Equestrian Center

The Lake of the Woods Equestrian Center is located on Tally Ho Lane.  The Center is open for lessons, pony rides and trail rides year round by appointment, weather permitting.  The Equestrian Center is home to LOWA owned lesson horses and ponies and boarded equines.  The facilities are comprised of 1 large show ring, 1 covered schooling ring, 5 dry lot paddocks with sheds, 2 barns totaling 21 stalls, 2 wash stalls, tack lockers 2 tack rooms and 2 feed rooms.  Services offered include boarding, private and group lessons, pony rides and guided trail rides.  Please call 540-972-2238 to schedule a ride or to discuss boarding options.

Location

Tally-Ho Lane and Lakeview Parkway, Directions - From the front entrance gate (be sure to check in with Security) go left to Tally-Ho Lane, Section 4. This is the first left past Creekside Drive. Look for the sign along the roadway.


Summer Programs

Pony Camp: A one-week summer camp program of half-day activities for the young, inexperienced rider who wants to learn the basics. Children ages six and up learn how to ride, tack, and groom horses, and gain knowledge appropriate for their age groups.  Sign up early, these one week sessions fill up quickly!  Camp runs from late June through mid-August.
Advanced Show Camp: This one-week only camp session is for young, avid riders ages eight and up who want to learn about all aspects of horsemanship, including English riding theory, course design, and horse care. Advanced campers must be proficient in basic horsemanship. Contact the Equestrian Center for camp date and other requirements for enrollment.


Year Round Programs

Horse Shows:

The Equestrian Center sponsors a VHSA/BHSA recognized hunter show series. Prize lists and entry blanks are available here (insert links).  Please e-mail pre-entries to bhutchens@lowa.org Adult and junior students are welcome to participate in horse shows both at home and in the local circuit.  The last LOWA VHSA/BHSA recognized hunter show will be held on October 14 and exhibitors are invited to warm-up in our brand new covered schooling ring!  Lake of the Woods is proud to host the longest running hunter show series in the Fredericksburg area!

Trail Rides:

Our trail rides are guided at the walk through Wilderness Battlefield.  Riders must be at least 12 years old to participate in the hour trail rides while riders under the age of 12 may participate in the half-hour rides with adult accompaniment.  The maximum number of riders for trail rides is four guests per ride.  Due to the size limitations of our horses and ponies, we cannot accommodate guests in excess of 200 lbs.  Please call 540-972-2238 for prices and availability. 

Pony Rides:

Pony rides are offered during normal operating hours and can be scheduled by calling the Equestrian Center main office. Rides are fifteen minutes in duration with riders being hand-guided at the walk.   Pony rides are also offered during Equestrian Center Open Houses at a discounted rate.


​Special Events


 
horses april 2016

Important Documents

2017 Pony Camp Application

2017 Hunter Horse Show Points

Operating Hours

Trail Rides & Pony Rides
M-Sun, 9:30 am to 3 pm

Lessons

M-F, 9:30 am to 5 pm. Sat, 9-12

Appointment only. Must call for reservations  at least 24-hours in advance. We cannot accommodate walk-ins. 

Pony Camp during summer months.
Phone 972-2238
Email us

Facilities:

Full care boarding

Outdoor Show Ring

Loafing Sheds

Main Building with wash stall,
hot and cold water

Tack Room and Office

Storage Building

Outdoor Practice Ring
 

Fees

Refer to the Annual LOWA Fee Schedule for information about rates.