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We’re turning 60 this year!


It’s been 60 years since Louise Soelberg, a modern dance instructor, had the fantastical idea to ask her employer Antioch College if she could set up a riding stable on their property. Through the years, Louise’s idea has turned into a place where a love and understanding of horses is taught through good horsemanship and made accessible to anyone who wants to learn, regardless of ability.

Thanks to the guidance of Carolyn Bailey, our Director, Manager, Head Riding Instructor, Master Therapeutic Riding Instructor, and a former student of Louise, Louise’s idea has turned into a fixture in Yellow Springs and surrounding communities, benefitting thousands of children and adults of all abilities. Thanks to the generosity of our donors who helped build our endowment and the support of our volunteers over the years, we look forward to what the future holds.


Get your 60th Anniversary T-Shirt here

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Show your support for The Riding Centre with this quality cotton T-Shirt sporting the 60th Anniversary logo. The shirt is $20 and the profits from sales benefit our programs. Conveniently pay online and pick it up at The Riding Centre or have it shipped to you for only $5 extra!

Purchase T-Shirt

Pre-Register for The Riding Centre Therapeutic Program Benefit 5k Run/Walk here

Want to get fit, have some fun, and help support our therapeutic riding program? Join us on September 7, 2019, 8 AM (rain or shine) for The Riding Centre Therapeutic Program Benefit 5K Run/Walk, in conjunction with our 60th Anniversary Celebration!

Pre-registration: $20 or $30 with t-shirt

To guarantee a t-shirt, registrations must be postmarked by August 23.

Late/Race Day Registration: $25 (register 6:30-7:30 AM)

Pay with a credit card by clicking the button below. If paying online, please bring a completed and signed registration form with you.

5K Pre-Registration Payment

Send all inquiries to terry.luzader.2@us.af.mil

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60th Anniversary Schedule of Events

6:30 -- Gates open; silent auction opens for bidding, food truck opens

7:00 -- 5K Run/Walk Race Day registration opens

7:45 -- Welcome remarks by Carly Brookshire

8:00 -- Start of 5K Run/Walk

9:45-10:15 -- Award presentations

11:00-1:00 -- Riding demonstrations (Riding Centre Lesson Group Demonstration w/Carolyn Bailey; Therapeutic Demonstration w/ Carolyn Bailey; Jumping Demonstration w/ Jim Nealon)

1:00-5:00 -- Live music

2:00-3:00 -- “Adopt-a-Horse” Auction 

4:00 -- Silent auction closes

5:00 -- Closing remarks