The Garrison Forest Equestrian Institute is designed to give competitive riders the opportunity to advance their skills, expand their horsemanship knowledge and compete at a high level while enjoying the benefits and camaraderie of riding in a school program. Participation in the Equestrian Institute will combine an in-depth equestrian program with a full Garrison Forest academic curriculum uniquely customized for top riders. Students in grades 6-12 are eligible for this rigorous and personalized program that prepares girls to rise to the academic and athletic challenge of being student-riders at Garrison Forest and in college.



  • Board of horse/pony
  • Training ride
  • Three private or semi-private lessons each week during the school day
  • Program manager to handle daily  horse care, scheduling, travel  arrangements and registration
  • Daycare and coaching fees for one rated show per month, discounted daycare/coaching for additional shows each month
  • Minimum of one rated show/month
  • Two to three weeks of a winter circuit
  • Mandatory field trips and speakers
  • Excused absences for horse shows
  • Approved tutors allowed

* Must own or lease a horse. Fee does not include lodging, entry fees and  travel expenses (local shows not included).


  • Students must sign a code of conduct (academic and attendance requirements must be met)
  • 24-hour advance notice must be given for cancellations/rescheduling of lessons
  • Option to work off additional daycare and coaching at shows on a first come first serve basis
  • School year long commitment with option to extend through the summer