Champlain College's Equestrian Club was formed seven years ago by a student who wanted to continue riding while away at college. Since then, the club has grown in popularity on campus and attracts people who have ridden their entire life, want to return to riding or have never ridden before. That is one of the greatest aspects of the club—it offers students the chance to try something new and then continue to stick with it if they choose to do so. 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. Besides getting a weekly lesson, the club helps out with barn chores and enjoys spending time with the horses.
- The club meets on Champlain campus every Wednesday night at 8:30PM.
- Faculty Advisor: Sarah Pettitt