Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Randolph College welcomes riders for open house

Student riders who would like to continue riding while in college can visit the Randolph College Riding Center this weekend to learn how the College’s riding program can help them meet that goal.

The Riding Center is holding a spring open house for the second year in a row on February 1. Riders who visit on Saturday will be able to ride horses from the Riding Center barn, work with Randolph riding instructors, learn about the College’s equine studies academic program, and more.

“This is a great opportunity for students to come and see a hands-on riding session so they have a very good understanding of how well they are going to work with their instructors,” said Christopher Mitchell, Randolph’s director of riding. “That’s a very important part of riding in college.”

There are two sessions of the open house on Saturday. The first session begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Riding Center. The second session begins at 10:45 a.m. on the College’s main campus.

In the afternoon, open house visitors can learn about the College’s equine studies minor, which was created for students who are interested in working with horses, whether as riders, owners, barn managers, veterinarians, or in other careers.

Riders interested in attending the open house should contact Mitchell at cpmitchell@randolphcollege.edu by the afternoon of Friday, January 31.