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Woodstock Equestrian Special Park

Woodstock Equestrian Special Park
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Woodstock Equestrian Special Park
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Woodstock Equestrian Special Park

Woodstock Equestrian Special Park sits in the heart of the scenic Agricultural Reserve, just north of the historic town of Beallsville. The park features 872 acres of rolling farmland and forest, 16 miles of equestrian and hiking trails, three horse-friendly bridges, and two parking lots, with entrances marked by monuments on each side of Route 28.

Historic buildings pepper the grounds of Woodstock Equestrian Park. Seneca Stone Barn, which was stabilized by the department in 2009, sits on the west side of Route 28 near Wasche Road. The historic structures that make up Brewer Farm, located on the east side of Route 28, were renovated and secured for equipment storage.

The Woodstock arena, cross country course, and trails are open to the public from dawn to dusk every day. Unless otherwise noted, feel free to use any or all of the park’s features. To check the availability of the arena or cross-country course, call the Park Permit Office between 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 301-495-2525.

Outdoor Riding Ring & Cross Country Course

The William Rickman Equestrian Center Entrance (on the east side of the park) includes a 230-by-350-foot outdoor riding ring and a 6-acre beginner-novice cross country course which includes bank jumps and a water jump.

Permitting & Reserving the Facility

Exclusive Use – To receive a permit for exclusive use (such as reserved for schooling) you will need to complete a rental application and pay a fee.

Reservations must be submitted a minimum of FIVE BUSINESS DAYS IN ADVANCE of requested date(s) to insure that facility is appropriately prepped.

For all permit holders:

  • Portable arena competition jumps are available.
  • We will place jumps in the middle of the ring
  • Water in the ring.
  • Remove and store jumps
  • We will drag the ring after each use.
  • Permit holder is responsible for returning jumps to the middle of the ring.
  • One on-site portable toilet is available at the park.
  • Special event permit holders will be responsible for providing additional portable toilets if needed.
  • Parking is available on the existing gravel lot.
  • Overflow parking is available on an adjacent grass field.
  • All riders must wear ASTM SEI-approved helmets.
  • Riders under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult

Rules and Regulations

Woodstock Equestrian Park is covered by Park Rules and Regulations governing all of our parks. Rules and Regulations specific to Woodstock are posted on the premises. They include the requirement that all riders wear ASTM SEI-approved helmets and that riders under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.