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Horses in stalls in the Kent School Equestrian Center

Kent School Equestrian Team

For over 60 years, the Kent School Equestrian Team has been a major draw for young equestrians throughout the world seeking to advance themselves both in and out of the saddle.

Kent School community member with a horse


 


 

Equestrian Excellence at Kent

The Equestrian Team at Kent School offers a unique opportunity for students to follow their equestrian pursuits in the hunter, jumper and equitation ring while receiving unparalleled academic instruction. The equestrian facility is only a short 15 minute ride from the main campus and is set on hundreds of acres of bucolic, preserved land with multitudes of arenas including a large outdoor with TravelRight footing.

Since the inception of the equestrian program, Kent School Equestrian Team athletes have received top instruction under the tutelage of renowned trainers, riders, Olympians and horse show judges, who focus on developing successful, well-rounded horsemen and horsewomen, not just their riding skills. Many Kent School Equestrian Team alumni are nationally recognized equestrian professionals to this day.

KSET Events

Kent School Clinic with Peter Wylde 
September 2024
 

Book a Tour

If you are a rider and would like to visit the Equestrian Center, please make an appointment to tour the facilities with Admissions when you schedule your campus tour and interview.

KSET Roster

  • Olivia Lu Feng
    2026
  • Genevieve Hay
    2027
  • Elaine He
    2027
  • Berlin Hill
    2026
  • Chamonix Johnson
    2025
  • Maya Karafotas
    2024
  • Victoria Kokareva
    2026
  • Raina Patel
    2025
  • Vidal Rodriguez Garza Lagüera
    2025
  • Annika Shah
    2024
  • Madeleine Smith
    2024
  • Oona Weaver
    2026
  • Olivia White
    2024
  • Yiming Xiang
    2024


 


 

Comprehensive Training

With a focus on hunters, jumpers, and equitation, students receive professional training both on and off the horse.

A strong emphasis is placed on properly developing both riders and their horse through teaching proper fundamentals that go back to classical horsemanship roots.

Equestrian Team athletes ride five days a week with a sixth unmounted day focused on horsemanship.

While Kent School Equestrian Team is not a show-focused program, many riders participate in a small selection of area shows during each term. For those who compete at WEF and WEC during school holidays, arrangements can be made to pair riders with an outside trainer if needed.



 


 

Riding Facilities

Kent School offers extensive riding facilities allowing students to ride year-round in a range of settings that accommodate all levels of riding.

Directions to the Michael O. Page Equestrian Center:

  • From the Kent School visitor parking, cross Macedonia Rd./CT-341 onto Skiff Mountain Rd. (Do not turn right  or left)  
  • Follow Skiff Mountain Rd. for 4.15 miles.  
  • Continue going straight on West Woods Rd. (Skiff Mountain Road turns right at  Marvelwood School). 
  • In 0.17 miles, you will see the Michael O. Page Equestrian Center sign on the right. 


 


 

Meet the Head Trainer

Kent School Lyman Whitehead portrait

Lyman Whitehead

Lyman T. Whitehead is a USEF “R” judge, who has been an active competitor as a rider and trainer for more than 38 years. He has trained both horses and clients for the AA Circuit, from the Winter Equestrian Festival to all the major shows in the Northeast. He has produced top hunters including Strapless, Dutch Chocolate, White Gold, and Cheer for the Team. 

Whitehead has earned championships at all the major horse shows including the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, the Washington International Horse Show, the National Horse Show and the Devon Horse Show and County Fair. He is a five-time leading hunter rider of the Hampton Classic, leading hunter rider of the National Horse Show and three-time leading rider of the Old Salem Farm Horse Show. 

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