Kimball Union’s equestrian program is guided by the widely recognized principals of the United States Pony Club
(USPC). The program is hosted by KUA alumni and parents Sally Herbert ’83 and Tim Herbert ’84 at their beautiful, state-of-the-art Ring Brook Farm
, located just 10 minutes from Kimball Union. Sally, who is a USPC District Commissioner, oversees the program personally with the assistance of highly-qualified instructors.
The Kimball Union Equestrian program focuses on the development of sound riding skills and a love of equestrian sports. It offers riders of all abilities the opportunity to explore a variety of disciplines from dressage to jumping, mounted games, trail-riding through the gorgeous New Hampshire countryside, and much more. Equally important educational emphases are horse management and caring for a horse’s well being. The safety of both rider and mount is stressed throughout every aspect of the program.
Students visit Ring Brook Farm 5 days a week during the afternoon activity period and participate in mounted activities during 4 of those days and unmounted horsemanship activities on the fifth day. Thanks to Ring Brook’s spacious indoor arena, sessions run rain or shine. The program is offered during both the Fall and Spring trimesters.
Equestrian program participants are required to have their own helmets and safe, appropriate footwear. The Farm is well equipped with appropriate tack for each horse.
Ring Brook Farm’s happy herd of horses are well-trained, tried and true mounts. Riders are matched to horses based on ability and suitability. Ring Brook can also board a limited number of personally-owned horses.
Set on 300 acres, the Ring Brook Farm barn and arena were constructed in 2007. The Farm has a 100x240-foot indoor arena as well as a large, fenced outdoor ring. The barn has 12x12-foot stalls and a heated tack room. Miles of trails and back roads are easily accessible. The Herberts are happy to give tours of the facility. Please make an appointment by calling the Admissions Office at 603-469-2100 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.