The Horse Program

Horseback riding at Putney is a memorable experience.

Riding at Putney can be custom fit to each individual rider’s needs.

The focus is on the basics of dressage and stadium jumping and cross country jumping, along with miles of trails to explore. The stable is filled with wonderful school horses of various breeds and levels of training.

From riding a school master to working with a green horse, students have many opportunities for development. The riding program focuses not only on riding but horsemanship and animal husbandry.

Students learn to care for, tack up and evaluate their horses for confirmation, soundness and general behavior. They get to see the veterinarians and farriers care for the horses.

There is the opportunity for leasing if a student develops a special relationship with a school horse. Students may also choose to bring their own horse as room in the stable allows. There is an extra riding fee for this program and need-based scholarship money is available.

It is open to riders of all levels from beginner through advanced.

The Horse Program at The Putney School