Internationally Renowned Champion Equestrienne


"My family and I love American Academy of Equestrian and Camp Koda!  My daughter has been riding since age 3.  She started with pony rides and has now worked her way up to riding bareback. She is very fond of Marina, Frauke, the horses, and the dogs.  She has been in Camp Koda during the school year and the Summer time.  She never wants to leave! Our experience has been wonderful and would recommend American Academy to all kids as well as adults" 
     Linda Maria

"My granddaughter attended Camp Koda for two weeks last summer and had an absolute ball! The camp and the instructors were wonderful. The owner is friendly and knowledgeable.  We are going to have her birthday party there, as well as another Camp, because my granddaughter absolutely loved it !                                                                                                            Janet Bagwell

"Marina and American Academy of Equestrian Sciences have been very influential in my riding and philosophy, and my development in both areas. Her riding is beautiful.  It’s clear that she and her instructors truly understand horses. I’ve had experience with many instructors, though when I have a training problem, its Marina I call to solve it.  She is my mentor"
Maryal Barnett, Judge and Clinician

"I have worked with Marina Genn for two years now. Marina is an outstanding rider and an incredibly dynamic instructor.  She has as much interest and intensity for someone struggling with a twenty meter circle as she does for someone learning half-pass and flying changes.  I know this because she has helped me with both.  Her commitment to the sport of Dressage is very clear.  Whatever your goal is, she helps you to understand the process, piece by piece.  At the end of the day, I’ve made real progress and am always exciting to come back for the next step"                                                                                                                               -Dr. Pam Doolittle


AAES is surrounded by historic Civil War battlefields and landmarks, and is located just forty minutes west of Washington DC. Based on the well-respected German National Federation’s APO Certification System – the most successful of its kind in the world – the Academy provides a unique approach to developing a well-rounded equestrian.

The American Academy of Equestrian Sciences (AAES) located in Leesburg, Virginia is widely known to be of world-class caliber. The facility is a cutting-edge, state-of-the-art, full service equestrian national training center for both aspiring and established riders, as well as for instructors and trainers. Nestled on 116 acres in the lovely green hills of Loudoun County, 

"Training and riding a horse involves both the body and mind.  My philosophy is to teach balance and harmony -- in the ring and in life.  Riders must achieve balance and harmony with their horses through the proper position and timing of the aids, rather than through strength.  Horses are instrinsically sensitive animals and wish only to please their riders."  - Marina Genn


Marina Genn - Our Founder 

American Academy of Equestrian Sciences

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A comfortable lounge is provided for customers, their family and friends to relax and enjoy a coffee or tea with a wonderful view of the indoor arena.  We also offer FREE WI-FI  high-speed internet for all of our guests!