Saddle Book Academy - After School Tutoring and Horses!

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Our After-School Tutoring Program

Develop leadership, communication, leadership, and academic skills

Saddle Book Academy at Equus to Educate LLC - After-school Tutoring, Enrichment & Horsemanship

An after-school tutoring, enrichment and horsemanship program for 5th to 8th grade students.  We focus on improving all subject skills in a classroom setting followed by Virginia SOL aligned enrichment activities with our horses, and horsemanship lessons focusing on fundamentals, communication, and leadership.

We help students:

  • become independent learners
  • develop the skills needed to succeed in school
  • improve their work and study habits
  • increase their confidence and attitude

Develop leadership, confidence, communication, and academic skills

Our horses help our students:

  • improve communication skills
  • learn respect for others
  • develop leadership skills
  • gain confidence and self-control
  • develop empathy

Develop confidence, leadership, communication, and academic skills

Check Out Our Program!

  • We start with a one-on-one consultation with parent and child to determine areas of need or desired improvement.  
  • We create an individualized program to ensure that each child focuses on their area of need.
  • Each session includes transportation from school (see below for list of towns).
  • Every session starts with 1+ hours in our classroom working on subject specific tutoring/enrichment, school projects, homework, and organizational skills.
  • Every session will have an enrichment activity with our horses that is aligned to the Virginia SOL's in either math or science.
  • Every session will include ground skills with our horses, developing leadership, communication, confidence, and self-discipline.
  • Our program includes horseback riding; focusing on basic skills and progressing as these skills are mastered.

We limit our class size to 3 students to 1 teacher to ensure focused attention.

Transportation provided from schools in the following towns: 

Ashburn, Broadlands, Lansdowne, Leesburg, Waterford, Hamilton, Hillsboro, Purcellville, and Round Hill

Saddle Book Academy-Tutoring, Enrichment & Horsemanship

Don't worry about getting your child to us!

We provide safe and reliable transportation from schools in the following towns:

  • Ashburn
  • Broadlands
  • Lansdowne
  • Leesburg
  • Waterford
  • Hamilton
  • Hillsboro
  • Purcellville
  • Round Hill

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We provide transportation from schools in the following towns:

Ashburn, Broadlands, Lansdowne, Leesburg, Waterford, Hamilton, Purcellville, Hillsboro, and Round Hill

Equus to Educate LLC

15933 Charter House Lane Purcellville, VA

(703) 728-7072

Open Mon-Fri 9am-6:30pm Closed Sat/Sun

Open today

9:00 am – 6:30 pm



Bring Your Troop & Earn a Badge!

Bring your troop to learn about horses and horseback riding. Our 3-hour program includes riding and non-mounted topics including:

  • safety
  • grooming
  • tacking
  • parts of the horse
  • parts of the bridle & saddle
  • Stable care
  • And MUCH MORE!


Life Skills

We also conduct on-ground activities with our horses as the teachers. We learn how horses communicate which helps our students build confidence, focus, leadership, and listening skills.


Reserve Your Spot

We can accommodate troop sizes of 3-12 scouts.  We hold our troop sessions on Saturdays and Sundays. $40/scout.

Contact us to reserve your spot!

Frequently Asked Questions


I'm interested in your program, how do I get started?

That's great!  You can get started by clicking here and filling in the information. We will contact you to set up your free consultation.

How does the tutoring program work?

At Saddle Book Academy we start with a one-on-one consultation to learn more about each student and what their likes and dislikes are.  We also have a diagnostic test that will help us to design a customized learning program in order to ensure success for each student.

The goal of our tutoring is to help our students become confident learners and strengthen their skills to succeed in the classroom and in life. We help our students to 

  • Set challenging goals
  • Create step-by-step plans to achieve their goals
  • Learn to self-evaluate
  • Expand their potential
  • Build self-esteem

Do you communicate with my child's teacher?

Communication between teachers and parents is paramount to creating a successful program. We communicate throughout the process with parents, providing updates and feedback on their child's progress.  With parental permission, we touch base with the student's classroom teachers to ensure success.

What is enrichment?

This is what really sets us apart as a great after-school program in Purcellville!  Our enrichment activities are math and science based and are conducted with our horses.  We learn about proportions and stride length, percentages of body weight consumed each day, budgeting for horse ownership, angles of conformation, anatomy and physiology of a horse, etc.  All of our enrichment activities are aligned to the Virginia SOL's for 5th-8th grade students.  These activities help our students to apply the skills they are learning in a real setting. There is no better way to learn than by doing!

Does my child need experience with horses?

Experience with horses is not necessary. Our program is designed for the beginner to intermediate rider.  All of our horses are great with children and our lessons focus on fundamentals and safety.  Each student progresses at their own pace, demonstrating mastery before moving to the next level. Our students gain confidence and communication skills from their very first encounter.