Clay Hill Stables

Horse Riding
9911 Old Ardwick Ardmore Road, Springdale, MD 20774 9911 Old Ardwick Ardmore Road, Springdale Directions
Today 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM Closed All Hours
+13017730444
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66% of 125 customers recommended

If you love to try new things, head to Springdale's Clay Hill Stables, MD and experience something new and exciting. Head to this place for some fun, laughs, and a great experience.

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  • Hours
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    9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
    Mon-Fri
    9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sat
    8:00 AM - 6:30 PM

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Report | 2 months ago
First of all, all of their communication is done via email (with the exception of when they call you to tell you that class is cancelled). It is very difficult to schedule sessions with them because they only accept groupon vouchers on Saturdays and Tuesdays. We were also told that we had to use the two sessions in maximum of 2 weeks from each other. They sometimes took days to respond to our emails. The communication and scheduling parts were frustrating and the overall experience was disappointing.
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Report | 3 months ago
Poor customer service. I didn't feel comfortable with the terse email responses from the business so I decided to cut the loss (my $60+ money for the groupon). The business was a 2 hr drive for me. After reading up the many negative Yelp reviews on the business and the tone of the email response I received, I determined it wasn't worth the 2 hr drive and will cut my loss and Groupon buyer's remorse.
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Report | 4 months ago
A fantastic experience. The wife and I went thinking it was a simple trail ride with the horses already saddled and we would just sit while the horses led the way. We actually were instructed on preparing and tacking the horse for the lesson. During the lesson we were actually taught how to mount, steer, control, and care for the horse. In all our years of horseback riding, this was the first time we actually learned what to do. We have been taking follow up lessons now for the last six months. This is worth every penny.
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Report | 9 months ago
Very, very rude and inconsiderate people Don't even bother going The stables were dirty and small
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Report | a year ago
They were all so nice. I had a hard time finding the place the owner came and met me to take me there. So very kind and friendly. My daughter loved it.
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Report | a year ago
It was a lot of work reserving a spot but it was well worth it . My group was kind of large so I thought we weren't going to be able to do a lot in an hour . The instructor broke us up into two groups so we would be able to actually ride the horses
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Report | a year ago
We purchased this groupon for 2- one hour beginners horseback riding lessons. That's not quite what we received for our money. First problem: The Clay Hill Stable looks like a run down home that happen to have enough land to accommodate horses. I wish Groupon would allow me to upload actually pictures we took of this 'stable'. Second problem: In our first one hour "class" there were more than 6 other people also registered to attend this one hour class. So in the end you will only receive approximately 5 minutes of actual riding horse riding time because they divide the time in between 2 horses. Third problem: The 'class' was taught by a teenage girl. Although she was very knowledgeable we didnt feel very comfortable with the arrangement. Fourth problem: You spend a majority of your one hour class groom their horses. Why am I paying my money to groom YOUR horses? Fifth problem: In order to actually use your Groupon, you have to email the owner and wait for a response. There is no actual number to call or online registration. So heavens forbid your response and/or confirmation email accidentally goes to your spam, you will never be able to confirm your class time and/or dates. Sixth problem: They say that all of the helmets are disinfected between uses. This is absolutely not true. At the end of the 'class' we returned to the equipment barn and was instructed to return all of our helmets to the bin. This was the exact same bin we initially retrieved the helmets. So after we wear them and return them to the exact same location with other unused helmets when are they being disinfected if they are all mixed back in together. Overall, this was not a true horseback class and quite honestly we felt like we paid for something that we didnt receive and after the first visit was not interest in returning for the second class. ALL GROUPONER save your money. This place does not offer what the they state and my personal feelings is that they are using groupon to pull in unsuspecting people to funnel money into their deplorable little sinking stable of horses in the backyard of their house.
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Report | 2 years ago
rug up warm for winter.
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Report | 2 years ago
Bring a comfortable chair to sit in while waiting for your child to finish their lesson.
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Report | 2 years ago
Great stable. Like the small classes.
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From Our Editors

Since founding Clay Hill Stables in 1964, British Horse Society–certified instructor Emmie Prettyman has passed her vast equine expertise on to legions of horses and their riders through a variety of services. Emmie captains a team of instructors certified to teach the English style of riding as well as administer first aid and CPR, ensuring safe and sound lessons for students as young as 6. Beginner classes work to establish fundamentals both on and off the saddle, including riding positions and basic grooming and tacking. Once riders have demonstrated proficiency at the paces of walk, trot, and canter, they may be eligible for the jumping work in the intermediate/advanced class, where they build on skills with more intricate flatwork and jumping exercises, as well as have the opportunity for trail rides and horse shows.

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