Serious about riding? So are we. We are the International Riding Academy on Hilton Head Island, SC, a unique boarding school experience for a small group of high school and middle school riders who are serious about learning about all aspects of riding and competing in the hunter/jumper, equitation or show jumping divisions while rapidly improving their riding technique.

Our Academy offers a unique formula for success, allowing each student to rapidly progress towards his or her goals. If you are looking for a safe, exclusive and dedicated place to take you to the next level of your horse riding career while getting a first-class boarding school education to prepare you for college and life beyond, we can help you. The iRiding Academy is a Full Time Junior Riding Academy whose riders live together and are enrolled at a local college preparatory school where 100% of the students are accepted to a college education. Unlike other traditional boarding school programs, our academy is an intensive, dedicated riding academy where students take two riding lessons and a ground lesson each day, building their talents and confidence with our unique approach of training riders on our specially trained hunter/jumper and show jumping horses as well as with the student's own horse. Our riders compete in horse shows throughout the southeast and nationally. We also offer a Summer Riding Camp for dedicated riders who wish to practice and show with us during the summer months.

At the International Riding Academy, we create champions while equally focusing on building a strong academic foundation and developing a high moral character.


Congratulations to all riders who competed at the FEI Children's International Classics Final in Brazil!