Facilities & Horses


Madeira’s riding facilities make it possible for girls to ride rain or shine, after school and during the day, depending on a girl’s academic schedule. Facilities include:

  • School horses for beginner and advanced riders
  • Boarding for student-owned horses
  • 30-stall courtyard stable
  • 2 outdoor riding rings (140' x 280' and 66' x 132')
  • A large indoor ring (100' x 200')
  • Heated tack rooms and lounge
  • Indoor wash stall
  • Indoor and outdoor sprinkler systems for arena dust control
  • Private and group turnout


At Madeira, we consider our horses to be an integral part of the community. Madeira girls form strong bonds with these beautiful animals. Care of the horses is top priority and a strong part of the curriculum. Students learn to prioritize the welfare of the horse and develop strong stable management skills in addition to empathy and compassion for their equine partners.