Potomac Horse Center

Potomac Horse Center

14211 Quince Orchard Road

North Potomac, MD 20878

Monday-Friday: 9am - 9pm

Saturday-Sunday: 9am - 5pm


PHC Coronavirus Update

As a responsible member of our community, and in partnership with the Maryland National Capital Park & Planning Commission, we will be closed for regularly scheduled lessons and programs as of Monday, March 16, and will remain closed until May 31st. We will update our website as the situation evolves.

Please call the barn directly with any questions or concerns - (301)-208-0200. Stay safe and healthy, everyone!

Welcome to the

Potomac Horse Center

The Potomac Horse Center (PHC) is a public facility leased from the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC). The Center is located on a beautiful wooded lot in North Potomac, Maryland.

Founded in the late 1950's by F.G. "Stretch" Harting, PHC quickly became a world-renowned premiere international equestrian center. Currently operated through the direction of the Novograd family of New York, NY's Claremont Riding Academy, PHC continues its tradition of excellence.

2020 Events Calendar

50 Years Of Equestrian Heritage

The heart of the Potomac Horse Center is an extensive teaching program featuring riding classes for "Mini Mites" - 5 to 8 year old children - through adults of all levels. In addition, a strong classical dressage program, combined training, and a hunter/jumper program are available with riders competing under different trainers on both the "A" and local hunter/jumper circuits.

We offer a variety of activities with approximately 12 horse shows a year and a busy calendar of clinics featuring internationally recognized clinicians in many disciplines. PHC also offers other recreational activities such as birthday parties, individual pony rides, trail riding classes through wooded parkland, open houses, a summer horse camp program, therapeutic horseback riding, and more. Stop in and visit us any time!

Learn About Our Capital Campaign - Friends of Potomac Horse Center

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