Beverly Equestrian's excellent training facilities allow riders the pleasure of riding in a large and well-lit 100 x 200 foot indoor arena, against the backdrop of the scenic countryside of The Plains, Virginia. The safely-enclosed arena features state-of-the-art dust-free footing. Adjacent to the indoor arena is a comfortable lounge, where parents and guests are invited to watch riders via a full-length window, allowing for optimal viewing of the activities within the indoor arena.
Private Polo Lessons
Ready to try polo? We offer private instruction with professional polo players on trained polo ponies in our indoor arena. No riding or previous experience is needed to get started in this exciting sport. Once you are ready, try practice chukkers on our Bermuda grass polo field with professional instruction and courteous players. Summer 2018 pricing: $175 per 45-minute lesson or prepurchase a block of four lessons for $150 each. Watch this short video to learn more about polo lessons at Beverly.
Private Riding Lessons
Private 45-minute lessons on safe and trained school horses are $175. Local and Wakefield riders can take advantage of the discounted price of $150 for one lesson or $375 for a package of three lessons. Horses are groomed and tacked for you. When signing up for lessons, let us know if your rider is 5'10" or taller or 165 lb or greater so that we can select the appropriate school horse. Short-term leasing is also available for riders who are ready to compete. For more information on our training program at Beverly, watch this short video.
Wakefield Equestrian Sports Program
Beverly is proud to be the home of the Wakefield Equestrian Sports Team, a team comprised of middle and upper school students who compete in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association. Started in the 2013-14 academic year, WESP has become a robust and competitive program, advancing to regional finals in only its second year of existance. For more information on the program, visit Wakefield School's webpage, Facebook, or email Beverly. Also, enjoy this short video featuring our Wakefield coaches by clicking here.
Riders are required to wear the following:
• Long pants (jeans or riding pants preferable, no shorts)
• Hard-soled shoes or boots with a minimum one-inch heel. No sneakers or flat-soled, open-toed shoes allowed. (For safety reasons, riders without required footwear will not be permitted to ride, or handle horses during the program.)
• An ASTM/SEI-certified riding helmet (helmets may be purchased at local saddlery, such as Tri-County Feeds, Dover Saddler, or Saddlery Liquidators). Bike helmets are not permitted, as they do not provide the protection required when horseback riding.
Payment by cash or check only and in advance.