Opting for a hands-on curriculum over standardized education, Idylwood Stables believes in the power of lifelong skill-building through horsemanship, such as physical and emotional balance, understanding, compassion, perseverance, and self-reflection and self-kindness. Idylwood Stables has strived to increase equity in horsemanship, and now offers a youth-of-color scholarship for young persons to participate in a sport historically lacking diversity. "This should not be a sport of kings" is how founder Sydney Kornman puts it, and that spirit of inclusivity has been a defining feature of Idylwood Stables since it first opened in 2002.
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