All riders take a simple riding test during the summer or winter
before the first riding class. Safety is the primary consideration in
testing and placement of all riders.
Riding classes are divided into the following levels:
- Basic Level (I and II)
- Novice Level (I and II)
- Intermediate Level (I, II, III, IV, V, VI)
- Advanced Level (I, II, III, IV)
- Specialization Level (I, II, III, IV, V, VI)
The most advanced riders may choose one or more discipline-specific
courses in riding: Dressage, Eventing, Hunters and Hunt Seat, Jumpers,
and Schooling Green/Problem Horses.
Scheduling Riding Classes
Riding classes are scheduled as part of each student’s regular course
load. Each course carries 0.5 credits, and meets twice a week for 75
minutes each class. Riders are placed in classes with others of the
most similar level, ability, and discipline interest.