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Equestrian Program at the Melwood Recreation Center

A program designed for riders ages 5+ and all ability levels, including riders with special needs.

Designed for riders of all ability levels. Our riders are provided with a mix of basic equitation and horsemanship skills.

When not riding, our programming strengthens the rider’s understanding of how to care for horses and the importance of safety around these animals. All riding lessons will be paced to the individual rider’s needs and comfort level. All riders will receive individualized riding instruction from our experienced and certified staff of riding instructors. Melwood is proud to offer riding opportunities for people with and without disabilities.

2021 Registration Now Open!

Our Staff

Equestrian Program is supported by qualified and enthusiastic staff members and volunteers.

They strive to make riding and working with horses a positive experience for all participants. Our instructors are certified by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH), an international accrediting and certifying organization for Equine Assisted Activity and Therapy Programs. Our facility also holds a Premiere Accreditation with PATH.


If you have questions about Camp Accomplish, please feel free to contact us at 301-870-3226 or email us at [email protected]

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Our Horses

The horses that make their home at Melwood have been handpicked for our program.

They are comprised of donations, leases, and horses purchased by and for Melwood. While they come from various backgrounds, they are all excellent at their jobs and remain in constant training. Register today and join the many Melwood riders in the program.

2021 Equestrian Program Offerings

7 4-week sessions offered

Riders of all ability levels, ages 5 and older can participate. Each scheduled session allows for grooming, tacking, and riding. Lessons are grouped based on age, ability level, and schedule. Lessons are available weekdays – during day and evening hours – and weekends to accommodate. Riders can spend up to an hour in the saddle. The cost of a session includes one lesson per week. There are 4 weeks in this session. *In extreme weather conditions, other activities will be provided for our riders’ safety and our horses.

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