Top Equestrian Boarding Schools
- For the 2020 school year, there are 64 top boarding schools offering Equestrian as an interscholastic sport, serving 22,797 students.
The Knox School Photo - As an institution that is mission-driven and intentional in its structure and purpose, The Knox School created its academic program to provide capable students with opportunities to excel within a liberal arts program that are infused with artistic and athletic pursuits.
Valley Forge Military Academy Photo - VFMA offers college preparatory academics, credentialed faculty, competitive PIAA athletics, and individual attention, providing cadets with an environment focused on their academic success.
The Rectory School Photo - Our girls are competitors in soccer, softball, cross-country, fencing, basketball, ice hockey, lacrosse, equestrian, tennis, and golf.
The Taft School Photo - More than a century has passed since Mr. Taft founded our school. While the world and the school have changed dramatically, his fundamental values endure: work hard, without regard for public acclaim; develop all your talents: academic, artistic, and athletic; and most importantly, give of yourself to others.
Stuart Hall School Photo - Students at Stuart Hall School come from all over the nation and the world. Our community is built on mutual trust and academic inquiry, and we seek to develop the personal character, honor, and creativity of each member of our school.
Garrison Forest School Photo - View of Shriver Hall, which houses the health suite and dorm rooms for boarders.
The Madeira School Photo - Madeira's 376-acre campus in McLean, Virginia, overlooks the Potomac River from a perch just 12 miles northwest of Washington, D.C.
Oldfields School Photo - Our renowned equestrian program takes learning out of the classroom and into the barn.
Asheville School Photo - Boyd Chapel. Our Core Values are perseverance, integrity, respect, and compassion.
Tallulah Falls School Photo - So much of a student's success in school can be related to their peers. Our students come from all walks of life with the common goal of reaching their highest potential personally and academically. As a community, they encourage each other to greater success.
Stoneleigh-Burnham School Photo - Stoneleigh-Burnham offers one of the premier equestrian centers among secondary schools in the U.S. Our equestrian center is located on campus and that means girls can walk from their classes and dorm rooms directly to the barn. Every rider, from the complete novice to the advanced jumper, receives personalized instruction from experienced coaches that reflects her interests, goals, and abilities.
Gould Academy Photo - Gould Academy offers the only Ski Patrol Program recognized by the National Ski Patrol. Once our students earn their 'jackets,' they are certified to work for the National Ski Patrol at any mountain in the U.S.
Dana Hall School Photo - Experimentation. Exploration. Creativity. Dana Hall`s visual artists are sensitive observers of themselves and the world around them.
St. Timothy's School Photo - The Commons is equal parts living room and dining room. The newest building on campus, the Commons is a gathering space that houses the dining hall and the new Redlands Cafe.
Miller School of Albemarle Photo - Miller School of Albemarle, a coeducational day and boarding college preparatory school for students in grades 8-12 and post-graduate, opened its doors in 1878 with 33 students. Girls first enrolled in 1884, making it one of the nation`s oldest coeducational boarding schools. The school is situated 12 miles west of Charlottesville on a gently rolling campus of 1600 pristine acres.
Top Equestrian Boarding Schools (2020)
- School Location Grades Students
- 80 chemin Moulton Hill
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada J1M 1Z8
Grades: 7-12 | 263 students
- 230 Bushy Hill Road
Simsbury, CT 06070
Grades: 9-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day) | 236 students
- 280 King Street East
Brockville, Canada K6V1E2
Grades: 6-12, PG | 110 students
- 300 Garrison Forest Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 548 students
- 14 Greenwood Lane
Putney, VT 05346
Grades: 6-12 | 55 students
- 211 Indian Mountain Road
Lakeville, CT 06039
Grades: 5-9 | Pre-K-9 (day) | 250 students
- 541 Long Beach Road
Saint James, NY 11780
Grades: 6-12, PG | 174 students
- 476 Skiff Mountain Road
Kent, CT 06757
Grades: 9-12, PG | 120 students
- 333 Ocean Road
Narragansett, RI 02882
Grades: 7-12, PG | 78 students
- 1000 Samuel Miller Loop
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Grades: 8-12, PG | 185 students
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