The Equestrian club was founded eight years ago by a student who wished to continue riding while at Champlain College and offer other students the same opportunity. Since its founding, the Equestrian club has grown in size and popularity on campus, welcoming members from a wide range of years, majors and riding experience. Some members are like its founder looking for a way to ride while at college, while others are returning to riding after a long break, and others use the Equestrian club as a jumping point to enjoy riding in their lives.
The club is funded by Champlain's Student Government Association and uses the funding to pay for riding lessons. Beyond just riding at the barn on weekends, the club tries to set aside money for apparel and hosting an end of the year party to celebrate the riding accomplishments of each member.
The club rides with Erin Longworth at Erin Longworth Performance Horses in Milton, VT, and at Breakaway Farm in Grand Isle, VT. Besides getting a weekly lesson, the club helps out with barn chores and enjoys spending time with the horses.
- The club meets Wednesday night at 8:30 PM in the MIC Vista Room.