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.
To be truly successful in any aspect of riding, riders must adjust their style to the needs of the horse. One can never expect the horse to adjust to the needs of the rider.
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.
Trainer and Pro Rider
Cara Wheeler holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Equine Business Management from Cazenovia College and has worked at Kent, advancing her riding skills with Michael Page and Lyman Whitehead, since 2016. She has competed in the 1.20s at rated shows and regularly schools up to 1.40.
She has been riding since she was a young girl and has worked in the equine industry for the past ten years. She was a member of the Hunterseat portion of the Equestrian team at Cazenovia College all four years. She was the recipient of the Coach’s Award her Sophomore through Senior years.
- Does Kent field a show team?
- Can I use a Kent horse?
- Can I bring my own horse?
- Do you teach dressage/eventing?
- Do I provide my own equipment?
- How many terms can I ride each year?
- How much does it cost to ride each term?
- What if I am a complete beginner?
- What is a typical day at the stables for a student?
- Am I required to jump?
- Are there trail riding opportunities?
- Is riding a varsity sport?
- Does Kent have an IEA team?