Placement Testing


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.


Class Levels


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)


Specialization Classes


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


Contact Information

Ann O'Shallie
Director, Equestrian Studies
717-264-4141  ext. 3202