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.

Monday, September 7th: Barn Closed, No Lessons
In Celebration of Labor Day, thank you.

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 $20.00 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.

Columbia Horse Center offers English riding lessons for children and adults, ages 5 to 95. Our instructors have all been through our own In-House Instructor School, as well as have training from various other prestigious equestrian facilities. Lessons are separated by age and ability. Riders are placed into beginner, Intermediate, and advanced classes based on their age and goals.


$20.00 per person
Receive a $20.00 voucher towards lessons or camp.

For horseback riding lessons at Columbia Horse Center in Columbia, Maryland.

Interested in our camp program or riding lessons? Almost every Saturday, we offer our introductory lesson. This gives you an opportunity to see some of our horses, our facility as well as meet some of our staff before. Please wear pants & hard-soled shoes with a closed toe. A helmet will be provided. Children under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian.

• Limit of 2 riders per family or group.
• Minimum age is 5.
• For all levels of riders.• Arrive no later then 12:45 to register. 

Come spend a fun-filled afternoon with us!

Introductory Lesson at Columbia Horse Center


Ages 5 to 7 years old. The lessons are more game oriented with lots of laughter while still teaching basic horsemanship skills. Parents are included in the lessons as they assist their child by leading the horse or pony to insure maximum safety until such time as the child is ready to manage the horse or pony by themselves. Our goal is to keep it safe, and fun while still educating the children about horseback riding. Groups consist of 4-7 riders.

• Weekly group lessons: $593.00 per 13 week quarter
• Discount for Columbia residents with a Columbia zip code
• 1 hour at the same time each week

Pony Pal Lessons at Columbia Horse Center


Group lessons are split by level of rider and range in age from 8 to 16. Rides are taught in a positive, creative and motivating environment that challenges them to achieve their goals all while having a great experience and maintaining a safe ride. Groups consist of 4-7 riders.

• Weekly group lessons: $593.00 per 13 week quarter
• Discount for Columbia residents with a Columbia zip code
• 1 hour at the same time each week

Group Lessons at Columbia Horse Center


Adults are taught in a more relaxed environment with a sense of humor while focusing more emphasis on the mechanics. We understand that most adults are riding as a form of exercise and recreation and haven't been in a saddle in a long time, if at all. It's time to be a kid at heart. Groups consist of 4-7 riders.

• Weekly group lessons:  $593.00 per 13 week quarter
• Discount for Columbia residents with a Columbia zip code 
• 1 hour at the same time each week

Adult Group Lessons


For those looking for one-on-one time with an instructor to focus on a specific topic or to get ready for a show, we do offer private lessons. These lessons can be used in addition to the regular group lessons or by themselves. Privates are a great idea if you have your own horse and are working on training or strength building exercises. They are also ideal for working on bad habits or doing a lounge lesson. They allow the instructor to concentrate on certain areas. Just remember, their focus will be you on just you for the entire 45 minutes. It's always a great workout!

• $95.00 per 45 minute session
• $360.00 for 4 lesson package
• $265.00 for 4 lesson package during weekday, daytime hours
• Discount for Columbia residents with Columbia zip code
• 45 minutes at the same time each week

Private Lessons at Columbia Horse Center


Semi-privates are a great idea when you want to work on something specific, but can't afford the privates. They are very common for riders with their own horses that are at a similar level or possibly a mother and daughter that want to ride together. Semi-privates can consist of 2 - 6 riders that decide to ride together, but is not open to other students. We do not arrange individuals to share in a semi-private. 

• $305.00 for 4 lesson package
• Discount for Columbia residents with a Columbia zip code
• 1 hour at the same time each week

Semi-Private Lessons at Columbia Horse Center


*Due to the CDC guidelines, we are reorganizing the program to only do the 60 minute riding portion. Instead of a 30 minute ground lecture, we will include a short, mounted lecture during the riding lesson. The new package will be 10 weeks. The lesson will continue to be once a week at the same time.

Columbia Horse Center offers 8-week riding sessions for children that are taught at home. This is scheduled during the weekdays while school is in session. There is an approximately 30 minute horse related lecture along with a 60 minute riding lesson. The kids are placed in classes according to age and ability. Riders of all levels and ages 5-18 are welcome to join. If students want to continue after the initial 8 weeks (it is our goal for them to enjoy it!), we will keep the same class going forward.

9/14/20 - 11/20/20
10 Weeks ~ $450

Groups consist of 4 - 7 riders.
Lessons must be paid for in advance.
Riders must have an approved ASTM/SEI riding helmet.
Riders must have hard soled shoes with a flat sole and small heel. 

Home School Lessons at Columbia Horse Center


Columbia Horse Center has a very liberal make-up policy. The group packages are 13 weeks and riders can make up any missed lessons throughout that time. The office must be notified by 3:00 PM on the same day during the week and 8:00 AM on the weekends. Riders will forfeit their lesson if the barn is not notified prior to the lesson. This Policy has been in effect since September 9, 2013.

You can call us at 301-776-5850

Horseback riding lessons are very social as well as physical. The kids learn about coordination, giving and following directions, teamwork, and mastering challenges. The kids also build new friendships, human and equine. Contact us at 301-776-5850 for more information.

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