Preserve Potomac Horse Center
On December 22, 2023, the Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) informed PHC that we need to vacate and relocate our main barn and arena operations -- the very heartbeat of our entire operation and business -- to elsewhere on the property by January 22, 2024, while they decide what to do about the repairs and recommendations noted for the Main Barn in a recent engineering report they received on November 22, 2023. Although moving our operation will be survivable in the very short term, under these limiting conditions, and we will go forward with business as usual as much as possible, we don't know if it is survivable beyond that.
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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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