Friday, March 3 – Working Student Orientation – 6pm. For our new Working
Students…Katie R. will teach you all the things you need to know to begin working in the
barn. Please come ready to do a little work If you have not already done so, please
fill out the application forms and have them ready for Katie. Thanks, and see you there!
Friday, March 10 – Working Student Clinic: Ground Work – 6pm. For our current
Working Students, Katie R. will teach you more about the responsibilities and task
required to care for our horses and ponies. This month’s topic is Ground Work and
gaining the horse or pony’s respect. Please come dressed to work a little. It will be
fun!! Signup sheet is in the office.
Saturday, March 11 – Sitting Trot Clinic w/ Ashley – 5:30pm. Having trouble sitting the
trot? Can’t find that perfect balance of energy and rhythm? Let Ashley help you improve
this important gait. Open to riders level 1+ and up. Cost is $45 per rider. Signup sheet
is in the office.
Sunday, March 12 – Jumping 101 Clinic w/ Katy E. – 6:30pm. Let Katy show you the
correct way to approach, take and depart from a jump. Sometimes we just need more
practice and guidance to get the elements of jumping just right. Let Katy help YOU!
Open to students level 1+ and up. Cost is $45 per rider. Signup sheet is in the office.
Friday, March 24 – Western Dressage Clinic w/ Katie R. – 6pm. This month’s topic is
Transitions. We cannot ever stop working on improving our transitions. Let Katie help
you improve your transitions with your horse for maintaining balance and energy. Open
to students level 1+ and up. Cost is $45 per rider. Signup sheet is in the office.
Saturday, March 25 – Afternoon Trail Ride w/ Ashley (weather permitting) – 4pm.
This afternoon trail ride will last approx. 1 1/2 hour leaving at 4pm. Open to riders’ level
2 and up. All riders must be currently enrolled in classes at WHC and confident at the
posting trot in the open. Cost is $60 per rider. Signup sheet is in the office. Ashley will
approve horse choices and make changes, if necessary, thank you.
Friday, March 31 – Hunter Pace Clinic w/ Ashley – 5:45pm. Hunter Paces are so much
fun!! Let Ashley teach you all about them. Also, how to ride them correctly and safely.
Open to students level 2 and up. Cost is $$45 per rider. Signup sheet is in the office.
COMING SOON…Adult Camp 2017: April 17-21. Look for more information from your
instructors as the dates approach. Registration forms are in the office.
#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!!!
Spring Fling Camp Registration is OPEN!! Don’t miss out on this great chance to spend
your Spring Break on horseback! Camp Dates are April 7, 10-14, 17. Do all dates or
just one or two. Registration forms are available on-line or in the Barn Office.
Remember…forms must be received 48 hours before start of camp. Thanks, and see
Summer Camp Registration is OPEN!! FILLING FAST!! 2017 Summer Camp forms are
available on our web site and in the office. FYI…Early Bird Camp is June 12-16. Pony
Pals and Horsemanship Camps begin June 19! Never too early to get your preferred
session so send in those forms! See you there!!
Saddle Club 2016 -17! 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
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.
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
Year-Round Activities & Programs:
Equi-Lease - Woodland has a great program for students who want to ride more,
socialize more or just have more fun with people who have the same love for horses.
This program is perfect for those who want to own a horse but are not ready to take that
step. Our goal is for you to learn what owning a horse is all about, but at the same time
have fun riding, taking lessons and enjoying trail riding more than once a week. For
more information please see Katy.
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 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 – Katie Reed 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.
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