Our Equestrian Program
At American Heritage School your child can pursue his/her equestrian goals while receiving a superior college preparatory education, as well as a full school experience. Our campus is conveniently located in Delray Beach, Florida just minutes away from world-class equestrian facilities such as the Wellington Equestrian Festival (commonly known as WEF), the Global Dressage grounds and the International Polo Club and grounds.
We understand the challenges that go along with juggling the schedule of a competitive equestrian athlete so we designed our Equestrian Program to help fulfill noble passions and goals.
Here are several of the unique aspects about our award-winning Equestrian Program:
- American Heritage hosts two Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) teams for middle and high school students, and riders compete throughout the year at various shows throughout the region and the country.
- Students in grades 7-12 enrolled in the program attend classes at American Heritage from 8:15 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. daily. The students complete all of the requirements of a college preparatory curriculum and benefit from the extensive course offerings, personalized college guidance, and advanced facilities available at the school.
- At 1:30 p.m., the students are provided free transportation to major barns in Wellington as well as to a central drop-off location in Wellington so that they may focus the rest of the day on their chosen riding discipline.
- Students in grade 6 may enroll in the program and can be dismissed at 2:30 p.m. daily to train for the team at their barns.
- High school students in the program are eligible for physical education course credit after a review of documentation of their training schedule. All days missed for equestrian-related activities are deemed excused absences, and any class work is made up at a later date.
- International students who are not accompanied by a parent or guardian may enroll in our International Program. American Heritage grants the I-20 form, which will allow an international student to attend the school.
- Students in Kindergarten through grade 5 may enroll in the Equestrian Program as a Jr. Equestrian, and they may take lessons after school at one of several nationally recognized barns and training programs. Students are invited to the various team events, which gives them the opportunity to learn and grow with the program.
We recognize that the young equestrian is a unique individual who is very dedicated to the sport and their equine partner. Offering these distinguished athletes the opportunity to receive a superior college preparatory education without sacrificing the time needed to train is what makes the American Heritage Equestrian Program a great success.
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