As the only student-run barn and collegiate horse program in the U.S., Earlham’s equestrian program provides a wealth of opportunities for leadership and community not available at any other college or university.
The Suzanne Hoerner-Jackson Equestrian Center is a state-of-the-art 25 stall barn, just a 15 minute walk from campus. Operations are managed by a student Barn Staff, with advice from faculty advisors and a horse professional from the community. As a member of the Earlham Barn Co-operative, students care for school horses in exchange for the riding privileges, free of cost. Members take a two credit class to learn barn management and even instruct students and community member riding lessons.
Earlham College also offers a unique equestrian management minor, which recognizes the significant work students do as part of their training and leadership managing Earlham’s barn and stables and teaching the program’s curriculum.
Students board their horses or use the school horses that Earlham leases from barns in the surrounding community during the school months.
Earlham sponsors a hunt seat equestrian team in the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) under Coach Sheila Wilson and Jordan Wilson. Team members train weekly and participate in several shows a semester at peer institutions.
If you have any questions or comments regarding the Earlham College Equestrian Program, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of the barn staff.
As a completely student-run program, the Earlham College Stables Cooperative is a unique community.
Hunt Seat Equestrian Team
The mission of the Hunt Seat Equestrian Team is to enable student riders from any skill level and economic background to compete in horse shows through the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).
We welcome both Earlham students and members of the community to join us for weekly lessons.
Bringing your horse to Earlham means keeping your equine friend in a beautiful facility within walking distance of your dorm room, all at an affordable rate.
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