Horseback Riding

We offer both private and group lessons. Our Horsemanship Program is designed for all ages, including adults, and all levels from beginners through advanced riders.

The basic skills taught at this stable are walk, trot, canter, jumping, trail riding, stable management, and horse care. Many other skills, activities, and aspects of horsemanship will also be explored. Safety is our top priority and is the foundation upon which all lessons re built. Lessons will be both mounted and non mounted. Lessons are conducted rain or shine.

Our instructional staff, including two American Riding Instructor Certification Program certified instructors, combines over 50 years of teaching experience from devoted lifetime professional horse persons. Our stable is defined by its patient and well mannered horses and ponies enabling riders to be matched with a mount that is suitable for their size and skill level.

We specialize in teaching our students to be safe, sensible, and knowledgeable horse people who ride correctly and still have lots of fun!


Horseback Riding Day Camp - Great Price, Quality Camp!

Age: 8 - 15 (must be at least 8 to enter camp!)

Dates:

Wednesday, 12/27

Thursday, 12/28

Friday, 12/29

Monday, 1/15

Monday, 2/19

Time:9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location:at the stables, Frederick Area

Registration:Wm. Talley Rec Center

Instructor:Lois Banks and Staff

Fee:$65.00 either day

Special Fee:If you sign up for any 3 days of camp special price of $150, otherwise the fee will be $65 per day

A wonderful way to spend a day off school....at the stables! We will provide riding instruction and other fun activities all centered on the horse, rider and barn. Please make sure to bring your lunch and a drink. Wear jeans, and dress based on weather. Protective, secure shoes or boots, bring your sneakers also. This is a perfect way to spend some time off school or celebrating that special birthday with your friends. This "Day at the Stables" is designed for all levels of riding from the very beginner through advanced. This is one of our popular activities so make sure to register early. There is limited registration for each date. Pre registration is required at Wm Talley Rec Center. Make sure to ask for directions when registering for class.


Private Horseback Riding Lesson Package

December

Age: 6 to 17

Dates: Tuesdays 12/5 and 12/12

Times:3:45, 4:15, 5:15, 5:45


Dates: Saturdays 12/2 and 12/9

Times:1:00, 1:30

Location: At the stables in the Frederick Area

Registration: Wm. Talley Rec Center

Instructor: Lois Banks

Fee:$70 for 2 weeks / 30 minute lesson


March

Age: 6 to 17

Dates: Tuesdays 3/6 to 3/27

Times: 3:15, 3:45, 4:15, 4:45, 5:15, 5:45pm


Dates:Saturdays 3/10 to 3/31

Times:1:00, 1:30pm

Location:At the stables in the Frederick Area

Registration:Wm. Talley Rec Center

Instructor: Lois Banks

Fee: $140 for 4 weeks / 40 minute lesson


April

Age:6 to 17

Dates: Tuesdays 4/3 to 4/24

Times: 3:15, 3:45, 4:15, 4:45, 5:15, 5:45pm


Dates: Saturdays 4/7 to 4/28

Times:1:00, 1:30pm

Location: At the stables in the Frederick Area

Registration: Wm. Talley Rec Center

Instructor: Lois Banks

Fee: $140 for 4 weeks / 30 minute lesson


Private Horseback Riding Lessons Age 18 and Up

March, April

Age:18 and up

Dates: Tuesdays 3/6 to 3/27, 4/3 to 4/24

Times: 1:00, 2:00, 6:15pm

Location: At the stables in the Frederick Area

Registration: Wm. Talley Rec Center

Instructor: Lois Banks

Fee: $180 for 4 weeks / 45 minutes

Private lessons are available on different days and times throughout the week. A first time beginner rider needs to use our private lessons as stepping stones into our group lesson program or you can stay in private lessons if you prefer annd that works better with your schedule. We keep private lessons going throughout the fall, early winter, spring and summer. Private lessons are also a great way to focus non your own riding experience. They are a nice addition to group classes or a great way to learn if your schedyule is difficult or you prefer a private learning atmosphere to a group atmosphere. No Monday private lessons, stables are closed. Anyone who is a first time rider starts with private lessons for the first session, after that it is discussed between the rider and instructor how to proceed and what class to sign up for in the future.

If you do not see a date, time frame, or day that suits your schedule please call Nancy Adkins, Recreation Supervisor, at 301-600-6238 to discuss other options. We usually have additional time slots available throughout the day and evening. Make sure to ask for directions to the stables when registering for classes.