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Equestrian Summer Program

During the summer, the Karen Stives '68 Equestrian Center instructors offer an intensive and educational summer program. 
Riders develop their skills under saddle as well as participate in hands-on horsemanship workshops. The program focuses on hunt-seat equitation and emphasizes safety, learning control, correct position and developing confidence at beginning through advanced levels. Each rider experiences a classroom without boundaries that inspires discipline, responsibility and teamwork. Hands
The KSEC Summer Program offers two-week sessions. During a two-week session, riders lesson once per day for one-hour each, participate in horsemanship workshops in the barn as well as enjoy lunch on the barn patio before going home for the day. Each session is open to riders whose ability ranges from beginner through advanced with small group sizes to give the best possible instruction. The KSEC Summer program is open to riders ages 8-15 years old.
The extended day portion of the camp is offered for session III only and will consist of a smaller group than in the regular 8:30 – 1:00 camp session. After lunch, the riders will participate in additional riding and horsemanship activities enabling them to spend more time with the horses, in the saddle, and in the barn.
The end of each camp session will culminate in a horse show, where parents and families are invited to come and watch the riders show off all they have learned over their two weeks of camp.
Riders are responsible for bringing an ASTM certified helmet, hard-soled boots, riding pants, water bottle, snack, and a lunch.


Please contact  at (781) 235-3010 x2860.
Karen Stives '68 Equestrian Center 
Dana Hall School
160 Grove Street Rear
Wellesley, MA 02482

The Dana Hall Summer Horsemanship Program is permitted by the Wellesley Health Department.

2021 Program

The 2021 program will not run.

We look forward to seeing the campers return in 2022.

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  • Paige

    "My favorite Dana Hall activity has been riding because the trainers at the Equestrian Center are really great and helpful. I always feel like I'm learning and improving while having fun."