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Equestrian Center

Phone 540-972-2238
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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.

Our boarding is currently at capacity, please call us or email to be added to the waiting list


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 seven 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.

2024 Summer Pony Camp Info

Session 1 June 24-28
Session 2 July 1-5
Session 3 July 8-12
Session 4 July 15-19
Session 5 July 22-26
Session 6 July 29-August 2

Pony Camp Application

Year Round Programs

Trail Rides: Click here to book a Trail Ride!

Our trail rides are guided at the walk through Wilderness Battlefield.  Riders must be at least 12 years old to participate in the trail rides.  The maximum number of riders for trail rides is three 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: Click here to book a Pony Ride!

Pony rides are offered for $15/ ride 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 for just $5 / ride.

Lessons: Click here to book a Lesson!

Available by appointment only for ages 7 and up. Students will learn how to ride, tack, groom horses, and gain knowledge appropriate for their age and skill level. Lessons offered rain or shine, covered ring available. See fees below.


Operating Hours

No walk-in hours
Prior appointments required for:
Pony Rides
Trail Rides

Seasonal Programs

Pony Camp
Hunter Horse Shows


  • Full Care Boarding
  • Outdoor Show Ring
  • Run-in Sheds
  • Main Building with Wash Stall
  • Hot and Cold Water
  • Additional Barn with Wash Stall and Tack Room
  • Tack Room and Office
  • Storage Building
  • Covered Schooling Ring


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

Spring 2024 Riding Lesson Scholarship Winners! 

Winners are: 
Aiden Costa
Sadie Curtis
Calvin Pintado
Rebekah Wright

2024 Hunter Horse Shows

The Equestrian Center sponsors a Virginia Horse Show Association (VHSA)/ Battlefield Horse Show Association (BHSA) recognized hunter show series. Prize lists and entry blanks are available.  Please e-mail pre-entries to Adult and junior students are welcome to participate in horse shows both at home and in the local circuit.  Lake of the Woods is proud to host the longest running hunter show series in the Fredericksburg area!

2024 Horse Show Dates
May 5, 2024
June 2, 2024
September 8, 2024
October 6, 2024

2024 Show Prize List


Pre-Entries are due by 5PM the Wednesday before the horseshow. If an entry has not been submitted before 5PM the Wednesday before the horseshow, Day of Show rates will be be charged

Pre Register For 2024 Horse Shows

Please Select Your Classes Below

Waiver form can be uploaded here. Waiver forms can also be emailed to Find the waiver at under Horse Show Information.