Equestrian Team and Shows
Lenore Equestrian Center on campus houses many horses
Learn care and grooming skills
Afterschool Trail Rides
The Lenore Equestrian Center
Oak Hill Academy is located on 240 picturesque acres in beautiful southwestern Virginia–providing an ideal setting for our Equestrian Program. Located on the campus, the Lenore Equestrian Center was dedicated on November 1, 2013. This state-of-the-art facility consists of an indoor riding arena, a changing room, an office, and horse stalls. The center is named for Oak Hill friends and patrons John and Dorothy Lenore of El Cajon, California. Additional facilities include a second barn for stabling of the horses, an outdoor riding arena, 60 acres of pasture, and numerous trails and fields for riding. OHA’s combination of natural and manmade features provides the quintessential environment for students to become involved in all aspects of the program.
For students who are interested in competing in horse shows, Oak Hill Academy maintains a quality string of show horses. Students who are involved in this more advanced level of riding are required to help care for and maintain the horses they show. The group travels to shows and participates in local, state, and national levels of competition. The fees and expenses involved are billed through the student’s expense account.
The Equestrian Program provides many of our students with an exposure to horses they otherwise may not have. We’re thrilled when students discover a talent, or grow in self-confidence through working with our horses. For our students who become very committed, it’s great to see the teamwork they develop through the relationships they build, not only with their horse , but also with each other.