Hazelwild Farm UMW Riding Program


Ride. Compete. Soar.

University of Mary Washington Equestrian Team

Taking the college career from books to boots!

The University of Mary Washington (UMW) Equestrian team is a large part of the Hazelwilld Farm's riding program. Students may take part in all activities at the farm including: boarding, employment, volunteering, lessons & showing. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in the care & maintenance of the horses, to assist less-experienced riders in the lessons & learn stable management. We also appreciate when our college students volunteer with our Therapeutic Riding & Special Olympics programs!

Hunter Seat Equitation


  • Taught bi-weekly on four levels: beginner - advanced

  • Variety of hunter-type mounts provided by Hazelwild Farm (these may also be available for lease)

  • Students DO NOT need to have his/her own horse to take classes

Varsity Intercollegiate Equestrian Team


  • Team selections are held at the beginning of the fall semester 

  • Students are chosen based on ability to perform at different levels

  • Divisions include: Open, Intermediate, Novice, Walk/Trot/Canter, and Walk/Trot

  • Students' divisions are determined by their previous riding & showing experiences 

UMW Equestrian Team at Hazelwild Farm