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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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 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
(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.
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