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Equestrian Summer Camp

About Camp

Make the transition to intercollegiate riding with our College-Bound Equestrian Camp, a three-day intensive training program for high school equestrians.

Designed for rising high school juniors and seniors, our camp sessions will focus on building not only the riding skills of students, but also increasing their knowledge about college riding and the overall college search process.

It's a unique opportunity with limited places available. Please register by May 15, 2017.


Session I: June 20-23, 2017

Register for Session I

Session II: June 25-28, 2017

Register for Session II


Female equestrians in the class of 2018 or 2019

Riding disciplines

Hunt seat (flat and fences)
Western (horsemanship and reining)


Hunt seat riders must be capable of tacking up their own horses, walk, trot, and canter on the flat, and jumping courses of 2'.

Western riders must be capable of tacking up their own horses, walk, jog, and lope, and understand basic horsemanship patterns.

Students will ride twice per day and also attend unmounted lectures on college riding and other college-related topics.



Student Housing

Students will be housed in a residence hall on the Albion College main campus and eat their meals (three per day) in Baldwin Hall, the campus dining facility.

Students will be shuttled to and from campus to the equestrian center each day (a three minute drive).


All riding instruction is given by the coaches of the Albion College equestrian teams; students are supervised in the barn, dining hall, and residence halls by current Albion College student equestrians, who serve as camp counselors.


Albion's Dow Recreation and Wellness Center provides an opportunity for campers to swim and play games after finishing at the equestrian center for the day. All after-hours activities and excursions are closely supervised by camp counselors.

Our Mission

The ultimate example of liberal arts at work and play, the Held Equestrian Center provides a foundation for riders to experience a professional equestrian operation within a higher educational environment.

We strive to provide opportunities for instruction in riding and horse management and to teach not only in the traditional form, but also by example.

We value the lessons acquired through competitive pursuits and also through the daily work with horses, both of which help students strengthen their inner character.

We seek to send qualified and prepared horsemen and women into the workforce, both in the equine industry and beyond.

Collier Benefit Show

Our February winter series indoor jumper schooling show has been designated as a benefit fundraising show for our friend Sydney Collier.

sydchipSydney (and her horse Rebel Chip) are familiar faces at Held Equestrian Center events and aspire to represent the United States in international competition in the discipline of para-dressage.  We
support her goals and have pledged a percentage of the proceeds from the February show to help her attend the Dressage Affaire in Del Mar, CA in March, a CPEDI3* competition.  While there, she will also have an opportunity to ride in a clinic with former dressage Olympian Debbie McDonald.

If you'd like to offer your support for this determined young rider, donations to Sydney's quest can be made with your show entries (see the entry blank
for details) or dropped off at the show office during the competition.

Alternatively, you may also send your donation directly to the United States Para Equestrian Association (USPEA).  Make checks payable to "USPEA" and designate "Sydney Collier" on the memo line, then mail to:

c/o Mike Tomlinson, DVM
Tomlinson Equine
3940 Verde Vista Dr.
Thousand Oaks, CA  91360

We look forward to seeing everyone at the show!

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