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Equestrianism, the art of riding and handling a horse is a feature of many private schools with excellent equestrian facilities for students. Equestrian is a fun and thrilling sport that needs practice. In private schools, equestrian classes take place in the Physical Education time allocation or after regular school hours. Equestrian schools of this type offer lessons for in-barn work and practical riding. Equestrian schools can be co-ed, day, or boarding schools and experienced trainers are available for equestrian classes. Students can compete in various equestrian disciplines and have access to horse-related knowledge and competencies. Some schools have private camps that provide professional instruction for beginner through advanced riders, both kids and adults.

Equestrian Schools

Some of the equestrian programs in schools include:

  • Riding equitation, including dressage and jumping for advanced riders
  • Horsemanship, including grooming, saddling, bridling, and stable management
  • Care and safety for horse and rider

Career emphasis areas include training, teaching, massage therapy, horse health, barn management, farrier and forging. Equestrian schools feature scenic woods trails, barns and an arena. Advanced riders may have a cross country course. Senior campers may also work on dressage and jumping. Dressage is a test of overall training and obedience of a horse. Girls who are passionate about riding can also join equestrian classes. Studies show that working with horses enables students to develop poise, assertiveness and confidence. Riding has become increasingly popular as recreation in many parts of the world, particularly in metropolitan and suburban areas. Eventing, show jumping, endurance, polo, western, horse ball and vaulting are some other exciting sports associated with horses.

Students at Equestrian schools work to improve their own skill base and theoretical understanding of horses. A good understanding of horses helps to develop this hobby and activity in a better way. Students who love the outdoors and horses can develop equestrianism into a fine leisure pursuit that can give several benefits and rewards.


2371 Shawnigan Lake Road, Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, V0R 2W5

Shawnigan Lake
Dwight School Canada, an IB school in Shawnigan Lake, BC offers grades 6 to 12 for both day and boarding students. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • International School
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • $9,500 to $54,500 per year
16945 Bayview Avenue, Newmarket, Ontario, L3Y 4X2

Newmarket
Pickering College offers programs from junior kindergarten to grade 12. Its average class size is 16 to 18 students. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • $21,810 to $58,025 per year
33 King's-Edgehill Lane, Windsor, Nova Scotia, B0N 2T0

Windsor
King's-Edgehill School offers programs for grades six to 12 in Windsor, Nova Scotia. Its average class size is 15 students. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • $16,850 to $50,000 per year
4391 County Road 29, Lakefield, Ontario, K0L 2H0

Lakefield
Lakefield College School offers programs for grades 9 through 12 in Lakefield, Ontario. It accepts both day and boarding students. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • $30,200 to $58,500 per year
55 Deblaquire Street North, Port Hope, Ontario, L1A 4K7

Port Hope
Trinity College School offers programs from grades 5 to 12 in Port Hope. Its average class size is 16 students. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • $22,950 to $56,950 per year
44 Victoria Street, Suite 1310, Toronto, Ontario, M5C 1Y2

Toronto
Neuchâtel Junior College, in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, offers Canadian Grade 12 curriculum and AP to students from across Canada and elsewhere. [view profile]
  • Boarding
  • International School
  • Academic
  • 12 (Coed)
  • $30,000 to $54,500 SF per year
80 chemin Moulton Hill, Sherbrooke, Quebec, J1M 1Z8

Sherbrooke
Bishop's College School is an English boarding and day school for students in grades 7 through 12. BCS is a member of RoundSquare. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Traditional
  • Sports
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • $18,200 to $55,800 per year
16379 The Gore Road, Caledon, Ontario, L7E 0X4

Caledon
King's College School: International Schools for Bright and Gifted Children offers programs for grades three to 12 in Caldeon. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Gifted
  • 3 to 12 (Coed)
  • $17,250 to $30,000 per year
201-2451 Dieppe Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3E 7K1

Calgary
Since 1979, Banbury's student-paced approach with tutorial instruction is in small, multi-aged groups of 10:1. Meainingful relationships enhance learning. Member of Canadian Coalition of Self Directed Learning--CCSDL. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Gifted
  • Alternative
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • $8,000 to $10,000 per year
85 Kings Crescent, Ajax, Ontario, L1S 2M4

Ajax
Wasdell Academy for Innovative Learning is a special-needs school in Ajax. It offers programs from pre-school to grade 12 with an average class size of ten students. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Alternative
  • Special Needs
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • $18,290 per year
1167 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville, Ontario, L6J 1L3

Oakville
Offering Montessori programs from Preschool to Grade 8, Dearcroft is accredited by CCMA and staffed by great teachers. Tuition starts at $5,900. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Academic
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • $7,750 to $19,200 per year
660 Brownsey Avenue, Duncan, British Columbia, V9L 1C2

Duncan
Queen Margaret's School is an independent co-ed day school Preschool to Gr. 7 and all girls day/boarding school for Gr. 8-12 in Duncan, BC. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Traditional
  • Arts-intensive
  • 8 to 12 (Girls)
  • $4,800 to $43,100 per year
42542 RR095A, Hardisty, Alberta, T0B 1V0

Hardisty
Joseph Rae Equestrian Academy is a private boarding school in Hardisty AB for grades 7-12 with a fully integrated Western horsemanship program for beginner to advanced competitors. [view profile]
  • Boarding
  • Sports
  • Academic
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • $17,375 to $44,000 per year
118 Main Street East, PO Box 100, Merrickville, Ontario, K0G 1N0

Merrickville
Students will undertake English for Academic Purposes with the goal of successfully obtaining a TOEFL/IELTS score to satisfy the language requirement for university. [view profile]
  • Boarding
  • Academic
  • Alternative
  • 11 to 12 (Coed)
  • $48,560 per year
365 Compton Rue E, Waterville, Quebec, J0B 3H0

Waterville
COLLÈGE FRANÇOIS-DELAPLACE is a private Traditional / academic boarding school in Waterville, Quebec. The school offers programs for grades 7 to 12 with enrolment of 200 boarding students. [view profile]
  • Boarding
  • Academic
  • 7 to 12 (Girls)
  • $16,000 to $25,000 per year
2371 Shawnigan Lake Road, Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, V0R 2W5
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • International School
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • $9,500 to $54,500 per year
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16945 Bayview Avenue, Newmarket, Ontario, L3Y 4X2
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • $21,810 to $58,025 per year
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33 King's-Edgehill Lane, Windsor, Nova Scotia, B0N 2T0
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • $16,850 to $50,000 per year
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4391 County Road 29, Lakefield, Ontario, K0L 2H0
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • $30,200 to $58,500 per year
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55 Deblaquire Street North, Port Hope, Ontario, L1A 4K7
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • $22,950 to $56,950 per year
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44 Victoria Street, Suite 1310, Toronto, Ontario, M5C 1Y2
  • Boarding
  • International School
  • Academic
  • 12 (Coed)
  • $30,000 to $54,500 SF per year
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80 chemin Moulton Hill, Sherbrooke, Quebec, J1M 1Z8
  • Day & Boarding
  • Traditional
  • Sports
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • $18,200 to $55,800 per year
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16379 The Gore Road, Caledon, Ontario, L7E 0X4
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Gifted
  • 3 to 12 (Coed)
  • $17,250 to $30,000 per year
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201-2451 Dieppe Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3E 7K1
  • Day
  • Gifted
  • Alternative
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • $8,000 to $10,000 per year
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85 Kings Crescent, Ajax, Ontario, L1S 2M4
  • Day
  • Alternative
  • Special Needs
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • $18,290 per year
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1167 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville, Ontario, L6J 1L3
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Academic
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • $7,750 to $19,200 per year
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660 Brownsey Avenue, Duncan, British Columbia, V9L 1C2
  • Day & Boarding
  • Traditional
  • Arts-intensive
  • 8 to 12 (Girls)
  • $4,800 to $43,100 per year
view profile
42542 RR095A, Hardisty, Alberta, T0B 1V0
  • Boarding
  • Sports
  • Academic
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • $17,375 to $44,000 per year
view profile
118 Main Street East, PO Box 100, Merrickville, Ontario, K0G 1N0
  • Boarding
  • Academic
  • Alternative
  • 11 to 12 (Coed)
  • $48,560 per year
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365 Compton Rue E, Waterville, Quebec, J0B 3H0
  • Boarding
  • Academic
  • 7 to 12 (Girls)
  • $16,000 to $25,000 per year
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