WESTERN DRESSAGE comes to Woodland!!
Let’s move Forward!

Go where YOU want to go…

Woodland Horse Center provides…

Private and Semi-Private Western Dressage Lessons on:
•        Weekdays
•        Weekday evenings
•        Saturday/Sunday before 10am and after 4pm.

Your lessons will be with an experienced instructor will help you build
your Western Dressage skills and prepare you for upcoming tests
and have fun while doing it!

Private Lessons (45 min):
Monthly package of 4
for $430
or $115 each

Semi-Private Lessons (1-hour):
Monthly package of 4
for $370
or $100 each

Getting started is easy!
Just call us at 301-421-9156 and ask for
Katie Reed or Karen Parker
Woodland Horse Center
16301 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20905
301-421-9156          fax: 301-421-9049


Boost your confidence
Acquire knowledge
Build your skills
Enhance your lessons    

Mike Smith's
40 years of
experience        work for

You'll love it!
What is Western Dressage?  Western Dressage integrates the historically
validated principles of Dressage with the best of Western Working Horse
tradition.  It is a systematic and progressive system of training for the
Western horse and rider, in the traditional stock tack with the purpose of
enjoying a safe, pleasurable, versatile and useful working horse. Discover
the benefits of Western Dressage in the development of your horse and
your partnership.
From the...

Below are a few videos from past WDAA World Shows...Enjoy!
What is the difference between Western Dressage
and traditional Dressage?

Elements of the two disciplines are very similar.  Both wish to create a better
horse and rider with the use of structured focused training and progressive
physical and mental development.  Both look for balance, cadence and
carriage and share fundamentals.  In addition, each discipline uses tests as
an opportunity to evaluate the progress of horse and rider through feedback.

The disciplines differ in the execution of the fundamental elements.  As the
horse and rider progress through the levels of Western Dressage, the test
elements becoming increasingly reflective of movements, maneuvers and
duties asked of a Western horse.  The Western Dressage horse will need to
be handy, willing, safe, and calm while demonstrating pure gaits and
lightness.  The Western Dressage horse is evaluated with the conformation
and movement of today’s Western horses in mind.  In keeping with tradition,
Western Dressage is shown in Western tack and clothing.

It is not the goal of Western Dressage to create Western horses that
compete in traditional Dressage, but to develop better Western horses and
offer additional rider education through the understanding and use of
principles of Dressage and good Horsemanship.