The George School Equestrian Program offers community lessons year round and a summer day camp, both open to the public. Our qualified instructors teach skills in balanced hunt seat, jumping, and equitation to the members of the community at large as well as to George School students.
Located on George School’s south campus, facilities include two 100’ by 200’ outdoor all-surface riding arenas and a barn with twenty-one box stalls and a heated tack room.
Community Lesson Program
George School teaches a basic balanced seat, which combines elements of dressage, hunt seat, and jumping. This creates a functional riding ability, which provides a base to build on with further education in any discipline. Balanced seat teaches the rider body awareness and relaxation so the rider and the horse become a team.
George School has horses for various levels, from the beginner to the advanced equestrian. All of our horses have positive dispositions and provide challenges befitting each level. We offer lessons to students from ages eight to seventy.
Private (1 hour): $60
Private (1/2 hour): $40
Group (1 hour) $40
Payment is due at time of lesson. Personal checks are the preferred form of payment. Cash is also accepted.
The lesson must be canceled or rescheduled twenty-four hours in advance. Failure to notify the barn will result in full charge for the missed lesson.
Policies and Guidelines for Good and Safe Horsemanship
- No one, except barn employees, are permitted in the barn unless the management staff is present.
- Be considerate of people and animals.
- Clean up after yourself and others by putting tools and equipment back in their proper storage areas.
- No running or yelling in the barn or around horses.
- Ask barn management staff before feeding horses.
- When the board is across the barn door, DO NOT ENTER.
- After riding, groom your horse so it is clean and free of sweat marks.
- When you are finished with your tack, clean it and treat it with conditioner.
- When your horse relieves itself in the barn area, clean it up as soon as possible.
Courtney Smith is our Equestrian Associate and one of our community lesson instructors. In addition, Courtney is our summer camp coordinator. Courtney has been riding since she was eight and coaching riding since she was fifteen. She earned an undergraduate degree in English from Temple University and a Master’s degree in Education from Holy Family University. Courtney joined our staff in 2007 and teaches riders of all levels and takes students to outside horse shows. Courtney also lives on campus in Drayton Dormitory.
Tiffany Taylor, Director of Equestrian Center
1690 Newtown Langhorne Road
Newtown, PA 18940