If you have ever wanted to experience horseback riding in a safe environment, Woodland Horse
Center, Maryland (MD) will prove to be the ideal destination.  The Center offers riding lessons for
beginners as well as lessons for experienced riders in Maryland (MD).  The riding lessons offer an
excellent opportunity for those who want to pursue horse riding as a hobby and for those who wish to
pursue horseback riding as a sport.  English and Western riding lessons are offered in our
horseback riding programs.
Horseback Riding is great outdoor exercise with a purpose.  Don't believe us?  Come try if for
yourself.  We offer an
introductory lesson every Sunday at 1 pm.  All that is required are jeans,
hard-soled shoes with closed toe and a sense of humor!  

You are invited to try horseback riding on us.  With no pressure or sales pitch.  We genuinely just
want you to try it because we know you are going to enjoy yourself and then hopefully you will tell
your friends.

How it Works...

  • Riders MUST be Age 5 year old and up to participate.  No exceptions.

  • $20 FEE per person.   We accept cash and credit cards for the Intro Lesson.  
    Refundable upon sign up of Lessons within 30 days.

  • Please arrive by 12:45 PM, at the latest, to register.  We will ask you to come back
    another Sunday if you arrive after 1 pm...no exceptions...thanks!

  • Please wear long pants and closed-toed shoes for your safety and comfort.  If you
    wear open shoes or shorts we will ask you to come back another Sunday.

  • The Introductory lesson is NOT held on Major Holidays (Christmas Day, New Years
    Day, Easter Sunday)...Thanks for understanding.

Note:  The Introductory Lesson is open to individuals who are  interested in attending
our camps, after school program or our riding lessons.  This is not a weekly lesson.  It is
intended for folks to try one lesson before enrolling in our lesson program or camp.  All
children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or an authorized care

"Your instructor, Michelle, is wonderful.  She has a great demeanour and was very informative.  
Thank you for a wonderful experience."

"I liked the lecture provided and the opportunity to ride."

"I really enjoyed my lesson.  I have never been on a horse before but was made very comfortable
by both the instructor and helper."

"It was great.  The instructor and the learning lesson was very informative.  Thank you Woodland
for the wonderful experience."

"Very welcoming staff and instructor!  Warm, friendly atmosphere.  Emphasis on safety - great."

"The instructor was
very helpful and attentive.  She gave clear, concise instructions.  The assistant
for my horse was very encouraging."

"We had a great introductory lesson!  I can't believe how much we learned!  The instructors were
so helpful.

"Very educational, great patience from instructors and great place for kids.  Thank you very much."

For the safety of both rider and horse
there is a 240 pound rider limit.  Thank you.
Woodland Horse Center
16301 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20905
301-421-9156          fax: 301-421-9049
PLEASE NOTE:  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic Woodland will not be holding
the Introductory Lesson at this time.  

Thank you for understanding.