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    Columbia Horse Center, Inc.
     10400 Gorman Rd.
     Laurel, MD 20723


         * Pony Pal: 5 - 7
         * Children: 8 - 16
         * Adult: 17 - up
         * Homeschool

Group Packages
Semi-Private  Packages
Private Packages

For more information


Try our
Introductory Lesson

Every Saturday
1:00 PM
$20.00 per person

Receive a $20 voucher toward lessons.

Show up by 12:45.
Ages 5 years old & up.
Limited space available.
Limit 2 riders per family/group.


Columbia Horse Center is a complete equestrian facility offering lessons in Hunt Seat, Dressage, Eventing, and Balance Seat for children and adults. In addition to horseback riding lessons we offer The Equi-Lease Program, show teams, Schooling and In-House shows throughout the year, horse sales, summer and winter camps for kids and adults, a variety of clinics, and boarding. Come visit any Saturday at 1:00, when we offer our Introductory Lesson and/or Evaluation for those interested in exploring all we have to offer. For horse lovers ages 5 to 105.

Rainbow at Columbia Horse Center

Columbia Horse Center is located on 88 acres, 10 minutes from Columbia, between two major metropolitan cities: Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC. Our facilities are some of the finest in the area with two indoor rings, two Grand Prix sized lighted outdoor rings, a heated viewing lounge, heated wash stall, tack rooms, 100 stalls, miles of trails, and a cross country course. 

Our Philosophy in Teaching

At Columbia Horse Center we understand that the most important aspect of our lesson program is "safety first". We also want our students to have fun while learning to ride, whether they are beginner riders or our most advanced students. All of our instructors have been trained at our In-House Instructor's School, as well as having extensive equestrian backgrounds from many different parts of the world. Our instructor training continues on an on-going basis to keep our lessons fresh and exciting.

Lesson Information

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If you have always wanted to ride without an Instructor, maybe some day own your own horse, but aren't ready to take that step, or get more involved with horse-related activities; then the Equi-Lease Program may be just what you are looking for.

Equi-Lease Program Information

- Very happy with this barn and lesson program! CHC is professional and has a very friendly atmosphere. Catherine is our instructor and she's fantastic. :-)  ~ Laura 2/2014

- So glad Howard County has managed to hold on to this icon. Great for families to have this fantastic facility available to them! ~ Stephanie Dayton Neely, 1/2014

- I have been riding at Columbia Horse Center for about a year and a half and I absolutely adore it! Started riding as an adult with no previous experience - they work with all ages and all skill levels. I have a great instructor and I love the horses here. No matter what kind of mood I'm in, I know when I leave CHC I will be in a good one. CHC has a great community feel - the facility is very nice, large and clean. The horses are well taken care of and in good hands. The staff is always friendly and helpful. So glad to have the barn so close to home! I highly recommend CHC if (or your kids) are interested in learning more about horses and riding. ~ Jackie Bach, 7/2013

- CHC is a great place to learn how to ride. They have a wide range of different horses too which is nice. ~ Alyssa, 10/2012

- We have love everything about CHC for the last few years since we started riding here. It has a great staff and awesome horses. ~ Cathy, 7/2012

- A Very well run business ~ Joyce, 7/2012 - I started here with taking a summer camp when I was 9 and ended up really liking it. Took two years of lessons and showed in dozens of schooling shows. I loved the instructors and horses. Several years later, I now ride upper level dressage in national shows and am riding under an internationally known judge. I can't help but say CHC helped get me to where I am today :) ~ Google User, 3/2012

- The CHC has been a terrific introduction to riding for our 7 year old daughter. She was in mourning when camp ended and is soon to go back for winter camp. ~ Larcia, 2011

- It's the best farm in Laurel! ~ Luiz, 2011

- My daughter took lessons here for three years and loved it. Now, our foreign exchange student does and also found a great teacher that is helping her improve her skills. Wonderful variety of horses to fit the needs of the students. People are also very nice and accommodating. ~ Google Use, 2011

Thinking about riding lessons for a gift?

Columbia Horse Center

Call 301-776-5850



Looking forward to seeing
all the competitors!

2015 / 2016

Four 8-week Sessions
Lecture + Riding
Ages 5 thru 15

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One-Day Camps

Ride 2x day.
Lectures and crafts.
Play with the ponies.

$95.00 per day
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

MON - 09/14/15
WED - 09/23/15
FRI - 10/02/15
FRI - 10/16/15
WED - 11/25/15
MON - 01/18/16
FRI - 02/05/16
MON - 02/08/16
MON - 02/15/16
TUES - 04/26/16
FRI - 05/20/16

Open to ages 5 - 15.
Students and non-students.
Must have boots, helmet, and lunch.
Call the barn to register.



Come try out our
$20.00 per person
Receive a $20 voucher toward lessons.

1:00 PM

Arrive by 12:45.
Minimum age is 5 years old.
Limit 2 riders per family/group.