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 in science and art classrooms as well as a part of our Congressional Riding Academy offered as an after-school activity during the fall and spring months. Additionally, the herd is integrated in Colts Care, a special social emotional learning program developed by School Counselor Rebecca Ginnetti in partnership with Equine Director Lisa Harkins. This program gives small groups of students an opportunity to learn how to care for and interact with the herd. In the summer, Congressional Camp also offers riding lessons during Pony Camp and other riding opportunities for 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 encourage confidence in our students through interactions with our Congressional herd in a safe and fun environment. 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 FIRST GRADE AND UP)
Our private lessons take place after school and are 40-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. The Congressional Riding Academy helps students grow riding skills and gain horsemanship knowledge and develop confidence with their four‐legged friends.
Eight (8) 40-minute private lessons, once a week after school.
MEET OUR HORSES
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