Saturday, February 1 – Trivia Game Nite with Ashley – 6:00pm.  Let’s adults get together to have some fun in the
Lounge!  The Trivia Questions may be horse related…or not ��.  All Woodland’s adult students are welcome!!  
Cost is $15 for food and drinks.  Signup in the office for this really great nite!

Sunday, February 2 - Working Student Program: Games Nite with Marine – 6:00pm.  For all our working
students…come on out and have fun and build your confidence playing mounted games!!  How good are your
skills? Come and test them out ! A fun night filled with games to challenge you!  Signup sheets are in the office.

Week of Feb 8 - 14 - Let’s show our horses and ponies some Valentine's Day LOVE!!  All current Students, Staff
and Instructors are invited to decorate their favorite equine’s stall.  Please have your decorating complete by
February 14. Ashley and Karen will choose the winners.  (Jr category for kids age 5 – 17, Adult category is for folks
age 18 and up).  Jr and Adult Division Winners receive a voucher to participate in a future clinic for FREE!  
Runners up receives treats for their favorite horse/pony.  Have fun everybody!!!

Sunday, February 9 – “Are you Ready to Buy a Horse?”   Round-Table with Ashley – 2:30pm.  Are you interested
in someday owning your own horse?  Come on out for a discussion about all the Ins and Outs of horse
ownership.  Parents are welcome too!  We will meet in the lounge.  Cost is $15 per family.  Signup sheet is in the
Sunday, February 16 – Transitions Clinic with Katy – 5:30. Let Katy help you with smooth transitions both upwards
and downwards at all gates.  This skill will help with every aspect of your riding.  The clinic is open to riders level 2
and up.  You must be comfortable at the canter.  Cost is $55 and signup sheets are in the office.

Saturday, February 29 – Poles and Hot Cocoa with Ashley – 5:30pm.  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.  

Sunday, March 1 – Working Student Program: Jumping for Confidence with Marine – 6:00pm.  For all our
working students…Have fun and build your confidence over varied but sensible jump heights.  Spend time with
Marine as she helps you with all your jumping skills!  Signup sheets are 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 ( 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 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
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 – Marine Tellier 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
Barn Managers.  

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 M
arine for more info.
Woodland Horse Center’s
Fun Facts Newsletter
February Edition
Woodland Horse Center
16301 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20905
301-421-9156          fax: 301-421-9049