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Equestrian Program

2005 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Champions

Whether you're interested in competing in shows or just want to enjoy the serenity of a horseback ride in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, you'll find what you're looking for in Randolph’s riding program.

Ranked third in the nation in 1999, Randolph's riding program boasts a long history of excellence. Led by Director Chris Mitchell, the riding program offers progressive, individualized instruction for riders of all abilities.

Our facilities include:

  • 100 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Two outdoor rings
  • Jumping amphitheatre (360' x 250')
  • Schooling ring (250' x 150')
  • The Claire Noyes Cox indoor arena (120' x 300')
  • Hunter trial course and outside schooling jumps
  • Modern 40-stall barn
  • Over 30 quality school horses

Shows and Events

As a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Competition and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC), we compete with 12 area colleges and enter regional and national competitions, in addition to USA Equestrian (USAE) and Southwest Virginia Hunter/Jumper Association (SWVHJA) shows.

The Riding Program offers you:

  • Two lessons per week in classes of no more than six students for one credit per semester.
  • The option to participate in extra rides at additional cost.
  • Classes arranged to fit your academic schedule.
  • Special coaching for schooling and showing. Opportunities to participate in clinics.

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