Cross Country Schooling is closed for the season. Schooling appointments will open again in late March/early April 2024, depending on the weather and footing conditions. When sign-ups are open, sign up must be done by 5 pm the day before – no day-of schooling requests, please. Each person registered will receive a confirmation email with further instructions should the weather and/or footing be uncertain. Generally, there are over 45 portables and 25 permanent fences for levels from Elementary through Modified/Preliminary.
Recognizing that some are uncomfortable jumping in an area with loose horses, our portables will now be located in our Lake Field. One water jump will be filled and narrows, corners, etc. will be flagged.
All of our three cross-country fields remain available. There are numerous permanent fences — ditches, banks, and so on — in all areas as well as very good galloping opportunities over varied terrain.
The location of portables will be changed twice monthly, at the beginning and middle of each month.
IF YOU HAVE ANY ISSUES WITH SCHEDULING, EMAIL [email protected]. Please allow up to 48 hours for a response.
FOR ANY LAST-MINUTE QUESTIONS OR IF YOU NEED A RESPONSE IN LESS THAN 48 HOURS, TEXT STEPH AT 240-731-0411
Scheduling and PARKING Directions:
ALL SCHEDULING AND PAYMENT DONE IN ADVANCE – AT THE END OF THIS PAGE
PRIOR TO ARRIVAL, EVERYONE MUST HAVE FILED ELECTRONICALLY YOUR WAIVER OF LIABILITY
Fee: $65.00 per horse paid in advance (includes processing fee)
WEST ENTRANCE GRAVEL AREA ONLY, Waredaca Brewing Entrance: 4017 Damascus Rd, Gaithersburg, MD
WEST ENTRANCE DIRECTIONS: Coming from Sunshine, heading west on Route 650, go past the corner parking field and Waredaca Main Entrance and turn into our West Entrance just before the sharp bend in the road. Continue through the automatic gate and park in the gravel area when the road widens. READ THE SIGNS AS YOU APPROACH THE E GATE IF CLOSED…STAY TO THE RIGHT AS DIRECTED***
The XC Schooling hours are designed with brewery parking in mind – please ensure that you are packed up and ready to go by the end of your allotted time when the brewery is open to ensure ample parking for all!
Riders must wear an ASTM/SEI-approved helmet and body protector. A medical armband is recommended. Riders may NOT school alone AND must either have a grounds person or an additional rider present.
NO EMS or farrier on site other than when specified.
NO non-schooling horses allowed tacked up and on courses without prior consent from a Waredaca staff member.
Please be courteous to others parked there and do not block access to other trailers or dumpster.
Please leave gates either open or closed as you found them. The horses typically ignore visitors.
Please do not leave manure/bedding in the driveway or in the bushes!
**Bring your own water as there is not a hose available**
Thanks for leaving the area neat and clean!!!
Cross Country Schooling
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