With multiple experienced instructors and a variety of classes every day of the week, we can accommodate you! More info below.
TREC is the home of over 55 horses including 26+ lesson horses with a variety of skills for you to learn on. We also have some leases and many boarders.
Our giant indoor arena can easily accommodate two lessons at once. We also have an outdoor ring, XC field, and miles of wooded trails.
Each horse has their own equipment. Riders must wear pants and boots. We have certified helmets you can borrow until you get your own.
We offer dressage lessons as well as schooling, recognized, and championship show opportunities and an IEA dressage team for middle and high school.
Our primary focus is Pony Club and 3-Day Eventing (Cross County Jumping, Dressage, and Show Jumping). We attend recognized and schooling horse trials.
Many of our students participate in jumping lessons and compete at local jumper shows or in our annual home Jumper horse show.
The Adult Equitation team is the perfect showing opportunity for adult riders who don't own their own horses to compete in a laid-back atmosphere.
Our lesson schedule is updated frequently, so please contact us to inquire about days and times to ride. With 9 instructors and 26+ lesson horses, we're able to offer lessons 7 days a week from morning until night.
All regular lessons are 45 minutes. We ask that our riders arrive 15-30 minutes prior to their lesson start time in order to groom and tack their horse (once they're able) and plan to stay after their lesson to help care for their horse, put equipment away, and clean up. You should plan to spend close to 2 hours at the barn.
8-Week Session "Early Bird Sign-Up": $288 ($36 ea)
8-Week Session: $320 ($40 ea)
Single Group Lesson: $50
4-Week Session: $240 ($60 ea)
Single Private Lesson: $65
Our instructors tailor each lesson plan specifically to the riders in their group. Lessons will focus on safety, skill building, and progress. Occasionally instructors will incorporate trail rides, mounted games, horsemanship, unmounted skills, and other fun activities.
To qualify for a makeup lesson you must cancel at least 24 hours prior to your lesson start time and your makeup must be used within the current session. We are not able to apply unused lessons from a previous session as credit in a new session. There are no refunds for unused lessons. We will do our best to accommodate your schedule needs.
Since we have an indoor arena we rarely need to cancel lessons except in extreme heat, bad storms, or ice and snow. If we cancel we will let you know in advance and you will be eligible for a makeup lesson. If the weather looks bad and you are unsure, please call us to check.
Parents please monitor your children. All kids under 12 should be accompanied by an adult at all times. Horses can be unpredictable and dangerous. Running, loud noises, or even an umbrella can cause an accident. Children should not be allowed to wander around the property unaccompanied. And please leave your dogs at home.
Come and enjoy friendship and horses at Talbot Run Equestrian Center Summer Day Camp. Learn to ride or improve your riding skills in a safe and relaxed setting dedicated to teaching balanced seat riding and horsemanship. In addition to two riding lessons daily, campers will learn to groom, tack and take care of their horses. A variety of fun unmounted lessons will be offered including horse anatomy, breeds, tack care, and outdoor activities. All campers will have an opportunity to trail ride – weather and logistics permitting. At the end of the week, the campers will have an opportunity to share what they have learned in the presentation to their friends and family. All sessions include Regular Camp (all levels), as well as several weeks which will offer a specialty camp for those who are interested. We are licensed by the State of Maryland Health Department and are following all COVID guidelines recommended by the CDC.
Full Day Camp: $400
$375 /session for additional weeks for siblings or individuals in multiple sessions.
Before and After Care from 8 am until 5 pm is available for extended day. $75/session
* $100 deposit per session is due to reserve your spot.
Payment in full before February 20 earns a discount – see application.
Space is LIMITED TO 18 CAMPERS per session. So sign up SOON!
Week 1 June 20-24 Regular Camp – Great for beginners and experienced riders! FULL
Week 2 June 27-July 1 Regular Camp/ Just Jump Camp FULL
Week 3 July 11-15 Regular Camp FULL
Week 4 July 18-22 Regular Camp/ Eventing Camp (Dressage, Stadium Jump and Cross Country Jump) – need a recommendation from your instructor! FULL
Week 5 August 1-5 Regular Camp FULL
Week 6 August 8-12 Regular Camp/ Eventing Camp (Dressage, Stadium Jump and Cross Country Jump) – need a recommendation from your instructor! FULL
Week 7 August 15-19 Regular Camp/Musical Extravaganza! FULL
The working student program at TREC is an opportunity for all to learn more about horsemanship and riding instruction. All weekly lesson students and boarders over 11 years old are eligible to participate in this program. Our working students are an integral part of maintaining a high level of horse care and a safe and nurturing riding program at Talbot Run Equestrian Center. Working students are expected to work a minimum of 4 hours per week. Hours are available after school from 3:30-7:30 and on weekends. Duties include grooming, tacking, lesson assistance and general barn work. All working students will be expected to attend training meetings with the barn staff throughout the year. In addition, students and parents when under 18 must commit to the procedures outlined in the working student contract. Working students must record their work hours in the notebook in the office and have those hours verified by a staff member. Every 8 hours earns an extra lesson. These lessons must be approved and scheduled in advance on the calendar. We also offer Friday Night free times on a monthly basis that are open to our working students. Contact Ann to sign up.