nature in the middle of the city

one of Washington D.C.’s best kept secrets

one of Washington D.C.’s best kept secrets

Rock Creek Park Horse Center

Deep in the woods of Rock Creek Park, you can find peace in the company of horses and those who love them. Rock Creek Park Horse Center is one of Washington D.C.’s best-kept secrets and the only public riding facility in the nation’s capital. We offer boarding, camps, trail rides, pony rides, and lessons for first-time riders through well-seasoned equestrians.

“We can ride horses down a sylvan trail in the middle of the city.” – Washingtonian Magazine

“Presidents Woodrow Wilson, Teddy Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan enjoyed riding horses in Rock Creek Park, and you can, too, if you visit the Rock Creek Park Horse Center, nestled in a particularly bucolic area of the park near Chevy Chase. From there, you can take a guided trail ride on one of the stable’s steady steeds, exploring the hilly terrain around the park’s nature center and planetarium. No experience is necessary, and your horse will go no faster than a walk. If you’re lucky, you’ll see wildlife along the way, including deer and songbirds. But, unlike Roosevelt, you won’t be allowed to dismount and skinny dip in the stream.” — Sadie Dingfelder, The Washington Post

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