Riding has been an important part of life at Walker's since the school was established in 1911. In the decades since, thousands of riders have explored hundreds of miles of trails on campus, formed new friendships with horses and their peers, gained new skills under the watchful eyes of accomplished instructors and felt the thrill of a hard earned win.
Our nationally acclaimed program has gained recognition as one of the leading scholastic equestrian programs in the country. Whatever your skill level or interest, The Ethel Walker School Riding Program offers you challenges, support and fun. Here at Walker’s, you will learn about the art and sport of riding in a magnificent setting at one of the nation's outstanding independent schools.
Every Walker's rider becomes a "complete rider" and is exposed to all aspects of equestrian pursuits from equitation, hunters, jumpers, dressage and combined training, to horse care and stable management. We also offer a very unique equine science class that our students can take as an elective.
The Walker’s riding program accommodates all levels of riding, from the absolute beginner to the most experienced, competitive rider. Students may board their own horse at Walker’s or utilize the dozens of school horses available for the lesson program and for lease. We also offer volunteer work at a local equine rescue facility and a local therapeutic riding center.