides at Menlo Circus Club
July 16 - July 20, 2012 - We takes a young girl from CORA to the Webb Ranch Summer Horse Camp

Tex pats casper
July 16,2012 -
Field trip from Ronald McDonald House

Brownie Troop
July 14, 2012
- Girl Scout Troop # 61715  came for a tour and to present us with a check for $250, which they raised by selling cookies

Redwood Family House
July 13, 2012
- Field trip from Redwood Family House

Girls and bunnies
July 11, 2012
- Field trip from Haven Family House

June 23, 2012 - Animals on parade for the Peninsula Volunteers Celebration

June 29, 2012 - Ronald McDonald House visits

Girls with bunnies
June 12, 2012 - We visit Ronald McDonald House

Henry KaponoJune 18, 2012 - Henry Kapono visits
Henry Kapono visited us on Monday, June 18 and treated our donors and friends to a concert!  Henry's wife, Lezlee, and their 6-year-old twins enjoyed seeing all the animals, especially our little Henry Kapono!

June 9, 2012 - The Delta Society Evaluates and Certifies Robin and Kachina

June 2, 2012 - We have a booth at the Debbie McDonald Dressage Clinic
June 8, 2012 - Salesforce Volunteers help with projects

Photo from May 19th event
May 19, 2012 - Guests were treated to a special evening on Saturday, May 19th, when we celebrated our Third Anniversary with a Benefit Dinner & Concert at the Palo Alto Elks Lodge.  Pictured here, Italian tenor Pasquale Esposito, who provided the evening's musical entertainment, and emcee comedian Michael Pritchard flank a child, Eliceo Cendejas, who recently benefitted from our programs

Girls with goat
May 21, 2012
- We visit Haven Family House
May 22, 2012 - Special Needs School visits
May 29, 2012 - Special Needs School visits & we have a booth at the Redwood City Farmers Market
May 30, 2012 - First Step for Families visits

Children with animals
May 2, 2012 - First Step for Families visits

May 8, 2012 - Special Needs School visits

Children with animals
May 15, 2012 - Special Needs School visits

Girl with dog
April 25, 2012 - First Step for Families visits
Boy with guinea pigs
April 24, 2012 - We visit Haven Family House
April 24 2012 - Special Needs School visits
Children doing art project
April 17, 2012 - Special Needs School visits

April 14, 2012 - CASA of San Mateo visits

Boy kisses bunny
April 10, 2012 - We visit Ronald McDonald House

April 10, 2012 - Special Needs School visits

Pasquale visits
April 4, 2012 - Pasquale Esposito visits !!

April 5, 2012 - CORA visits

Girl with Bunny
April 2, 2012
- First Step for Families visits
March 28, 2012 - Special CORA child visit to ride a horse at Webb Ranch
March 27, 2012 - Special Needs School visits
March 24, 2012 - Abilities United preschoolers visit
March 20, 2012 - Special Needs School visits
Haven House Visit Haven House visit
March 19, 2012 - We visit Haven Family House
Upward Roots visit
March 17, 2012 - Upward Roots visits
March 13, 2012 - Special Needs School visits
March 6, 2012 - Special Needs School visits
February 29, 2012 - First Step for Families visits
February 28 - Special Needs School visits
Children with animals
February 21 - We visit Haven Family House
Boy with animal
February 12 - We visit Ronald McDonald House for a Valentine's Day event
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February 14 - Pre-school visits
February 7 - Special Needs School visits
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - Special Needs School visits
Child with dog
Monday, January 30, 2012 - We visit Haven Family House
Boy brushing horse
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - First Step for Families visits
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - We visit Saratoga Sub-Acute Children’s Hospital with BAWSI & Special Needs School visits
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - Special Needs School visits
Sunday, January 15, 2012 - Party with a Purpose
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - We visit Ronald McDonald House
About Jasper Ridge Farm
The mission of Jasper Ridge Farm (formerly Riley's Place) is to serve children with chronic or life threatening illness, children who are homeless, or children who have never had an opportunity to experience or appreciate the healthful benefits of interacting with animals and nature. The site-based program and the outreach program are free.To schedule a visit from Jasper Ridge Farm animals and volunteers, or to find out more about the programs, plans and how to donate to Jasper Ridge Farm please visit , or call/email Wendy Mattes, Executive Director (650) 703-5199.

Contacts: Executive Director Wendy Mattes,
(650) 703-5199

Statement of Values and Code of Ethics

  • Commitment to excellence, accountability and maintaining the public trust
  • Respect for the worth and dignity of all individuals
  • Inclusiveness and social justice
  • Respect for pluralism and diversity
  • Responsible stewardship of resources, transparency, integrity and honesty
  • Respect for and responsible stewardship of the horses that serve NCEFT

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