Equestrian Program

Building Confidence and Relationship Skills

The Equestrian Program provides many of our students with an exposure to horses they otherwise may not have. Far more than just good exercise, horseback riding can reduce anxiety, increase self-esteem, and improve communication and problem-solving skills.

“We’re thrilled when students discover a talent, or grow in self-confidence through working with our horses. It’s great to see the teamwork they develop through the relationships they build, not only with their horse, but also with each other.”

Tim Henry
Equestrian Program Director
lenore equestrian center


The Lenore Equestrian Center is a staple of Oak Hill’s campus. Dedicated on November 1, 2013, it boasts an indoor riding arena, a changing room, an office, and horse stalls. Oak Hill friends and patrons John and Dorothy Lenore, of El Cajon, California, lend this state-of-the-art facility its name.

our horses

Our Horses

We maintain a variety of horses for showing, lessons, and trail rides. Our show horses are mainly American Saddlebreds, Hackneys, and some Quarter horses. We also own an assortment of horses for trail riding.

Oak Hill patrons donated most of the horses used in the program, and John and Dorothy Lenore donated many of the American Saddlebred horses.

horse facilities


We also have a second barn for stabling horses, an outdoor riding arena, 60 acres of pasture, and endless trails and fields for riding.