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Equine Center

The Richard Bland College Equine Center is a 75-acre multi-use property with an indoor arena. The Equine Center is located near campus at 9208 Halifax Road, North Dinwiddie, VA 23803.

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Current programming includes:

The mission of the Richard Bland College Equine Center is to provide academic and non-academic programming and activities. Current programming includes:

  • Equine Therapy Certificate Program
  • Teacher Recertification Classes
  • Horseback Riding Courses
  • Adventure Courses
  • Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) Trainings
  • Natural Horsemanship Seminars
  • Paddle Camps
  • Dream It Do It Water Chemistry Camps

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Amenities include:

Under development are team building retreats, American Competitive Trail Horse Association (ACTHA) events, equine clinics and swap meets, student activities including horse boarding, horseback riding lessons, paddling, fishing, hiking and more. Many of the student activities have physical education course and club potential.

  • 20,000 sq ft stable with 18 stalls and 160′ x 60′ indoor arena
  • several pastures and paddocks and trails
  • 3-acre pond, streams and marsh
  • 2 large open fields

Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association

In April of 2015 EAGALA held their first training at the Equine Center and were impressed with the facility.

“The Richard Bland College Equine Facility is one of the most beautiful settings I have seen. The location of the facility made all travel effortless, the landscape, layout of the barn & pastures, and the parking area is a perfect setting for training purposes. Most importantly the overall setting makes for a very private feeling that aids as a learning environment. I look forward to the opportunity to train at RBC in the future!”
Mickey DiGiacomo – EAGALA Program Director

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