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 8 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 contact Owner / Program Director Alberto Gamboa at [email protected] You may book your lessons by submitting your class enrollment form and academy riding waiver via PDF and by purchasing your lessons using the pay-now button found at bottom of the page below. Once you have submitted these 3 items your chosen instructor will contact you in a timely manner to schedule your lessons.  

Meet Our Riding Instructors

Alberto Gamboa

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

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.

Bio:

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 a three 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 

Catherine Woodard 

Catherine Woodard                             Contact:   (703) 999-4606            email:  [email protected]

Riding Classes :

English Riding, trail riding, jumping and basic horsemanship

Catherine's Class Schedule: Flexible schedule. Holds classes weekdays and weekends 

Bio:

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.

Linda Gamboa

Linda Gamboa                                     Contact: 301-366-6458                        Email: [email protected]

Riding classes: Enrolling new students 

Linda's teaching Schedule:     Please inquire for availability 

Bio:

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 gained vast riding and teaching experience working and riding at Hunt View Riding Academy. 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, Castilian, and French.

Gabriella Gamboa 

Gabriella Gamboa                           Contact: 301-332-4248                        Email: [email protected]

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

Gabriella's teaching Schedule:     Friday Evenings, Saturday and Sunday mornings 

Bio:

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 member of the Varsity Quince Orchard High School Equestrian Team. Gabriella competes in competitive show events affiliated with the ISHS. She also participates in local equestrian community events. All earnings from her teaching goes towards her college education. Gabriella is bi-lingual and can hold classes in Castilian and English.

Marie Demeulenaere

Marie Demeulenaere             Contact:   (301) 606-5895           Email: [email protected]

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

Marie's Class Schedule: Flexible schedule. Holds classes weekdays and weekends 

Bio:

Marie was born in Normandy France into a ranching family. She started horse riding at the age of 5. Living in Normandy gave her many opportunities to learn various horse-riding skills such as dressage, jumping and trail riding. Marie often times spent weeks at a time riding her horse on the back trails of Normandy, camping and enjoying the countryside. She earned her French Gallop level 7 certification when she was 19 years old and has competed in multiple jumping competitions, winning her regional competition championship. She has vast horsemanship experience and loves to pass on her skills to eager students willing to learn. She is bilingual and gives lessons in English as well as French. She accepts all levels of experience and hopes to pass her knowledge down to you.

To pay and register: Please select from the below classes and fill out and send your class enrollment form and riding waiver form to [email protected] or bring the paper copies to your first class.

Class Enrollment Form 

Riding Waiver 

From the Ground to the Saddle Approach :

Lesson includes, grooming, tacking and riding 

Private lessons- Package of 4    $320

Private lessons - Package of 10    $750 (Save $50 per package)

Group lessons - Package of 4 -one hour lessons $300   * Please note you must bring a group of 3 or more 

Drop in lesson $110

Quantity

Premium Riding Approach : 

Lesson focuses on riding only and horse is groomed and tacked when you arrive

Private lessons - Package of 4   $400

Private lessons - Package of 10   $950 (save $50)

Please note:

-Payment is due in full in order to schedule your lesson. Thereafter, to keep your space reserved, payment is due on the last lesson of the current series. There are no refunds once a class has been reserved.

-Re-scheduling: Due to high demand, we’ll need 2 days notice to reschedule a lesson, or the missed lesson will count as a paid lesson, even if due to sickness or injury. Remember, a specific horse is reserved for each rider based on many factors including class size, ability, etc.

Weather: In case of rain we will have a “Barn Day” focusing on stable management, grooming, horse care, horse education, and general horsemanship.

-Extreme weather policy: We will follow Montgomery County School weather cancellation policy. In addition in case of extreme heat or extreme cold classes may be re-scheduled since horses are affected by extreme temperatures. In this case the instructor will notify the student and class may be made up at the end of the session.