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Columbia Horse Center

10400 Gorman Road | Laurel | MD 20723
Ride@ColumbiaHorseCenter.com
301-776-5850

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

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

Lessons are canceled for Tuesday, 7/3 due to the extreme heat.
Camp will run as scheduled. Stay hydrated and safe.

Barn closes at 12:30 on Wednesday, 7/4. No evening lessons.
Happy Independence Day!

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?

 

$20.00 PER PERSON

 

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.

The Beach Party is back!! Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 11th!

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 

WINTER WEATHER POLICY

• The web-site, Facebook, & Twitter will always be updated for closings.
• You can 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.

 

MAKE UP POLICY
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.

CHC Valentine's Day Poetry Contest
Winner's of our Contest are:

Savannah White - Adult

Savannah White

Sophia Braun - Age 12

Sohia Braun - Age 12

Submit one or more poems and/or pictures before Valentine's Day to be judged in age catergories:

Pony Pals (under 8) ♥ Horsemanship (8-12) ♥ Horse Lovers (13 and up - yes adult's too)

Category winners, along with a few runners up, will be seen on the  website and receive fabulous gifts and prizes! 


Roses are red, Violets are blue, Poetry is great, So participate!!


Place entries in box in the barn office.
Remember to write your name and age on all entries.

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.

Barn construction

Excuse the noise and dust as we make improvements.
Hours of work will be Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 4:00

 

Phase 1: Replacing the roof of the large indoor ring. Estimated to last 6 weeks. During this time, the ring will be unusable.

  • There are several phases to the project. But in the end, we will be getting a lot of needed improvements. We will be operating as normal during this time. Thank you for your patience and understanding while we complete a much needed face lift.

Trisha DeRosa

TRISHA DEROSA DRESSAGE CLINIC

Monday, May 14th

 

$115 for 45 minute private.
Auditors welcome. Limited space available.
Trailer-in's welcome.


Contact us at Clinics@columbiahorsecenter.com

PREAKNESS PARTY CANCELED 

Join some of the staff at Laurel Race Track at 5:30 to watch the race.
Post time is 6:20. Details to follow.

 Preakness Party Logo

SATURDAY, MAY 19TH
5:30 PM

  • Pot Luck Dinner

    Watch the Preakness race

    Pairs racing in the field

    Kid's foot race

    Lot's of games

Student's friends & family welcome.
Sign up posted in the barn office.

Children's In-House Show

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH
9:00 AM

 

Time to test your skills and have fun at the same time.
Our students get a chance to show their family and friends what they have been learning in class.

 

$10.00 per class, No horse fee
Casual attire

 

Sign up in the barn office.
Concession stand all day.
Plan to spend the day with us.

NO LESSONS ON THIS DAY

DAN CLASING CLINIC

Saturday - Sunday, 2/17 - 2/18

   

$115 for 45 minute private.
Auditors welcome. Limited space available.
Flat or jumping. Trailer-ins welcome.

 

Contact us at Clinics@columbiahorsecenter.com

DAVID BEARD CLINIC

Saturday, 3/24/18

$140 for approx. 60 minutes private.
Auditors welcome. Limited space available. Trailer-ins welcome.

Contact us at Clinics@columbiahorsecenter.com

ADULT CAMP


Don't let the kids have all the fun! Come join us for 3 fun nights, learning about horsemanship, ride, and socialize!

 
Friday, March 23rd (6:00 - 9:00)
Saturday, March 24th (5:00 - 8:00)
Sunday, March 25th (5:00 - 8:00)

 

$85.00 per night, $240 for all 3 days

 

Open to CHC adult students only.
Paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable, credit available.
Call us at 301-776-5850 to sign up.

INFORMATION FLYER

ADULT IN-HOUSE SHOW

 

Come join us for a fun, relaxing evening! Enjoy a night with horses, friends, and good times! Pot luck dinner.

  

Friday, March 30th
Starting at 5:00 

$10.00 per class
50% off for Equi-Lease Members
No Horse fee. Casual attire.

 

Open to CHC adult students.
Sign up in the barn office or call us at 301-776-5850 to sign up.
Show fees waived for those participating in all 3 nights of adult camp. 

 

COME PLAY WITH THE PONIES!! 

SPRING BREAK CAMP
Registration Open

Monday, 4/2/18 - 4/6/18
$475.00
Hours are 9:00 - 4:00
Before and after care available

***UPDATE***
We will still be running a full week of camp even though Howard County schools will now be holding classes on 4/4, 4/5, 4/6. Those that have already registered may request a credit or refund for the days they can't attend, due to Howard County school's new schedule.


Ride 2 times a day
Horse related lectures and hands-on workshops.
Fun and relaxed atmosphere to learn all about horses.
Open to CHC students as well as non-students.
Approved riding helmet and boots required.
For all levels of riders ages 5-15.


50% deposit due at time of registration.
Registration Form

Spring Break Camp

HOLIDAY BARN PARTY

Holiday Barn Party Flyer

Sunday December 17th
5:00 PM


Stall Decorating

Equi-Lease Drill Team Presentation
Visitor from the North!
Refreshments

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!


REGISTRATION OPEN

WINTER BREAK CAMP

Tuesday, 12/26/17 - Friday, 12/29/17
$400.00
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

SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION

REGISTRATION OPEN 
Where dreams come true.

Children, ages 5-15, are introduced to the amazing world of horses. Campers ride twice a day and learn about horsemanship through lectures, games, and crafts. All levels of riders from beginner through advanced enjoy a fun and safe atmosphere while learning how to be around horses on the ground and under saddle. Camp runs Monday - Friday, 9AM - 4PM.

HORSEMANSHIP

Ages 8-15
$930 per 2 week session
Information Sheet
Registration Form

Sessions Filled: 4 & 5

PONY PAL

Ages 5-7
$472 per 1 week session
Information Sheet
Registration Form
Sessions Filled: 1 & 2

WINTER CLINICS WITH
SHOW TEAM COACH CATHERINE DENSMORE

Winter Clinic Flyer

$60 per rider
Starts at 5:30 PM

 

DATES & SUBJECTS
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.

 

HALLOWEEN PARTY

Friday, October 27th
6:30 - 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 - 6:30
         ♦ Children's costume contest - 7:00
         ♦ Trick-or-treating on horseback - 7:30
         ♦ Very scary haunted trail on foot, $2.00 - 7:00 to 8:30
         ♦ Refreshments

 

Halloween Party


Limited spots available.

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 and dates: Click Here

February Dates: Friday, 16th, Monday, 19th

HOME SCHOOL LESSONS


Is your child taught at home? We offer riding lessons during the weekdays for those that stay home during the day. There are four 8-week sessions for all levels of riders from beginner through advanced.
For more information, check out our HOME SCHOOL PAGE

Surfer Horse

BEACH PARTY

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!

WE'LL SEE YOU THERE!!

UPCOMING CLINICS

 

June 3rd: David Beard Horsemanship Clinic ($140)
June 17th: Cathy Solan Dressage Fix-A-Test/Clinic ($115)

JULY
2nd: Horsemanship Camp Session 2 starts
2nd: Pony Pal Camp Session 3 starts
4th: 1/2 Day Camp. Barn closes at 12:30
       (No Evening Lessons)
9th: Pony Pal Camp Session 4 starts
16th: Horsemanship Camp Session 3 starts
16th: Pony Pal Camp Session 5 starts
23rd: Pony Pal Camp Session 6 starts
30th: Horsemanship Camp Session 4 starts
30th: Pony Pal Camp Session 7 starts

AUGUST
6th: Pony Pal Camp Session 8 starts
11th: Beach Party
12th: Barn Closed (No Lessons)
        School Horse Appreciation Day
13th: Horsemanship Camp Session 5 starts
13th: Pony Pal Camp Session 9 starts

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NEWSLETTER

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Check out our newsletter for great articles and updates.

FEBRUARY 2017

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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

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HUNTER/JUMPER SCHOOLING SHOWS
Dates Judge   Forms
Sunday, 4/22/18 Robin Wyman Prize List Spring 2018
Saturday, 5/12/18
TBA Placings 5/12/18
Sunday, 6/10/18 TBA Points 5/12/18

 


 

DRESSAGE SCHOOLING SHOWS

Date

Opening

Closing

Judge

 

Sunday, 3/11/18

2/20/18

3/06/18

Lauren Annett (r)

Prizelist/Entry Form

Sunday, 4/15/18

3/19/18

4/09/18

Trisha de Rosa (L)

Ride Times 3/11/18

Sunday, 5/20/18 

 4/23/18

5/14/18 

Evelyn Pfoutz (L)

Results

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