Take the reins and discover how far you can go.

Are you passionate about horses? Do you love to ride? At Garrison Forest, you may choose from several equestrian programs to match your interest and skill, whether you are a beginner or a veteran competitor. Our program will teach you to push past any obstacle, in the arena, on the field and in life.

For over 100 years, GFS riders have been learning self-confidence, improving their skills, having fun and making friends through our nationally recognized equestrian programs. The program offers seamless transition from beginner to advanced levels through small classes taught by caring, nationally recognized faculty and an extended community of riders. Our riding program is based on Hunter Seat Equitation and includes Equitation and Hunters and Jumpers. GFS riders become self-sufficient and to do all of their own tacking up, grooming and preparation for competition and daily riding.

Riders have the opportunity to be considered for the GFS Equitation Team once they have completed 6th Grade. Team members are part of the Interscholastic Equestrian Association and compete nationally. Our Upper and Middle School riders have earned national recognition by bringing home multiple wins from the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) National Finals.

Beginning in grade 6, students may join the Garrison Forest Equestrian Institute. Visit the Equestrian Institute page for more information. 




We welcome to GFS Riding! Click here to meet the rest of our staff. 

Rick Harris, Director of Riding
(410) 559-3450

Taylor Herzog, Assistant Director of Riding
 (410) 559-3452

"GFS Riding is like having a really big family. I always feel like I am supported no matter what."
- Maddie M. '24