Introductory Lesson Students say...
"It was great. The instructor and the learning lesson was very informative. Thank you
Woodland for the wonderful experience."
"Very welcoming staff and instructor! Warm, friendly atmosphere. Emphasis on safety -
"The instructor was very helpful and attentive. She gave clear, concise instructions. The
assistant for my horse was very encouraging."
"We had a great introductory lesson! I can't believe how much we learned! The instructors
were so helpful.
"Very educational, great patience from instructors and great place for kids. Thank you very
Columbia Horse Center Parents and Students share their thoughts...
"CHC is a great place to learn how to ride. They have a wide range of different horses too
which is nice." ~ Alyssa, 10/2012
"We have love everything about CHC for the last few years since we started riding here. It
has a great staff and awesome horses." ~ Cathy, 7/2012
"I started here with taking a summer camp when I was 9 and ended up really liking it. Took
two years of lessons and showed in dozens of schooling shows. I loved the instructors and
horses. Several years later, I now ride upper level dressage in national shows and am
riding under an internationally known judge. I can't help but say CHC helped get me to
where I am today :)" ~ Google User, 3/2012
"The CHC has been a terrific introduction to riding for our 7 year old daughter. She was in
mourning when camp ended and is soon to go back for winter camp." ~ Larcia, 2011
"It's the best farm in Laurel!" ~ Luiz, 2011
"My daughter took lessons here for three years and loved it. Now, our foreign exchange
student does and also found a great teacher that is helping her improve her skills.
Wonderful variety of horses to fit the needs of the students. People are also very nice and
accommodating." ~ Google Use, 2011
Reddemeade Equestrian Center Parents and Students share their thoughts...
"I also wanted to thank you for the program you have there. Heather has done so well and
we have seen so much improvement year after year. I will continue to recommend
Reddemeade to anyone looking to take lessons. We also wanted to extend our thanks
Mary, Melissa, Steve, Mary Ann and the other instructors that Heather has had the luxury
to work with over the years. They have done a wonderful job!"
"My daughter' experience at Reddemeade was very enjoyable. We loved the atmosphere,
horses and especially the staff. The only problem was it was just too much of a hike for us .
. .. The only suggestion I could possibly have is...could you simply move it a bit closer?"
"Thank you for the kind words about our daughter. My husband and I think she and our son
are naturals; but we are their parents, so it is nice to hear it from an expert. I think they
look like naturals because you were kind enough to allow them to begin with Mary Ann
when they were only three. Since Mary Ann, Jessica has been an intelligent and positive
coach and we very much appreciate the fact that her instruction results in them being safe,
smart riders. They are Reddemeade born and bred!"
I really liked Reddemeade's summer camp. The best thing was getting to ride 2 times a
day. I got so much better really fast. I also liked looking after the horses - I want to own a
horse one day."
Woodland Horse Center Parents and Students share their thoughts...
As always, Jordan loved summer camp at Woodland, and as always, we parents did, too! It
was great fun, great physical activity, great learning about responsibility. And the staff are
completely low key and flexible to our family's needs. It's such a pleasure to be there!
~ Joey R.
My daughter has been riding weekly at Woodland for two and a half years and there has
never been a day that we were not excited to go - even in the coldest and hottest weather.
We love the horses, the instructors with their friendly approach, and the open space where
kids can play. ~ Sarah S.
Of all the barns at which I've ridden, Woodland has the nicest, most caring staff and
volunteers. They truly care about the horses and it shows in the temperament of the
horses. ~ Susan C.
My daughter calls Woodland her "happy place". The animals always look clean and healthy,
surrounded by people who truly love, understand and appreciate them. Woodland offers so
many exciting opportunities for all levels and ages that the only challenge is finding the time
to participate in all the activities. My favorite part as a parent, though, is the supportive and
caring staff: I have the peace of mind knowing that my child is always taken care of in the
most warm and nurturing way. ~ Masha L.
It's Time to Ride!!