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Horses in stalls in the Kent School Equestrian Center

Kent School Equestrian Team

Grow your passion for riding in a co-educational setting that stresses good sportsmanship, excellent horsemanship, and a willingness to learn while on horseback above all else. You have the opportunity to develop your equestrian skills in a variety of disciplines with a focus on hunters, jumpers, and equitation. 

Kent School community member with a horse

For more than 60 years, Kent School Equestrian Team has been educating young equestrians throughout the world seeking to advance themselves both in and out of the saddle.

Kent School Equestrian Team

The Kent School Equestrian Team offers a unique opportunity for students to follow their equestrian pursuits in the hunter, jumper, and equitation ring while receiving unparalleled academic instruction.

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.

The Equestrian Program

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.



Meet the Trainer

Kent School Lyman Whitehead portrait

Lyman T. Whitehead

Head Trainer

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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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. 



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