Saturday, May 4th - Derby Day – 5:30 PM. We had a grand time last year and had so
much fun. Lots of food, lots of families, and lots of horses! The Kentucky Derby is
always thrilling to watch, so come on out to the Center and join the festivities.
Remember to make an edible bouquet for your favorite horse. We want to see your
creative side! Bring your favorite food to cook on the grill and a side dish to share.
Watch ‘em “Run for the Roses” at Woodland! Woodland horses will be challenging
each other in our own competition after the Derby! Timed races sign-up sheet is in the
office. 2012 was thrilling…watch what happens in 2013!
Saturday, May 11 – Trail Class/Competitive Trail Riding Clinic with Karen (PART 2 of 3)
– 4 PM. This clinic is open to only those riders who participated in Part 1. In this clinic
we will be introducing more unusual objects to our horse. We will briefly work in hand
then spend much more time mounted. Expect to spend 2 hours working with your horse
to continue building that brave and trusting relationship. Cost is $60. Sign-up sheet is
in the office.
Saturday, May 11 - 4th Annual “Dancing with the Stars” of Woodland Horse Center –
6 PM. RESCHEDULED TO MAY 19 AT SAME TIME. We will hold a special event at
Woodland. We invite you to come on out and watch (cheer on your friends and
classmates) as they present their musical routine. It is tons of fun and we hope to see
Sunday, May 12 – Evening Trail Ride with Ashley – 5:30 PM. Come on out for a lovely
evening trail ride and have a blast! This ride is open to riders level C1+ or A1+ and up.
Strong trotting skills are required but this ride will be 100% at the walk. Cost is $45 per
rider and sign-up sheet is in the office.
Friday, May 17 – Junior Equestrian Club: Trail Ride – 5:30 PM. Trail Ride weather
permitting. If we can't go on a trail ride, a review session covering barn duties, tacking
and un-tacking correctly, as well as grooming from "poll" to "tail".
Monday, May 27 – Memorial Day Horse Show for Children and Adults – Adults start 9
AM, Children start 10 AM. Come join in all the fun! Show off all your talent to your family
and friends as we put on our annual Show. There are classes for EVERYONE! Adults
start at 9 AM with “on the flat” classes (no jumping) then move on to jumping and trail
classes. The young riders start at 10 AM with “on the flat “classes and then command,
jumping and trail classes. Sign up notebooks are in the office. Cost is $10 per class.
Hope to see you there!
FYI…Pony Pals Interest meeting for CIT volunteers. Look for the informational poster
coming very soon.
COMING SOON!! Our in-house dressage show will be held on Saturday, June 15; Evelyn
Pfoutz will judge. Entries are open the entire month of May. Entries will be on the
bulletin board in the office. After completing them, please put them in the envelope
labeled "completed entries." Entries close May 31 at 5:00 p.m. Ride times will be
emailed the first week of June. Any questions, see Sherry W.
Summer Camp Registration is OPEN! Spend your summer learning to ride with your
friends! And even make some new ones! We have Pony Pals Camp for ages 5 – 7 and
Horsemanship Camp for ages 8 – 15. Registration forms are on our web site, www.
woodlandhorse.com and in the office. Sign up soon as this is a very popular camp!
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.
IMPORTANT Missed Lesson Info! Woodland understands that students may not be
able to make every class. 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.
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.
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.
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 Tammy.
Show Team - Show team for our young riders’ is an all year round happening. If you are
interested in joining the Show Team, contact Morgan or Jenny. 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 Sherry W.
Working Student Program - This is a fantastic program managed by our Ms. Lynn and
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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