Where learning moves out of the classroom and into the barn
An integral part of the Oldfields experience since 1867, the Oldfields Riding Program is dedicated to inspiring our riders to pursue a path of continued growth. Our goals are to develop and enhance a yearning for knowledge, to value the character of the horse and the integrity of the sport, to honor the path of the individual, and to savor the process of learning and the lessons discovered from our relationships with horses.
- Daily opportunities to ride all three trimesters
- Open to beginner through advanced level riders
- Learn from certified trainers and expert guest clinicians
- Participate in hunter/jumper, eventing, dressage, and foxhunting
- Compete on our Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) teams
“Every chance I get, I go to the barn. The bonds you create with the other riders, the faculty, and the horses is astounding. Oldfields has taught me how to come out of my shell, be a leader, and live life, and I am so grateful for that. This is my home.”
“The Riding Program is extraordinary with so many choices of disciplines combined with the opportunity to learn from elite guest instructors. Best of all, my daughter was encouraged to grow as a rider at her own pace and participate in ways that were comfortable for her. The knowledge, confidence, and joy she gained from this experience was invaluable!”
Katherine Burdsall Heller, Parent, World Cup Finals Winner
“Oldfields Riding Program is unlike any other. Students can focus on a specific discipline while exploring other aspects of the equestrian world. The team of riding instructors is unmatched and focused on each girl’s growth. Our daughter finds tremendous joy in this exceptional program.”
Edward Gibbon, Parent
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We love the smiles on Lillie ’22 and Peyton ’22 (on the horses too!) as they enjoy an off-campus trip to a neighboring farm.
Photo by Dava Snider