Summer Riding Experience
Summer Riding Experience (SRE) is an extension of our renowned riding program. Girls come to this camp to have fun, but also to become complete horsewomen. You will enjoy daily riding sessions and activities that include horse care, working with farriers and veterinarians, and general equestrian knowledge.
SRE is staffed by the same team that runs the School's equestrian program. All are second and third generation horsewomen who are seasoned competitors and trainers. You will be coached by the Walker's team to become a more complete rider, whether you are getting on a horse for the first time or are already an accomplished rider. Additionally, girls from Walker's equestrian team assist with SRE, giving you a glimpse into the spirit and camaraderie of the School's riding program.
Situated on the School's scenic campus, Walker's Equestrian Center includes a newly renovated barn, outdoor rings, an indoor ring with dust-free footing and newly upgraded lighting, four tack rooms, extensive turnouts for the horses and 175 acres of trails through the woods.
You can ride one of the School's horses or board your own. We have wonderful horses for riders of all levels. Girls are paired with horses best suited to their ability.
You will need to bring to following for lessons: riding breeches or jeans, comfortable t-shirts, boots with a 1/2 inch heels, and an ASTM-approved riding helmet.
SRE offers a rich residential program that is based on our academic year program. It is designed to foster community, lifelong friendships, and help each girl feel comfortable. Our dining hall serves healthy meals during breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Meals are a time for the entire summer community to come together, including girls participating in other summer programs. Evening activities include movie nights, game nights, trips into the local community, and swimming.