Located in Pasadena, MD serving Pasadena, Annapolis and Baltimore and surrounding areas

Nicker's Retreat, LLC

Nicker's Retreat, LLC, established in 2005 specializes in quality horseback riding lessons for students of all ages in a relaxed atmosphere.

Discover Why We Are The Place To Ride!

Nicker's Retreat, LLC is a family friendly barn offering lessons for all ages and levels from our "Little Nickers" to our adult riders. Our happy, healthy and safe horses and ponies are kid tested and parent approved! Our English balance seat program is based on a proven curriculum taught by experienced and successful adults. Each lesson is carefully planned for skill building while having fun. Students can track their progress and attained skills through our student portal.

Whether you want to ride for recreation or competition we have a program for you!

Want to ride for recreation? We enjoy on and off-site recreational trail riding, trick training and obstacle courses among other fun and exciting experiences!

Want to compete? We cater to many equestrian competitions including hunter/jumper, dressage, combined tests, competitive trail rides as well as hunter paces to name a few.

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Customer Portal

In addition to horseback riding lessons and summer camps, Nicker's Retreat, LLC also offers full care board, pony parties/special events, as well as horse and pony training.

Improved Summer Camp format!

Smaller groups means more individualized attention and more ride time. Click on https://nickersretreat.com/day-and-summer-camps/ for details.


This is a amazing place. Lisa the owner really works hard and is a great teacher. I highly recommend this place.

— Samantha Koontz

My granddaughter takes lessons here & I have always had good experiences! The lessons seem very well organized. The horses are very gentle & the staff has always been down-to-earth.

— Maureen Johnson

We have been here for summer camp, girl scout fun, girl scout badge work and had my daughter's birthday party here. We love it here. Lisa (the owner is great, so friendly) and her staff is too. Two of our favorites are McKenna and Emma! Love the horses too!

— Christina Schiller