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The School of Horsemanship

At all levels of ability, Greenbrier Academy riders develop into competent horsewomen and well-rounded equestrians who are skilled and knowledgeable in multiple disciplines of riding.  We offer indoor and outdoor riding facilities, and a string of well-schooled horses.

GBA offers two programs within the school of horsemanship

The Horse Program

  • This program is an opportunity for girls that want to learn more about horses.
  • Girls will  feed and care for horses, as well as, learn basic safety guidelines.  They will also learn how to join up (bond) with a horse, how to properly groom a horse, and how to tack up a horse.
  • There is also an opportunity to take part in a teaching internship once girls are more advanced into the program.
  • GBA staff members bring their kids in for lessons and the girls have the opportunity to teach lessons,lead riders around,teach grooming,teach safety basics with the equine director supervising.
  • This program is a great way for girls to build confidence around horses before they make the commitment to join GBA’s riding program team. This is also a good opportunity for girls that do not want to ride but want to learn how to bond and take care of horses.

The Riding Program

  • Girls in the riding program ride twice a week and may earn extra riding opportunities by showing up well in the community and putting hard work into the horses and barn.
  • Girls may choose jumping, dressage, or western lessons.
  • GBA’s riding program is made to be flexible enough to fit each individual riders unique and personal goals.
  • Private lessons and trail rides can be scheduled.
  • Girls work towards off-campus showing opportunities. (optional)
  • There is a fun Halloween show where girls get to dress themselves and their horses up and compete in different classes/horseback games.
  • Riding girls have the opportunity to do a teaching internship as well.

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