As the only student-run barn and collegiate horse program in the U.S., Earlham’s equestrian program provides a wealth of opportunities not available at any other college or university.
Our on-campus facility, the Suzanne Hoerner-Jackson Equestrian Center, provides opportunities for staffing, maintenance, and management as part of the Earlham College Barn Cooperative (co-op), executive management of the Equestrian Center and Coop as part of barn staff, instruction of courses and horse riding through the barn’s extensive Athletics & Wellness training program, training and competition with the Earlham College equestrian team in the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) under Coach Sheila Wilson and the potential for a lifetime of engagement through the Friends of Earlham College Stables (FOECS). Barn staff is in close contact with FOECS, many of whom own horses and run barns. These alumni support the barn, visit biannually, and collaborate with barn staff on major decisions, providing invaluable mentorship to students in the program.
Earlham College also offers a unique equestrian management minor, which recognizes the great deal of work students do as part of their training and leadership managing Earlham’s barn and stables and teaching the program’s curriculum.
If you have any questions about how the program is operated or the Cooperative is run, please contact us or refer to our policy.
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.
More information and resources
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