The Athletic Equestrian League was founded by Sally Batton because she saw a need for young riders to have the opportunity to complete in a format in which clear and objective feedback was available. 

The B.O.K. Ranch offers an approved AEL inclusive team option. AEL is offered on a weekly basis in conjunction with a rider’s previously scheduled riding lesson. AEL is in addition to another weekly riding lesson, offering riders a second chance a week to ride. The Athletic Equestrian League classes also include Practicum (off-mounted) classes in addition to Scrimmage (competition) days. 

AEL is taught at B.O.K. Ranch by AEL- Director of Western Riding, Taylor Singmaster.