Equestrian: Rodeo and English Riding at Wasatch Academy

The Wasatch Academy equestrian program provides lifetime riders and curious newcomers the perfect degree of training and guidance tailored to their interests and needs. Our facilities include an indoor arena, outdoor arena, Three mile cross country course, 20 stall stable, paddocks, and over 100 acres of open pasture. Wasatch Academy has the space and equipment to host its own shows, competitions, and clinics by visiting experts. Wasatch Academy also has a number of horses for beginning and intermediate riders.  Competitive riders bring their own horses and board them in our stables. On top of great facilities, Wasatch Academy has exceptional coaches to help riders develop their English or Western skills under the instruction of current and former rodeo and English competitive champions.  There are fees for participating at the competitive level and for boarding horses.

Rodeo Team

Students who want to work toward a rodeo scholarship for college can partner with our exceptional coaches to perfect their skills and keep themselves and their horses in great form for competitions. We take rodeo seriously, just like you do, with the intention of preparing students to be fully fledged rodeo athletes and champions in high school competitions across the United States. Wasatch provides students fast and easy access to our campus facilities, and we have a weekly schedule that allows for students to regularly practice for barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying, and reining cow horse. There are also separate practices scheduled each week for cattle events: team roping, calf roping, breakaway roping, steer wrestling, and cow cutting.  Wasatch Academy is a member of the Utah High School Rodeo Association and competes in XX UHSRA rodeos each school year.  Wasatch Academy takes our rodeo team members and their horses to each rodeo.

English Competition Team

Wasatch Academy’s English Competition Team allows riders of all experience levels to grow, polish their skills, and participate in riding competitions in dressage, eventing, and jumping. Training focuses on posture and position, and our exceptional coaches and instructors help guide students to be confident as they grow and learn as English riders and competitors. Our English Competition Team travels across Utah and other parts of the country to compete against a variety of English riding teams.

Recreational Riding

For individuals who simply love horses but aren’t interested in competing, or students who have never been around horses and want to try riding and learn about horses, they can easily participate in recreational riding at Wasatch Academy. All students have the option to take several equestrian classes and learn about horse safety, what it takes to care for these animals properly, and the fundamentals of different riding styles depending on the interests of the student. There’s a place for everyone in the arena with our horses at Wasatch Academy.

Awards

  • Equestrian rider Christina Perea places 2nd at 2016 State Championships in Equestrian (English riding)