USHJA Recognized Riding Academy Program

The USHJA Recognized Riding Academy Program acknowledges lesson programs, riding facilities, equestrian schools, and other types of educational equestrian programs that emphasize horsemanship and sportsmanship, promote safety, and offer introductory hunter/jumper lessons. These programs create a foundation for well-rounded equestrians who benefit the entire sport, and this recognition is designed to encourage the continued development and growth of these types of programs across the country.

Looking for riding lessons?

Are you new to the sport and looking for a reliable facility that focuses on horsemanship and safety with a written curriculum? Recognized Riding Academies demonstrate the value of equine education, promote safety of horse and rider, and offer hunter/jumper riding lessons taught by qualified instructors. 

Click the list below to access the full roster of academies.

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What to look for in a lesson program

The Recognized Riding Academy Committee presents information to help individuals find a lesson program that is suitable for them. Learn what questions to ask when touring a riding facility and consider all the factors when making a decision.

Want to be recognized?

Please review the RRA Information Packet, and simply complete and return the application and related paperwork to the USHJA. USHJA will notify if your program is approved.