Whether you compete or simply enjoy dressage, Wyndham Oaks is dedicated to providing the facilities, care and training your horse deserves. Designed by well known Blackburn Architects, PC, the design follows this goal by starting with the needs of the horse and finishing with the building.
The Three Arenas and Round Pens
The indoor arena is 105’ x 200’ in size and features unique, large translucent window panels (42’ x 14’) which fully open to give an open-air feeling and cooling breezes to the space in good weather. A professional sound system provides music and voice over the full arena and the lounge. Ceiling fans keep air moving for better training conditions in hot weather and new lighting gives a day time quality, even at night. The main lounge in the clubhouse overlooks the indoor.
The main, over-sized outdoor arena sits atop one of the high spots of the property and provides a beautiful place to ride. The club house patio overlooks the outdoor arena, or spectators can simply enjoy the shade of the trees adjacent to one side of the ring or relax with friends in the gazebo.
Our second outdoor is the jumping arena. Nestled in the trees, this arena provides a more secluded setting. Jumps are available for courses or gymnastic training.
Two blue stone round pens are available for lunging or for a small, turn-out area for horses in need of limited space or turn-out during bad weather.
Community is an important part of Wyndham Oaks, so we have lots of spaces to facilitate interaction. Attached to the indoor is a climate-controlled lounge with viewing area, shower and kitchen facilities and a large stone patio, just right for those summer evenings. The main barn also includes its own lounge and patio area.
The Main Barn
Soaring ceilings and 28’ skylights highlight the light and airy main barn. Each 12’ x 12’ stall has a dutch door to the outside with sliding yoke gates on both the interior and exterior doors. Stalls and aisles have in-laid rubber floor mats. Dormers over stalls provide excellent natural ventilation. Ceiling fans supplement ventilation during the hotter months. Each stall has its own built-in cabinet for storage of everyday items. Four oversized wash stalls have windows for summer ventilation and overhead heaters for the cooler months.
The main barn includes a heated lounge, patio, bathroom, work room, office and extra storage space. The tack rooms are never more than four stalls away from your horse. Tack rooms are heated, well-ventilated and have refrigerators. While weekly laundry service is provided, the utility room is a large, comfortable place to clean tack or take care of that last minute laundry before your next show.
The Small Barn
Attached to the indoor is a small, six stall barn which mirrors the quality and design of the main barn. This barn includes its own heated wash stall and tack room. Generally, our trainers keep their personal horses and horses-in-training here.
Wyndham Oaks is located in the Agricultural Reserve of upper Montgomery County, Maryland. Surrounded by miles of hay fields and a network of maintained trails (most of which are protected from development through preservation easements) our 80 acre property is beautiful at all times of the year.
Many boarders use the surrounding hills for excellent conditioning work or a relaxing trail ride.
Pastures have four board oak fencing and all but a few are separated by lanes. Various sizes of pastures are available for the horses from small, 1/2 acre paddocks to large 4 acre fields.All pastures are regularly groomed.
The Hay Barn
Initially built, but never used, as a barn for hay storage, the hay barn provides stabling for up to 9 horses. Many people (and horses) prefer the quiet and peacefulness of the hay barn, even though it is a little removed from the indoor. A separate, heated section houses the large tack room.
The hay barn also houses space for several of the farm’s staff, meaning they are always close at hand for the needs of the horses.