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A Tradition of Equestrian Excellence

Horsemanship and the responsibility that goes with it have been an integral part of the Foxcroft experience since the school opened in 1914.

From our School's founder (and first riding teacher) Charlotte Haxall Noland to current Director of Riding Kate Worsham, Foxcroft's riding instructors promote the philosophy that the sport helps develop character and the ability to make good decisions.


I would've never imagined that I'd grow my riding abilities to the extent that I have at Foxcroft and with the help of my amazing trainers.

— Valeska F., Class of 2026

Foxcroft’s Riding program is tailored to meet each girl's needs, whether you are a first-time rider or an experienced horsewoman.

Hunters, Jumpers, Equitation, and Foxhunting
Mounted lessons for beginner, novice, intermediate, and advanced riders
Emphasis on principles of Hunter Seat Equitation
Comprehensive, well-rounded study of horsemanship
On-site trainers, guest instructors, and clinicians


Explore Our Riding Program

Program Details

rider jumping in a competition

Hunters | Jumpers | Equitation | Foxhunting

Riding Facilities

aerial view of the outdoor riding ring

Indoor & Outdoor Facilities support Beginner, Novice, Intermediate & Advanced Riders

Equestrian Achievements

rider posing with her horse and multiple ribbons

Team Ribbons | Collegiate Riders | Olympians

“I’ll always cherish the opportunities that the riding program has given me, whether that’s having my horse with me on campus or competing out of state.”

— Chiara D., Class of 2025

Riding News

a girl gives her horse a hug

While graduation at Foxcroft marks the close of the school year, it also signals the beginning of the summer show season. After traveling some distance to several venues for the spring shows, it is always a welcome change to go a mere 20 minutes up the road to ride at three competitions in June. The Grafton Farm and Salem Farm venues are situated on either side of Route 50 in Upperville and are a stunning and horse-friendly setting for these June adventures.

Read More about June Show Report from the Riding Program: Starting Summer on the Right Hoof


Meet Our Riding Department

Kate Worsham

Kate Worsham

Job Title: Director of Riding
Degrees: B.A. , Washington & Lee University
Kendall Bear

Kendall Bear

Job Title: Associate Director of Riding
Degrees: B.A., University of Vermont
Allie Pelz

Allie Pelz

Job Title: Associate Director of Riding
Degrees: B.A., Virginia Intermont College
Jeff  Worsham

Jeff Worsham

Job Title: Stable Manager
Degrees: Lynchburg College