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Equestrian Center

Walker’s Equestrian Center is among the best of any school in the country.

The Ethel Walker School provides a strong foundation to maintain a best-in-class riding program.

The Equestrian Center is on Walker’s 175-acre campus, providing ready access to the barn and horses, as well as winding trails and extensive turnouts.

65
horse stalls
3
Temperature-controlled tack rooms
14
individual paddocks
175
acre campus
Riding facilities
On Campus Facilities

Our Equestrian Center is located on campus, so you are just steps away from your horse and your equestrian activities. The proximity of the barn to the academic buildings allows you to take riding lessons during the day as part of your normal school schedule.

Frank O.H. Williams Barn
Frank O.H. Williams Barn

The Frank O.H. Williams Barn, with three tack rooms, heated wash stalls and an attached indoor ring, serves as the central hub of the facility. Williams Barn includes a work area for vets and farriers, a rubber brick floor for added warmth in the winter.

Henderson Riding Ring
Henderson Riding Ring

Henderson is among the largest indoor rings in the area, measuring 100' by 200'. With natural lighting and beautiful brick walls, Henderson also offers Travel Light, dust-free footing, mirrors, and a full-length viewing gallery with a raised seating platform.

Outdoor riding arena
Outdoor Arena

Our Outdoor Arena features a larger riding space with sand footing, and a variety of jumps for universal show schooling.

Paddocks
Paddocks

In fall 2017, Walker’s constructed a beautiful, new, larger turn-out area in the heart of the open fields directly across from the Frank O.H. Williams Barn featuring 14 individual paddocks of larger and varied sizes, each equipped with a Nelson automatic horse waterer.

Turnouts
Turnouts and Fields

In addition to our new paddocks, our facility has 13 additional turnout spaces, including nine sand paddocks and four grass fields.

Outdoor Show Ring Renovation
Show Ring Renovation

A priority is to renovate the Outdoor Arena to a contemporary, high quality competitive standard. This improvement includes an irrigation system, premium footing, new fencing and a set of show-class jumps that are attractive, durable and versatile for all disciplines.

Meet Our Horses

Blue Monday “Blue”

Blue Monday “Blue”

Blue is a 16.1 hand warmblood gelding. He is a true gentleman and master in his trade. Blue shines in all disciplines and has an incredible show record. Donated by Jessica Pletka.
Bond

Double O Seven “Bond”

Double O Seven “Bond”

Bond is a 15.3 hand black thoroughbred/quarter horse gelding. He is an amazing horse for riders just starting out. He loves trail rides and is a star in our annual Holiday Ride. Donated by Stone Horse Farm.
Outstanding Rhythm "Boy"

Outstanding Rhythm “Boy”

Outstanding Rhythm “Boy”

Boy is a 16.1 hand bay thoroughbred gelding. Boy is super brave and will jump anything, which made him a great eventing horse in his prime. Now he is a favorite for many of our beginner riders. Boy was donated by Cosey Lathrop.
Cartoon

Cartoon

Cartoon

Cartoon is a 16 hand bay warmblood gelding. He is ideal for developing equitation riders. This versatile fellow is loved by many of our riders. Donated by the Abbruzzese family.
Cosmo

Cosmo

Cosmo

Cosmo is a 16.1 hand grey warmblood gelding. He is a wonderful beginner horse, has great lead changes and is a perfect cross-rail horse. Cosmo came to us from Margaret Murphy.
Dallas

Dallas

Dallas

Dallas is a 16.2 hand warmblood gelding. His huge stride and brave nature make him a student favorite. Dallas has an impressive record from the hunter ring, but is useful to students of all levels and interests. Donated by the Harvey family.
High Honors "Elliot"

High Honors “Elliot”

High Honors “Elliot”

Elliott is a 16 hand Hanoverian gelding. He is a favorite draw at our IEA shows and often a top pick for rated shows. Elliott has a sweet disposition, big, lofty jump and huge stride, making him a favorite of many students. Donated by Sagamore Farm.
Kessandra

Kessandra

Kessandra

Kessandra is a 2004 Arabian standing at 14.3 hands. She did dressage before she came to Walker’s and since then has learned how to jump. She is a great ride for beginners. Kessandra was donated by Angela Peavy.
Koenig

Trans-Atlantic Alpen-Koenig “Koenig”

Trans-Atlantic Alpen-Koenig “Koenig”

Koenig is a 16.1 hand Brandenburg gelding with a lot of miles in the jumper ring. He was donated by a loving alumna who was happy to share him with us. He loves to jump and is very broke on the flat. Donated by Charlotte Gerstenfeld, class of 1994.
Kroon

Runicco “Kroon”

Runicco “Kroon”

Kroon is an 17.2 hand Dutch warmblood gelding. He has won Best Horse at our IEA Regional show countless times because of his steady way of going, happy expression, and perfect lead changes. Kroon is a great horse for anyone learning to jump. He was donated by George, Susan, and Courtney Kokulis.
Coco

S & L Cocodrille “Coco”

S & L Cocodrille “Coco”

We are incredibly lucky to have Coco in our program. His show record boasts several grand prix placings, making him an excellent tool for our more advanced riders. He is a total sweetheart in the barn and loves to work. Donated by Mr. Samuel Edelman.

S & L Madam “Sam”

S & L Madam “Sam”

Since being donated, Sam has been very useful for our jumper and equitation riders. She is a true work horse and is beautifully broke on the flat. She has a strong personality but is a wonderful teacher. Donated by Mr. Samuel Edelman.
Yoyo

Yoyo

Yoyo

Yoyo is a 14.3 hand Quarter Horse/ Welsh Cob Cross gelding that is used predominantly for our beginner and intermediate riders. His manageable size makes him an excellent type for new riders. Donated by Melissa Holden and her daughter Chloe Lewis ‘22.
Oliver

Oliver

Oliver

Oliver is a 15 hand Thoroughbred gelding. He is super comfortable and forward to the jumps. Oliver is a great addition for our intermediate girls that like a smaller horse. He was donated by Kim Toomey.
Lana

Solana “Lana”

Solana “Lana”

Lana is a 16.3 hand Holsteiner mare. Her jumper and equitation background make her a wonderful horse for our more advanced riders to practice on. David and Paris Palmer, class of 2015.
Manny

Manny

Manny

Manny is a 13.2 hand grey Welsh pony gelding. He’s a super little mover and a cute jumper! He’s great for anyone who is learning to ride. Donated by Grace Deatienza.
Shorty

Incredible “Shorty”

Incredible “Shorty”

Shorty is a 16 hand Quarter Horse gelding. He is brave and has a really cute jump. He loves all the attention he gets from the girls and is super sweet in the barn. Shorty was donated by Elizabeth “Libby” Keating.
Summer

Midsummer Night’s Dream “Summer”

Midsummer Night’s Dream “Summer”

Summer is a 15.2 hand bay mare. She is very sweet and loves lots of attention! Her smooth gaits make her a perfect teacher for anyone who is learning how to ride. Summer was donated by Sandy Stimole.
Wally

Douglas Fir “Wally”

Douglas Fir “Wally”