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Signing Up for Lessons


If you are an Earlham student interested in taking riding lessons for fun or AWPE Wellness credit, register for AWPE 171-175 according to your riding ability and experience level via the Self-Service Registration tool. (View the course descriptions for detailed information and feel free to write for assistance with course selection.) There is a $150 fee for these courses that would be charged to your student account.

If you are a community member, check Earlham's Academic Calendar and contact the Lesson Coordinator before the end of the first full week of classes. The course fee of $210 for seven lessons would be due by the time of your first lesson.


Once registered for a riding course, you’ll receive a scheduling request from the Lesson Coordinator. It will ask you to describe your previous riding experience and indicate the lesson times for which you are available. Please reply as soon as possible!

Following receipt of scheduling and experience information from all registered students, the Lesson Coordinator will schedule lessons according to everyone’s experience and availability. Either the Lesson Coordinator or your Lesson Instructor will contact you once that process is complete.


Please arrive on time for your lesson wearing appropriate clothing. Shorts, sweatpants, dresses or skirts are not suitable for riding, but jeans or tights are fine. Your shirt should be comfortable and secure. Horse barns are by nature dusty and dirty, so we encourage you to avoid wearing anything you like to keep nice. Helmets are provided as well as riding boots, but please wear your own socks.

Passing the Course

Earlham students are required to attend seven lessons in order to receive credit and a grade of CR for riding lessons. Most instructors offer at least eight lessons and may offer additional make-up riding times.

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Richmond, Indiana
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