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An exceptional independent boarding and day school for girls grades 8-12
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Riding at Oldfields

Oldfields Riding has gone online! Expert speakers, informative discussions, not only for our own riders, but open to the public! Everyone is welcome to join in on Wednesdays and Fridays at 3:30 p.m. Email our Associate Director of Riding Ann Thal at for information on how to join us! 

Oldfields Riding has been a vibrant part of the community for over 150 years.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.


Our program is dedicated to each girl’s success, whether in the horse show ring, on a cross country course, or in the hunt field. From riders who are just beginning through very experienced riders, we create an environment that helps each student reach her riding goals.

Rider in the jumping arena, Horse

Students have the chance to compete in numerous horse shows, events, and Interscholastic Equitation competitions. Additionally, Oldfields is located in the heart of Maryland Hunt country. This gives students the opportunity to foxhunt on the weekends with three local packs. We also host several clinics throughout the year. Past clinicians include Bernie Traurig, Greg Best, and Joe Fargis.

Our motto, “Where learning moves outside of the classroom and into the barn,” is part of our daily life. The girls have the opportunity to learn about horse care and management through working side by side with our hands-on staff, veterinarian, and farrier.

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The magic of Oldfields is how you feel when you are here—excited and challenged, and at the same time, comfortable and at home. The very best way to experience it is in person.



Schedule a tour today to learn more about Oldfields Riding!
Contact Amy Phillips, Director of Riding:

1500 Glencoe Road
Sparks Glencoe, Maryland 21152

Each Girl's Success

At no other school will so many caring individuals be focused on a young woman’s success as a student, a leader, an athlete, an artist, or an adventurer!


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The Oldfields Difference

From our unique academic schedule to our one-of-a kind May Program, there are benefits to OS students that cannot be found elsewhere.

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Undeniable Results

High standards, low pressure, and a supportive environment result in confident, successful young women.

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A Sporting Life

Experience a different approach to coaching and team building, one where sportsmanship matters and there is a place on the team for everyone.

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Unleash Creativity

In the spotlight or behind the scenes, in the studio or behind the camera, find your creative outlet.

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A Girl and her Horse

Oldfields’ Riding Program is where learning moves out of the classroom and into the barn.

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Total Life Balance

Students’ days are intentionally planned to nurture mind, body, and spirit – and have fun!

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Giving back

Each new experience and every time-honored tradition we share with Oldfields girls is made possible by the gifts you send.

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