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Two lessons per day!

Arts and Crafts!


Water Day!

Learn about horse health, horse care, grooming and tacking, handling horses!

End-of-camp Horse Show and Pot Luck on last day of each camp!

Come and Have Fun With US!!!!!!!

June 16 through June 27, 2014 -- Beginner Camp and Jump Camp

(if not enough interest in Jump, then Advanced Flat)

June 30 through July 11, 2014 -- Beginner Intermediate through Advanced Flat

July 14 through July 25, 2014 -- Beginner Camp and Advanced Flat Camp

July 28 through August 8, 2014 -- Beginner Intermediate through Advanced Flat

We may add a fifth camp if there is demand.

$650 per two-week session

9:00 am to 2:00 pm --

We have found that extending hours past 2:00 is hard on the kids!

Make sure your child brings snacks and lunch in an insolated bag!

There is a $100 registration fee (non-refundable if cancellation is after May 1) due upon sign-up by cash or check (by mail is fine).

After-care available 8:00 to 9:00 am and 2:00 to 5:00 pm if necessary ($6 an hour).  You do not have to commit to an entire week of aftercare -- it can be arranged on a daily basis as long as we have 24 hours' notice.

Pony Pal Camp information -- Please go to Pony Pal Page.

Group Lessons
Winter lessons have begun.  We still have a few openings in a Beginner class
on Mondays at 4 and some advanced classes -- PLEASE CALL US!
There will be a break from December 24 through January 1 for the holidays;
no classes during this break!
Price -- $500, plus a $10 helmet fee if you do not have your own helmet).
If you do not get an answer, please try back.
We try to get to the phone but sometimes have our hands full of horses!

Learn to Ride or Get back into Riding
  Call (301)622-2424


Summer Camp

FEBRUARY 1, 2014.  301-622-2424.

Trail Rides
  All Year Long
Join us for a trail ride in the Park
No Riding Experience Needed 

Sundays at 1, 2 and 3
Reservations Required

***Please be patient!

Trail rides fill up quickly!

We only take out small groups because we
only use horses that we feel are 100%
safe for beginner riders. 

Safety is our #1 priority.

See the trail ride page for tips on getting your
reservation scheduled!

Frequently Asked Questions
What do we teach?
Wheaton Park Stables is dedicated to teaching balanced seat equitation. We believe in providing students with strong basic riding skills.  All lessons and trail rides are done in the English style of riding.

What should I wear?
All students are required to wear an ASTM certified riding helmet.  Helmets are available to rent for $5.00 per series of lessons.
Long pants are required - Do not wear tight pants - wear pants that are loose fitting or stretchy to allow for leg and hip flexibility
Boots or closed shoes with a small heel are preferred.  Sandals, clogs or open shoes are not allowed.

How old do you have to be to ride?
Children must be at least 8 years old to ride in our group lessons and camp. Our insurance will not cover anyone younger than 8 years old. However, we DO have pony rides for children under 8.

When is the best time to reach us?
The best times to call on (301) 622-2424  to speak with someone are afternoons and evenings during the week and 9 am to 4 pm on  the weekend.   PLEASE do not leave a message to reserve a Trail Ride.

Make-up Policy:
You are allowed to schedule one make-up per session for missed classes. The make-up must be scheduled in another group lesson at an appropriate level.  The make-up can only be scheduled within  the current session.  A private lesson or trail ride cannot be used as a substitute.

From the beltway, get off on exit 31A, Georgia Ave north towards Wheaton. Follow that for about 15 minutes and make a right on Randolph Road. Go 2 lights, and make another right on Glenallan Ave. Follow Glenallan Ave for about 3/4 mile, the stables are located on the left side of the road. You will see the red barn and large outdoor ring. The driveway is just past the ring.
For door to door directions, check out http://www.mapquest.com/

Inclement Weather/Cancellations:
Lessons will general be held in inclement weather.  Wheaton Park Stables staff will notify you if lessons are cancelled.  We use the indoor ring for lessons when the outdoor ring is muddy or it is raining.  Class are held on most Federal Holidays except Christmas and New Years.  Your instructor will inform you if class is cancelled for any holiday.  

As for trail rides, if the weather looks bad call the day of your scheduled trail ride and we will let you know if the rides are being held.

May I take pictures?
For the safety of the riders and horses, we request that you refrain from flash photography in the indoor facility. You may take picture outdoors, or use a camera without a flash inside.

Do you offer gift certificates?
Gift certificates are available for Sunday trail rides and private lessons.  Gift certificates can be purchased at the Stables. 

Type of Payment accepted:
We accept cash and checks only. No credit cards are taken at this point in time.
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Lessons and Trail Rides for Children and Adults
1101 Glenallan Ave
Wheaton, Maryland 20902
(301) 622-2424
Best Time to Call
Weekdays - Afternoon and Evening 
Weekends - 9:30  to 4

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It's spring and yes you may come get manure!

Saturdays 12:30 to 4:30 ONLY!

Bring your own containers and shovels!