Summer Camp Registration is OPEN…AND…FILLING FAST!! Early Bird Camp is June
12-16. Pony Pals and Horsemanship Camps begin June 19! You still have a little time
to get your preferred session so send in those forms! See you there!!
Summer Deal!! Lots of vacations, lots of camps, but this does not mean that you must
stop riding! If you cannot renew for 13 weeks during the summer, because of your
activities, for the months of June, July, and August we are offering a "pay as you go"
plan. On the weeks that you are in town, just give us a call and plan to ride that week in
your regular lesson or a lesson equal to it. The summer lessons are available at a
special rate of $65 per lesson. This offer is for current students ONLY…Thanks!
Tuesday, June 6, Wednesday, June 7 & Thursday, June 8 – Dressage Test Review
with Erica - 6pm-8pm. Sign up for a half hour tune up session to get ready for the
show! Please be warmed up and ready to go for your time slot. Cost is $30 and signup
sheet is in the office.
Friday, June 9 – CIT Interest Meeting – 6:30pm. If you are interested in learning more
about this great opportunity to help young Pony Pal campers and spend more time with
the horses then come to this informational meeting. Parents must attend with the
interested student. See you there!!
Saturday, June 10 – NO CLASSES as we are holding the In-House Dressage Show.
Please schedule a makeup lesson…thanks!!
Saturday, June 10 – First Annual In-House Combined Training/Dressage Show. Come
on out and show off your skills! You can combine your English or Western dressage
tests with your jump course(s) or ride just dressage. You decide!! Registration forms
are in the notebook on the office desk. Remember to pay in advance for your classes.
Tuesday, June 13 – Free Longeing Clinic w Erica – 6:30pm. Sign up for this un-
mounted educational clinic where you will learn the ins and outs of free longeing your
horse and why it can help your relationship with your horse. Cost is $30 and you will
work in 30-minute sessions with your horse of choice. School horses only with
instructor permission. Signup sheet is in the office.
Friday, June 16 – Working Student Orientation with Katy & Nicole – 5PM. For our
current students interested in learning how to help in the barn, please come to this
orientation and learn all about the duties and responsibilities of this great job!!
Friday, June 24th – “Just Jump IT!!” Jr. Young Riders In-House Fundraising Show. Let’
s help our young riders earn some money so they can get to the show. There will be
equitation, jumping and trail classes for all. Cost per class is $15. Upcoming Just
Jump It dates are…July 22 and August 12. Should be fun!!
Saturday, July 8 - Competitive Trail Riding FINALE with Karen (PART 3 of 3) – 5:30 PM.
Show off the confidence you have built in both you and your horse! In Part 3 of this three-
part clinic, only riders who have participated in Part 2 will compete in a small, but
challenging, Competitive Trail Course and show how they can introduce their horse to
unusual and/or horse-scary items like tarps, mailboxes, balloons, umbrellas, sparkly
things and more. Cost is $50 per rider. Sign-up sheet is in the office. Come on out and
cheer these great riders on!!
#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!!!
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.
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 – Sally 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.
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|Woodland Horse Center
16301 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20905
301-421-9156 fax: 301-421-9049
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