Saturday, May 5 – Annual Kentucky Derby Day Party – 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 Derby is always thrilling to watch, so come on out
to the Center and join the festivities.  Bring your favorite food to cook on the grill and a side dish to share.  Watch
‘em “Run for the Roses” at Woodland!  Woodland’s Drill Team, “The Drill Bits”, will be performing and then our
horses will be challenging each other in our own competition after the Derby!  Timed races sign-up sheet is in the
office.  2017 was thrilling…watch what happens in 2018!

Saturday May 12 – Extension & Collection with Ingrid – 5PM.  Learn how to ask you horse to take bigger or
smaller strides as this helps your horse become more elastic!!  We will be working on the flat.  Open to level 2
and above.  Cost is $ 45 per rider.

Saturday, May 19 - CIT Interest Meeting – 3:30pm.  Are you interested in helping with Pony Pals Camp?  Are you
enrolling in at least one session for Horsemanship Camp?  Then we want you!!  Join us with your parents to
learn all about your responsibilities and options of being a CIT!

Saturday, May 19 – Kids Movie Night – 6:30pm.  Hey kids!!  Come spend the evening watching equestrian
movies and eating popcorn and other snacks.  $15 each.  Parent pick up time is 11 pm.  Pillows and blankets will
be provided.  See you there!!

Sunday, May 20 – Extension & Collection over Jumps with Ingrid – 5:30pm.  For our jumpers, placement of
takeoff is critical.  Let Ingrid help you extend and collect your horse in your approach and departure too!  Open to
level 2+ and up.  Cost is $45.

Saturday, May 26 – Correct Steering and Rein Aids with Ingrid – WALK/TROT Group at 5pm.  
WALK/TROT/CANTER Group at 6pm.
 Having trouble getting where you want to go?  Your rein aids are critical to
staying on track.  Ingrid will help you get organized!!  Cost is $45 per rider.

Monday, May 28 – Memorial Day Horse Show for Children and Adults – Adults start 9 AM, Children start 10
 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 $15 per class.  Hope to see you there!  
Save the Date – Saturday, June 9 –Annual In-House Dressage Show.  Starting at 9am.  Come on out and show
off your skills!  Our in-house dressage show will be held all day June 9th!  Entries will be open the entire month of
May.  So, look for complete information in the office. Any questions…see Ashley.  Registration forms are in the
notebook on the office desk.  Remember to pay in advance for your classes.

Save the Date – Saturday, June 9 –Annual In-House Dressage Show.  Starting at 9am.  Come on out and show
off your skills!  Our in-house dressage show will be held all day June 9th!  Entries will be open the entire month of
May.  So, look for complete information in the office. Any questions…see Ashley.  Registration forms are in the
notebook on the office desk.  Remember to pay in advance for your classes.

#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  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.  Final upcoming date is…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 ( 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
May Edition

Derby Party

Extension and
Collection w Ingrid
CIT Interest

Movie Nite

over Jumps

Steering/Rein Aids
w Ingrid
5pm W/T
6pm W/T/C

Memorial Day
Horse Show
Adults 9am
Kids 10am