Sunday, October 6 – Working Student Mounted Games with Marine – 6pm.  Exclusively for our Working
Students.  We will play some fun mounted games including a Water Relay Race!!  Cost is one Working Student
Coupon.  Signup sheet is in the office.

Saturday, October 19 – Adult Groomers Students Meeting – 5pm.
Join us to discuss our Adult Grooming

Sunday, October 20 – Poles Clinic with Julie Renfroe – 6:30pm.  Poles don’t have to be straight!  Shake up your
normal routine and come have some fun gliding over poles! In this clinic we will use poles to make our horses
stride more adjustable – from collected to lengthened.  Open to levels C2/A2 and up.  Cost is $45 per rider.
Signup sheet is in the barn office.

Thursday, Oct. 24 – WIHS Barn Night - Barn Night festivities begin at 6:00 pm at Capital One Arena!  Barn Night
at WIHS is a favorite with young riders, barn mates and horse lovers who attend in groups and have a chance to
enter group contests, win great prizes, and enjoy a fun, horse-filled evening.  Interested in going?  Signup sheet is
in the barn office.

Saturday, October 26 - Children’s Halloween Party - starting at 5:30pm.  This is one of our most fun and
popular parties of the year.  Plan to come and receive Lots of Treats and maybe a few Tricks.  Come in costume
as there will be a costume contest and plan to Trick or Treat on Horseback!  Of course, there will be lots of
refreshments.  The party hours are 6:00 to 8:00 at the barn.  Party-goers can bring one friend or any and all
siblings.  Cost is $2.00 per person.  Please sign up in the office so that we can have an approximate number of

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