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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:   huntviewhorsefarm@gmail.com

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 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: lindagamboaridinginstructor@gmail.com

Riding classes: Enrolling new students 

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

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  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: huntviewhorsefarm@gmail.com

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

Gabriella's teaching Schedule:    Please inquire for availability  

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 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: Catherine-mcewan@hotmail.co.uk

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

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. 

 

Alexis Maloney 

Alexis Maloney                    Contact:     (240)-994-5862                                         Email: alexispaige0014@gmail.com

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. 

Leah Jackson

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Leah Jackson                    Contact:     (323)-270-9615                                         Email: leahbjackson@gmail.com

Riding classes: English riding specializing in beginner riders

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

 

 

Leah Jackson is a devoted Hunt View Academy instructor and  volunteer.  Leah began riding in Maryland in various riding programs and has volunteered at barns across California and Maryland, helping rescued and retired horses. Leah has sharpened her English riding and trail riding skills at Hunt View Riding Academy.  Leah's  lessons and trail rides are geared towards beginners. With her kind and patient instruction, Leah hopes to instill a long-term passion for horsemanship in her students. Leah's  students become well-rounded and confident around horses, learning about grooming, tacking, groundwork, and riding skills, while incorporating effective bonding, communication, and mindfulness techniques. Leah is CPR and First Aid certified and is currently enrolling new
students.

Chelsea Storer

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Chelsea Storer                    Contact:     (301)-674-2913                                        Email: storer.28@gmail.com

Riding classes:  Western Riding lessons specializing in beginner riders

Chelsea's  class schedule: Current availability Sundays . Please contact for specific times.

Chelsea started her riding career during high school as a volunteer  with trail rides at a local horse farm.  After high school she attended The Ohio State University where she competed on the Western Equestrian Team in Horsemanship from 2010-2013 in the Intermediate 2 division Level .  While attending Ohio State University she took numerous courses on Equine Health, Behavior and Nutrition.  Chelsea graduated from Ohio State University and earned a bachelors on Equine Health Behavior and Nutrition.

After college she worked a number of equine related jobs including assistant managing a dressage farm and working at an Equine rescue training and rehabilitating horses.  In 2016 Chelsea became a riding instructor at Hunt View Riding Academy and received her Level 1 English and Level 2 Western CHA teaching certification.  Chelsea is excited to welcome new students and to pass her vast knowledge in horsemanship and riding to her students. 

How To Enroll 

 

 

 

 

Drop in Basis Format: $190 per lesson 

Choose this option if you want to try out 1 class. Please text 301-366-6458 with the words "drop in lesson" include  your name, and your chosen instructor to recieve a Square invoice to purchase your drop in lesson.  Once invoice is paid please reach out to your chosen instructor to schedule your lesson. 

                  Monthly Subscription Format: $150 per lesson

Riding Lessons  on a monthly subscription format are more economical per lesson . Choose this format if you want to save $40 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.  

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