Tammy Gildea manages Woodland and is the Head
Instructor. She has ridden and trained all of her life.
She has trained with Becky Langwost and Linda Speer
in upper level dressage. Despite her job as Manager
of a complex organization like Woodland, she still finds
time to teach the most advanced classes in Dressage
and Jumping. She also manages all of our camps.
Tammy is the heart of Woodland.
Karen Parker is an Assistant Manager of Woodland
and she is the Director of Saddle Club and coach of
the Adult Drill and co-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 in 2014.
|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.
graduates of WHC's
School, conducted to
British Horse Society
|Woodland Horse Center
16301 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20905
301-421-9156 fax: 301-421-9049
Katy Espinoza is an Assistant Manager of Woodland
in training to be our manager when Tammy retires
down the line. 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. Riley and Katy are training for
eventing in the near future.
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