Bridgewater College Equestrian Center (BCEC)
The equestrian team practices, trains, and hosts intercollegiate horse shows at the Bridgewater College Equestrian Center, a year-round riding and training facility. This excellent facility is located about 15 minutes from the Bridgewater campus near Weyers Cave. The Center includes two outdoor rings (one lighted), boarding facilities, 50 stalls, A 300 ft. x 140 ft. indoor arena, secure and heated tack room, fully-equipped classrooms and offices, full string of school horses capable of teaching all level of riders and a full complement of support structures (conference room, jumps, etc.).
BCEC Boarding and Fees
Students may board their horses at the BCEC for $575 per month. This is billed through the College Business Office as part of tuition balance due. Full board includes feeding of hay and grain, watering, turnout, daily stall cleaning and daily blanket change during inclement weather.
The Riding Program fee is $1,250 per semester which includes two, one hour lessons a week; the first on the flat (with a dressage emphasis), the second is over fences (rotating between hunter, jumper and equitation courses, and gymnastic exercises).
All students boarding horses at the BCEC are required to ride their own horse in at least one lesson per week (there is no other requirement of personal horse use in the riding program).
Directions To BCEC (102 Burketown Road, Weyers Cave, VA 24486)
From Bridgewater College:
Take Dinkel Avenue / VA-257 (1.6 miles) Turn right onto Old Bridgewater Road (0.8 miles) Turn right onto South Main Street / US-11 (3.6 miles) Turn right onto Burketown Road (0.1 miles) BCEC will be on your left
From the north on I-81:
Take exit 235 (VA-256) towards Weyers Cave / Grottoes (0.2 miles) Turn right onto VA-256 / Weyers Cave Road (0.1 miles) Turn right onto US-11 / Lee Highway (1.1 miles) Turn left onto Burketown Road (0.3 miles) BCEC will be on your left
From the south on I-81:
Take exit 235 (VA-256) towards Weyers Cave / Grottoes (0.2 miles) Turn left onto VA-256 / Weyers Cave Road (0.1 miles) Turn right onto US-11 / Lee Highway (1.1 miles) Turn left onto Burketown Road (0.3 miles) BCEC will be on your left
Student Boarder candidates must first contact the Bridgewater College Equestrian Center as to space availability and must then submit a short video of the student rider/horse combination for approval to be boarded to the Riding Director, Jerry Schurink at firstname.lastname@example.org.