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Potomac Horse Center

14211 Quince Orchard Road

North Potomac, MD 20878

Monday-Friday: 9am - 9pm

Saturday-Sunday: 9am - 5pm



Welcome to

Potomac Horse Center

Potomac Horse Center (PHC) is a public facility leased from the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC). The Center is located on a beautiful wooded lot in North Potomac, Maryland.

Founded in the late 1950s by F.G. "Stretch" Harting, PHC quickly became a world-renowned premiere international equestrian center. Currently operated through the direction of the Novograd family of New York's Claremont Riding Academy, PHC continues its tradition of excellence.

50 Years Of Equestrian Heritage

The heart of Potomac Horse Center is an extensive teaching program featuring riding classes for "Mini Mites" - 5 to 8 year old children - through adults of all levels. In addition, a strong classical dressage program, combined training, and a hunter/jumper program are available with riders competing under different trainers on both the "A" and local hunter/jumper circuits.

We offer a variety of activities with approximately 12 horse shows a year and a busy calendar of clinics featuring internationally recognized clinicians in many disciplines. PHC also offers other recreational activities such as birthday parties, individual pony rides, trail riding classes through wooded parkland, open houses, a summer horse camp program, therapeutic horseback riding, and more. Stop in and visit us any time!

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