K College

Welcome Kalamazoo College Students!

• Do you ride at home and are seriously missing the smell of the barn since you’ve been at college?
• Do you love horses but never had a chance to ride?
• Want to get a little outside exercise?
• Do you need to get away from studying or need a break from the stress of college life?
• Do you need to get out of your comfort zone?
• Welcome to the K College Equestrian Club!!!

Cedar Lodge is pleased to host K College’s new Equestrian Club at our stable. Cedar Lodge is prepared to give K students the full equestrian experience. With 4 riding instructors working full time, 35 school horses and a full boarding facility- including 4 outside riding rings and an indoor arena- we are fully equipped to improve your skills, no matter what your level!

Three ways you can participate (or combine all three!):

One – Physical Education credit:

Students can earn their .2 units of Physical Education credits each term by participating in riding or vaulting lessons. Students will be expected to lesson 7 times with in term. Cedar Lodge has some capacity to work around schedule conflicts and weather concerns with notice. Extra weekly lessons or practice rides are possible. Riding lessons will be aproximately 2 1/2 hours total time (including grooming, tacking and cool down) to accomodate 18 hour college requirement. Riders can chose from two uniquely different riding experiences:
English hunt seat riding lessons (all lesson prices are based on group price, add $15 for privates) : $35/lesson (from start to finish with horse care and lesson) will run approximately two hours.
Vaulting (gymnastics on horse back) lessons: $15/lesson. Lessons (from start to finish with horse care and lesson) will run approximately 2 hours.
Riding/Vaulting Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Questions about riding class?: Contact Chris Cochrane email or phone (269)674-8072 or (269)539-8474 or Amy: (269)539-0140

Two – Equestrian Club:

K College Equestrian Club wants you! Club membership will allow you to keep up with all that’s happening at K pertaining to horses! Discounted riding lessons, sharing rides, be part of the club facebook page, keep in touch with what’s happening out at the stable and more!

Club Costs: Free! Join the K College Equestrian page (must be a K student to enter) or the “Open” K College Facebook page (allows non K members on the page) contact your club representative to answer any questions you may have.
Lessons (all lesson prices are based on group price, add $15 for privates)
Hunt seat riding lessons: $35
Vaulting (gymnastics on horse back) lessons: $15/lesson
Requirements: Take regular lessons in either Hunt Seat riding or Vaulting.
Riding Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Pay: Payment for classes can be made by contacting the stable, asking to be invoiced or brought out to stable.

Three – Want more? Join our Equestrian Team!

K College is eager to have an IHSA competition team, and they want you to be part of it! Not familiar with IHSA? Visit the IHSA web site

Costs: Must be a member of K College Equestrian Club. Membership to IHSA. Costs of Horse shows. Lesson cost.

Requirements: Must at least be walk-trot at proficient level in group of other riders. Must take at weekly lessons at Cedar Lodge during the show season.

Riding Levels: Proficient walk-trot rider through advanced jump

Lesson Cost: Hunt Seat only. 30/lesson Payment for classes can be made by contacting the stable, asking to be invoiced or brought out to stable.

Want to find out more?

Visit the K College Equestrian Facebook page

Ready to sign up?

Two simple ways: Fill out Rider Evaluation online / printed copy or contact Equestrian Club

Need to contact to book lessons?

Contact Chris Cochrane by email or Phone: 269-674-8072 or (269)539-8474

Where is Cedar Lodge?:

We are 27 miles from K College. The address is: 47138 52nd St. Lawrence, MI 49064. Since most lessons will be group lessons, it is advised to contact the other club members and see about car pooling. Check out directions to Cedar Lodge