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

Each winter, Piping Rock forms an IEA team that competes in competitions in California and Nevada. The IEA is a great program where you do not have to own a horse to compete at a high level.



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.