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  • APG Stall Barn

    APG Stall Barn

  • Inside Stall Barn

    Inside Stall Barn

  • Round Pen

    Round Pen

  • Run-In Shed

    Run-In Shed

  • Lighted Arena and Pasture

    Lighted Arena and Pasture

Whether you are moving into the area with your horse, or considering horse ownership for the first time, this facility offers reasonably priced boarding with excellent amenities.

A Self-Care Boarding Facility
APG Stables are located at Bldg. E5286 in the Edgewood Area of APG. Amenities are shared by all and equine owners are required to provide all feed, bedding, turnout, grooming, mucking stalls and proper daily care for their horses.


  • 15-Stall Barn with Water and Electricity
  • Three Turn-out Pastures with Water Troughs
  • 12' x 24' Run-in Sheds in Pastures
  • Lighted Riding Arena
  • Round Pen
  • Separation Pen
  • Feed Storage Room
  • Tack Lockers in Barn
  • Surrounded by 3000 Acres

Who May Apply
The Stables are for eligible patrons; this includes Active Duty, Retired Military, National Guard, Reserve, DoD Civilian, NAF Civilian, AAFES Civilian, Retired Civilian, or Full Time APG Contractors (Family and MWR Patron Eligibility). The patron must be the titled owner of the horse. Patrons must provide proof of eligibility annually.

MWR does not allow stallions, broodmares, foals, draft horses and miniature horses. Download the Standing Operating Procedures (SOP) for Boarding Horses.

Download the APG Stable Application

Stable Fees

Deposit: $220
Quarantine Fee: $20 (non-refundable)
Monthly Rent: $110 - Includes: one (1) stable stall, assignment of one (1) pasture, one (1) tack locker, one (1) bedding storage area, and one (1) hay storage area.

Additional Storage:
    Trailer: $25
    Additional Stall: $110
    Additional Tack Locker: $15
    Additional Hay or Bedding Storage: $25

  • All payments are due on the 1st of the month.
  • If you opt to set up automatic billing, we will need the last 4 digits on the card you would like to keep on file and the expiration date.
  • Once notified on the approval of the application the $220 deposit and a $20 non-refundable quarantine fee is due. After the required quarantine period the first monthly fees for the rented storage are due.

All prices subject to change.

Required Veterinarian Documents

Required veterinarian documents to board include: Proof of Ownership, Bill of Sale (must be in applicant’s name). All incoming horses are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine in a holding pen that is located approximately one mile from the facility.

Download the Standing Operating Procedures (SOP) for Boarding Horses.

All incoming boarders must provide documentation of a negative Coggins test (Equine Infectious Anemia Laboratory Test) within the last 30 days and proof of immunizations administered by a licensed veterinarian as listed below:
    Rabies: annually
    Tetanus: annually
    Rhinopneumonitis: annually
    Equine Influenza: annually
    Potomac Horse Fever: annually
    West Nile: twice annually
    Equine Eastern and Western Encephalomyelitis: annually

Last Worming Date (No longer than 6 months). Health Certificate from accredited veterinarian (Not older than 2 weeks).

  • APG Bldg 502 (E4210) Former Riding Hall, EA, MD

    APG Bldg 502 (E4210) Former Riding Hall, EA, MD

  • Aerial View: Former Fort Hoyle Stables & Riding Hall - 1930s

    Aerial View: Former Fort Hoyle Stables & Riding Hall - 1930s

  • Former Fort Hoyle Stables

    Former Fort Hoyle Stables

Fort Hoyle was established in 1922 and continued to exist until 1940. It was a field artillery installation and in those days artillery was pulled by horses (mules, while stronger, became uncooperative under fire). Fort Hoyle was ultimately considered redundant and eventually disbanded with the property returning to Edgewood Arsenal. This explains why there were two separate headquarters buildings, two separate officer and enlisted housing areas in what later became one installation.

World War II marked a turning point: horses no longer had a major role on the battlefield. Horses were used in World War II on a smaller scale and recently used in Afghanistan. Horses continued to have a large role for recreation within the U.S. Army. The Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) hosts the current APG equestrian facility (E5286, that was built in 1943). Many years ago, APG had an equestrian facility in Aberdeen on the edge of what is now the Enhanced Use Leasing Area.

Historical evidence of horses at Edgewood can be found at the Ft. Hoyle Gym, now Bldg. E4210, which was originally built as an indoor horse riding area. Prior to construction of the Advanced Chemistry Laboratory at the south end of Wiede Army Airfield, an archaeological investigation located many horseshoes, suggesting intensive use of that area by horses in the past.

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