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. Congressional Camp also uses the herd for riding lesson supplementals, Pony Adventures Camp, and other riding opportunities throughout the day camp.

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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 from beginner through intermediate levels, gain horsemanship knowledge, and develop friendships with two and 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)

40-minute private lessons. Our riding lessons build confidence and skill both in and out of the saddle. All students will learn to groom and tack up their horses which is included in every student’s lesson time. Students learn that time spent on the ground with the horse is as important as the time spent in the saddle. Students will walk, trot, canter, and jump, learning to keep a secure seat at all times. Riders’ skills progress through consistent training from instructors who are experienced riders themselves.

Price: $300 for 6 weeks of 40-minute private lessons, once a week.

MEET OUR HORSES AND EQUINE STAFF

OUR HORSES

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Miniature Horse

Charlie

Welsh Pony Gelding

Clara

Quarter Horse Mare

Huckleberry Finn

Rocky Mountain Horse Gelding

Lola

Thoroughbred Mare

Maverick

Quarter Horse/Thoroughbred Cross Gelding

Nemo

Haflinger Gelding

Oreo

Shetland Pony Mare

Roi

Haflinger Gelding

Tinkerbell

Miniature Horse

Tripp

Mustang Gelding

EQUINE STAFF

Bailey Redler

Riding Instructor

Emma Niesen

Barn Assistant

Izzy Teinfalt

Barn Assistant

Katie Dodson

Riding Instructor

Lisa Harkins

Equine Director

Marci McCormick

Riding Instructor

Toby Jaramillo

Barn Assistant

To learn more or ask questions, please contact:

Lisa Harkins
Equine Director