Sierra Riding Academy

The mission of the Sierra Riding Academy is to provide students with an opportunity to take their horseback riding to the next level.  Under the supervision of Marcy Lawwill and Sam Bouchie, Sierra Riding Academy's focus is primarily on hunter jumper training with an emphasis on saftey, integrity, and correct riding fundamentals. 


Hunter jumper training

While we train to win, our program is not one where winning is expected at all costs. Through part time, full time and horse ownership, the SRA students ride two to five days a week. We regularly travel to local shows and rated shows outside the area. 


Interscholastic equestrian association team

Piping Rock is proud to have a JV and Varsity IEA (Interscholastic Equestrian Association) Team. Geared towards students grades 6-12, Piping Rock competes in Zone 10, going to competitions in the fall and the winter in Northern California and Nevada. The IEA is a great program that enables our riders to compete without the high costs of regular circuit shows.



The apprenticeship program is a way for motivated students to spend more time at the barn at a lower cost. Each apprentice is expected to commit to a minimum hours per week and they are expected to help groom, clean, exercise and train horses.