Otterbein Equestrian Camp

Otterbein’s English riding camp is designed to expand camper’s equine knowledge both on and off the horse. Campers will ride an hour and a half to two hours each day and learn the ins and outs of horse handling, equine nutrition, braiding, equine first aid and general horse care. This is a competitively priced academic camp that is sure to sharpen your equine skills. Just choose a camp week that suits your riding level and schedule and register before it fills up (8-15 students per camp).

Dates & Times
June 17-21 IEA week Riders that are currently competing on an IEA team
June 24-28 IEA week Riders that are currently competing on an IEA team
July 8-12 Eventing Week Invitation only (The cost for this camp is $500)
July 15-19 Beginner Week All riding levels welcome, but this camp is aimed at the younger, less experienced rider
July 22-26 Eventing Week Invitation only (The cost for this camp is $500)
July 29-August 2 IEA team riders or WTC rider

IEA Riders – Students that participate on a Interscholastic equestrian association team.
WTC – Students that can walk, posting trot, and canter one at a time.

Program Contact
Jill McCullough
Phone: 614-823-1250

Camp Schedule

Monday – Thursday (8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.).

Friday (8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) End-of-camp horse show starts at 2 p.m.—parents invited.


$450 (If campers attend more than one week, each additional week will cost $400.).


Please bring a sack lunch and snacks each day.


Otterbein University’s Austin E. Knowlton Center for Equine Science, 600 N. Spring Road, Westerville.

Items to bring each day

Sack lunch, water bottle, snack, sun screen, change of clothes (shorts are fine), hair ties for long hair, riding boots (over the ankle, flat rubber sole with heel), riding helmet (no bike helmets), English riding breeches or jodhpurs recommended (jeans are fine, but make sure they do not have buttons on back pockets).


Register Now!

If your camper is between the age of 9 and 17, we can make arrangements for him or her to attend any of the camp weeks (except the invitation-only week) regardless of experience. Questions? Contact Jill Mccullough at


Contact Jill McCullough at 614-823-1250.

Where to buy riding boots, breeches and helmet

Equus Now, 8956 Cotter Street, Lewis Center, 740-549-4959 
(special pricing available for Otterbein campers)

Otterbein University reserves the right to accept or reject any application or registration and expel any student whose conduct is detrimental to the other students, according to the camp directors’ judgment. Otterbein reserves the right to cancel a camp due to insufficient enrollment or just cause. Please note: Otterbein’s equine department faculty and staff are not trained in special needs or in riding therapy.