Relocated to Woodland Horse Center

16301 New Hampshire Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20905

The business of Columbia Horse Center, Inc has relocated to Woodland Horse Center.

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

The business of Columbia Horse Center, Inc has relocated to Woodland Horse Center.

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 2 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.

Columbia Horse Center offers a variety of camps for all ages. Our camps are designed to give our students horsemanship skills that they would not normally learn in a regular lesson plan and have fun at the same time. Students will be given the opportunity to enhance their knowledge on daily barn activities as well as routine horse care.




Ages 8 - 15 


Campers are introduced to the world of horses through a series of two daily riding lessons, hands-on workshops, trail rides, game days on horseback, drill teams, crafts, and games. In addition, we have an educational series of lectures designed to teach them everything from the history of the horse to proper first aid. Our days are filled with lots of fun and plenty of time to play with the horses. Open to all levels of riders, beginner through advanced and ages 8 - 15.


Session 1: 6/15/20 - 6/26/20 CANCELED
Session 2: 6/29/20 - 7/10/20 FULL
Session 3: 7/13/20 - 7/24/20 FULL
Session 4: 7/27/20 - 8/07/20
Session 5: 8/10/20 - 8/21/20


$940 Per 2 week session 
$160 Extended care 8:00 - 6:00 

• Registration form and 50% Deposit due at time of registration.
• Deposit refunded only if spot is filled, minus $50 fee.
• $25 Administration fee for changes. 
• 5% Discount for multiple sessions per child if Paid In Full by the 1st session you child is attending.

All campers must have an approved riding helmet, boots, and lunch. 

Horsemanship Summer Camp at Columbia Horse Center

2020 UPDATE: With the new guidance, we will have a very limited number of enrollments, the lounge will be off limits, the lectures modified, and no graduation.


Registration form and 50% deposit due at time of registration. Health history form and MAA (Medication Administration Authorization) forms due one week prior to your child's first day of camp. Confirmation of registrations will be emailed along with information on how to prepare your child for camp.

Horsemanship Summer Camp at Columbia Horse Center
Summertime at Columbia Horse Center is a fun, active and healthy place for kids ages 8-15 to learn about and be around horses. Through lectures, demonstrations, hands-on activities, and riding lessons, campers enjoy a full day of horsemanship in a safe and friendly atmosphere. The days are spent in a relaxed, informal atmosphere where safety and fun are experienced hand-in-hand with riding, hands-on-workshops, trail rides, games on horseback, and learning about the history and care of horses. It is important to us that the kids enjoy each and every day to the fullest.

The first day of each session our campers are evaluated in their riding skills and placed into appropriate groups. Many of our campers are first time riders, others are involved with our lesson program and are taking their equestrian education a step further. All our campers are instructed from the first day on safety skills around a horse.

Horsemanship Summer Camp at Columbia Horse CenterATTIRE
Campers are most comfortable wearing shorts during the hot summer months. However, they must bring a pair of long pants to change into when riding. All campers must have proper riding boots or shoes with a small heel. Campers will not be permitted to ride without them. Approved riding helmets are mandatory and can be purchased at Woodland Tack Shop, 301-421-5954 at a discount. If purchased at Woodland Tack Shop and your child stops riding after camp is through, we will purchase it back from you at 50% of the cost provided it is in good condition, has not been damaged, and you have your receipt.

Please bring a lunch for your child every day. We do have a refrigerator, but it gets very full so it is recommended that your child brings a small cooler with their name on it. An afternoon energy snack is also a good idea as the kids are very active throughout the day. There is a snack machine in the lounge.

Horsemanship Summer Camp at Columbia Horse CenterACTIVITIES
Horse safety, grooming, and tacking
Learning the different disciplines of horseback riding
Horse care including: feed, stall cleaning, turnout, 1st aid, medications, vaccines
Training & lunging a horse 
Preparing to show
Trail ride and pizza day 
The importance of making horse treats
Trip to the pool
Mounted & unmounted games
Horse costume contest
Recreation games such as wiffle ball, volleyball, kickball, and soccer
And so much more!

The final day of each session campers will participate in a drill presentation featuring what the class has learned over the 2 weeks. Parents and friends are invited to come. This gives our campers an opportunity to show the skills they have developed during camp. Awards are presented to each camper, followed by hot dogs and refreshments.

We look forward to teaching your child the wonderful world of horses.


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