Time To Ride

Time to Ride at Talbot Run

Horsemanship and Riding Fall Program

We are not currently offering this program due to the COVID 19 pandemic – we hope to return in the Fall:)


Join us and learn about horses, riding and horsemanship this Fall at Talbot Run Equestrian Center. Our 8 week Time to Ride Program is available for children ages 6 to 18 at our beautiful 147 acre facility located in Mount Airy.   Riders will participate in 90 minute sessions – 45 minutes of instruction in horsemanship topics and hands on horse care and a 45 minute riding lesson. Cost is $350/rider for the 8 week program. Our 30 school horses and human staff members are waiting to meet you! The program will begin in September and run through December on Thursday afternoons. Other days may be added based on interest.

We invite you to join us for this opportunity to have your child meet and ride horses in a safe and nurturing barn community. In addition to the physical exercise involved in horseback riding, learning to ride and care for horses teaches many life lessons including:

  • Responsibility
  • Patience
  • Confidence
  • Perseverance
  • Setting and achieving goals

Time To Ride was developed to help young people learn these and other skills through riding and caring for horses in a safe, welcoming environment. Unlike other forms of exercise, children experience the emotional bond that comes from caring for and riding a horse – a partnership with another living being like no other.


Talbot Run is well known and respected for its experienced horses and instructors. Talbot Run has been offering riding lessons and equine education for 15 years to riders of all ages and abilities from Mount Airy and the surrounding communities. To achieve the Time To Ride Program Facility designation, our riding instructors had to pass a criminal background check and complete SafeSport training through the U.S. Center for SafeSport. In addition, our farm and instructors had to meet a stringent set of standards for safety, physical facility requirements and professional experience.

Talbot Run is also a certified Horse Discovery Center through the Maryland Horse Council and Maryland Department of Agriculture and a licensed United States Pony Club Riding Center. Interested participants are encouraged to make an appointment and visit the facility for a tour and to meet the horses. Call Ann at (301) 648-7602 or email: talbotrunec@aol.com to set up an appointment.

To sign up – download and send us your application and payment.  Space is limited.

Time to Ride Registration

Time to Ride Article in the Frederick News Post:


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