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 until further notice. No lessons or visitors.
Thank you for understanding. CHC

Tuesday, 12/31: Barn Closed, No Lessons (Happy New Year)
Wednesday, 1/1: No Lessons, Practice Rides at 11:00 & 12:00

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.

We want to thank our students and boarders for their understanding the need to temporarily close the barn to lessons and visitors. We want to also thank you so much for those that have called to renew their lessons and donated to sponsor a school horse. Every bit counts to help keep the horses fed and the hard working staff working.

We wouldn't be here without you and are thankful for having such a great group of riders. We appreciate your understanding in the matter. Your safety and well being are important to us. We are looking forward to reopening as soon as we possibly can and hope to see everyone soon.

Stay safe and healthy everyone! Thank you, CHC

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 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 group 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.

***BIG NEWS***

Many of you have asked us what you can do to help. Well, we are introducing a new program: Sponsor a School Horse! This program will be going on during the time we are closed due to COVID-19.

How it works:

- Pay any denomination

- You will receive a certificate of sponsorship.

- Once we are allowed to have visitors again, you will have a day with your sponsored horse. You will be able to groom him, graze him, and ride (depending on level of horse and rider).

- Every school horse is eligible. 

- The money raised will go to the daily care and well-being of that horse.

We are excited to give you this opportunity to spend time with your favorite horse once we are reopened. Email Sue Wisler at ride@columbiahorsecenter.com with your name, email address, phone, amount you want to sponsor, and the horse.

Check out our School Horses


Benefiting our CHC Youth Dressage Team

Date: Sunday, October 20th
Time: 7AM - 2PM

Lots of great items for sale such as winter blankets, bits, saddle pads, girths, and clothing.
Come shop and help raise money for our youth dressage team.
Thank you!

Surfer Horse

Saturday, August 11th 
Starting at 7:00 PM

Bring a dish to share.
Live music from Alan Scott Band!
Games, volleyball, and our own BIG pool for the kids.
Lots of food and beverages for everyone.

Great for the family so come join us for a fun evening!



Barn construction

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

There are several phases to the project and in the end, we will be getting much 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


Saturday, March 21st


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

Contact us at Clinics@columbiahorsecenter.com


 Preakness Party Logo

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

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.


$12.00 per class, No horse fee
Casual attire


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



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


Saturday, 3/24/18

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

Contact us at Clinics@columbiahorsecenter.com



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

Friday, March 20th (6:00 - 9:00)
Saturday, March 21st (5:00 - 8:00)
Sunday, March 22nd (5:00 - 8:00)


$92.00 per night, $260 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.




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


Friday, March 27th
Starting at 5:00 

$12.00 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. 




We are evaluating to see if we can schedule at a later date.

Monday, 4/6/20 - 4/10/20
Hours are 9:00 - 4:00
Before and after care available

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



Friday, October 26th
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 - 6:00
         ♦ Children's costume contest - 6:30
         ♦ Trick-or-treating on horseback - 7:00
         ♦ Very scary haunted trail on foot, $2.00 - 7:00 to 8:30
         ♦ Refreshments

Open to students with their family and friends. 

Halloween Party


Holiday Barn Party Flyer

Sunday December 15th
5:00 PM

Stall Decorating

Show Team Drill Presentation
Visitor from the North!
Light 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!



Monday 12/23, Thursday 12/26
Friday 12/27, Monday 12/30

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


Registration Open

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.

Where dreams come true!


Ages 8-15
$940 per 2 week session
Information Sheet
Registration Form


Ages 5-7
$482 per 1 week session
Information Sheet
Registration Form


Winter Clinic Flyer

$60 per rider
Starts at 5:30 PM


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.

Looking for something for your child to do when school is out? Try out our One-Day Camps for $100.00.
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


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



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

4th - 6th: Spring Break Camp (Canceled)
13th: Day at the Barn (Canceled)
18th: Hunter/Jumper Schooling Show (Canceled)
25th: Karen Rae Bone Sitting Trot Clinic (Canceled)
28th: Day at the Barn (Canceled)

3rd: Dressage Schooling Show (Maybe canceling)
9th: H/J Schooling Show (Maybe canceling)
16th: Preakness Party (Maybe canceling)


What's going on at CHC?
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MARCH 2020

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Dates Judge   Forms
Saturday, 4/18/20 Canceled Prize List/Entry Form
Saturday, 5/9/20
TBA Placings 11/17/19
Sunday, 6/7/20 TBA Points Fall 2019 Final









Sunday, 5/3/20




Prizelist/Entry Form

Sunday, 6/14/20




Ride Times 10/13/19



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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