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post #1 of 6 Old 06-18-2012, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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Smile Can anyone help a horseless rider in D.C.?

Hi! I live in Washington, D.C. and have had to give up riding for a few years due to a crazy work schedule. I am desperately wanting to get back into owning and showing again, but until I can find a new horse, I'd like to get myself back into condition again. Does anyone know of a hunter/jumper within an hour of DC who needs some exercise? I am also happy to help with barn chores in exchange for riding privileges! :)
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post #2 of 6 Old 06-19-2012, 10:13 AM
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Hi! If you dont mind driving for an hour, I am currently boarding at Cherokee Winds in Manassas and she offers Hunter lessons. A VERY laid back farm. I love it there.

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If Manassas is too far for you (which can be quite a drive during afternoon rush hour), Frying Fan Park in Herndon offers lessons and I bet you can work out a deal with them. They have a stellar cross country course.
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post #4 of 6 Old 06-19-2012, 10:47 AM
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Hideaway Horse Center in Brandywine, MD is only about 30 mins from DC and they have lots of hunter jumper horses for lease and offer good lessons.

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Steph, check They have a section ("Selling and buying" -> General) where barns are looking for help. I'd also suggest to contact hunter / jumper barns in area directly and ask if it's something possible. I'm not into jumping much (so can't suggest any barn), but I know dressage barns look for the help in exchange for lessons all the time. Good luck!

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post #6 of 6 Old 06-19-2012, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you everyone for the tips! I will definitely look into all of the leads :)
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