Summer 2019 Riding Lessons

Looking for something fun to do this summer?

The University of Connecticut's Animal Science Department offers a summer horseback riding program to the public with something for everyone!

Dressage, Hunt Seat, Polo, Western riding lessons and Trail Riding are open to adults and children who meet the minimum age and skill level requirements.  Please see more information and forms below.

Prior to registering, individuals interested in riding in the trail program who have never ridden in UConn’s trail program or who have not participated in our trail program for over a year, will be required to take a riding evaluation lesson (one hour assessment, cost $36.25) to confirm their riding level.  This assessment needs to be completed one week prior to the session starting.

Riding Lesson Options

Dressage, Hunt Seat and Western (< Link to more info, pricing and schedule)

Participants must be 11 years of age or older or at the 6th grade level in the fall of 2019

All Levels: Beginners through Advanced

May 13 - May 31 (3 weeks)- No Class Monday, May 27*
June 10 - June 28 (3 weeks)
July 8 - August 2 (3 weeks)- No lesson week of July 22*
August 12 - August 23 (2 weeks)

Polo Lessons (< Link to more info, pricing and schedule)

    Participants must be 11 years of age or older and comfortable riding at
the walk, trot and canter.
All Levels: Introductory through Advanced

INTRODUCTORY LEVEL July 15 - August 2 (3 weeks)
Session FULL!!!- INTERMEDIATE LEVEL July 15 - August 2 (3 weeks)
ADVANCED LEVEL August 5 - August 23 (3 weeks)




Polo forms should be sent to


Trail Riding (< Link to more info, pricing and schedule)

Participants must be at least 18 years of age (Changed for summer 2019)

Open to Intermediate through Advanced Riders

Rider may choose to ride English or Western style

Ride the UConn Trail System and practice trail riding - including how to follow markings!

SESSION I May 13, 20, 21, 22, 28, 30 (3 weeks)
SESSION II June 17, 19, 24, 26 (2 weeks)
SESSION III July 8, 10, 15, 17, 29, 31 (3 weeks)
SESSION IV August 12, 14, 19, 21 (2 weeks)

Please contact for trail riding application.
See a summer trail riding video here!


Summer Schooling Show - Saturday, August 17th, 2019

 If you would like to be on the Summer Riding Lesson email list, please click here.


Online Payment Information

The Animal Science Department accepts credit and debit cards for payment for our summer riding program!

Pay online using the UConn Payment Store.

Once payment is made you must complete both the applicable Registration Form and Acknowledgement/Consent Form (see below) and return to the appropriate instructor.

Forms for hunt seat, dressage or western should be emailed to, forms for trail should be emailed to and forms for polo should be returned to


Links and Documents

Brochures/ Applications (contains info. on times, prices, attire, etc...)

All Riders Must Read

Important Links

Forms for Summer Schooling Show

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Department of Animal Science
Unit 4040
17 Manter Road
Storrs, CT 06269-4040

George White Building Room 107
Open Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm
Phone: (860) 486-2413
Fax: (860) 486-4375