Tuesday, January 1 – HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! No classes today, but clinics are offered for current students at 10:00
and 11:00. Look for details on the office bulletin board!
Saturday, January 12 – Improve your Seat at the Trot & Canter with Ingrid – 5:00pm and 6:30pm. The 5:00
clinic will work on their sitting trot (no cantering). The 6:30 clinic will work on their seat at the sitting canter. Be
prepared to work hard but make huge progress! Cost is $45 per rider and sign-up sheet is in the office.
Sunday, January 13 – Intro to Jumping with Ingrid – 5:30pm. Let Ingrid show you the In’s and Out’s of learning
to jump. There is a lot to learn and many pieces of the jumping puzzle…but it is so fun!! Open to riders level
A/C1+. Cost is $45 per rider and sign-up sheet is in the office.
Friday, January 18 - Wrapping Clinic with Julie & Elissa – 5pm. Learn all the different wrapping techniques we
use with our horses. From polo wraps for support, to bandages for injuries, all wrap techniques will be
discussed. There will be lots of hands-on practice too. Please sign-up in the office. Limit to 12 participants,
$30ea. All levels welcome!
Saturday, January 19 – Back-to-Basics Boot Camp with Julie Renfroe – 8am. Walk Work will be the topic. The
walk is the hardest gate. Come learn exercises for training, re-setting a frazzled horse, rehabbing an injured
horse. Open to riders level C-2 and up. Cost is $45 per rider and sign-up sheet is in the office.
Saturday, January 19 – Back-to-Basics Boot Camp with Julie Renfroe: Transitions – 5pm. Whether you ride for
pleasure, event, hunt or ride dressage…transitions are the key. In this clinic, we will work on communication.
Open to riders level C-2+ and up. Cost is $45 per rider and sign-up sheet is in the office.
Sunday, January 20 - Back-to-Basics Boot Camp with Julie Renfroe: Circles – 8am. Circles help your horse
focus, balance and respond to our aids. Strengthening rider position will be our focus. Open to riders level C-3
and up. Cost is $45 per rider and sign-up sheet is in the office.
Sunday, January 20 - Back-to-Basics Boot Camp with Julie Renfroe: Jump Approaches – 5pm. Jumping is
easy…it is the approach that is the hard part. This evening we will focus on creating a straight approach and pay
special attention to tempo. In addition, we will add paying attention to our position over the jump. Lots to do, but
is so much fun. Open to riders level C-3 and up. Cost is $45 per rider and sign-up sheet is in the office.
Summer Camp Registration is OPEN!! 2019 Summer Camp forms are available on our web site and in the
office. FYI…Early Bird Camp is June 10-14. Pony Pals and Horsemanship Camps begin June 17! It’s never
too early to get your preferred session so send in those forms! See you there!!
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.
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
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
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.
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16301 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20905
301-421-9156 fax: 301-421-9049