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Summer Horsemanship Program

During the summer, instructors at the Karen Stives '68 Equestrian Center 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.

Typical Day

During the one and two week sessions, riders will enjoy daily mounted lessons as well as horsemanship workshops and crafts. Riders will be partnered and assigned a horse and will learn how to ride and care for their horse. Riders will learn about various aspects of horsemanship and enjoy lunch on the patio to round out their day at camp. 

Ages and Levels

Session 1-4 are offered to riders ages 8-15. Session 5 is offered to riders ages 7-9. Lessons will be taught in a small group format to provide safe and knowledgeable instruction for riders of all abilities.

Final Day Showcase

We invite family/friends to spectate the final lesson the last date of each session to showcase and celebrate their young rider's progress. 

What to Bring

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


Please contact Dani Corkill at (781) 235-1360 with program questions.
Karen Stives '68 Equestrian Center 
Dana Hall School
160 Grove Street
Wellesley, MA 02482

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