Horse Shows, Clinics, and Events
Potomac Horse Center Show Teams compete at home (PHC Client Shows), at local schooling shows, and at team shows through the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA). Our show teams are open to all who are interested and we enthusiastically welcome new riders.
You do not need your own horse to participate in horse shows; we have school horses who love to go to shows and strut their stuff. Our 2023-2024 show season is well under way and we have many local and away shows on our calendar. Please speak with your instructor if you are interested in learning more about horse showing with PHC.
September 22: Clinic - Getting your Horse "Show Ready" at PHC - Open to all riders
September 24: Equitation Show #1 at PHC - Open to riders with instructor's permission; proper show attire required
October 1: IEA Show #1 at The Other Left (Gaithersburg, MD) - Open to IEA Team riders
October 8: PHC Open House
October 15: IEA Show # 2 at PHC - Open to IEA Team riders
October 22: Equitation Show #2 at PHC - Open to riders with instructor's permission; proper show attire required
October 26: WIHS Barn Night at Prince George's County Equestrian Center (Upper Marlboro, MD)- Open to all riders
October 29: Client Show at PHC - Open to all riders
November 3-5: MHSA Regionals / BEST Fall Classic at Prince George's County
Equestrian Center (Upper Marlboro, MD) - Open to Show Team riders
November 12: IEA Show #3 at Meadowbrook Stables (Chevy Chase, MD) - Open to IEA Team riders
November 19: IEA Show #4 at Free Rein Farm (Gaithersburg, MD) - Open to IEA Team riders
November 25-26: Swan Lake Local Show (Littlestown PA) - Open to Show Team riders
December 3: Equitation Show #3 at PHC - Open to riders with instructor's permission; proper show attire required
December 10: IEA Show #5 at Free Rein Farm (Gaithersburg, MD) - Open to IEA Team riders
December 17: IEA Show (make-up) at PHC - Open to IEA Team riders
December 31: Jumping into the New Year Schooling Jumper Show at PHC - Open to riders with instructor's permission
Therapeutic Riding Program
Potomac Horse Center's Therapeutic Riding program offers riding lessons for children and adults with a wide range of physical and/or cognitive challenges. Program Director and Instructor Nancy Heller, together with Christi Hayes, and the outstanding help of many trained volunteers, offer lessons that impart riding skills as they emphasize individually designed weekly objectives and long-term goals.
Meet the Instructors
Nancy Heller - Our lead instructor and program director is a Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor registered with the PATH International (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship). \
Christi Hayes - Christi is a Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor. Christi was a long-time volunteer with PHC's Therapeutic Riding Program before completing her certification in 2018.
Call us at 301-208-0200 to learn more.