Happy New Year!  Woodland wishes you a year full of great rides and learning more about this fabulous sport!  
This month we have a variety of activities to offer.  Sign up and join in the educational fun!!  Remember, it may
be cold outside, but we can still have lots of fun in the winter with our horses.  

And the 2017 School Horse of the Year is BRUNO!!   
He will have an entire week off from January 8 – 12 plus a
Saturday or Sunday too and will enjoy resting, extra grooming, extra turnout time, grazing and lots of loving!!  
Thanks for all your votes!

Monday, January 1 – HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Saturday, January 13 – Ground Clinic w Ingrid - 1pm.  
Ingrid will hold a horsemanship ground clinic covering
grooming, tacking, bridling and leading. All great skills to have!  Cost is 35$ but free to working students and open
to all levels.  Please sign up in the office.

Saturday, January 13 – Working Student Orientation/Continuing Education w Ingrid - 5:30pm.  
Ingrid will host a
new and continuing working student orientation and training for the non-adults. Free to all working students and
mandatory for new working students.

Sunday, January 14 – Strength/Mobility Exercises for Equestrians w Jen – 10am.  
New Year....new strength!
Join Jen Middleton for a power hour of strength and mobility exercises targeting the muscle systems we use in
riding.  We’ll focus on our lats, core and legs - with special emphasis on all the smaller muscles in our hips and
pelvic areas that are essential to our position in the saddle.  We’ll finish off with deep breathing practices and a
nice, long stretch.  All fitness levels welcome.  Please wear comfy clothes and tennis shoes.  Also, please bring a
yoga mat or towel and water bottle.  Cost is $35 per participant and sign up sheet is in the office.  See you there!

Saturday, January 27 – Introduction to Dressage for Western and English riders w Ashley – 5pm.   
We will go
over geometry, transitions, parts of test and what the judge is looking for in an Intro Level Dressage test.  Open to
all levels.  Cost is $55 per rider and sign up sheet is in the office.  This is a GREAT way to get started and
discover how approachable Dressage really is!!

#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!!!

Summer Camp Registration is OPEN!!
 2018 Summer Camp forms are available on our web site and in the
office.  FYI…Early Bird Camp is June 11-15.  Pony Pals and Horsemanship Camps begin June 18!  Never too
early to get your preferred session so send in those forms!  See you there!!

Saddle Club!  Hey kids!!!  Join our After-School Program for lots of riding fun.  It’s like having your own horse!!  We
pick up from area schools, see web site for specific zip codes.  Start anytime as we have classes for all riding
levels.  Questions…see Karen Parker

Mini Camps – Mini Day camps are special single days at the barn designed to be a fun day with horses and
learning more of the responsibilities of horses.  These camps will be offered on every school holiday.  Please
check the dates of the camps on our web site www.woodlandhorse.com.  The cost is $85 per day with extended
care available.  Student must be registered 48 hours before coming to the camp.  Registration forms are
available on the web site and in the office.  Upcoming dates are…Monday, January 16; Friday, January 20; Friday,
January 27; Monday, February 20; Monday, May 29.

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.

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
January Edition
Woodland Horse Center
16301 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20905
301-421-9156          fax: 301-421-9049
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