Outdoor Show Ring

Priority Project

Outdoor Show Ring Renovation Project

It’s an exciting and opportune time for you to support a special project for The Ethel Walker School Equestrian Program.

Walker’s has made many changes and improvements to strengthen and enhance the Equestrian Program including the addition of renowned Director of Riding Linda Langmeier and Head Trainer Jo Seaver ’99 to our riding faculty.

A priority project for the continued enhancement of the program is the renovation of the Outdoor Show Ring 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 jumping disciplines. This upgrade to the outdoor ring will greatly benefit all aspects of the riding program including improved safety for our girls and horses, an enhanced show preparation environment, increased capacity and versatility for lessons, and improved effectiveness for maintenance. This newly-renovated outdoor ring will certainly complement our existing, beautiful facilities, including our new paddocks, and be an aesthetic draw for our current and future riders. This project will also provide Walker’s with an opportunity to once again host on-site outdoor riding competitions.

Key features

  • Irrigation system
  • Premium footing
  • New fencing
  • Show-class jumps

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Named Giving Opportunities

We can’t do this without your support! Please join us in making this project successful by making your gift. For more information on the Outdoor Show Ring Renovation Project, please contact Assistant Head for Advancement Gretchen Orschiedt at +1-860-408-4260 or by email at

Total Project Goal: $375,000
Named Giving Opportunities Gift Level Available Committed
Show Ring $100,000 1 1
Show Ring Endowment $50,000 2
Automatic Irrigation System $40,000 1 1
Show Jumps $10,000 10 9
Footing Families and Friends $5,000 25+ 3
Pump House Patrons
Donors will be recognized on a plaque installed in the Frank O.H. Williams Barn.
Carrots & Clovers Crew
Donors will be recognized on a plaque installed in the Frank O.H. Williams Barn.

Student jumping horse

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