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CONGRESSIONAL HORSES

Horses have been a part of Congressional School since its founding in 1939. The Devers Family, our founders, always had a passion for horses and offered several of their own for student lessons. In fact, their love of horses inspired our athletics teams to be "The Colts" and our mascot to be a horse as well.

Today, our herd of horses resides on our campus during the warm months of the year, allowing us to use them for learning opportunities as well as a part of our Congressional Riding Academy offered as an after-school activity during the fall and spring months. Additionally, Congressional Camp also offers riding lessons during Pony Camp throughout the summer months, and other riding opportunities for day camp. 

QUESTIONS? PLEASE CONTACT:

703-533-9711

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Registration is directly connected with our After School Activities calendar and is only available during open registration for Fall and Spring After School Activities (2 times per year).

OUR MISSION

Our goal is to grow confident equestrians in a safe, fun, rider‐centered environment. The Congressional Riding Academy helps students grow riding skills and gain horsemanship knowledge and develop confidence with their four‐legged friends. We believe working with horses builds on the school’s core values of integrity, kindness, perseverance, respect, and responsibility.

CONGRESSIONAL RIDING ACADEMY

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LESSON PROGRAM

(FOR RIDERS IN GRADES 1 AND UP)

Our private lessons take place after school and are 45-minute sessions. Our riding lessons build confidence and skill both in and out of the saddle. Students will walk, trot, and canter, learning to keep a secure seat at all times. Riders’ skills progress through consistent training from instructors who are themselves experienced riders.

Price: $480 for 8 weeks of 45-minute private lessons, once a week after school.

MEET OUR HORSES

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Miniature Horse Mare

Luke Skywalker

American Paint Horse

Maverick

Quarter Horse/Thoroughbred Cross Gelding

Nemo

Haflinger Gelding

Oreo

Shetland Pony Mare

Pepper

Miniature Horse

Roi

Haflinger Gelding

Roscoe

Belgian/Thoroughbred Cross Gelding

Sugar

Quarter Horse Mare

Trigger

Mustang Gelding

To learn more or ask questions, please contact:

Lisa Harkins
Equine Director