Interview with Gigi Spence

Gigi Spence and Upper Echelon Academy Co-Founder Clementine Goutal discuss getting accepted to Columbia University, avoiding “senioritis” and more! Upper Echelon Academy: Are you planning to take a gap year or begin freshman year this fall? What were some factors that influenced your decision? Gigi: I am not planning on taking a gap year so I will […]

Eve Jobs: Balancing Act

  Eve Jobs sat down with Upper Echelon Academy Co-Founder Clementine Goutal to discuss her experience at Stanford University and pursuing her riding ambitions at the highest level.    Upper Echelon Academy: So this is your freshman year at Stanford, and you have been showing at the highest level in Wellington. What would you say […]

Wellington Horse Lovers Turn Out for First #RideForHorses Rally

Wellington Horse Lovers Turn Out for First #RideForHorses Rally Presented by Upper Echelon Academy Hundreds of visitors from famous riders and equestrians competing at the Winter Equestrian Festival to local horse lovers of all ages took part in the first ever #RideForHorses Rally sponsored by Upper Echelon Academy (UEA) to benefit the EQUUS Foundation on […]

USEF Announces Partnership with Upper Echelon Academy

Lexington, Ky. – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and Upper Echelon Academy (UEA) have signed an exclusive provisioning agreement making Upper Echelon Academy the Official Tutoring Provider of the 2016 Adequan®/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North (NAJYRC) and the 2016 US Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm, as […]

EQUUStar Clementine Goutal and Upper Echelon Academy Kick Off 2018 #RideForHorses Campaign

The EQUUS Foundation is thrilled to welcome Clementine Goutal as an EQUUStar and to partner with Upper Echelon Academy (UEA) to enhance our efforts to further horse protection in new and innovative ways. “Clementine is an exemplary horsewoman and her compassion and dedication to horses is remarkable,” said Valerie Angeli, EQUUS Foundation VP Communications. Goutal is the Founder and […]

A BALANCING ACT Clementine Goutal’s Upper Echelon Academy

A passion for horses, a love of learning, and the indomitable will to succeed. That’s all it took for Wellington’s own Clementine Goutal to make a full life for herself—and she created a service to help adolescents looking to balance their goals and obligations like she did.  During an exclusive interview with Quest Magazine’s Alex Travers, Clementine explains […]


Wellington, FL – November 4, 2013 – Upper Echelon Academy is a private, one-on-one tutoring service that delivers exceptional results. We understand the difficult balance required for a student to excel in both the classroom and the show ring. We forge relationships not only with our students’ schools, but also with their trainers, so we […]


FEATURE STORIES UPPER ECHELON ACADEMY PROVIDES INDIVIDUALIZED PROGRAMS FOR FULL-TIME AND SEASONAL STUDENTS JUNE 1, 2017 WELLINGTONINSIDER Upper Echelon Academy Provides Individualized Programs For Full-Time And Seasonal Students Upper Echelon Academy of Wellington provides individualized tutoring services and an accredited educational program for students year-round, with enrollment options for full-time and seasonal students. The academy was […]

Upper Echelon Academy Summer Reading Books

Summer Reading

Alexandra Thornton: When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi [1]  When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a naïve medical student “possessed,” as he wrote, “by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life” into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for […]

Interview with Lillie Keenan

Lillie Keenan has been one to watch since the pony days, and her intense focus and dedication has not waned. Commuting from Harvard to Europe and around the world for horse shows, she is a model of how hard work and organization pay off. Lillie has been competing with top horses throughout her career, but […]