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1. Rock Creek Park Horse Center

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Rock Creek Park Horse Center
Location
5
Price
5
Class
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Address: 5100 Glover Rd NW, Washington, DC 20015

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM

Telephone: (202) 362-0117

Guy: Horse boarding stable


Review: "Girls working have us a tour of the stables and lead the horses for a ..."

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Austin Graff: Rock Creek Park Horse Center is an oasis within the city. Deep in Rock Creek Park is a property full of stables and fields. There are 57 horses in the stable. Half are private, but the other half are used for the public. They offer riding lessons and on weekends they have pony rides for kids as young as 2.5 years old. If you're hiking by, you can enter the public stables to see the horses and ponies. You can't pet the horses, but the staff are so friendly and will give you the story of each horse. Once you see the horses, I recommend hiking through Rock Creek Park and visit the nearby Capitol Stones.

Eric Hope: The closest I've been to a real live horse! As opposed to the carousel from back when (you can tell I'm old) also, not counting the horse on duty at the national mall. They were so knowledgeable about each horse, all the way to the point of if they are friendly or if they bite. It's not too far out so recommending this for kids outing or a very different kind of lunch date.

Tom Foltz: Easy ride for small children. Ppl were very cordial

Умбетаева Эльмира: Amazing place with plenty what you can do! Golf, horse riding, hiking, biking and all of just breathing freshest air ever! love it!

Vida B: I didn't get the name of the older gentleman with the beard, but he made our visit very memorable! He took his time in making sure we were enjoying ourselves, and he was extremely patient with our 2 kids (ages 11 & 6). Also, after our pony ride, Lindsey came over and gave us an impressive tour of the barn, so we could meet all of the horses! What a wonderful place! We surely will be coming back!!

Christine Goepfert: I was recently looking for trail rides on a whim of curiosity, and I was so surprised to find this absolute gem in the district. It’s been years since I last rode, but I felt comfortable with a trail ride. The staff were great, the horse was a good gal, it was a lovely ride, and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this experience. *book well in advance- their calendar gets filled up fast*

TSEMU: I was excited to take my kids to a pony ride when I first learned about this location. For a 15 minutes ride, never felt pressure to pay $22. It was planned months ahead and the expectation was high. Read reviews, watched pictures with my kids and built a fictitious picture of what it is gonna look. Finally, the day comes and we went there. First, there is nothing fancy like customer service, and second, it is like 7 minute ride for the kids and I walked on their side. So far, everything is fair. The biggest disappointment is the ride was on a horse, not a pony! My daughter was never happy to ride on a back of huge horse.

Don Mcrae: This is a great place to attend. The most pleasant and dedicated people to work with I've ever run across. Great horse management, lessons and camp. Serious about the interaction between the riders, horses and teachers, yet laid back and friendly as can be. I recommend it highly.

Elliott Mattice: We regularly take the kids to visit the horse stables. They love to see the horses and watch if someone is out riding. There could be more activities available for kids, however people are open and welcoming to us as we wander around and ask questions. There's always a part of me that feels like I'm intruding despite the all the great smiles and waves we get.

Raquel Lee: They're very nice the only thing I don't like is since those horses are rescued horses you can't make noises because the horses can go out of control. There's hardly anything to do with little boys that are super active. If it's me alone I love it but with two hyperactive boys and a great grandma with dementia is not a good place to visit. Other than that I love the place.

2. Meadowbrook Stables

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Meadowbrook Stables
Location
5
Price
5
Class
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Address: 8200 Meadowbrook Ln, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Telephone: (301) 589-9026

Guy: Horse riding school


Review: "I haven't ridden here for years but it has a good reputation in the ..."

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Steve Spencer: This was not a good experience for us. We switched from another stable because this one was closer and we regret it. My daughter no longer has any interest in riding after our experience. She was bit by a horse that wasn't supposed to have children grooming it but they failed to tell her, she was thrown from a horse, they closed the stables for a long stretch because of some of the horses being sick so we had to forfeit a large amount of money for lessons that simply were cancelled. We were all so happy when the season finally ended which is truly a shame. I would avoid entirely
Response: We're so sorry to hear that you feel this way, Steve. To clarify: Meadowbrook was under a rare, State-ordered quarantine for 5 weeks in March-April 2022 due to the presence of a serious and highly contagious infectious disease known as EHV. Regrettably, we were legally required to cancel lessons during this period to prevent the possible spread of disease to other farms. Most of our riders and families generously and kindly agreed to help mitigate the financial impact of this closure by donating the value of their missed lessons to Meadowbrook (we're a non-profit organization). For those few families who did not wish to make such a donation, including Steve's family, we refunded half of the value of the missed lessons. As to the other incidents, falls and bites are rare but do occasionally happen when riding horses. However, Meadowbrook is proud of our excellent safety record and staff safety-training programs.

Allison Fultz: I am very impressed with the quality of instruction Meadowbrook Stables provides for all levels of riders. Students receive a very solid grounding in riding technique, as well as horse care and safety. Meadowbrook provides a wide range of competition opportunities for all riders, as well. The barn takes excellent care of its horses, who are carefully chosen for the lesson program. The stable is located inside the Beltway and is very convenient to DC, MoCo, PG, Fairfax and Arlington. My daughter has been riding and competing at Meadowbrook for five years, and I've even gotten back in the saddle after a 35-year hiatus! Very strongly recommended.
Response: Thank you, Allison! We're so glad to have you and your family be a part of Meadowbrook!

Alison Hoover: We have ridden at Meadowbrook for several years now. Weekly lessons during the school year, summer riding camp, and now private lessons and competitions. Facility is beautiful, horses are clearly well cared for and friendly, the professional and well trained staff is the perfect combination of disciplined but warm and fun. My daughters loves it, she has become a great rider (if we ever ride out of town, she is always complimented on her equitation and they note how well trained she must be) and always has a blast in the summer camp program. Who would have thought such a beautiful and full service barn and stable right on the edge of the city!
Response: Thank you so much for the thoughtful review, Allison! We're so happy to have you and your daughter at Meadowbrook!!

Kate Greene: Positive: QualityOur daughter is in her second year of riding at Meadowbrook and I've been impressed by the quality of the instruction and kindness of the teachers to beginning riders. The location is also much more convenient for us compared to other options.
Response: Kate, thank you for this! We're so glad to hear that your daughter is enjoying her lessons and instructors!

Kimberly Knackstedt: Meadowbrook is the ideal riding facility in DC. The location cannot be beat for those living or working around the DC metro. The trainers and barn managers are supportive and knowledgable, knowing exactly how to meet the needs of riders and horses. Meadowbrook supports beginner riders (children or adult) through advanced riders looking to compete in rated shows. Lessons are at convenient times for children and adults, and groups are organized to ensure each rider is progressing in his/her knowledge of riding and horsemanship. The horses are exceptionally well cared for, and the barn is clean and well maintained. I highly recommend Meadowbrook to any riders looking to learn the basics, advance their skills, or take their riding to the next level.
Response: Thank you, Kim! We appreciate your kind words and your commitment to Meadowbrook!

Morgan Hart: Meadowbrook is an excellent place for any level of hunter/jumper rider - the horses and ponies and well cared for and of very high quality for school horses, and very safe. The smallest, most beginner riders are taught with careful instruction and given ample learning time AND riding time in their lessons, and there is a program for everyone from these riders to the most advanced showing riders and everyone in between. I have ridden for over 20 years and am very lucky to have found Meadowbrook! The instructors are wonderful and the staff is top notch.
Response: Thank you, Morgan! We're grateful to have you as part of the Meadowbrook family!

Eddie Sejour-Gonzalez: Meadowbrook is a beautiful stable with amicable horses that my children and I have enjoyed visiting over the years. Staff (or student riders?-- I can't say I could tell which) aren't typically the most inviting or engaging, but seeing as how the horses are the reasons we swing by and the guys keeping the grounds/stalls are friendly enough, that wasn't much of an issue for us. As my oldest kiddos' interest in learning to care for and ride horses intensified, Meadowbrook was among the stables/barns I checked out. I was so disappointed to learn of their prohibitive group lesson rate--nearly twice as much as other stables we've considered, and even more than other stables' *private* lesson rates. Of course, the staff have to be compensated, and the horses cared for, and the stable kept/operating expenses met, but it is really discouraging that, for no other reason than cost, this place is inaccessible to us besides the occasional visit with equine friends ...
Response: Thank you for this feedback, Eddie. As a non-profit organization with an educational mission, we try very hard to make Meadowbrook's programs accessible to riders throughout the Washington area through work/study and other programs. Our mission statement says that "Meadowbrook seeks to make the joy of engaging with horses available to children and adults from all walks of life through partnerships with schools and nonprofits." To this end, we have looked carefully at our lesson and other fees and compared them to other riding facilities in the region. Although there are a few less expensive options, our fees are comparable to (or even well below) other facilities that provide the same quality of programs. For example, we provide well-trained and well cared for lesson horses, experienced professional staff, safe and clean barns and grounds, and up to date equipment. Please feel free to give us a call if you'd like to discuss further!

google R Reviewer: I started riding since I was a kid. When I moved to this area I started looking for an equestrian I tried around 7 or 8 places in MD and VA to find a good place with good horses. The good thing about Meadowbrook is the vicinity to my place. They also have several horses which you can choose from. However, the facility (mainly staff) wont allow you to enjoy riding here or using some of the benefits. Main thing I noticed was the fact that there is no one responsible in this place, I went there to schedule lessons, there was a girl in the office I think her name was Allie (very unwelcoming person) told me about the schedule and other things, then later another day another person told me totally different things. Actually I noticed that here I need to deal with a bunch of unprofessional immature people with sort of passive aggressive personality. One other big issue here was the scheduling. Apparently I had to pay for 32 weeks in advanced (one lesson a week) and I wouldn't be able to reschedule more than once. Which means if I cannot make lessons on that specific time, I will loose it. And the fee for each lesson is more than other places that I have been. That makes it very awkward. And of course there is no indoor arena. Some of the instructors seem friendly and some of them are totally unpleasant. I found a private barn which is much better than this place and started riding there.
Response: Thank you for sharing your concerns. We apologize for your negative experience and any misunderstanding. Our summer lesson program and school year lesson program have different schedules and policies, which may have led to different descriptions of the program. Please reach out if you are interested in any of our future lesson programs as we would be more than happy to give you the complete and correct details!

Susan four: We have been part of the Meadowbrook family for 10 years. It is an amazing place to learn to ride and to continue to grow as a rider. The instructors are top notch and the horses are wonderful.
Response: Thank you, Susan!

Mary Kennedy: I have been riding at Meadowbrook for twenty years. I appreciate the wonderful staff and the excellent ponies and horses. The instructors are knowledgeable and patient and the barn staff take wonderful care of the hardworking critters.
Response: Thank you, Mary!

3. Merkel Farm Equestrian Center

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Merkel Farm Equestrian Center
Location
4.9
Price
4.8
Class
4.8
Facilities
4.8
Teachers
4.8

Address: 9439 Merkel Farms Rd, Bowie, MD 20715

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM

Telephone: (301) 526-4205

Guy: Equestrian facility


Review: "Great lessons, great people, reasonable prices, nice quiet place."

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Luis Rueda: This is a real horse ranch, not a set of fancy stables. My daughter attends weekly riding classes and she lives it. She has steadily progressed and become better and more confident at riding. The staff is great. They are excellent teachers and work hard to ensure students learn and develop with each lesson. They have a large selection of horses with myriads of personalities to challenge students. It is a really great place and the operate a popular summer camp as well. Highly recommended.

Anika Clark: I took lessons at Merkel for almost a year and had a wonderful experience there. I sadly had to discontinue lessons due to having to move to NC, but I absolutely adored Merkel. Miss Kelly and Miss Stephanie are fantastic instructors and the horses are absolutely wonderful!! Large arenas and amazing trails to ride in and overall an amazing facility to ride at. Would definitely recommend for riders of any experience level!!

Christa Wark: This is a beautiful farm with plenty of room to ride. They have indoor & outdoor rings for riding. The owner is frequently on site and great to chat with! 😊

Todd Thompson: Great lessons, great people, reasonable prices, nice quiet place.

Melanie Gaschick: They have great trainers and the horses are well-taken care of.

aaron shanklin: Best Horse Farm Ever. Trainer and Owner are phenomenal , friendly people with horses and their riders. I highly recommend Merkel Farms.

Mali Yimesgen: Such a warm and kind place, great experience for my kids this summer, and they want to continue taking riding lessons here.

Amy Garrett: My daughter has been riding here for over three years for a reason. Great people, sweet horses, fun challenges and wonderful friends.

Rodneikka S.: We allowed our liitle one to attend horse camp here. Great staff and warm experience!

Clayton Harmon: It has horses. The people are awesome. What more can a person hope for.

4. Horsepen Hill Farm

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Horsepen Hill Farm
Location
5
Price
5
Class
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Address: 8306 Lloyd Station Rd formerly, Laurel Bowie Rd, Bowie, MD 20715

Telephone: (301) 809-6242

Guy: Horse boarding stable


Review: "Excellent classes and boarding facilities."

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Igor Rad: Excellent classes and boarding facilities

5. Potomac Horse Center

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Potomac Horse Center
Location
4.2
Price
4.2
Class
4.3
Facilities
4.2
Teachers
4.2

Address: 14211 Quince Orchard Rd, North Potomac, MD 20878

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM

Telephone: (301) 208-0200

Guy: Stable


Review: "It has good instructors and tons of horses."

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Ellie Valkenburg: I went here a few years ago and sure i got to ride but if i stayed there i would be walking/trotting over poles, i went to this other place (which is AMAZING) and had to fix so much bad habits! I am now jumping at a great position. Sure its a good - looking stable but what would you want a good - looking stable or can ACTUALLY ride really well. I would pick the second one. The staff is ok but not great, i recommend a different place where it does not take you like 8 years or so to get to jumping. I was here for 2 - 3 years and was just canter, trot, walk. In UNDER a year I am working on a great position and learning courses. This is WAY over priced and if you want to be trotting and walking over poles after 4 - 8 something years be my guest but I sure will not be doing that.

Liz Edwards: Been riding here for over 4 years now, and I can't think of a better place to ride. Excellent lesson horses (love Hermione and Twinkie) and even better instructors. Caitlyn is incredible! They also make sure our boy Remi is always taken care of.

Jules Palmer: Genuinely based off of friendliness and kindness itself, the lady at the desk on November first was really unpleasant and seemed highly annoyed with the 70 seconds it took me to ask her if I could take photos because my sisters used to ride here. I under stand they can’t let people do that because people board their horses here. But the way you tell the message matters. The property is lovely.

Sean Liu: Great place to learn about horses and see some of them in action!

Incroyant: My kids rode here for 10+ yrs...basically outgrew the lessons.We were in the area and stopped by only to find that any of the friendliness the place had before was gone. Now it's seemed more for boarding your horse than actually teaching anyone to ride.

Yanping Zhang: Potomac Horse center is a wonderful place for young riders (or maybe adult riders too)! My daughter has been riding for 4 years, we started at Potomac Horse Center about two years ago, and she loves the experience, so we switched to PHC officially last year. The instructors are great, staffs are very friendly, the horses are awesome! She already had a few favorite horses... and considering doing shows and competitions... For the people who really loves horses, this is a great place to ride and connect to them...

Taylor Cusack: I started riding lessons here a few months ago and my experience has been amazing! The staff is very friendly, helpful and has been flexible with my busy schedule. My instructor Maddie is incredible too! I've been riding my whole life on and off, but when I started riding at Potomac Horse Center, it was clear my technique desperately needed some help and guidance. Maddie has been so patient and helpful for me, her instruction is very on point! She's a pro! In only a few months, I've felt a lot of improvement and it's all due to Maddie's instruction-- ask for her when you sign up for lessons! Potomac Horse Center is very reasonably priced, has great schooling horses and lots of lesson opportunities for adults and children in many disciplines and levels of riding. Highly recommend!

James Thompson: I would classify Potomac Horse Center as a factory assembly line of horse training, which is sad because our daughter was really excited about the program. The 30 minute lessons are typically more like 15 mins of actual riding, which does not lend itself to familiarity for a young rider. There is little to no focus on safety or providing the basic skills required for a child to learn how to properly ride horses or be around them in general. Multiple horses are known to try to take advantage of younger, smaller kids, yet the “instructors” don’t pay attention. They’re too busy checking their cell phones to notice. Our daughter was hit twice in the face by a horse. She is five. The response from two employees...”oh he does that to the smaller kids.” Not the answer we want to hear when our daughter is excited about riding and we are paying for appropriate instruction. Sadly, we will not be taking our daughter back to this location. Our daughter is scared of the horses, and we have no faith in the instruction at PHC. I don’t know if there is an accreditation for riding instruction, but this place should not have one. What a waste of money and time. The worst part is how it affected our daughter’s desire to ride or be around horses. Hopefully, another riding center will give her the attention, instruction, and most importantly safety she deserves.

Janine Jabbour: My daughter has been riding at this horse center for 2 years, but recently, I have decided that she will no longer attend after I've had repeated negative experiences with the staff member, "Deb," who answers the phones and takes care of scheduling. She is unhelpful and uncooperative when faced with simple questions, and quickly resorts to being rude and arrogant instead of trying to remedy my concerns. Of these concerns, my biggest was the issue of placement and instructors at Potomac Horse Center. In the past few months, my daughter rode at levels Jump I and Jump 2, and after a 6 month hiatus, was not allowed to resume at this level, and was only given the option to take the beginner jump class. These basic courses are oftentimes full with too many students in a too wide age range, and instructors cannot individualize attention to anybody. When I asked Deb if I could speak with the instructor, she flat out refused, and I believe that she needs to get off her high horse (no pun intended) and receive customer service training. It is my impression that this center slows progression so that they can make the most money out of you while at the same time making it difficult for you or your child to receive the instruction they need to be able to advance. As for the condition of the horses, they seem overworked, and oftentimes act up in the ring. There is a high turnover of instructors, and unfortunately, the good ones don't last very long. In short, I would caution you to choose another stable if you value being treated with respect as a customer and want proper riding instruction.

Stacey Pearl: My daughters attended this camp for the first time summer 2019. I can say that it wasn't the best experience. If you don't have your own helmet, the kids don't wear the same helmet all week (If you worry about things like lice...). The kids rotate to different adults throughout the day instead of having the opportunity to develop a relationship and feel safe/secure with one. Counselors don't seem to be very skilled with how they talk with and to campers or assist them with solving problems and managing their belongings.

6. Woodland Horse Center

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Woodland Horse Center
Location
4.2
Price
4.1
Class
4.1
Facilities
4.1
Teachers
4.1

Address: 16301 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20905

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 8AM

Telephone: (301) 421-9156

Guy: Horse riding school


Review: "Easily the best place for riding lessons in the DMV!"

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Trisha Gupta: I am a intermediate rider, who started riding again as an adult after a major horse related accident. I had spoken with the stable about prioritizing safety as I have spinal stenosis. I wanted a class that worked on a strong seat that was not competative. They put me in an A2 riding class on a challenging mount third lesson in. The horse had bad ground manners and did throw me. Accidents happen and riders fall, but this horse was a terrible fit for me. I was badly injured. I have a concussion, ripped discs and more stenosis. I will not be able to ride again. Considering that I had told them about my situation and was not interested in competition riding - I did not think they heard me at all. And to make things worse the issues with the horse escalated and I should have gotten off. But the instructor did not seem to have time to address the problems in the class. But in general, I was willing to pay for privates or therapeutic lessons. There judgement was awful. And they really have hurt my quality of everyday life. Ride at a school that handles safety better. I competed for 16 years, and I have encountered better schools.

Kimberly Heimert: This is a diamond in the rough. Not pretentious. Excellent animals, absolutely no personality problems with any of them. Various social programs available for children - trips to horse shows, parades. Children and adult riders can get all the exposure and experience in the actual barn that they want, or very little if that's what they want. The tack is well cared for. The riding facilities are very well groomed. The instructors are highly classified - look at the website and check them out. You will not find a better place to ride, especially if you are looking for a place for your children to learn not just about riding, but about life at a stable, and in turn, life in general.

Julianna Ramirez: AMAZING place to ride! The horses are great and they have amazing shows for kids and adults who seek experience. Please don't mind the comment about the moody mares, I promise that the horses at Woodland are well broken. Like all animals(including humans) we get moody and frustrated, any educated person would know that a horses mood can't be controlled.

alex RosIn: My 6 yr the of daughter did a one wk camp. This was her first time riding and taking care of horses. She loved it. The lady running it Karen her assistant Cathryn, and volunteer helpers were all excellent, very caring and really made this a fantastic experience. Our daughter is already asking to return

Joselyn Martinez: If possible, I would rate Woodland Horse Center zero stars because upon my arrival, I asked the workers in their shop located in the entrance, where the introduction lesson takes place. They were rude and did not seem happy to help. Next, the elderly lady in the white barn was also very rude and wasn't lenient when asked if my sister and I can take the lesson. She claimed that we had arrived late and that it was not possible to enter us into the class. In the end, my short experience there was not pleasant and hope that they better their attitudes for other potential clients/riders.

Ashley Christian: Wonderful place with great horses. They have an intro lesson every Sunday at 1 pm, but you must arrive on time, just like to anything else that has a set time....the staff is super knowledgeable and friendly, the facilities give an old rustic feel to the place, feels like home

Gisele Hawkins: It’s always fun and an adventure there! There’s lots of things to do, nice horses and people everywhere you turn. There’s events, party’s and always a chance to meet or learn something new.

La CubanadeMatanzas: I have been going to this ranch for yeers and this is where I learned to ride. IMO its the best in Maryland

Mauricio Veiga: i ride there and it is the best stable ever and vary nice and prety hroses

Giles Jacknain: Easily the best place for riding lessons in the DMV!

7. Tamarack Stables

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161 reviews
Tamarack Stables
Location
4.6
Price
4.7
Class
4.6
Facilities
4.6
Teachers
4.6

Address: 9905 Old Colchester Rd, Lorton, VA 22079

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM

Telephone: (703) 339-5160

Guy: Horse boarding stable


Review: "Great place for lessons!"

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David Dudley: We love Tamarack Stables! And, we have had nothing but positive experiences there. My daughter came with some experience, but since she began taking lessons here, her riding and confidence has grown. Madeleine’s ability to control the horse is now intentional, and her general knowledge of the ring and understanding of why she is being asked to do certain things has reached new levels. Some horses are better than others, but that’s everywhere you go. And, Ms. Courtney, her instructor, teaches my daughter and the other girls the way I would teach them if I could. I highly recommend this place if you want to learn how to ride and care for a horse. It is also a great place for children to learn personal responsibility.

Angela H: Blaze & Grant are knowledgeable and down to earth young men. This is a family owned horse stable. Blaze said it goes back over 60 years. I rode a retired show horse named "Artie", he was a wise man for sure. I'm on the larger side and so was he so I'm sure that's why he was assigned to me and I'm glad (just a hint for the big girls and tall men) in case you would like to request Arti by name. My mate rode "Joker" who he loved! We rode with a family of three, the dad had teenagers so inquire when you make your reservations. We had an amazing time with them. We weren't aware until we arrived, but it was no big deal for us (we went as a couple and no kids). They keep the riding instructions very basic/ entry level. We had two guides. Come dressed comfortable and relaxed. Because we lucked up with amazing weather we went through a pond. So beware you may get wet. The young horse "Sierra" wanted to play in the water. Her rider jumped off into the water after the horse wouldn't move! Again everyone had a blast and was so down to earth. I will be back later in the fall or perhaps sooner. Thank you DCFox5 for recommending this zip trip. P.S the bonus view is Lilly the pot-belly pig that roams the property.

Amy Tux: Everyone here: trainers, people, kids, owners, are all very rude. It is impossible to get a response unless you go there directly, so don’t even try. The owners are so very rude. The horses are worked 3 times a day every day and given poor turn out in muddy areas. Harsh bits are used in the hands of beginner lesson students who have not learned how to have soft hands. Lesson students are jumping+cantering before learning the basics of riding. This is unsafe for horses and riders. One time, the horse my daughter was riding refused a jump. She is older know and has learned that it was her fault for not sending clear signals. The trainer had her halt the horse in front of the jump and whack it with a crop. These horses were practically abused for not responding to rider error. How are you going to punish a horse for not being a mind reader and doing exactly what you want, before you tell the rider how to communicate with them? Awful business and people. My daughter had never been more uncomfortable to the point where she was scarred to ride. If you ever didn’t feel comfortable with a horse or a jump height, they would force you to do it anyways with little to no assistance. My daughter was once in a stall with a horse called Rusty, who kicked and tried to bite her. This was so very dangerous and no one tried to tell her or help her before she almost got kicked, so she had to go get someone. How can you give a beginner rider a dangerous horse with no warning that they might kick you while tacking up? Do not recommend whatsoever.

alejandro mendoza: We had a great experience at Tamarack Stables, Tim the owner was super nice, friendly, and understanding. The staff was also super friendly when we first came out there, they let us meet the horses and allow my 5 yr old to get acquainted with them before riding. Our guide Blaze was super nice and very engaging as we took the trail. Overall a great experience and a hugh recommendation to visit this guys. It's best if you book them online, they will respond faster than over the phone. Lastly. The horses looked very healthy and well taken care off.

Smells Bad: Horrible horrible barn. Even if you’re doing a trail ride. Horses are let to roam free in the barn, others are left in a muddy paddock where their hooves are cracked. Most of them are malnourished. Tried to schedule a lesson and one of the people working there was very sweet, proceeded to explain to me that the owner was not. Most of the people “working” are children that drag around brooms and stare at you uncomfortably, turns out most of them are somehow related to the owner. The barn itself is disgusting and only the paths are remotely cleaned. Went to watch the lesson going on and there was someone who seemed to be well versed on a horse, and another that could barely post in the trot, both were jumping 2-3 feet. I wouldn’t go here if it was the last place I would ever get on a horse. Horrific practice and horrible business. Can’t believe I was recommended this place. Pros: potbelly pig

Marnie Alexander: My daughter took lessons for a season at Tamarack and I don't recommend it to other parents. I was surprised driving up how unkept the place looked, but the reviews were good so I overlooked it. At first I was surprised by how either angry or distant all the horses seemed and now I know why. Once my daughter was tacking up a horse that started to try and bite her and one of the teens working at the barn brought in a stick and started to beat it. No one batted an eye...apparently this is normal there. What shocked me the most was how often my daughter was handed a horse from the class before. I took this picture of the horses work schedule and it looks like many of them work 3-5 hours per day and apparently don't get a day off. Also once my daughter was told to ride a horse without a shoe. I asked if this is comfortable for the horse and they said no, but they didn't have any other horses because they had a trail ride...How is that acceptable?! It sounds like they have too many riders, not enough horses, and no adults to step in and say that the horses aren't treated well. We'll be taking our business elsewhere.

Meagan Gregory: We had an awesome trail ride experience today. The introduction to the horses was safe an efficient, and the wranglers took care to make sure we knew how to handle the animals. The actual ride was a beautiful walk through the woods and across a large creek behind the stables. Our guide, Grant (I think?), did an *amazing* job coaching my seven-year-old, inexperienced rider through the ride. This was my daughter’s first solo ride so she was a little nervous at first, but our guide talked to her the entire time and made her feel comfortable and safe. She spent the rest of the day talking about how much fun she had. My parents and I are more experienced with horses and we also had a wonderful time. The trek across the creek was a highlight, for sure, especially when the horses started playing in the water! We will definitely be back!

Warren Graves: Tamarack Stables gave our family a wonderful riding experience. Our teenage girls were asked to brush the horses first, and we watched all their apprehensions turn to smiles and admiration for the beautiful horses. We were quickly instructed on the necessary techniques, and enjoyed a marvelous ride along their natural, scenic trails with exciting and varying terrain and landscapes, including a wide creek crossing. Our guide was friendly, personable and professional. We even got to enjoy the company of Brandy, the Australian cattle dog, who frolicked along our trek and entertained us with her frequent dips in creeks along the way. I would recommend Tamarack Stables to everyone! W. Graves

Kane Able: My wife and I had a amazing anniversary ride. The trail is gorgeous and the trail guides are very helpful, understanding and professional.I plan to return and ride with them again.

Aleah Larson: Great little stable, family owned and operated. They were super responsive when we emailed them and we had a fantastic 1 hour trail ride on a lovely spring day. My 9 year old had a great time for her annual birthday ride, we'll definitely be back! The horses seemed happy and well taken care of, the crew who helped get the horses ready were friendly and astute, and our trail ride guides (Blaise and Tim) were super personable and attentive without being overbearing. We had a great time with Gracie and Scooby, thanks guys!

8. Reddemeade Equestrian Center

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Reddemeade Equestrian Center
Location
4.3
Price
4.3
Class
4.4
Facilities
4.3
Teachers
4.3

Address: 1701 Ednor Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20905

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 8:30AM

Telephone: (301) 421-4481

Guy: Horse riding school


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Eli Levine: I have been riding here for about a year now and I love it. The lessons are affordable and the instructors and super friendly and wonderful. The rest of the barn staff is also amazing, from the people doing stalls to the people working the office. I strongly recommend coming here for horse riding lessons!

Diane Yateman: I have been riding at Reddemeade Equestrian Center since 2010 and I can’t imagine riding anywhere else. The riding program and EquiShare are great. There are a variety of instructors for all levels of riding. There are both private and group lessons throughout the day. The horses are wonderful and again great for all level of riders.

leilani ames: I have been riding at Reddemeade for over a decade. One of the best things about this barn is that they are like a family. Everyone is helpful, encouraging, and there aren't cliques. This barn is very friendly to kids and adults. Everyone seems to care about each horse in the barn as well, that's important to me. I rode English and Western growing up but had to stop once I started college and for several years after because of finances. I came back as an adult and haven't looked back. I started in adult group lessons, my instructors were excellent, encouraging, and knew how to teach. I really like having adult lessons without kids, riding as an adult is a different experience. Their instructors are trained and approved, I don't know the full process but it must be good because it is very consistent from instructor to instructor. The working student program is excellent, I wish I had known about it when my finances were tight, I would have joined. Essentially a working student puts in time at the barn grooming, tacking, watering, cleaning, essentially doing anything to be done. In exchange they get a free group lesson for X hours of work (you need to check with the barn about the time). I think it's a great way for kids or adults to spend time learning about horses while earning lessons. I've moved on into the Equishare program, it is the right fit for me. It is best described as owning horses without vet's, farriers, or training bills. They have 2 flavors, one is cheaper and allows 2 rides a week, the other is unlimited. I am in the unlimited program, I can ride as much as I want, 7 days a week. The program is set up so that the horses have a set number of rides, and days off. The ES member calls in to schedule a ride, or can come in unscheduled. In addition, the ES program includes 1 group lesson a month. You can develop relationships with the horses and find your favorites. I'd recommend taking some group lessons to really get the feel of the barn. The group lessons have camaraderie in them, in the adult lessons we always cheer each other on.

Janet Condino: I took lessons here quite a while ago and I thought this center was really great. The school horses were more than adequate and there were riders who had access to better horses (which they did not own) through a special program. I thought the instructors not only knew how to ride but they knew how to teachand I even have a couple of ribbons I won. To helped defray the cost of two lessons/week I swept and tidies the main barn after my last lesson. At one point we had a visitor who taught every one who was interested how to do an equine massage - it was wonderful to see the horse you were working on relax under your hands!

Rene Vidal: We bought a two-week summer camp experience for our daughter at Reddemeade Equestrian Center. As they did not have availability for two consecutive weeks, they gave us two separate weeks. Some time after my daughter had already completed the camp, they called us to ask for $50 because the weeks were not contiguous. I found this business practice quite unprofessional.
Response: I'm sorry you had a bad experience with a bookkeeping snafu. Some changes got miscommunicated when we reorganized from the shut down.

Ellie Hoskyn: They have a great working student program for people who are experienced enough to work for a group lesson. I have have been at the barn for about 5 years and have been in the working student program for about 4 years. I have learnt a lot about horses through this program and have had more opportunities to be able to ride and improve on my riding.

Debby Rosenfelt: I've been riding at Reddemeade for almost 15 years, taking lessons, riding in the Equishare program (choice of horses at your level), and finally boarding horses of my own. My daughter rode too, joining the Young Riders and winning ribbons in local and regional competitions. I love Reddemeade--the quality of the instruction is excellent, the horses are well-cared for and appropriate for many different levels of riding, and there's a strong community of kids and adults.

Log Deleon: I purchased a Groupon for an hour lesson for my daughter. The staff was unprofessional the instructor Ingrid was very rude because we were five minutes late and wanted to cut the training to half an hour, I insisted to get what I had paid for. Nevertheless I DON’T recommend this place and I urge you not to waste your money on any training at this place. There are far better places than this dump.
Response: I'm sorry that you had a bad experience. We ask people to arrive at least 15 minutes early out of respect to the instructor and the people who may have the lesson following yours. This way you have plenty of time to fill out paperwork so that your lesson can start and finish on time. We cannot run lessons late because there are other clients waiting for that Horse or that instructor and it is especially not fair to our ongoing clients.

Megan Lilly: I called and left messages enquiring about advanced riding lessons at several stables within a 20mile radius of downtown Silver Spring. The first, and only barn to call back was Readdymead! I got a great a great 100% free introduction group lesson where the instructors were great!

Kamilah Carlisle: The barn was nice enough. However, the instructor lost track of time and we were unable to jump. She capitalized on us being 5 mins late and had no intention on delivering an advanced lesson. Very unprofessional.

9. Silver Eagle Stable

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Silver Eagle Stable
Location
4.5
Price
4.4
Class
4.4
Facilities
4.4
Teachers
4.4

Address: 11506 Parkgate Dr, Nokesville, VA 20181

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 8AM

Telephone: (703) 594-4328

Guy: Horse boarding stable


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J F: My son has been taking riding lessons at Silver Eagle for about 6 months and he loves it there. Katie is his instructor and she has taught him so much. She helped him gain back his confidence after a fall he had before coming to Silver Eagle. He has also had classes with Erica and Katrina, who are excellent instructors as well, and are so helpful and encouraging. My son wants to add that the instructors are very nice, skilled, and they help him a lot. He says it’s really fun and the horses are so sweet.
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Shania Lillie: Love the management and the atmosphere! My horses are always well look after even though we self board.
Response: Thank you, Shania!

Sue Gerber: Professional, kind and very much Family friendly environment. I am looking forward to riding and spending time there😎
Response: Thank you for your review. We are happy to have you!

Cody Pitts: I know my horse is always taken care of in case of emergency. No matter what type of service you are searching for, they will make it work for you.
Response: Thank you for your review!

Marcela Movit: What an incredible program! Our Girl Scouts loved it!
Response: Thank you, Marcela! We're so glad to hear that!

Tezera Abebe: It was the best place to go to i volunteered to help I Meet the instructor and all the people
Response: Thank you!

Stacey Bassett: Silver Eagle Stables is a fantastic stable. We drive an hour and a half just so my son can take riding lessons with his instructor!

Sara Essaid: This place is fantastic. I’ve had my horses here for 3 years, and they constantly impress me with their dedication, compassion, kindness, and honesty. Each one of my horses has different needs and they are able to meet each one’s needs to the utmost. Tammy and Chris are some of the most trustworthy, straight forward, upstanding horse people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. On top of having a very high standard of care, the place is also FUN! They host lots of fun, family-friendly events throughout the year. You don’t have to be a boarder to enjoy this place. If you love sitting around a fire pit with friends, watching horse movies surrounded by the sounds of happy horses, or dressing up in crazy costumes for Halloween, Silver Eagle is for you!
Response: Thank you so much, Sara. We always strive to take care of the horses', boarders', and farm's needs and wants and will continue to do so.

Jillian Jones: This place has been wonderful! My daughter absolutely loves everyone there! Very comfortable atmosphere and always available to answer questions. We lease a horse there and love being part of the silver eagle family!
Response: We love having you guys as part of the family!

Matthew T. Keough: Very nice people very helpful a ton of horses cool to walk around in the stable to be see the horses up close. Review from my 3 year old it was very good the horse farm was very good and I got like and it's cool to see something else everyday new
Response: Thank you, Matthew! We can't wait to see you again.

10. Potomac Riverside Stables

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Potomac Riverside Stables
Location
4.2
Price
4.3
Class
4.2
Facilities
4.2
Teachers
4.2

Address: 17224 Elmer School Rd, Dickerson, MD 20842

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 6AM

Telephone: (301) 972-8187

Guy: Horse trainer


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L Loethen: It took a long time to find a stable where we knew our horses would be well cared for AND a place where we felt welcomed. The owner went out of her way to ensure the best for us and even helped increase my confidence as a new horse owner. We loved it so much that we are now living our dream with horses at home. None of this would have been possible without learning at Potomac River Stables. Thank you all so very much!! I think the horses agree with our 5-star rating (see pictures of us with them in the pasture at Potomac River)!

Denise Sweitzer: I met Anna many years ago. She was very sweet,cordial and informative. I took lessons there and I simply loved being there! I leased the most wonderful Mare named peaches...we used to rode along the C&0 canal. I remember one time,Peaches and I were crossing over a bridge and a mother Duck and her babies were crossing on the other end! Poor Peaches...it scared her to death. But after a little coaxing, just ran by them really quickly. Thank you for great memories.

Laurie Dove: I had very good experiences there. I enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere. I would trailer my horse over for lessons with one of the instructors. Recently I contacted the stable to see if I could pay to use the indoor once a week. The instructor I had is no longer there. I was shocked and hurt when I was told because I was friends with that instructor I was not welcome at the stable😢

Sara Victor: Riverside fits the needs of horse owners and those wanting to bring horses into their lives in a more concentrated way than a one-time experience like a guided trail ride. We moved our horse to here from a suburban barn with tiny fields and an awful lesson program. At Riverside there’s acres of turn-out fields, excellent grass, indoor/outdoor arenas, quarantine areas, and a variety of trails. The care our horse get and Anna’s stewardship of the property is first-rate. Thanks Anna!

Gilda Goldental: Anna took care of my horse for almost 3 years while we were boarded at Potomac Riverside Stables. She spent half of that time on field board and half of that time on stall board. With my busy work schedule, Anna would frequently keep me updated on my horse's health, often grooming her and giving her extra love at no extra charge. Anna was great at coordinating farrier and vet visits as needed, and always updating me if I was unable to be present. She is a wonderful communicator and extremely responsive! I knew I could always trust my horse would be looked after in my absence. She truly loves the horses she cares for and it shows in their health, as well as in the maintenance of the property. If it weren't for my moving for work, I would have stayed forever!

Greybull Reunion2010: A lovely horse boarding and riding facility. The owner, Anna, was the most gracious host. The stables were exceptionally maintained, horses were groomed and very happy in the stables. Plenty of nice riding trails, beautiful indoor arena as well as outdoor riding area which is lit up at night. She toured us around her stables and even lead us to the White Ferry and Potomac River dock on our way out. Just what this Wyoming country gal working in the city needed. I will be returning, guaranteed.

DEB F: We want to provide a review of Potomac Riverside Stables (PRS) to recognize PRS's Barn Manager named Ron. The Barn Manager was replaced some months ago and Ron was selected for the new Barn Manager job. This has been a huge improvement in client communications and better care of the many horses both barn and field board. When issues arise, clients contact Ron and he does his best to resolve the issue. Ron returns calls quickly, even when not on duty. Having an on-site Barn Manager is a big plus and gives confidence to the clients that Ron and his team will be there for their horses whatever the need!

Deborah Stevens: Beautiful farm. My horse was very happy there for the 2yrs. that I boarded him at Ana's Potomac Riverside Stables. Everyone who was riding there was friendly and helpful. The indoor and outdoor rings had good footing and trails were beautiful.

Sarbeth Barberena: Call to inquire about trail rides… was told that trail rides were only for members, and those taking lessons. Asked what a lesson consisted of since I’m ignorant to the terms use in “horse speaking” A LESSON IS A LESSON I was told rudely. How much is the lesson I asked… $69.00 she said. So i could book a lesson for $69 and rife the horses…? NO she said A LESSON IS 10 SESSIONS! It’s $600.00 per lesson Hmm. Either someone is on THAT day of the month or I am not Englishing right today. Perdón was “short and dry “ not pleasant to talk to.

Natalie Hunter: Best place to board ever! We came to the farm in 2009. We left to go to a trainer's barn for show competition but came back. We should not have left. We missed everything, particularly the fantastic care. PR turns out in small groups and rotates the fields. The horses always have plenty of hay and water. Field horses all have run-in sheds. Stalled horse have large stalls with plenty of hay and water. Barns are warm in winter, and cool in summer. Four large arenas and great trail riding. I was really impressed that, even when pipes froze, barn staff made sure all water troughs were unfrozen and had water which required troughs to be cleared of ice because trough heaters could not keep up when it was 2 degrees. You want a worry free place. This is it!

11. Columbia Horse Center

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Columbia Horse Center
Location
4
Price
4
Class
4.1
Facilities
4
Teachers
4

Address: 10400 Gorman Rd, Laurel, MD 20723

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM

Telephone: (410) 508-8813

Guy: Horse riding school


Review: "We are coming back for lessons."

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S MD: I didn’t realize how much the instructors here were holding me back until I left. I spent many years riding here, volunteering my time, and bought my current horse from here under the previous management. Buying my horse is why it’s 2 stars instead of one because she is truly my heart horse and has been my solid rock. She has now moved to a different barn as of a year ago and I stopped riding here about 6 months ago. After riding for 20/21 years I would expect to learn training, move forward if I’m on young horses, and have instructors who believe in me. That’s not what I found here. My lessons became ones where I was paying to train the horses, without instruction on how to train. If the young horse took advantage, I was told it was because I wasn’t sitting up (which I was). My instructor now (at a different barn) has taught me how to train, but when I used those techniques at this barn I was told they were wrong and the blame was put back on me and my lack of skill. I was passing on my thoughts on the lessons and was under the incorrect impression that the feedback was passed to the owner. I found out after I left that it stopped at my instructor and the owner was blindsided by the complete lack of satisfaction, instruction, and the amount of time and energy my former instructor has taken advantage of. Leaving here was truly the absolute best thing I’ve done for both myself and my horse

K Anthoney: Proceed here with EXTREME caution I thought under new management things might get better. When given the opportunity to restart lessons (that were much more expensive) I took it. I don't expect every lesson to be perfect/amazing, but I expect to learn from lessons and have my needs/wants taken into account. I found that many lessons were more along the lines of me paying them so I could train a horse. I'm not paying to be a trainer. I had lessons where all I did was work on walking/halting after a horse got too excited at the trot. I found a horse who could actually work on what I wanted to work on, was told I could work with her going forward, only to have it switched about a month later because she was needed for less advanced riders. So I was put back on horses that I'm training, and paying them to train, and not doing what I've requested in lessons. Not a time here or there, but consistently. I tried switching to a group lesson and found it to still be the same. I gave many other chances, I'd be fine with having easier lessons/training horses in some of my lessons, but I'm not paying to be a trainer. I'm a nice person and generally don't complain, but I have had enough. When I let them know that I don't wish to continue lessons and requested a refund ($220 of unused lessons) I was told privates could be arranged to use it up. No refunds. I wasn't told that when I was paying originally (if I had I would have paid for each lesson individually). So now I'm in the position where I can either 'donate' that large sum to a business I no longer use or be forced to take lessons that I haven't found to meet my expectations and requests.

David Corso: I rode here for 3 years, and it truly is a fantastic place to learn and ride. Smokey is, and will forever be, best boy. (Pictures are Buddy, Smokey (dark bay) and Comanche (light bay))

elexis lawson: We had an awesome group riding experience, myself along with my two daughters. Christine, the General Manager, our instructor along with her three volunteers made us feel so comfortble. We'll definitely be back.Elexis Lawson

Melanie Klein: I have been riding here for about 3 years and I really enjoy it here. I started with adult group lessons with Carolyn, who is wonderful. She takes time to plan lessons that are fun and educational. When I’ve had make up lessons with other instructors they have been great too. More recently I have done private lessons and the Equilease program, which have been great for progressing my riding skills and giving me more time with the horses. There is a huge selection of awesome horses, great facilities with indoor and outdoor rings and trails, and shows on site. My experience here has been great.

Miral Azam Khalil: This place was a dream come true for my kids

Jenn Gode: My daughter has been riding here weekly for over a year. She and I both love it. Horses are clean, happy and well cared for. She has improved her riding and taught safety skills. Always a helping hand to get her horse ready. We did summer camp and she loved it!! She got in two rides per day and learned a lot about caring for her horse.

Nicol Clark: I nearly didn't give them a try because of the negative reviews, but I'm so glad I did!! The horrible things people have said are in direct contrast to every interaction we've had with the staff during my kids' weekly lessons over the past school year. They have been supportive, patient, friendly, kind and energetic - we are a loyal Columbia Horse Center family now, and will be so sad when we have to move and leave this place!

shayna macklin: I’ve been riding here since I was 8 I am now 13 and I have learned and improved so much. All the staff here are amazing. Columbia Horse Center is where I met many of my friends. It truly is a wonderful place.

Amanda Janas: Went here to learn riding as an adult in preparation for my honeymoon. One of the adult class instructors was downright awful (rude, tried to scare us and did not accommodate our requests during private sessions). This place is too expensive for that kind of horse poop.

12. Waredaca

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Waredaca
Location
4.7
Price
4.6
Class
4.6
Facilities
4.6
Teachers
4.6

Address: 4015 Damascus Rd, Laytonsville, MD 20882

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM

Telephone: (301) 570-4191

Guy: Horse riding school


Review: "There's only one bathroom with indoor plumbing in the whole facility."

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Rachel Simms: Waredaca Equine center is amazing. The instructor was so kind, gentle and thoughtfully introduced my daughter to the skills and gave her lots of praise. I love this place so far! Happy horses and riders all around.

Morgan Pattison: I was very pleasantly surprised how beautiful the cross country courses. Lots of room to gallop, and some friendly, but tall jumps. I do wish that they had some more selection for food. A few more healthy options for those who are competing would have been great. Being stabled at the white barn was initially quite challenging to find, the directions were not super clear. The beer garden is a surefire way to keep non-horse friends and relatives entertained. There's only one bathroom with indoor plumbing in the whole facility. And it's a hike away from where most people are stabled. I would love to come back again, the dressage rings and Stadium jumping ring we're absolutely fabulous, and beautifully done.

Twofakind: Went there with the family in Saturday. When we were told by a long hair short shorts waiter modeling all afternoon through the fields, that there was another reservation at 6pm and we had to move, he came and told us this about 5:15 pm. Not nice. Not cool. We end up leaving since they were no place to sit. Disappointed.

Inna Dzekunova: I asked my children who have been riding at Waredaca for a few years what they want me to say in my review and their answer was - "The best place ever!" They know what they are talking about, they were at other barns and not all riding barns are created equal. What they like about this place? Instructions are fun and personal, selection of school horses is great, kids have a great feeling of accomplishment and they always feel at home. Summer camp is lots of fun too! What I like about Waredaca? Lessons are handled in very safe environment, all is very well organized and instructors are very qualified and attentive. We are also now boarding our two horses at Waredaca and they are very well taken care of and love their life on the beautiful hay field. For higher level riders there are regular competitions and clinics. All in all, two thumbs up!

Alex Praeger: My 11 yo daughter LOVES her riding lessons at Waredaca. Her teacher, Heidi, is great. She will even get on one of the horses to demonstrate what the kids are doing wrong and show them what is should look like. She is able to correct them without making anyone feel bad. The horses are well fed, well trained and well behaved. Waredaca is a beautiful and peaceful place. Also it is very down to earth.

Jane Thery: I have extensive experience with Maryland and Virginia boarding stables, lesson programs and competition venues. Waredaca has it all. These are real horse people who have years of experience providing beginner to advanced lesson on the flat and over fences. Their programs are custom-designed for your needs. The facility is beautiful, well-run and oriented toward safety for you and your horse. Plus the people are lots of fun! I always recommend Waredaca as the first place to visit when horse-lovers come to the Washington, DC area. We are lucky to have Waredaca Farm close by for quality competitions, schooling shows, lessons, private trail rides and fun with horses.

Bonnie McClelland: We had a great experience with a set of mini-lessons for a 15 year-old girl, a beginning rider. She enjoyed the lessons, found the instructor (Jessica) clear, observant / attentive, professional and cheerful. Watching the lesson, we certainly agreed. The horses in the ring and out in the pasture seemed happy and well cared-for, and Waredaca is frankly in a beautiful setting. We all felt comfortable and welcome there from working with the office (Gretchen and Janey) to set-up lessons to watching/ hanging out during the lessons with a wriggly 9-year old along. Our beginning rider has gained some basic experience and competencies, and now knows that she wants to ride more - which we will do at Waredaca!

Cheryl Microutsicos: I have been cross-country schooling with my horse at Waredaca, in a lesson with Gretchen Butts. The facility was great and Gretchen's training and advice inspired confidence in my horse and me. It was a very positive experience, and I would definitely do it again!

Izzy Lenk: I’m in LOVE with Waredaca!! The facilities are really nice. Whenever I go there I never want to go back home beacause it feels like a second home. All the instructors and borders and pony clubbers etc are so nice and It’s like a big family. There xc course is just amazing. They have schooling shows often which is really nice because you can practice with a real judge. I would definitely recommend Waredaca!!

Lisa Santy: Fantastic facility! Beautiful place to compete, hack, or take lessons. I recently competed there and had a wonderful experience. It was challenging but safe, the accommodations were terrific. The event was very well run, and on time thanks to the many knowledgeable people running the event. Thanks Waredaca! Lisa

13. Camp Olympia

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Camp Olympia
Location
3.8
Price
3.9
Class
3.8
Facilities
3.8
Teachers
3.8

Address: 5511 Muncaster Mill Rd, Rockville, MD 20855

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM

Telephone: (301) 926-9281

Guy: Horse riding school


Review: "There are so many camps to choose from in the area but I think ..."

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Elena V.: Two of my kids went to Camp Olympia last summer, and they were in different age groups. The counselors were rude and mean to kids, yelled at them and made them participate in activities. They would threaten that if a child doesn't participate in a team game then he doesn't get to go swimming. I am not sure if this is the camp wide policy, but the fact that this may happen, and nobody checks and corrects this behavior is unacceptable.
Response: Hi Elena- Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately hearing this feedback months after the alleged incident makes it impossible for us to get to the bottom of what may have happened. That said, our staff are not rude, mean or yell at the children and if they did it would be a problem we would deal with immediately. There are times however where a staff member will need to raise their voice to speak to an entire group of children where the raising of the voice can be construed at ‘yelling’. We do understand that this is easily misunderstood, and we do try to coach our staff more on how to change their tone when raising their voice to minimize that confusion. The more likely scenario here however is that a staff member may have raised their voice in order to keep a child from doing something unsafe. Specifically, this has occurred in the barn and horseback riding rings before where a child will be acting in an unsafe manner and the staff member will need to act quickly to ensure everyone is safe. For example, yelling across the riding ring to ‘stay away from the horse’s behind’ is an acceptable use of raising one’s voice in a serious tone to make sure a child does not hurt themselves. This is more likely to be misunderstood as ‘yelling’ at a child however our number one priority is safety and that will always be our top priority. Regarding the ‘participation vs. swimming’ issue, this is simply not how we operate our program. We tell the staff that they cannot force any child to do any activity but they should encourage them to participate as much as they can. There is no policy, rule or any type or guidance we give to the staff that says you should withhold a child from an activity based on their participation in another. If this did happen the way you described the staff member at worst is trying their best to get your children to participate in an activity you paid for. We would certainly correct the ‘means to the end’ here but the desire to get your children to participate in an activity is one that we encourage and would think most parents would appreciate. If you had come to us when this incident happened, we could have taken a much deeper look into what may have happened and corrected any behavior that may have occurred. We do not expect our staff to be perfect and we are always here to hear actionable feedback to improve our staff and overall camp experience. A good review to see what happens when we do get feedback in real-time, would be to read Andre Tomlinson’s review. When we get an issue we deal with it ASAP and your issues would have been addressed with the same sense of urgency. Thank you again for your feedback, we take feedback like this very seriously and always want to ensure every customer and child has a positive, safe, and fun experience.

Andre Tomlinson: First and foremost, Stephen is professional, responsive and dependable. There was some bullying occurring with one of our children and Stephen addressed the situation as soon as he became aware of it, had a meeting with the children and informed me(the parent) about the whole incident, we haven't had any similar situations like this since. As it relates to the camp, our children had a amazing experience from horseback and pony riding to playing soccer, enjoying playgrounds, to swimming, and to hiking. Our children participated in the summer camp the last weeks of summer 2021 and have enjoyed every bit! If I were you and was interested in trying something different for your children for summer camp giving them an opportunity to do some equestrian, swimming and a few popular sports, this place is it! Professional, courteous staff and a great, memorable experience for the youth, these are some of the hallmarks of an unforgettable summer camp for families.
Response: Hi Andre- Thank you for your feedback! Reaching out to us immediately when you have an issue is key to getting your issue resolved ASAP, which is exactly what happened here. Bullying is not tolerated at Camp Olympia and we will always do everything we can to ensure every child has a safe and fun experience. Hope to see you all soon!

Jessie Winchester: Camp Olympia is the best! My children came for several weeks this summer and they loved every day. They went hiking, played all kinds of sports and of course went horseback riding. My son liked Gracie and my daughter liked Jackpot! There are so many camps to choose from in the area but I think Camp Olympia has really got something special - friendly staff, a unique program and my kids come home happy! 10/10 had a great summer THANK YOU CAMP OLYMPIA!!!!!!!!
Response: Thanks Jessie! Gracie and Jackpot are waiting for you guys to come back!

Mac Daniels: Camp Olympia is great! My daughter was really nervous about going to a new camp and meeting new people but the first day she was taken down by the staff and introduced to some kids in her group. From there she had a blast riding horses, swimming and even petting the goats! There was one issue with some kids being mean to my daughter and her new friends but I was told about it immediately and after the one incident it dint happen again. I know kids can be rough and sometime rude but thats a part of growing up. We cannot wait to come next year! Probably going to come for 5 weeks :D
Response: Hi Mac! Glad she had a blast. As we told you over the summer, sometime bullying can happen but we work hard to fix it when it does. Thanks for having a great summer with us see you next year!

Burning.Cand1e: My child attended this summer camp. Observations: the camp registered far more children than they had facilities to accommodate; the staff were rude to parents so when my child reported that the staff had yelled at her, it was easy to believe. In fact my child reported being yelled out many times during the camp (refer back to registering more children than they had ability to accommodate). Most disturbingly, the children are expected the change from clothes into swimsuits in one large room together with no accommodations for privacy should children want. This is *completely* unacceptable. For older children who may be more body conscious, being forced to undress in a room of other children is mortifying. Additionally, my child reported that on more than one occasion the door to the changing room was left open so they were exposed while naked to other campers, staff, and any other passers by. I notice that another reviewer complained about this same issue, so this is clearly an ongoing problem. READ: the camp has no concern for the welfare of campers. I would never....ever....recommend this camp. It is abusive and uncaring, when it should be a happy, joyful experience for children.
Response: Hi - Thank you for your feedback. There are several points to your review, which I have addressed below: 1. In terms of our staff to child ratio, it is approximately 1 staff member per 10 children, sometimes lower in certain activities such as swimming and horseback riding. This is more than adequate to work with the children and we monitor this week by week and allocate staff as needed. 2. We have not received any complaints regarding any member of staff being rude to a parent or child. We hand pick all of our staff members and put them through extensive training to ensure they are able to not only work safely and effectively with children, but also with parents. 3. Sometimes counsellors have to raise their voice for various reasons, which can be interpreted as disciplinary yelling. While we do not promote yelling in a disciplinary manner, raising ones voice is necessary at times to get the attention of the group to instruct them on a game, or get everyone's attention to lead them to the next activity. 4. We absolutely allow children to get changed in private if they wish to do so (this was mentioned in the other review as well). Our dressing rooms are separated by age and gender and nobody is 'forced' to change with the group. The door you mentioned is actually an angled wall, which cuts off the view of the inside from the outside, there is no way for someone to see someone change unless they were to stick their head inside, which does not happen as we have staff members standing outside. Lastly, it is unfortunate that your complaints were not brought to the attention of any members of staff or management during your childs stay at camp. We work hard to make the camp safe, fun and exciting for the children and the only way we can address issues and improve is when they are brought to our attention. If you would like to discuss your complaints, or have any additional feedback, please give us a call at 301-926-9281. Thank you

Sarah Wagner: Camp Olympia is a great year round riding center and camp. The horses are all great. The horses are well trained, and they are all safe to ride. The horses are healthy and happy too. They love to eat peppermints from the riding instructor. My children are learning how to walk, trot, canter, and jump on horses with Camp Olympia. The instructors are well trained, and are very knowledgeable. The lessons are well priced, and the riding rings are very nice. The barn is always clean, and the staff are very nice and helpful. The barn has a variety of horses, hard to easy, big and small. I wouldn't send my children anywhere else. If i could give this barn a 6/5 I would.
Response: We still feed them peppermints when they deserve a little treat! Glad you had a good time!

Christen Kaplan: Our daughter is currently attending Camp Olympia's Day School. I was nervous initially moving my daughter from another school but I can say I wholeheartedly am overjoyed and so happy to have her at Camp Olympia Day School. The kids learn their independence under a watch eye and grow as little kids. I love the family oriented environment and the "old school" ways of the teachers. I highly recommend the program if you can get in. There is a long standing wait list.
Response: Hi Christen! Glad you and your children enjoyed the Nursery school - the kids are out enjoying the weather on a hike right now!

Carolyn Thompson: My children enjoyed this summer camp tremendously. Not only did they go swimming and horseback riding every day, but they met friends who they continue to see outside of camp. We were so impressed with the camp that we elected to send our son their year round. Their nursery school is equally impressive. It is a wonderful mix of socializing, exploring nature and education. Their approach to education is well planned and provides a wonderful balance between work and play. As a result, my four year old son has a better foundation of phonics than any of my other boys. There are so many good things to say about this school.. I was looking for a school that would provide plenty of time to play outside. This seems to be a rare find. I’m delighted to see that the kids go out year round. In winter they put on their snow gear, in spring their rain gear. The go for hikes nearly every day. The teachers, who accompany the children on their hikes, have compassion and experience which is challenging to find anywhere else. This post is my way of saying thank you to Camp Olympia for taking such good care of my children.
Response: Hi Carolyn! Glad they had a blast - this review is what camp is all about! Having fun, trying new things and meeting lifelong friends. The kids are out on a hike as we speak!

Adam Powell: I can't believe this place still gets customers however, I am not shocked to read reviews or staff bullying and swearing and a lack of empathy towards others. I was here as a counsellor from the U.K for approximately 1 to 2 weeks way back in 2003. During my time there I had a bad ankle sprain while doing their so called "training" on the field and I was in severe pain and could not walk or put any weight on it. The camp owner (an old foreign guy) shouted at me because I cried out when it happened and he told me to "get up and don't act like that! You can't act like that in front of the kids when they arrive". At no point did anyone offer to take me to get my ankle looked at. I also got yelled at during for asking another lifeguard to help out cleaning the pool area at the end of the day. I was told "that is your job she is not here to clean, now get on with it". After a long day coaching swimming in the hot summer sun with hardly any lunch we were served watered down soup for our main evening meal. I got up and went for seconds and as I walked back to my seat my foot caught the camp owners chair leg and I apologised immediately. On returning to my seat one of my peers made a joke not relating to this and I laughed as did 4 other counsellors. It was at this point the camp owner yelled down the long table at me in front of all my peers and told me that I had kicked his chair on purpose and I had disrespected him. He also called me lazy for asking for help to clean the pool area and made fun of me for straining my ankle. I made several attempts to apologise and explain it had been an accident however, I was shut down and told to leave the table and return to my bunk house. I became upset and told them that I had done nothing wrong. 10 minutes later I was told that I was to pack my bags and leave the camp immediately as the owner refused to work with me. I made a phone call home to my parents back in the UK and tried to explain what had happened and that I was being taken to the train station in the city. When I got off the phone the owners wife said to me "why did you lie to your family about what had happened, your version of events was a lie. We are taking you to the train station and it is up to you to find your own accommodation and how to get there" and that is what happened, I was driven to DC's train station and just left there despite me asking the driver if he could take me to a hotel. He said "I can't I can only take you to the station" and did not speak to me for the rest of the journey. When I got to the station I managed to get into a taxi and I explain what had happened and he actually apologised to me for the way his fellow countrymen had treated me and ensured I got to a good and safe hotel and gave me his card so that I could contact him if I needed help. When I got my cheque through from Camp Olympia for the time I had spent there they actually wrote on the cheque "useless counsellor" I was a 21 year old thousands of miles away from home and this is how I was treated. A happy end to the story was I ended up in San Francisco working on a special needs camp and had an amazing time there. I recall all of these events as I made a statement to Camp America about this place but clearly nothing came of it after reading the recent reviews.
Response: Hi Adam- Unfortunately even though this was 16 years ago, we remember this incident and how you behaved during your time at camp. When you sprained your ankle you were immediately given first aid, which included ice and a bandage wrap. If you had asked to go to the hospital, we would have taken you but given you had an ankle sprain it wasn't necessary. By your own account you were walking around the same day by the pool, and even walking to and from the dinner table. At the time of the kicking incident, management had already had several issues with you as a staff member, including a difficult attitude and the inability to work with your peers. Although we felt we could work with you on those shortcomings, when you kicked the chair and refused to apologize to the 84 year old owner, you were immediately told you were being let go from the camp. At that point it was clear this wasn't a good fit and we had to make a decision. We then contacted Camp America and told them what happened, and asked what the next steps were. They told us to take you to the nearest bus station and they would send you to another camp, which is what we did. We have to follow their policies and procedures to ensure all parties are taken care of, which is why you were placed in another camp. When any staff issues arise we take them very seriously and immediately move to correct any shortcomings. We've stayed in business by recruiting excellent staff members and ensuring our program is as safe and as fun as possible.

Chloe Eoyang: At Camp Olympia, there was lots of bullying, which was okayish, but the counselors didn't do much to stop it. In fact, the counselors did much of the bullying. Many counselors were mean. Some horses were mean. Two horses bit me. Two horses wouldn't stop galloping even after we told it to stop repeatedly. Most activities were mildly exciting and there wasn't really any shelter. It rained/thunderstormed and everyone hid out under a roof, with no walls. This camp isn't the worst, but is definitely not getting a five star review from me.
Response: Hi Chloe - We take bullying very seriously and work to stop it immediately when we see or hear it. Our horses are fully trained school horses, however they can get startled, which may have happened here. We have appropriate shelters and cover for any weather situation to ensure the safety of the children.

14. Clairvaux LLC

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Clairvaux LLC
Location
5
Price
5
Class
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Address: 40730 Farm Market Rd, Leesburg, VA 20176

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 8:30AM

Telephone: (571) 259-2034

Guy: Horse riding school


Review: "Trainers and employees are amazing and super supportive."

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EVA RODRIGUEZ: The best place in NoVa for horseback riding. Trainers and employees are amazing and super supportive. Facility is wonderful and the school horses are super sweet. Has all the necessities for learning to ride and eventually competing. Clairvaux is the hands down best place for learning, competing, boarding, and just about everything in between.

Anna Carver: amazing people and horses are so sweet. a clean safe place to ride, make friends, and show at amazing places

Amy Rodriguez: The BEST trainers and facilities in the area!

Roman I: Top notch facility.

15. Misty Brae Farm LLC and Pony Club Riding Center

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Misty Brae Farm LLC and Pony Club Riding Center
Location
4.4
Price
4.3
Class
4.3
Facilities
4.3
Teachers
4.3

Address: 40295 New Rd, Aldie, VA 20105

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 7AM

Telephone: (703) 403-6422

Guy: Horseback riding service


Review: Their website mentions united states and riding lessons

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Amani Zayed: The owner Tori, instructor Joanne, and the ponies are all nice. However, avoid signing up a lesson with Megan, she is unprofessional and is not friendly.

BLACKFILMS87: My wife always wanted to ride a horse but we weren't so sure if she could do it since she was involved in a car accident and it is hard for her to fully move one of her legs. But we took our chances and decided to give it a try. They have this summer camp going and we weren't trying to get involve in any program we just wanted one time ride. The owner made some space for us the same day we got there and she introduced us to this amazing instructor, her name is Christina and she along with other girls helped my wife to horseback riding. It was an awesome experience for my wife, her first time and everyone there was very helpfully and Christina was very patient, professional and she knows her job very well. Overall it was a wonderful experience for my wife and we would definitely come back.

L Taylor: I have been riding at Misty Brae Farm for about 10 years, and I have to say that is is the best place to ride at. All of my peers are friendly and always willing to help. Lessons accommodate all levels of riding and you are truly encouraged to become better. Tori is always willing to help, and the working students/student teachers are very well educated and meet all the requirements in becoming a teacher. I would have to say that Misty Brae Farm Pony Club is the best for rallies, everyone is willing to help each other and they are always positive. There is a wide variety of horses for people to ride. It has been a pleasure to be one of Tori's students and I highly recommend this riding facility to anyone!

Maria Winters: My twins (11 years old) have been at Misty Brae since the summer of 2014. We started out by participating in the week long Summer Camps. Immediately my girls were hooked on the farm and the horses!!! I attended a the 2014 Winter and 2015 Spring Break Camp, then signed them both up for group lessons. Since April 2015 my girls have been in a one-hour a week group lesson. The instructor is awesome and very knowledgeable about dressage, jumping, horses, and the farm. She has really given my girls a passion for riding and a desire to learn more about horses, jumping, safety, and riding confidence. It is wonderful to see them succeed and want to learn more. My girls love the lesson and practice time! BUT -- what I like MOST about MISTY BRAE is the overall FAMILY environment. The farm owners, the instructors, the horse owners, the helpers, the camp moms, and the girls.....are all family. It is an environment that is safe, nurturing, caring, and promotes development. I cannot say enough about the staff and families at Misty Brae. I feel each and every one of them accepts horses and riding with an open heart. I am very happy at Misty Brae! Come check them out!!!

Bailey Moriarty: It is a wonderful stable where both of my girls grew up and learned to ride and become amazing horseman. She teaches them all aspects of riding and caring for horses. Has a great leasing program too so the kids can ride often and improve their skills quickly. And she has a wide variety horses and ponies for everyone level and stage of riding. And the camps are so much fun.

Karwan Zebari: Very nice place for hose boarding. Compost. And having lids enjoy the scenery. Incredible people (owners) with so much passion.

Megan Rotzler: Misty brae is like family to me. I love it so much.

16. Coventry Equestrian Center

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Coventry Equestrian Center
Location
4.8
Price
4.9
Class
4.8
Facilities
4.8
Teachers
4.8

Address: 452 Old Hickory Ridge Rd, Washington, PA 15301

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 7AM

Telephone: (724) 206-9902

Guy: Stable


Review: Their website mentions dressage training

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Ellen Kitts: Beautiful! Horses well-cared-for, Happy. It's a private boarding center.

Elaine Shetler-Libent: Kristin Hermann is a wonderful and patient horse trainer and classical dressage coach! If you want to learn classical riding and techniques to "home school" your horses, she is the trainer for you!!

Tim McNally: Beautiful area, lots of land for any horse.

Kevin Coleman: Very nice and highly skilled

brooke hower: A quite barn

Jason Furda: Full of horses.

17. Millhaven Horse Farm Derwood

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Millhaven Horse Farm Derwood
Location
4.5
Price
4.5
Class
4.6
Facilities
4.5
Teachers
4.5

Address: 5830 Rolling Dr, Derwood, MD 20855

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 6AM

Telephone: (301) 963-0630

Guy: Horse boarding stable


Review: "They take top-notch care of the horses and the facility."

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Aniela Gruzenski: Working at Millhaven has expanded my experience dramatically. All workers and boarders are extremely friendly and supportive. Work schedules are very flexible, with easy communication, and is very much a learning environment. From working here, I can vouch that a lot of detail and dedication goes into taking care of these horses! Plenty of other opportunities on the farm!

Madeline Cohen: The staff and owners at Millhaven are attentive and honest. The horses have access to great pasture and all seem happy to be there. Millhaven also makes vet, dental, and farrier care a breeze by putting horses on a regular schedule (that you can of course opt out of) and handling the horses for all routine care. My fellow boarders are also friendly and laid back, which makes it an enjoyable place to board, train, and ride.

Amy Lindborg: Millhaven Horse Farm is a top notch boarding facility that provides a relaxed atmosphere for you and your horse.
Response: Thanks Amy!!

Mary Allen: Millhaven is an excellent boarding facility. They take top-notch care of the horses and the facility. The owners and staff live on site and communicate regularly with boarders about turnout schedules and vet visits and keep us informed about current news regarding horse health. The extensive trail system (Agricultural Farm Park) abuts the Farm making it easy to hop on and ride for hours. I had to be out of town for 5 weeks and never worried about my horse or his care. The board is reasonable and the location makes it the perfect place for horse owners who work in the DC metro area. This is a great place for you and your horse to make lasting friendships.

Gail McGaha: A truly amazing boarding facility. The horses are treated with care and respect and boarders are appreciated. The trails are great and when the weather is bad, there is the indoor arena. I noticed a couple of bad reviews and wanted to take a moment to let folks know that Millhaven is still a great barn with an indoor arena, outdoor ring, and access to trails. The care is top notch and veterinarians are there for regularly scheduled visits as well as emergencies. Millhaven is licensed and inspected yearly. The owners and staff live on the property so the horses are never left alone as with some boarding facilities. Stop by and see for yourself.

sue black: We are horse people who know and understand well what is involved in caring for horses, over the past twenty years we have stayed at the farm for weeks at a time and know it well. The care and attention given to the horses by the owners is exceptional, they both have a vast amount of experience and knowledge and are honourable and trustworthy people. The farm is very well maintained, and staff are treated like family , they have excellent facilities for both horse and rider, boarders can ride in the indoor or outdoor arenas and relax in shaded seating areas, horses get cooled off in the wash bay. it is a great place to board your horse. I was quite shocked and horrified to read a couple of really bad, negative and extremely personnel reviews which do NOT give a true reflection of Millhaven Horse farm and the owners.

Sigrid Dildine: I’ve known the people who run and own Millhaven Horse Farm for over 20 years and have spent many wonderful years riding there. Diana and Richard are extremely knowledgable, caring, responsible and compassionate. They are always there when you/your horse need them. Every horse is treated and cared for as if it were their own. If you love your horse(s) let them live in paradise and board them at Millhaven Horse Farm!

c b: I am incredibly lucky that my Haarlem is at Milhaven Farm. He will live out his life there as long as Diana is in charge. She and Richard have created an environment that is heaven on earth for my much loved Haarlem. Outstanding care and attention to detail is the rule. And a very knowledgeable staff deliver it all. I have had horses for most of my life and never been lucky enough to find a facility like this. And Diana carefully screens new borders to avoid creating a culture of clicks or groups. Almost all the borders are considerate, courteous, helpful and kind. As one of Haarlem's human pals says, "Our horses have many Aunties" who will help you care for your beloved equine partner if you wind up unable to get to the barn. Grab a spot if you manage to get in. You will be very happy if you care about your horse and enjoy a stress free stable experience. Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
Response: Thanks Cindy for the lovely review. And you know we love having you and Haarlem at the farm!

John Strong: Have been a horsemen for the last 40 years and I suspect it has been 30 years with Millhaven farm. I have stayed with the farm due to the care that is outstanding never have found my animals with out water or need of putting on weight. The facilities are great for my needs in my younger days I rode open jumpers, fox hunted and Steeple Chased. The staff continues to take care medically and other needs of my horses. Thank You Diana and Richard
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kf2015: We have boarded our horses at Millhaven for 12 years. Facilities cover all the bases: indoor arena, lighted outdoor arena, wooded trails, daily turnout if weather permits, on sight instructors are available. The horses are well taken care of, carefully handled, blanketed in cold weather with fans for hot days. Care is taken by Diana the barn manager to see that each horse gets the type of feed their age/body type requires. The Millhaven staff has always been very welcoming to us.

18. Washington International Horse Show

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9 reviews
Washington International Horse Show
Location
4.1
Price
4
Class
4
Facilities
4
Teachers
4

Address: 1320 Cape St Claire Rd, Annapolis, MD 21409

Telephone: (202) 525-3679

Guy: Non-profit organization


Review: Their website mentions riding lessons

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K Long: I have always enjoyed going to the WIHS, but has become too expensive.

Justin Moreau: put the location of the event on Google direction not your office building

William Lazo: Good

19. Johnson Equestrian LLC

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3 reviews
Johnson Equestrian LLC
Location
5
Price
5
Class
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Address: 14086 Winterville Rd, Bloxom, VA 23308

Guy: Horse riding school


Review: "Amazing instructors and well cared for horses!"

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Jen Merritt: Amazing instructors and well cared for horses!

Joseph Dernowski: Best trainer ever.

20. Chagrin Valley Farms

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21 reviews
Chagrin Valley Farms
Location
4.7
Price
4.7
Class
4.8
Facilities
4.7
Teachers
4.7

Address: 9250 E Washington St, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 7AM

Telephone: (440) 543-7233

Guy: Horse riding school


Review: Their website mentions riding lesson

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Christine H: Great local / regional facility for our schooling shows and upper level too. Many English disciplines. Heated indoors.

Morgan Pattison: Schneider's has done wonderful things to improve this venue: large outdoor rings with beautiful footing, a cross country course and they have increased the number of shows that are efficiently run at this venue. It's becoming one of our favorite local places to show.

Anna Harvey: I love coming here for their shows! They are a little chaotic sometimes but always a good time. A fantastic facility!

Laurie Bilger: Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. When I asked my daughter if she enjoyed camp she said "sign me up again!"

Steve Shoaf: Beautiful facility, nicely maintained!

Jennifer Cooper: Great facility.

Gregory Frei: I love horses and fixing and cleaning stalls

Harry Bernstein: Nice facility