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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 on activities and demonstrations enable riders to explore all aspects of horsemanship and discover the secrets of the equine mind.

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.

Riders are responsible for bringing an ASTM certified helmet, hard soled boots, riding pants, water bottle, snack and 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.

2019 Program


All levels of riders age 8-15


8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • Session I: June 17 - June 28 
  • Session II: July 8 - July 19 
  • Session III: July 22 - Aug 2 
  • Session IV: Aug 5 - Aug 16


  • ASTM Certified Helmet 
  • Hard soled boots 
  • Riding pants 
  • Water bottle
  • Snack
  • Lunch 


Karen Stives '68 Equestrian Center 
Dana Hall School
160 Grove Street Rear
Wellesley, MA 02482

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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."