We may have started Alyssa at Deerfield for horseback riding lessons, but what Alyssa got from Deerfield went far beyond horsemanship.  Deerfield is about responsibility, confidence, leadership, passion, hard work, dedication, teamwork and mastering a skill at the highest level through focus, discipline and commitment.  Oh, and by the way, kids become world champions at their sport along the way.

You turn lessons into powerful messages about life and you personally model attributes we all seek to attain. You set high standards and expect the best. You instill respect, for self, family, the team, the community and the world.

- Susan Swartz and Toby Suhm