Ojai Valley School welcomes riders of all levels, from experienced competitors to beginners and purely recreational riders. Our instructors have experience in hunters, jumpers, equitation, dressage and combined training. At OVS, riding is among our most popular middle school and high school sports. Ojai Valley School is one of the few equestrian boarding schools in California with stables on campus, allowing students to walk from class to the barn to ride nearly every afternoon in place of sports or P.E. classes. Students also have the unique opportunity to participate on equestrian camping trips to ride trails and cross streams in the stunning Santa Barbara back-country.
Students find numerous opportunities to improve their riding skills in a program that emphasizes athleticism, horsemanship, patience, compassion, perseverance, and hard work. Students learn to care for their horses, and enjoy time spent in the barn with close friends — both human and equine.
Learn more by visiting our equestrian overview page.