Friday, December 6 – Poles and Hot Cocoa with Ashley – 6:30pm. Come on out for a fun evening of working on
our rhythm and energy as we take our horses correctly over ground poles. It is more precise than you think and
fun too! After the clinic enjoy a hot cup of cocoa and catch up with friends! Signup sheet is in the office and cost is
$50 per rider.
Saturday, December 7 – ROUND TWO OF Poles and Hot Cocoa with Ashley – 6:30pm. Come on out for a fun
evening of working on our rhythm and energy as we take our horses correctly over ground poles. It is more
precise than you think and fun too! After the clinic enjoy a hot cup of cocoa and catch up with friends! Signup
sheet is in the office and cost is $50 per rider.
Saturday, December 14 – BOARDER Trail Ride – 8:30am. Let’s hit the trail! Ashley will take a small group of
boarders to Woodstock Park so sign up SOON!! Signup sheet is in the office and cost is $85.
Saturday, December 14 - Barn Decorating and Santa Party. The Barn Decorating begins at 5:30. Stall
Decorating Contest and Chili Contest too!!! Have your child bring their own disposable, horse safe decorations to
the barn decorating party. They can decorate the door of their favorite horse and the barn. The dollar stores offer
many great decorating ideas, or an apple & carrot chain is always popular with the horses. Another fun idea is to
make stockings for the horses filled with lots of horse treats in them. The Barn Decorating will be followed by a
visit from Santa, and of course, what is any party without lots of refreshments to be enjoyed after Santa’s visit. The
party will be over about 7:30. The party, of course, is free, but please sign up in the office and indicate how many
children (family members only) will be coming to the party.
Sunday, December 15 – Working Student Jumping Clinic with Marine – 5:30. For our wonderful working
students, Marine will offer her jumping clinic. Marine will help you with any and all your jumping questions and
help you improve your jumping position too!! Followed by a Pizza Party, $10 fee if you stay for the pizza
Saturday, December 21 – RESCHEDULED Western “Reindeer Games” Night with Karen – 6:00pm. Come on
out for some spectacular Western fun!! We will play some traditional games like Barrel Racing and Pole
Bending. We will start easy at the trot and for those who want a little more “excitement” we will allow the “Speed
Round” toward the end This evening is open to kids and adults level 2 and up. Signup sheet is in the office
and cost is $50 per rider. See ya there!!
Sunday, December 22 - Leg Yield into the Holidays with Tess and Julie – Beginner/ Intermediate at 5:30.
Advanced at 6:30. Beginners/intermediates will work on the lateral movements which help our horses to use
their bodies correctly. To learn the basics of lateral movements and strengthen your aids, join this clinic. We can’t
wait to see you there! For our Advanced riders: Whether you are a hunter, jumper, eventer, or a dressage rider,
laterals are super helpful to get your horse supple and off the leg. In this clinic we will double down on leg-yields,
haunches/shoulder-in, and turn on the haunches through all three gaits. Cost is $50 per rider and please sign up
in the office.
Tuesday, December 24 - Christmas Eve. NO CLASSES. Please schedule a makeup lesson and we wish you all
a very Merry Christmas!!
Wednesday, December 25 – Christmas Day! Merry Christmas to all our students, parents and staff! Woodland
will be CLOSED Christmas Day. Regular classes resume December 26.
Holiday Camp: December 26, 27, 30, 31. Make it the best holiday every with our Holiday Camp. Winter Break and
horses…it doesn’t get any better than that! Cost: $385 for all days with extended care available at $25 per day.
Individual days of camp are available at $98.00 per day. Camp hours are 9:00 – 4:00 with extended care
beginning at 8:00 and ending at 6:00. Registration forms available on our web site or in the office. Sign up now
as this camp fills quickly! Please register 48 hours before first day of camp. And Happy Holidays!!
Saturday, December 28 - Long Lining with Tess – 30-minute sessions starting at 5pm. Take your lunging skills
to the next level! Learn how to use a surcingle and handle two lunge lines at once. This type of groundwork and
conditioning gives the rider more control and allows them to “ride from the ground” as if they were on the horse.
Great for riders that can’t ride as often as they’d like and anyone looking to advance their skills. Open to C/A3 and
up as well as all boarders. If a school horse you choose is not familiar with long lining, Tess may assign you a
different horse. Signup sheet is in the office and cost is $65 per rider. See you there!
Tuesday, December 31 – New Year’s Eve – OPEN for any Morning Classes. We will CLOSE at 1pm. Please
schedule a makeup lesson and we wish you all a very Happy New Year!!
NEW YEARS DAY CLINICS with ASHLEY – 10am & 11am. Come on out and celebrate the season with our
wonderful horses. Ashley is offering a trotting poles clinic at 10 open to level 1+. And a cantering clinic at 11 open
to level 2+. Cost is $30 and signup in the office.
Woodland’s Hours of Operation: Our barn hours are Mon – Fri., 8 to 8 and Sat. – Sun., 8 to 6. Visitors, students,
and working students should be picked up before the barn closes. Thank you.
Also, there are times when Woodland will cancel lessons because of other activities, major holidays and
inclement weather. Lessons are always cancelled when Montgomery County Snow Emergency Plan is in effect.
For those times, students will call the Center (301-421-9156) to schedule a make-up lesson in a different class,
but appropriate-level class. Instructors will help students pick a make-up class. Students MAY NOT
credit missed lessons towards their next bill. Thank you.
PLEASE NOTE…Children are not to be dropped at Woodland off unless they are attending a lesson or are a
working student or in camp. Children must be picked up within ½ hour of the end of a lesson.
Woodland’s Extreme Weather Policy:
Don’t forget to check our Weather Policy located on our web site (www.woodlandhorse.com) for any
cancellation of classes due to extreme conditions. Up to the minute announcements are found on facebook as
Woodland Dog Policy: Reminder. All visiting dogs must be on leashes at all times. Thank you.
Like all businesses on time payment for lessons is extremely important to our financial status. Our horses and
staff count on your timely payments. Please be sure to include your child’s name on the check or credit card
payment, especially if the name is different from the parent’s name.
Our policy is that lessons are CONSECUTIVE and PREPAID in advance of the first lesson. Makeup lessons are
to be made within 30 days of a missed lesson. Thank you.
Year-Round Activities & Programs:
Show Team - Show team for our young riders’ and adult rides’ and is an all year round happening. If you are
interested in joining the Show Team, contact Ashley or Katy. We are limited in the number of riders for the Show
Team, but we will try to have as many of you as possible. Let them know of your interest and they will give you all
Adult Dressage Team - Any adult who has even a slight interest in dressage and can post the trot is welcome to
join. We ride every Friday night. For additional information, contact Ashley C.
Adult Drill Team – Our Drill Team is for our “over 18” riders and is a lot of fun! We ride in patterns to music and
present our drills at our In-House Shows and area events like the Montgomery County Ag Fair! We practice on the
1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. Interested? See Karen Parker for more info.
Working Student Program – Ingrid Dietrich is the Program Manager for both the Working Student Program and
the Adult Grooming Program. This program is available for all our students (Adults and Children ages 8 and up).
She will train you and explain your responsibilities and give you the opportunity to work with the knowledgeable
Adult Grooming Program –This is a super program for the adult that cannot commit to a certain time every week
but would like to spend more time at Woodland and with horses. This is an excellent program, which will teach
you how to groom and correctly care for a horse. After your training session, you can choose your own
schedule to groom and spend quality time with the school horses. Please see Ingrid Dietrich for more info.
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16301 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20905
301-421-9156 fax: 301-421-9049