Hello Woodland Family,
We are so excited to announce that we will be opening for group and private
lessons, starting Monday, June 1st.
Because we are still in the midst of this pandemic, we are not able to go back to business
as usual. We, along with everyone else will have to adapt to a “New Normal”.
The following are some of the guidelines we have put in place in order to reopen safely:
• If you are sick or someone in your household has been sick, please do not come to
• All riders MUST sign a Covid-19 waiver. (See Link to the RIGHT)
• Masks are highly recommended for everyone, everywhere. They are required when
you are in the office, lounge, restrooms, barns, and when you are not able to maintain 6ft
• 6 ft distance is required everywhere on the property.
• All the staff and students will have their temperature taken upon arrival or check in.
• All students must wear gloves when riding.
• We ask that you arrive 15 minutes before for your lesson, and leave no later than 15
minutes after. This will allow us to keep control of the amount of people on the property at
• All riders under 14 must have a parent or guardian with them at all times. Students
under 14 cannot be dropped off and picked up.
• You will check in for your horse assignment on the patio.
• We ask that you not congregate in the lounge or office.
• We have setup hand sanitizer stations throughout the farm and ask that you wash
your hands and/or use hand sanitizer before touching anything. We will be frequently
disinfecting bathrooms, etc. but we also ask that you wipe what you touch.
• Students and visitors will not be allowed to visit in the barns. The staff will tack,
bridle, cinch the girth and bring your horse to the fence line for you to take your horse. After
your lesson you will pass your horse off to a staff member at the front of the main barn. If
your horse is being ridden in another lesson, you will pass the horse off to the next rider.
• We ask that if our smaller, younger riders need assistance getting on or off the
horse, that a parent or guardian be present to do so.
• If you have treats for your horse, you can give them to the horse in the arena, after
• In the case of inclement weather, we will have to cancel/reschedule lessons.
• We will not be taking any make ups or coupons until we are able to get a handle on
class sizes. We will let you know as soon as we are able to accommodate them.
We can’t wait to see everyone, but we want to keep our students and staff safe and
healthy! We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to getting back to riding.
All the best,
Katy and your entire Woodland family
|Woodland Horse Center
16301 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20905
301-421-9156 fax: 301-421-9049
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