*see Feb in Florida below
10 weeks within each semester
(extra weeks for make ups)
See "JOBS" page if you are interested in working.
3 rides per week:
Extra rides included for walk & talks if horse use is available and riders are in good standing at the barn. Extra time at the barn to groom & graze any day rides are scheduled.
Opportunity to be a member of the University's Equestrian Club (not required to participate at Winter Hill).
All levels welcome. Focus on riding theory, technique, and conditioning. Riders hoping to compete above 2' may consider a lease or boarding their own horse/lease horse. School horse use is focused on fundamentals of flatwork, conditioning, riding theory, pole work, and small jumps.
Each semester team riders can enter the ANRC Virtual Tournament as well as participate in other club events.
PLEASE contact us for an appointment to see the farm. We are not part of campus and will gladly make appointments during the academic year. In the summer and winter breaks we are happy to talk by phone or email.
Recruits or interested riders, please get in touch with KC via email:
Parents- we welcome your communication as well! Please encourage prospective students to reach out also.
Winter Hill Horse Lease
1/2 Lease: $750/month (3 days)
Full Lease: $1500/month (5-6 days)
4th year riders can talk to KC about a non-competitive, non-training program.
*School horses may still be used in school horse program, however lease horse rider is guaranteed their horse on their ride day and time.
If a Longwood Equestrian rider would like to arrange a lease of an outside show horse to meet their needs and goals we work with trainers all over the country to provided horses for this program. Generally an annual lease fee is negotiated with owner of the horse, and student is responsible for this fee as well as all horse expenses as a boarder at Winter Hill.
Inclement weather- lease riders and boarders can work on horsemanship areas in the barn or arrange to ship to the indoor.
Indoor fee: $15/rider per trip
Shipping fee: $15/rider per trip
*prices for indoor vary depending on where we go
For riders interested in a lesson and training program geared toward horse show preparation. Talk to us about your goals and we will arrange some time to create a program appropriate to your goals, schedule, and budget.
Individual Lessons: $65
Horse Use for Lessons: $25
(Total for non-package lesson
on a school horse $90)
If you would like a lesson package with discounts please prepare a proposal and talk to KC. Everyone's financial situation, time availability, and willingness to work is different and we want to hear what you think will work for you.
Riders are responsible for all show expenses including entries, Coaching, Horse Use, Shipping, Stabling , etc.
Horse Show Coaching: $100/day
Horse Use at Horse Show: $100
Shared Horse Use: $65
Additional fees may include: Groom fee, braiding, overnight show set up and day care, shipping, staff per diem split, and fees to show (entries, stabling, tack stall, paddock, bedding, hay, etc.)
Collegiate Show entries vary from $40-$100 per show.
Team Coaching is $350 per day (per team, split by riders or fundraised) for team shows (local shows or IHSA).
Shipping: Varies (Doubletree $50 per horse, Lynchburg $85 per horse, Horse Center $125 per horse)
Work Hours Available- $15/hr or Paid by Job
*see JOBS tab*
Students demonstrating good horsemanship, work ethic, consistency in attendance, and positive attitude are invited to ask for work hours.
Students are responsible for understanding the Amateur rules applicable to their discipline before asking for work hours.
Workers are considered seasonal or 1099 contractors and will need appropriate forms on file. There may be work in a non-horse capacity that would not interfere with equine related Amateur status guidelines. Please call USEF directly to discuss compliance and ask them any questions to clarify duties you would be allowed to complete as paid work.
We chose this circuit for its:
Tentative dates would be 3-4 weeks in February.
If you would like to join us we are happy to work with you on horse daycare, other services, etc. Your current trainer is welcome to meet you here to Coach or collaborate for seamless program goals.
For students who would like to ride for recreational enjoyment on the flat.
Lessons are required until both rider and instructor are confident with student going forward independently on a weekly basis. Lessons are consecutive at the beginning of fall semester. Available to returning members Spring Semester.
Additional lesson fee applies.
20 rides per semester (2xweek) plus 5 extra rides to use for lessons or additional days if lessons completed within these rides.
$45- lesson fee