Upper School
Upper School
  • Riding Facilities
  • Riding Facilities
  • Riding Facilities
  • Riding Facilities


The Ethel Walker School offers extensive riding facilities enabling a student to ride year-round in a broad range of settings. 

The Equestrian Center is located steps from academic and residential buildings on Walker's 300-acre campus. Riders have access to an additional 300 acres of Walker's Woods, a recently conserved tract of land that is adjacent to campus and is criss-crossed with a myriad of riding, hiking and cross country ski trails.

Henderson Riding Ring

The Henderson Riding Ring, adjacent to the Frank O.H. Williams Barn, includes a 100’ x 200’ lighted indoor arena with state-of-the-art, SRS Dust Free footing, heated lounge, a gallery for spectators and several heated tack rooms which provide ample storage. Newly renovated paddocks complete this area of the Equestrian Center.

The Outdoor Arena

This new arena measures 168' x 265', adding to the School's training and competition sites.

Nancy Smallwood ’80 Outdoor Arena

The Nancy Smallwood ’80 Outdoor Arena is lighted and allows for a variety of schooling and competition sites for dressage and jumping. Numerous other open areas provide a variety of schooling and competition sites.

Julius Mihaly Cross-Country Course

The Julius Mihaly Cross-Country Course, with levels of Beginner Novice through Preliminary cross country fences, is utilized for our Fall Horse Trials and for schooling.

Frank O. H. Williams Barn

The Frank O. H. Williams Barn, which is attached to the Henderson Riding Ring and two smaller barns, can house almost 70 horses.

Trails & Turnout Areas

Walker's 300-acre campus, in combination with over 300 acres of the conserved Walker's Woods, offers more than eight miles of wooded trails and expansive turn-out areas, as well as large fenced-in grass fields.

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