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Riding Lessons 


Hunt View Riding Academy counts with CHA certified riding instructors. All instructors are CPR and first Aid Certified. The academy offers classes in English Style, Western Style, and Trail Riding. The Academy offers classes for ages 5 and up and we accommodate all levels of instruction. Our goal is to provide you with a positive and professional riding experience. Our riding classes focus on developing a well rounded student. We believe in order to become a skilled rider students must know all aspects of horsemanship. Our classes teach horse behavior and care, grooming, tacking, safe practices, riding, and ground work. We encourage our students to learn while at the same time having fun. Below you may read about our instructors, their backgrounds and schedules. To schedule a lesson please see bottom of the page. 

Meet Our Riding Instructors

Alberto Gamboa

Alberto Gamboa: CHA Certified                Contact (240) 477-9491             email:

Trail Riding /English / Western Riding: Learn to explore the trails with one-on-one professional instruction. Instruction focuses on trail safety, riding skills needed to walk, trot, canter, jump on the trails and fields. Become an experienced and confident rider with our classes in a relaxed family friendly atmosphere.


Alberto is a CHA Certified Instructor that counts with decades of horsemanship experience. Born and raised in Argentina, Alberto has been around horses all his life. He completed an extensive multi- year internship in several horse farms in the Montgomery County area where he worked with experienced farm owners and a horse veterinarian. He earned his Certified Riding Instructor Certification through the CHA (Certified Horsemanship Association )

As Owner and Director of Hunt View Riding Academy he is excited to be able to pass on his knowledge, experience, and love for horses and riding to his students. 

Alberto's Class Schedule: 

Flexible schedule: September-May Weekdays 9 am-1pm and Weekends

June, July, August: Weekends Only 

Linda Suarez-Gamboa

Linda Suarez-Gamboa                                Contact: 301-366-6458          Email:

Riding classes: Enrolling new students 

Linda's teaching Schedule:     Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays 


Linda grew up in Montgomery County and studied Biochemistry in the University of Maryland. She gained medical insight and knowledge with the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Department as an Emergency Medical Technician. She  currently holds a bachelors degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Barn and Equine management from St. Andrew's University.   Her classes are geared toward building confidence, both on the ground and on the saddle. Her classes focus on the horsemanship aspects of riding such as grooming, bonding with the horse, groundwork, tacking, riding, and fine tuning riding skills to better communicate with the horse. Linda is trilingual and can hold riding classes in English, Spanish, and French. As  co-Director of Hunt View Riding Academy she is excited to be able to pass on her knowledge, experience, and love for horses and riding to her students.

Gabriella Gamboa 

Gabriella Gamboa                      Phone: 301-366-6458                          Email:

Riding classes: Enrolling new students for English, Western riding, jumping, trail riding and hunters 

Gabriella's teaching Schedule:    Please inquire for availability  


Gabriella Gamboa has been riding horses all her life. Gabriella is excited to share all her teaching and riding skills with her students. Whether it be basic horsemanship, grooming, tacking, ground work, riding, jumping and trail riding, her patience with young children and adults is a key feature of her teaching. Upon demand, Gabriella's lessons may also include show-competition preparation. Gabriella is a proud alumni of the Varsity Quince Orchard  Equestrian Team, where she  competed in  show events affiliated with the ISHS. She is currently pursuing her degree in Animal Science at Virginia Tech University.  All earnings from her teaching goes towards her college education. Gabriella is CPR and First Aid Certified.  Gabriella is bi-lingual and can hold classes in Spanish and English. 

Catherine Woodard 

Catherine Woodard                        Contact: (703) 999-4606                                           email:

Riding Classes: English Riding, Dressage, Jumping, Trail Riding


Catherine was born in Scotland, into a family of horse lovers, and was riding before she could walk. Having the vast countryside of Scotland presented many opportunities for her to have the freedom to explore and venture by horseback. Catherine’s knowledge and passion for horses expanded while working at a castle estate with retired competition horses and ponies. Catherine has extensive teaching experience and general horsemanship knowledge. Catherine has experience in the different riding techniques such as English, show-jumping, cross-country, dressage, and trail riding.

During her college years , Catherine was a member of her university team, where she gained a vast knowledge of English Riding. Catherine is now an English style riding instructor at Hunt View Riding Academy. She accepts students with all levels of experience and hopes to pass on her passion for riding to her students. 

Alexis Maloney 

Alexis Maloney                    Contact:     (240)-994-5862                                         Email:

Riding classes: English riding specializing in beginner riders

Alexis’ class schedule: Monday – Friday evenings and weekends. Please contact for specific days and times.

Alexis grew up in Montgomery County and has been riding since the age of  7. Though riding for many years, Alexis’ knowledge of horses and  teaching evolved when she started riding at Hunt View in 2020.  Alexis is also a dedicated and knowledgeable  horse owner. As a horse owner, Alexis has learned the significance of bonding with a horse as well as the  importance proper and effective communication is in both ground work and riding. Her lessons are geared towards basic horsemanship including grooming, tacking, groundwork and riding while incorporating bonding and effective communication. Alexis is also CRP and First Aid certified. She is enrolling new students and specializes in first time riders and beginners. 

How To Enroll 

  • Drop in Basis Format: $155 per lesson 

Choose this option if you want to try out 1 class. See pay button below

Drop in lesson $155



  • Monthly Subscription Format: $100 per lesson

Riding Lessons  on a monthly subscription format are more economical per lesson . Choose this format if you want to save $55 per lesson and are committed to riding lessons at least once a week. Please  see the enrollment form below for details.  When you are ready to enroll or have further questions please text the lesson program director Linda at 301-366-6458 your name and e-mail and a brief description of the student's riding experience, age, weight and desired lesson days and times.  You will then receive the copy of the enrollment form, riding waiver, and Square Invoice to enroll.  Once all three items are completed, you will receive a lesson confirmation email. 


Please Note: Lesson includes, grooming, tacking and riding as part of the 1 hour lesson.  


Class Policies: 


Please note for all lessons:  

Monthly Riding Class Subscription Policies : 

  1. Student will follow all safety procedures suggested by instructor including having by the first lesson a horse-riding approved helmet,  riding boots or a boot with a small heel. No sneakers or open toed shoes will be allowed.

  2. I will disclose to my instructor any medical or physical concerns that may affect or interfere with riding and the class as a whole.

  3. I understand by enrolling in the monthly payment subscription I am receiving a discount per lesson compared to the drop in lesson. 

  4. I understand the monthly subscription consists of 4 consecutive calendar weeks.  During these 4 weeks I have 4 riding lessons that can be used at my convenience. I understand the 4 lessons must be used within the 4 calendar weeks.

  5. I understand that if I subscribe to two lessons  per week, I will be paying double the monthly fee.

  6. I understand the monthly lesson subscription is ongoing and will continue to be billed via a Square invoice until I decide to cancel the subscription with a written 30 calendar day notice. Written Notice can be emailed to

  7. I understand due to high demand I need to provide at least 24 hours’ notice to re-schedule a lesson or the missed lesson will be counted as a lesson having been taken.  This is true even in the event of illness or injury or family emergency.

  8. I understand a no show to a class will mean the class will count as having been taken.

  9. I understand in case of rain the class will still be held.  The class will consist of a barn day where instructor and student will focus on stable management, grooming, horse care, horse biology, horse history and general horsemanship and theory. 

  10. I understand the Extreme Weather Policy which states: “ The academy will follow Montgomery County Schools  extreme weather cancellation Policy.  If lesson is postponed due to extreme whether the lesson will be rescheduled and student will NOT lose the lesson, however the lesson must be used within the 4 calendar weeks. Extreme weather refers to hurricane warnings, and snow storm warning.

  11. I understand the first lesson will be an assessment lesson where instructor will assess horsemanship and riding skills of the student.  I understand instructor will then tailor the following lessons based on the observed skills. I understand instructor will not use anecdotal information from parents or from student to tailor the lesson for safety purposes.

  12. I understand the instructor alone will assign horses for the class for safety purposes.  Parents or students may not require or demand a particular horse be used in a lesson.

  13. I understand that any minor siblings who are not partaking in the lesson need to be supervised by an adult at all times and must have a  waiver on file to be allowed on the premises.

  14. I understand while my child is partaking in the lesson I will not interrupt or direct the instructor’s lesson. I understand the lesson program’s goal is to provide quality instruction in a no-pressure, kind atmosphere.

  15. I understand Hunt View Riding Academy instructors have a priority to foster safety, kindness, fun, proper riding technique in a no pressure environment during riding lessons.

Hunt View Riding Academy LLC   

Location:  Germantown MD - by appointment only / Serious inquiries only

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