Saturday, April 8 - Competitive Trail Riding Clinic with Karen (PART 1 of 3) – 5:30 PM.  
Want to build confidence in both you and your horse? In this three-part clinic, you will
learn how to correctly introduce our horses to unusual and/or horse-scary items like
tarps, mailboxes, balloons, umbrellas, and more.  In this first clinic, you will work with
your horse in-hand as you introduce him to “new” objects.  Assuming all goes well, we
will mount up and give it a try!  This is a 2-hour clinic so be prepared to work into the
evening.  Open to riders’ level 1+ and up.  Cost is $70 per rider.  Sign-up sheet is in the
office.  FYI - Clinic #2 will be all mounted work and held in May; Clinic #3 will be a Mini-
Competitive Trail Course Challenge around the Center with judged obstacles and will
be held in June.  Dates of Clinics #2 & #3 will be announced at Clinic #1.  

PLEASE NOTE: We will be CLOSED for all Lessons and our Introductory Lesson
Easter Sunday.  For our current students, we will offer a great assortment of Mini-

Sunday, April 16 - Easter Clinics – Come on out and spend your Easter Morning at the
barn!!  Here is the list of Mini-Clinics!  
•        9 am with Ashley: Jumping Clinic.  Levels C2+and up.  
•        9 am with Erica: Perfect your Position.  Levels 1 and up
•        10 am with Erica: Perfect your Sitting Trot.  Levels 1+ and up
•        10 – 12noon - Trail Ride with Ashley to the Reservoir.  Levels 2 and up

Adult Camp 2017: April 17-21.  Why let the kids have all the fun!  Come spend your
evening riding in a great lesson and learning more about our wonderful horses!  
Complete info is in the office posted on the bulletin board.  Registration forms are in the
office and on our website.

Friday, April 21 – Working Student Training w/ Sally – 6:00pm.  Want to spend more
time with our horses?  Become a Working Student!  Sally will train you how to be a super
helper in the barn and you will earn extra riding time.  Learn more about it by coming to
this training session.

Saturday, April 29 – Dressage 101 Clinic with Erica – 6:30pm.  With the In-House
Dressage Show coming in June, let’s spend some extra time learning about dressage
and get ready for the upcoming show!  Erica will help you understand the importance of
dressage and help you learn your first test.  Open to all levels.  Cost is $45 per rider.  
Signup sheets are in the office.

More Exciting stuff!!  Friday, May 5th – Jr. Young Riders In-House Fund Raising Show.  
Let’s help our young riders earn some money to they can get to the show.  There will be
Equitation, Jumping and Trail classes for all.  Cost per class is $15

Save the Date – Annual In-House Dressage Show – June 10.  Complete info will be
coming soon and your instructors will be telling you all about it!

#woodlandhorsecenter   Let’s get our Social Media outlets working together!  If you are
active on-line, please use our official tag so new students or curious folks can get a
sense of what we are all about.  Thanks!!!

Spring Fling Camp Registration is OPEN!!  Don’t miss out on this great chance to spend
your Spring Break on horseback!  Camp Dates are April 7, 10-14, 17.  Do all dates or
just one or two.  Registration forms are available on-line or in the Barn Office.  
Remember…forms must be received 48 hours before start of camp.  Thanks, and see
you there!

Summer Camp Registration is OPEN!!  FILLING FAST!!  2017 Summer Camp forms are
available on our web site and in the office.  FYI…Early Bird Camp is June 12-16.  Pony
Pals and Horsemanship Camps begin June 19!  Never too early to get your preferred
session so send in those forms!  See you there!!

Saddle Club 2016 -17!  Hey kids!!!  Join our After-School Program for lots of riding fun.  It’
s like having your own horse!!  We pick up from area schools, see web site for specific
zip codes.  Start anytime as we have classes for all riding levels.  Questions…see
Karen Parker

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 well!

Woodland Dog Policy: Reminder.  All visiting dogs must be on leashes at all times.  
Thank you.

Lesson Payment:
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

Year-Round Activities & Programs:
Equi-Lease - Woodland has a great program for students who want to ride more,
socialize more or just have more fun with people who have the same love for horses.
This program is perfect for those who want to own a horse but are not ready to take that
step.  Our goal is for you to learn what owning a horse is all about, but at the same time
have fun riding, taking lessons and enjoying trail riding more than once a week.  For
more information please see Katy.

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.  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 the details.

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 – Katie Reed 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 and explain your
responsibilities and give you the opportunity to work with the knowledgeable Barn
Managers.  This program is available to children and adults.

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.
Woodland Horse Center’s
Fun Facts Newsletter
April Edition
Woodland Horse Center
16301 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20905
301-421-9156          fax: 301-421-9049


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