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Student Rentals for this Spring

Spring Student rental opportunities are available on Sundays at 2. For riders Intermediate II (with instructor permission) and above, Waredaca offers a one hour practice ride for $40.  Please note, rentals must be reserved in advance by Friday noon. This is not a lesson so riders are not supervised by an instructor.

If you would like more information about student rentals OR to reserve a horse,  please call the office at 443-564-1276 OR 301-570-4191.

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NCEL Winter Finale news

From Celeste...
To MY Fabulous 7 --

    Congratulations you did it, girls!  You managed to hold onto our year end 1st place for the season!!  WOW!  Hats off to you and to your families for all of their support.
     We have all worked hard together and it has payed off.  Each of you contributed to our success which truly makes this a team victory -- the way it should be.  You are all amazing riders and deserve this recognition.  I couldn't be more proud of each of you.
     Thanks for all of your hard work -- so exciting to see it pay off.  
     Take lots of pictures at the banquet with your blue ribbons, trophies, etc., as I will be out of town at a family wedding, so will miss all of the NCEL fun.  I will be there with you in spirit.  Remember that it is at the Laurel Racetrack 5:00 - 8:00 pm, although you are welcome to go to the races beginning at 1:15, Sunday, April 2.
     On another note I will send out an email regarding spring lessons, times, fees, etc.  This coming weekend is the last extended session, separate from the spring session.  Details to come soon.  See you soon.
Enjoy your snow day,

Celeste G. McGee 
Finale info/ Banquet
Dear All,
     As most of you know NCEL has a year end banquet to wrap up our season and present individual and team ribbons. The event will be held at Laurel Racetrack on Sunday, April 2, from 5:00 - 8:00 pm.  Tickets are $35 per person, and include buffet dinner.  You are welcome to arrive early to attend the races beginning at 1:15, at no additional charge.  All teams are required to give a head count and checks at the finale for whoever is planning to attend.  I will be out of town at a family wedding, so unable to attend, but hope that our entire team will be represented.  Please plan to let me know either Friday or Saturday about your family's attendance with an accompanying check payable to NCEL.  Thanks for your help in advance coordinating this.
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SATURDAY/March 25-May 20; MAKE UP May 27-

**NO Class Easter Saturday April 15






Flat and Fence Skills


Advanced Beginners


Girl Scout Trail Rides/Badge Programs


Public Escorted Trailrides

**Advance Sign Up and Payment required


GWU Equestrian Club


Brownies and Daisies with Horses


Waredaca Pony Club

SUNDAY/March 26-May 21; MAKE UP May 28 **NO Class Easter Sunday, April 16




Ongoing Eventing Skills


Beginning to Jump


Skills for Safer Pleasure Riding


 Beginning to Ride

Mini Starter Series (first three weeks)


Intermediate 3


Intermediate 2


Advanced Beginners/Int 1


Advanced Beginners/Int 1


 Waredaca Brewery Trailrides


Private and Semi-Private Lessons-STEPH AND GRETCHEN

 TUESDAY/March 28-May 16; MAKE UP May 23



5:30 AND 6:30

AHC Equestrian Team  

Day and Evening

Private and Semi-Private Lessons

 WEDNESDAY/March 29-May 17; MAKE UP May 24




Jumping 2

Day and Evening

Private and Semi-Private Lessons

THURSDAY/March 30-May 18; MAKE UP May 25




Pony Club 


Pony Club 


Private Lessons

FRIDAY/ March 31-May 19; MAKE UP May 26





6:00 and 7:00

PAYASYOUGO walk/trot/canter/horse management skills  - Advance Sign up required


Important Details:

  • 8 week series fee: $416.00 for regular group classes ; $400 for Beginning to Ride series
  • Mini Starter Series $139 per series –March 25,  April 4 and 11
  • PAYASYOUGO: $60 per ride, advanced registration required
  • Public Escorted Trail Rides: $50 per person, advanced registration AND  cc payment required; CC form on website/homepage/bottom center/access all Waredaca forms
  • Complete payment for the session is required at the first group lesson of the session --CASH, CHECK OR CREDIT CARDS--CC form on website/homepage/bottom center/access all Waredaca forms
  • Student Rentals –check in Tackroom for available days and times
  • All classes will meet and ride from the Red Indoor Arena.
  • Private rates are $70/30 minute lesson or $80/45 minute private and $90 for an hour private lesson; semi-private rates for groups of two or three are $75/each student/hour lesson.
  • Call 443 564 1276  or email lessons@waredaca.com for additional information and to schedule private and semi-private lessons. Additional lesson times may be available other than what is listed here
  • REGISTRATION BEGINS on March 6. Sign up  by phone AFTER 9 AM 443 564 1276  or email lessons@waredaca.com OR sign up with your current instructor at your next class.
  • Class confirmation for all activities will be assumed at the time of phone registration.
  • Regarding Missed Lessons, Waredaca offers only one makeup lesson per student per session; there is NO carryover of lessons between seasonal sessions.


Why Choose Waredaca for your Horseback Riding Experience?

We are situated on 100+ acres and have access to a large trail system. All of our students ride outside of the ring, through our fields and woods to develop their skills all while enjoying the beautiful Maryland country-side.

Simply stated, Waredaca has been providing quality riding services to our customers since 1932. Family owned and operated, our professionally trained staff are wonderful individuals and effective teachers. They are very active in the horse industry on a local and national level and above all, are dedicated to each student’s enjoyment, progress and competence with their riding experiences.



Additional Opportunities at Waredaca

Pony Kids

The PERFECT introduction for children, ages 4-7, to horsemanship!  This enjoyable one-on-one format focuses on safety, confidence, and balance.  As students master goals in these areas, they may move on to more active control of their horse.  Lessons are tailored to the individual student’s development in order to maximize both their potential and fun!  Lesson fee of $50/per lesson.; Call 443 564 1276  or email lessons@waredaca.com  for additional info and/or to sign up.


Mini Starter Series

Created with Beginning Students in Mind

Offered this spring, this series is tailored for the beginning rider to see if you really like to ride horses!   This three lesson package is enough of a start for you to determine how strong your interest is. And a very affordable option at only $139.  A perfect way to get started with horses!  And, if you enjoy it like we think you will, there is the opportunity for you to continue riding all spring at the same time, Sundays at 11 with Heidi!

Waredaca Pony Club – Katherine as our Center Administrator

For those who want to join the United States Pony Club Organization and do not own their own horse, here is your opportunity to be a pony clubber!!  Available for Intermediate 3 and above students, check out the USPC.ORG website for Pony Club ‘Center’ information.  Look for WAREDACA PONY CLUB CENTER DETAILS on our website. We are currently on a wait list for enrollment but are more than happy to answer questions about our program and add your child to the list.


Public Escorted  Trail Rides…Bring a Friend!   Offered on these select dates:

April  8,  May 6 and May 27

If you are only interested in going on a fun Saturday morning trail ride with your friends and/or family give us a call! We schedule periodic trail rides throughout the year. Each ride lasts about an hour, all levels are accepted. You do not have to have riding experience! Our horses are experienced and instructors will make sure you are safe and having a good time. Helmets are provided, please make sure to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes, with a FLAT sole and small heel-no exceptions permitted, for your safety. 

Our Escorted Trail Rides: $50 per person, advanced registration AND cc payment required; CC form on website/homepage/bottom center/access all Waredaca forms; email completed form to info@waredaca.com no later than 9 PM Thursday preceding the ride.  Another option is to check the Waredaca Brewery  Company trailrides offered Sundays at 3:30 beginning the end of March and continuing weekly thru Memorial Day weekend!


Eventing...the Horse Triathlon

In addition to being a riding center, Waredaca is also a major competition venue. We host three competitions each year featuring a sport called Eventing. Our exciting and spectator friendly competitions are an equine triathlon of dressage, cross-country jumping and show jumping. These events are WAREDACA planned, organized, and executed with your assistance. Guess what?! We need you!!  Whether you are an experienced horse trial staffer or one who knows only the front end from the other end of a horse, your efforts are important. We need volunteers to do many different things - build and paint jumps, score riders going cross-country, help with hospitality for our judging officials, work with numbers in the results booth, and more. Check the volunteer program details on our website OR ask for Liz in the business office 301 570 4191 to match you with the right job!!