Melwood Recreation

Special Events & Programs


If you have questions about the Equestrian Program, please feel free to contact us at 301-870-3226 x2291 or email us at recreation@melwood.org


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Yoga for Equestrians

Jan 16 - Jan 16, 2016

 

Open to participants ages 8 and older. Class times will be announced prior to the event. Groups will be based on age. Participants of all riding abilities are welcome! This program is open to participants who are successful in a 1:8 instructor to participant ratio. Space is limited to 10 participants in the first hour and 20 in the second, so sign up now!

Time:

3pm-4pm for ages 8 to 17

5pm to 6pm for adults

Cost: $20

Cost for riders trailering in: $25 (Note: Horse is not boarded at or free-leased to Melwood)


Exploring Southern Maryland Community Trail Ride

Feb 15 - Feb 15, 2016

 

Come explore one of Southern Maryland's beautiful places to go for a ride! Enjoy a picnic lunch with friends as part of the ride! Open to riders of all riding ability levels who can groom and tack independently and are successful in a 1 to 8 instructor to rider ratio.

Open to participants ages 8 and older. Community members who trailer in their own horses are welcome!

If a rider needs to use a Melwood horse, the rider must be currently enrolled in lessons OR have participated in a Fall 2015 Session or Team. If the rider takes medications that must be administered during the course of the day, a current medication form must be signed by a doctor prior to participation.

Cost: $50

Cost for riders trailering in: $20 (Note: Horse is not boarded at or free-leased to Melwood)


End of School Glowstick Ride

Jun 17 - Jun 17, 2016

 

Celebrate the end of the school year and the start of summer with a nighttime trail ride with friends, followed by a campfire and s'mores!

Open to participants ages 5-21 of all riding ability and ability levels. Community members trailering in their own horses are welcome. Riders who need to use a Melwood horse must be currently enrolled in Equestrian Program lessons OR were enrolled in Winter or Spring 2016 Equestrian Program lessons.  

Parents/guardians are responsible for medication administration during this program.

Cost: $35

Cost for riders trailering in: $20 (Note: Horse is not boarded at or free-leased to Melwood)

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Summer Beach Ride

Jul 9 - Jul 9, 2016

 

Join us for day at a local beach to go swimming with the horses, followed by a picnic lunch!

Open to participants ages 8 and older. Community members who trailer in their own horses are welcome! If a rider needs to use a Melwood horse, the rider must be enrolled in at least one Winter, Spring, Summer 2016 Equestrian Program lesson session or team.  

If the rider takes medications that must be administered during the course of the day, a current medication form must be signed by a doctor prior to participation.

Cost: $50

Cost for riders trailering in: $25 (Note: Horse is not boarded at or free-leased to Melwood)

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Gettysburg Overnight Ride

Sep 3 - Sep 4, 2016

 

Join us for for an overnight trip to ride the Gettysburg Battlefields! We'll stay in cabins overnight and enjoy meals cooked over the fire.

Open to participants ages 8 and older who have been enrolled in the Fall 2015 OR Winter 2016 Trail Team Seasons. Community members trailering their own horses are also welcome!

If the rider is takes medications that must be administered during the course of this program, a current medication form must be signed by a doctor prior to participation.

Cost: $250

Cost for riders trailering in: $150 (Note: Horse is not boarded at or free-leased to Melwood)

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Howl at the Moon Ride

Sep 24 - Sep 24, 2016

 

Come out for an adult-only glowstick trail ride!

Open to riders age 21 and older of all ability and riding levels. Community members are welcome to trailer in their own horse! Riders who need to use a Melwood horse must be currently enrolled in Equestrian Program lessons OR have been enrolled in a 2016 Equestrian Program Session or Season.

Riders are welcome to join us at the Blue Dog Saloon following the ride--drinks and dinner not include in program fee!

Cost: $35

Cost for riders trailering in: $20 (Note: Horse is not boarded at or free-leased to Melwood)

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Trick or Treat at Melwood Recreation Center

Oct 31 - Oct 31, 2016

 

Want a fun and safe place to Trick or Treat?! 

Come out in your best costume for a fun night of Trick or Treating around the Recreation Center! There are plenty of "houses" for you to visit, plus games & activities, costumes, contests, snacks, and more!

All ages and abilities are welcome!

Admission: $3 per person or $5 per vehicle

Interested in becoming a "neighbor" who sponsors and decorates a door? Email us for more information: recreation@melwood.org


Fall Clinic

Sep 9 - Sep 30, 2017

 

Come out to Melwood for a clinic with an exciting guest instructor! Clinic details will be announced Summer 2017!