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.