Beginner classes emphasize activities such as grooming and basic horse care, as well as mounted skills including stability of position and control of the horse in a group setting.

As riders become proficient at walking, trotting, and cantering in small groups, they are instructed on how to accurately and consistently ride schooling figures such as circles, half-turn reverses, and serpentines in order to further practice communication with the horse. They are also introduced to entry-level cavaletti work.
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An all-girls boarding and day school in Northern Virginia, Foxcroft prepares young women in grades 9-12 for success in college and in life. Our outstanding academic program offers challenging courses, including Advanced Placement classes and an innovative STEM program. Our premiere equestrian program is nationally recognized, and our athletic teams have won conference and state championships. Experience the best in girls' boarding schools: visit Foxcroft.