Saturday, September 16 – Cantering Clinic w/ Ashley – 5:30 and 6:30pm.  Improve your canter seat and become
more comfortable with this gait.  5:30 will be for riders level 1+ - 2.  6:30 will be for riders level 2+ and up.  Cost is
$50 per rider.  Signup sheet is in the office.

Friday, Sept 22 - Western Tack Cleaning Nite w/ Karen– 6:30pm.  Come on out for a casual evening of tidying up
our hard-working western saddles.  We have some “new” saddles that need some TLC and a brief test ride.  
Woodland will provide all the cleaning supplies plus pizza and drinks.  Come on out and catch up with friends as
we get this job done �� Signup sheet is in the office.

Saturday, September 30 – Circle Clinic w/ Ashley – 5:30pm.  Learn how to move your horse correctly around the
path of a circle using the correct rein aids to create the correct bend and rhythm.  Cost is $50 per rider.  Signup
sheet is in the office.

COMING SOON!!  Adult Camp - October 2-6 from 6:30-9pm.  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 will soon be
posted in the office posted on the bulletin board.  Registration forms are in the office and on our website…very
soon!  See you there!

Saturday, October 7 – Adult Camp ONLY Trail Ride w/ Ashley – 4 -6:30 pm.  Come on out for a great
ride…weather and footing permitting!  This trail ride is for Adult Camp participants ONLY.  Cost is $45 and signup
sheet is in the office.

#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 ( 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.

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.  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

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.
Woodland Horse Center’s
Fun Facts Newsletter
September Edition
Woodland Horse Center
16301 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20905
301-421-9156          fax: 301-421-9049
Saddle Club
Cantering Clinic
w/ Ashley @ 5:30
& 6:30pm
Western Tack
Cleaning Nite @
Circle Clinic w/
Ashley @ 5:30pm