Starkle Dream Up. Stephens College

A Summer Riding instructor and a student on her horse.

Riding programs and camps for all ages.

Our equestrian center has camps and classes for all ages. The beautiful, historic center is located across from Stephens Lake Park and steps away from the Stephens College campus.

Camps for Kids

All of our Summer Riding Camps and Overnight Camps are closed for enrollment for 2016. However we do offer Community Riding programs year-round.

See photos from our 2016 camps. Sign up now to be the first to know when 2017 summer camps are announced.

Summer Riding Camps

June 6-10; 5-7:30 p.m. (Evening Camp) or
June 13-17; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Day Camp)- FULL
Co-ed | Grades 2-9

A community tradition. Come learn the basics of riding, horse care and safety at our beautiful Equestrian Center, one of Columbia's notable historic properties. Space is limited, which allows for personalized instruction from professional Stephens faculty with assistance from current students in the Equestrian program at Stephens. See 2015 Dream Up Summer photos.

Cost: $375, Evening Camp; $500, Day Camp

Register for all equestrian camps here. Day and evening camps are now closed. To be the first to hear about next year's camp dates, sign up for our early 2017 announcement.

Equestrian Overnight Experience

June 19-25 (Session 1) or - FULL
June 26-July 2 (Session 2) - FULL
Girls only | Grades 8-12

Stephens' equestrian tradition continues with a camp designed for the more experienced rider. Here you'll have the opportunity for riding or driving twice a day. All sessions will be taught by talented, award-winning faculty, assisted by champion-level assistants. Enjoy field trips exposing you to the equestrian world and careers. Stay and learn right here on our historic campus for a complete equestrian program experience. All housing and meals provided.

Cost: $1250 (includes all meals and housing)

Special note: This camp is for experienced riders. Before registering for this camp, please contact [email protected] to discuss riding experience. You will then be asked to register using the link below.

Register for all equestrian camps here.

Riding Programs for Adults

Adult Summer Camp

Evening Camp (all levels)
Those 15 and older are considered adults for this program.
May 30-June 3; 5-7:30 p.m.

Cost: $375

Adults can use the same online registration as our kids camps. Register here.

Community Riding Program

The Stephens College Equestrian Studies program also offers riding lessons to the community year-round, with programs for both children and adults. Participants in our Community Riding Program have the opportunity to learn from highly qualified instructors both on horseback and from the ground. Lessons are two hours and include grooming, horse care, tack care and riding. Space is limited, so enroll today!

Community Riding Program/Application

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