Riding Academy


The Stanford Riding Academy offers english and dressage riding lessons to students, faculty, staff, community members and Stanford-affiliated people alike with the goal of creating well educated, humane horse people. Our focus is on building solid skills for maximum safety and achievement. For our classes, riding levels start at riders comfortable at the walk, trot and learning to canter up to over fences classes at around 2’ to 2’6″. All riders should be comfortable grooming and tacking up their horse on their own. For riders hoping for an introduction to horses and riding, we offer a PE course through Stanford University for riders new to riding or have taken a long time off from riding (please see our Physical Education page).

Our Stanford Riding Academy program offers classes on a quarterly schedule. Each quarter starts with a private goal setting lesson with our instructor to work on what each riders focus will be that quarter, followed by once weekly group lessons with riders of a similar level. The quarter ends with a capstone event of a clinic or show. Classes are offered on the weekends and on some weekdays. Program fees are due at the beginning of each quarter.

If you are interested in getting involved with our community lesson program, contact Tina Davey, by e-mail for more information and to complete our waitlist questionnaire.