Take the Reins
Asheville School’s riding program is tailored to meet each student’s needs, with afternoon lessons offered for beginner riders through advanced levels and all skill levels in between.
With stables, an Ireland Riding Ring, and picturesque trails all immediately accessible on campus, Asheville School is an idyllic place to ride. Beginners start with lessons in horsemanship: grooming, tacking up, and basic riding techniques in the English style, while advanced riders hone skills on the flat area within the ring or over jumps. In addition to daily riding on class days, our equestrian students are encouraged to attend horse shows, hunter paces, trail rides, and other off-campus activities. For our most advanced riders, we offer Exceptional Equestrian, a time to travel off campus and train at a local hunter/jumper barn.
If you own a horse and wish to bring it to campus, we invite you to board it in our stables for an annual fee. For all other riders who do not own a horse, we will provide one to you.
Equestrian Director Diane Wilson is a graduate of the acclaimed Talland School of Equitation in Great Britain. Having competed in side-saddle, hunt seat, saddle seat, hunter/jumper, dressage, eventing, and barrel racing, she brings more than 25 years of experience in training and teaching riding.