Karen Parker is Marketing Director and is Director of Saddle
Club.  She is also the Pony Pals Camp Director.  She is also
coach of the Adult Drill Team and coach of the Saddle Club
Show Team.  She began riding at Woodland as an adult in
2001 and understands the challenges of new and returning
adult riders.  Karen teaches all levels of both the English and
Western disciplines.  Karen and her horse Flint became proud
members of the MNCPP Volunteer Mounted Police Patrol in
Here are some of our other wonderful Instructors you will meet when you come to
Woodland Horse Center
All Woodland Instructors are dedicated to the art of horseback
riding and are thrilled to share their  love for all things equestrian
with their students!

I have been riding at Woodland for 20 years.  It is a great place to learn the proper way to ride.

-  Peter F.

All Woodland
Instructors are
graduates of WHC's
Instructor Training
School, conducted
to British Horse
Woodland Horse Center
16301 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20905
301-421-9156          fax: 301-421-9049
Katy Espinoza is General Manager of Woodland.  She does
everything from teaching to helping run the barn to running the
business as a whole.  Katy has ridden since childhood and
joined the Woodland family in 2012.  She enjoys dressage and
show jumping with her horse Reilly which she bought in 2014.  
Reilly and Katy are competing at Beginner Novice.
Ashley Christian is our Barn manager and take incredible care
of all our horses.  She has ridden at Woodland since early
childhood and now teaches all levels of classes and is coach of
the Hunter/Jumper Team and the Event Team.  She shows
dressage with her lovely horses DJ and Prince.
Sam Hartley is our Assistant Barn Manager and takes
spectacular care of all our horses.  She has loved horses all her
life and became the proud owner of Titan, her lovely Paint
gelding in 2017.