Boarding

Invite a friend

This is an ideal location for boarders who just want to spend relaxing private time with their horse no matter what their interest may be: showing, training, starting a young horse, retraining an older horse, conditioning, competitive training, or simply relaxing with a friend and trail riding. This is an excellent location for endurance riders and trail riding enthusiasts - it's truly trail-riding heaven. The boarding stable's well-trained school horses are available for equine leasing, making it possible for boarders to bring a guest on the trails.

Our boarders here come from various Maryland locations such as Poolesville, Dickerson, Germantown, Gaithersburg, Potomac, Rockville, Bethesda, Buckeystown, Barnsville, Boyds, Frederick, as well as Virginia locations like Leesburg, Sterling, Reston, Great Falls, Arlington, and quite a few also come from Washington, D.C.

At Potomac Riverside Farm Boarding Stable, your horse will receive:

  • personal attention and professional care
  • maximum day-long turn out on well-maintained grass pastures (private turn out also available)
  • large, clean stalls
  • regularly scheduled vet and farrier visits automatically managed and handled for your convenience with no extra expense to you for barn management services

This is a very relaxed and independent environment. There is no pressure to take lessons, but if you choose to, there are several instructors to choose from and your own instructor is welcome. We offer horse training and instruction in all disciplines including Dressage, Hunter/Jumper, Eventing, Problem Solving Horse Training, Horsemanship, and Western. Trail riding and equine leasing is also available. You can bring a friend and rent one of our school horses so your friend can go riding with you along the C&O Canal.

We are located in the Poolesville / Dickerson, MD area.

Stall Boarding

Spacious stalls ranging from 14 feet by 14 feet to 13 feet by 12 feet. All stalls have windows, rubber mats, sawdust bedding, 2 water buckets, mineral blocks, fans, and fly spray system.

  • Unlimited, premium quality hay grown on the farm
  • 4 hot and cold water shower stalls with cross ties - you should never have to wait to wash off your horse
  • A tack room with large individual lockers
  • Feed room to keep your individual supplements
  • At your request, supplements or medications are added to your horse's feed at no additional charge
  • Minor medical attention is available and administered by a qualified manager
  • Blanket racks on every stall and blanketing provided on an as-needed basis
  • Fans circulate air throughout the entire barn for summer comfort
  • For your personal convenience, there is a Boarder's Club House with a nicely decorated lounge, refrigerator, microwave, dressing room, private bathroom, and new beautiful gazebo.
  • A courtyard with picnic area for you and your visiting friends and family to spend the day
  • Stall-boarded horses are given maximum day-long turn out. During the winter, horses are turned out 7:00 am and brought in by 4:00 pm. During the summer, they are turned out in the evening by 4:00 pm and brought back in the next morning by 7:00 am.

Horses are turned out in small groups of 4 or 5 and we take care to ensure that turn out groups are compatible.

Field Boarding

Your horse can also be field boarded in one of our 8 paddocks. The sizes of the paddocks range from 10 to 15 acres.

  • Field-boarded horses are also turned out in small groups ranging from only 3 horses in a field to a maximum of 5 horses in a field
  • Every field board horse is checked daily, looked over for cuts or injuries or medical problems
  • Every field has its own walk-in shelter large enough for 6 horses
  • Every field has a heated water trough in the winter - no need to worry about frozen water troughs
  • Field boarders receive all the same facility privileges as the stall boarders
  • There is a stall available for rental on a daily basis for injured or laid-up horses
  • Every horse is rotated between 2 fields to ensure good grazing pastures

Vet Visits

All vets are welcome to Potomac Riverside Farm, and many different vets do visit the farm. You are welcome to use your own personal vet or, for your convenience, we do have a barn vet: Dr. Sarah Link. Under the Barn Health Program, Dr. Sarah Link administers seasonal shots and bimonthly worming on a regularly scheduled basis to protect your horse's health. Required shots for all horses include Potomac Fever, Influenza, Flu/Rhino virus, EWET, Strangles, West Nile, and Botulism. As Coggins are required for all horses, this is included in the annual Barn Health Program. You will be billed by the vet directly, but all scheduling and record keeping is handled by us.

 

Farrier Visits

You are welcome to use and select your own farrier. Again, for your convenience, we have a barn farrier. We will keep your horse on a regular schedule and assist you in attending your appointments.