Riding Program

Albion College offers many options in its riding program.

How We're Different

At Albion College, we offer the best way to combine college and horses. Our program is designed for you to pursue a traditional degree while continuing your riding. Whether you are a beginning rider or an aspiring trainer, you’ll find a place within our equestrian family.

We offer three intercollegiate teams (hunt seat, stock seat, and dressage), and competitive events in hunters, jumpers, western, and dressage.

You have access to affordable boarding options, and there is no obligation to use your horse in the program -- we have college horses!


Any Albion student or community member is welcome to take riding lessons at the Held Equestrian Center. Group and private lessons are available for beginners through the most advanced in a variety of disciplines.

Members of Albion's equestrian teams are required to take two lessons per week with our instructors. Group lessons are emphasized for team members so they may ride different horses during the course of their lessons. Riding lesson schedules are set at the beginning of each semester and are configured around  students' schedules. 

Albion students may take a PE course in English or Western riding (Group or Private lessons). Please see the current academic class schedule on the Registrar's website for the course fee associated with each section. Students registered for this class pay a one-time course fee for the semester and are required to take two lessons per week. Equestrian team members can count these as their team lessons.

1 hr Group Lesson
(3-5 students)
1/2 hr Private Lesson $45
1/2 hr Semi-Private Lesson
(2 students)
1 hour Semi-Private Lesson
(2 students)
1 hr Private Lesson $80