Columbia Horse Center

10400 Gorman Road | Laurel | MD 20723

Mon - Fri • 9:00 - 9:00
Sat - Sun • 9:00 - 6:00 

A fun and relaxed place to learn how to ride horses.

Barn closed Saturday - Sunday, 12/24 - 12/25
Happy Holidays!

Stop wishing, start doing!

Pony Pal | Children | Adult
Beginner - Advanced
Ages 5 - 95


Group | Semi-Private | Private
Daytime | Night | Weekend
Home School Sessions 


Professional and caring staff.
Well trained school horses.
Clean and organized facilities.
Conveniently located near
Routes 95, 29, and 32. 

Saturdays at 1:00

Want to try us out before signing up for lessons or camp?




Arrive by 12:45. Limited space.

No more then two per
family or group.
Minimum age of 5 to ride.

Receive $20 voucher toward lessons.

Come play with the ponies!

Summer | Winter | Spring
Day At the Barn


Open to ages 5-15.
All level of riders.


Ride two times a day.
Horse related lectures. 

Hours 9:00 - 4:00
Before & after care available.

Time to ride and socialize!

Want more riding time?
Want to go to more horse events?


For a quarterly fee,
you can join Equi-Lease!


Lots of time in the saddle and several social events to attend!


Limited and unlimited packages.

Join us for a fun day of showing!

Looking for fun and low-key shows to take your horse or rider to?

Our shows are inviting and a great atmosphere for competitors just starting out and veterans looking to school their horses.

Our experienced staff is helpful, professional, and friendly. 

Happy horse, happy rider.

Picking the right place to board your horse can be a tough.

Assuring their happiness and well being are important.

We understand that horses are our best friend, our pet, and our partner in crime. 

Their care means the world to us and it is our mission to provide the best service for you and your horse. 

• Experienced  & friendly staff
• Feed, hay, and water
• Stall cleaning
• 12 x 12 stalls
• Turn out

All boarders are required to take lessons.

We are a complete equestrian facility offering English riding lessons in Hunt Seat, Dressage, Eventing, and Balance Seat for children and adults, beginner through advanced. We also offer the Equi-Lease Program, camps, boarding, shows, horse sales, and much more. It is important to us to have a safe and friendly environment for riding as well as a family atmosphere for young people to enjoy and adults to take a break from the real world. Conveniently located  between two great cities, Baltimore and Washington.

During this busy holiday season, 
please remember to call us if you are not going to be at your lesson.

Gift Certificates at Columbia Horse Center

Never know what to buy for someone that's interested in horses? Not sure where to go to find something for them that's horse related?

Well, let's make this easy for you.

Just call us for a gift certificate that can be picked up, mailed to you, or mailed to your recipient. You can do a dollar amount that can be applied to lessons, camp, or shows. We also can do lesson packages.

It's easy and hassle free.
Call today 301-776-5850 


• The web-site, Facebook, & Twitter will always be updated for closings.
• You can also call the barn at 301-776-5850
• The barn will be closed if Howard County has an emergency plan in effect. NOT just when schools are closed. 
• Students, working students, and staff: Dress warm with lots of zip-up layers, gloves and hats. No scarves while riding.


Please, call the barn if you are going to miss your lesson.

• CHC has a very liberal make-up policy.
• There are several make-up lessons to add in to.
• All make-ups should be completed before the expiration date.

Looking to do a clinic, show, or just socialize? We at Columbia Horse Center offer so many opportunities to do just that. From the serious competitor to the novice looking to do "horsey things", we offer a variety of activities that are always a great time. Check out some of our future events.

All Events


Winter Clinic Flyer

$60 per rider
Starts at 5:30 PM


12/03 - Half Halts & Transitions
12/17 - No Stirrups & Introduction to Leg Yields
01/07 - Sitting the Trot & Canter
01/14 - 2-Point, Half, Full, & Light Seats
01/21 - Jumping: Position & Releases
01/28 - Jumping: Lines & Rhythm


Sign up in the barn office.

All levels welcome to participate.


Saturday, December 10th


$120 for 45 minute private.
$100 per person for 1 hour semi-private.
Auditors welcome. Limited space available.
Contact us at


Dan Clasing Clinic


   Saturday, November 5th

   $120 for 45 minute private.
   $100 per person for 1 hour semi-private.
   Lessons will begin in the late afternoon/evening.
   Auditors welcome. Limited space available.
   Flat or Jumping.

   Contact us at


Holiday Barn Party Flyer

Sunday December 11th
5:00 PM

Stall Decorating

Equi-Lease Drill Team Presentation
Visitor from the North!

Open to our students with their family and friends.
Sign up located in the barn office.

More information

Come join us for a fun evening to celebrate the holidays!



Friday, October 28th
6:00 - 9:00

A fun evening for the entire family! Lots to do for the little ones! 
And, something scary for the older kids and young at heart!

  •      ♦ Horse costume contest - 6:15
         ♦ Children's costume contest - 6:45
         ♦ Trick-or-treating on horseback - 7:15
         ♦ Very scary haunted trail (on foot)
         ♦ Refreshments


Halloween Party

For more information



Monday, 12/26/16 - Friday, 12/30/16
Hours are 9:00 -4:00
Before and after care available

Ride 2 times a day.
Horse related lectures and hands-on workshops.
Open to CHC students as well as non-students.
For all levels of riders ages 5-15.

50% deposit due at time of registration.
Registration Form

Winter Break Camp


Looking for something for your child to do when school is out? Try out our One-Day Camps for $95.00.
No experience necessary. Ages 5-15. Hours are 9:00 - 4:00 with before and after care available for an additional $30.00.
Riding helmet, boots, and lunch required. For more information: Click Here

Surfer Horse


Saturday, August 13th
Starting at 5:00 PM

Our sister barn, Woodland Horse Center is having this year's party!
Come join us at their barn for a fun evening!

Food, DJ, carnival-type activities including a dunking booth, pie-in-the-face, bounce house, corn-hole, and so much more!
Great for the family!


6th: Hunter/Jumper Schooling Show (No Lessons)
7th: Day At The Barn
8th: Day At The Barn (No Homeschool Lessons)
13th: Dressage Schooling Show
3rd: Day At The Barn (No Homeschool Lessons)
24th: Barn Closed
25th: No Lessons (Practice rides at 11:00 - 12:00)


3rd: Winter Clinic with Catherine Densmore
10th: Dressage Clinic with Evelyn Pfoutz
11th: Holiday Barn Party
17th: Winter Clinic with Catherine Densmore
24th: Barn Closed (No Lessons)
25th: Barn Closed (No Lessons)
26th - 30th: Winter Break Camp
31st: Barn Closes at 1:00 (No Introductory Lesson)

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Sharing wonderful memories is important to us. Because of this, we make every effort to take pictures at all of or events and enjoy sharing them with everyone. Students and competitors are always welcome to copy pictures for personal use.
All rights reserved.

Caroling at our Holiday Barn Party

Sneak peek of our Holiday Barn Party from last night! What a fun evening!!

Posted by Columbia Horse Center on Monday, December 14, 2015
Equi-Lease Drill Team Presentation 2015

Great job to our Equi-Lease Drill Team for another amazing performance at the Holiday Barn Party! The Techno Christmas was very entertaining!

Posted by Columbia Horse Center on Monday, December 14, 2015

Horsemanship Camp Session 3Horsemanship Camp
Session 3

Horsemanship Camp Session 2Horsemanship Camp
Session 2

Spring Adult's In-House ShowAdult's In-House Show

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Hunter/Jumper Schooling Shows
Sunday, 9/18/16 Robin Wyman Prize List
Saturday, 10/8/16 Cindy Lytle Placings 11/6/16
Sunday, 11/6/16 TBA Points 11/6/16



Dressage Schooling Shows






Sunday, 09/25/16



Aviva Nebesky (L)


Sunday, 10/23/16



Evelyn Pfoutz (L)

RIDE TIMES 10/23/16

Sunday, 11/13/16



Trisha DeRosa (L)


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