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 14-18 IEA riders – currently competing on an IEA team
June 21-25 Beginner week , all levels welcome but this camp is aimed at the older beginner riders (12 years and older)
June 28 – July 2 Beginner week, all levels welcome but this camp is aimed at the younger lesson experienced riders. (9-11 years)
July 5-9 Beginner week – All levels and ages welcome
July 12-16 Experienced riders, riders that are IEA team members or can WTC

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

Camp Schedule

Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Friday: End-of-camp horse show starts at 2:00 pm – 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.


9-17 years old


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, sunscreen, change of clothes (shorts are fine), hair ties for long hair, face covering, small personal hand sanitizer, 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).


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If your camper is between the age of 9 and 17, we can make arrangements for them to attend any of the camp weeks (except the IEA weeks) regardless of experience. Questions? Contact Kari Briggs at


If you have specific questions regarding the camp, what to bring or eligibility, please email

If you have registration or payment questions, please email

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.

Program Contact
Kari Briggs

Registration and Payment Questions:
Office of Events and Conferences

Each camper will need to complete a self-screening each day before attending camp.
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