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Montgomery Parks’ statement on Potomac Horse Center

Home / Montgomery Parks’ statement on Potomac Horse Center

The facility ceased operations in July 2024. Montgomery Parks will develop plans for short-term and long-term uses of the parkland.

Potomac Horse Center (PHC), a private business, recently notified Montgomery Parks of its intent to end its lease with Montgomery Parks. Since its lease began in 1993, PHC has been contractually responsible for all maintenance and capital improvements at the facility. However, structural assessments performed by an outside expert in the fall of 2023 showed major life safety and structural concerns on site. Montgomery Parks requested that PHC develop a plan to fund the necessary repairs and maintain a viable equestrian operation. However, PHC instead notified Montgomery Parks of its intent to cease operations and vacate the property.  In the near term, Montgomery Parks will take steps to address immediate safety issues on the site.